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1[[quoteright:300:[[Series/ILoveLucy]]]]²[[caption-width-right:300:"Ethel, how do you say 'We're from Queens' in British?"]]²²->'''James Lipton:''' In that picture.. Kelly's grandfather invites the entire gang to Hawaii for summer holiday.\²'''Dustin Diamond:''' Yes! The thing about that--\²'''James Lipton:''' ''[interrupting]'' They expect a marvelous time at the beach, sans Mr. Belding. They arrive.. and discover Mr. Belding is there as well, don't they?\²'''Dustin Diamond:''' Yes! Yes, he is! ''[cracking up]'' They didn't think he was gonna be there, but he is! That's the twist part! ''[laughs]''²-->-- '''''Series/SaturdayNightLive''''' sketch "''Inside The Actor's Studio'' - Series/SavedByTheBell: Hawaiian Style"²²In an ongoing series that normally takes place in a few fixed locations, the Vacation Episode is a one-off episode where the characters leave their familiar grounds for a well-deserved rest. The vacation will invariably be set in a faraway and exotic location for maximum impact; given the higher costs of shooting on location, the episode will often be [[StoryArc longer than usual]], to make [[ShootTheMoney best use of the budget]]. A SpecialGuest or three might also be included. Expect some jokes at the expense of the city, country or people visited, targeting NationalStereotypes, [[FunnyForeigner funny foreigners]] or a CultureClash between our protagonists and the foreigners. When jokes are made at the expense of the protagonists' own nation or culture it's MyCountryTisOfTheeThatISting. ²²May overlap with other types of episodes depending on the destination; for instance, a Vacation Episode to Hawaii will inevitably also be a BeachEpisode. It may also turn out to be a BusmansHoliday. Occurs in lots of anime, often as a BeachEpisode.²²Also see ChristmasEpisode, BeachEpisode, RoadTripPlot, HotSpringsEpisode, SkiResortEpisode, CampingEpisode, and the {{Episodes}} index. Parent trope to AlohaHawaii and VivaLasVegas. Add {{Horror}} and it becomes a DeadlyRoadTrip. While in another country the characters may be there for a mission, a task, a quest or a search. Watch for the EiffelTowerEffect, where the background just so happens to show off an iconic local landmark.²²If it turns out that the episode was just made as a pretext to send ''the cast and crew'' on vacation, see VacationDearBoy. Also see the similar VacationFilms.²²---- ²!!Examples: ²²[[foldercontrol]]²²[[folder:Anime & Manga]]²* ''Manga/LoveHina'' spent most of its time in the Hinata Inn, but had a BeachEpisode and a few other trips.²* Likewise ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', both manga and anime.²* ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' had the occasional BeachEpisode.²* [[Manga/KOn K-On! Movie]] is about the band going to England to celebrate their graduation.²* ''{{Anime/Pokemon}}'':²** Has two episodes where the gang visit the resort Porta Vista. Notably this is exclusive to the anime. The episode 'Beauty & the Beach' revolved around a beach BeautyContest. The follow-on 'Tentacool & Tentacruel' subverted this, as it turned into a plot about stopping an infestation of Tentacool from destroying the city. Both episodes were banned in the US, as the first one was too sexual, while the other episode had events that were a bit similar to 9/11.²** Many of the movies are basically large vacation episodes.²** The ''Sun & Moon'' Saga begins with Satoshi/Ash and his mother having a vacation in Alola. The events in that first episode would lead Ash to stay in Alola to go to the local Pokémon Trainer School and learn more about the region, their culture and their Pokémon. His mother still went home as planned, though.²* ''Anime/YuGiOhCapsuleMonsters'' starts with Yugi and friends winning a trip to India, which gets derailed when their plane crashes and the enter the Capsule Monsters world.²* Maki got ADayInTheLimelight in ''Manga/KaguyaSamaLoveIsWar'' where she heads to India over winter break to seek enlightenment. It also featured the long-awaited introduction of [[ChekhovsGunman her twin brother Mikado]], who had come along with her.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Comic Books]]²* ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}'': Not really vacations, but Asterix and Obelix travel sometimes to other countries for one album, giving the creators a chance to reference various aspects of the local culture and poke fun at NationalStereotypes. They're usually there on a mission, but still act as tourists most of the time. ²** ''Recap/AsterixAndTheGoths'': Germania, a.k.a. Germany.²** ''Recap/AsterixTheGladiator'', ''Recap/AsterixTheLegionary'', ''Recap/AsterixAndTheLaurelWreath'': Rome. ''Recap/AsterixAndTheChariotRace'' has the ''rest'' of the Italic Peninsula (Italy).²** ''Recap/AsterixAndTheBanquet'': Gaul, a.k.a. France. In ''Recap/AsterixAndTheChieftainsShield'' they travel to Arvernia, a.k.a. the French province Auvergne.²** ''Recap/AsterixAndCleopatra'': Egypt.²** ''Recap/AsterixInBritain'': Britannia, a.k.a. Great Britain.²** ''Recap/AsterixAtTheOlympicGames'': Hellas, a.k.a. Greece.²** ''Recap/AsterixInSpain'': Hispania, a.k.a. Spain.²** ''Recap/AsterixinSwitzerland'': Helvetia, a.k.a. Switzerland.²** ''Recap/AsterixinCorsica'': Corsica. Notably, in this one they actually are there for sightseeing, with the plot mostly happening around them rather than with them.²** ''Recap/AsterixAndTheGreatCrossing'': the New World and (very briefly) Denmark.²** ''Recap/AsterixInBelgium'': Belgica, a.k.a. Belgium.²** ''Recap/AsterixAndTheBlackGold'': Judea, a.k.a. Israel. ²** ''Recap/AsterixAndTheMagicCarpet'': Indusland, a.k.a. India.²** ''Recap/AsterixAndThePicts'': Caledonia, a.k.a. Scotland.²* ''ComicBook/{{Robin|Series}}'': Tim went with some classmates from Brentwood on a trip during spring break, where ninjas showed up to kidnap one of his schoolmates at the hotel. ²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Fan Works]]²* Book 2 of ''FanFic/SterateBaboogeddon''.²* Chapters 1 and 3 of ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesGetXtreme''.²* ''FanFic/MegaManDefenderOfTheHumanRace'' has episode 13, about the Lights going on vacation to Hawaii.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Film]]²* While [[BigApplesauce New York City]] is the primary location for every other ComicBook/SpiderMan movie, ''Film/SpiderManFarFromHome'' sees the kids at Midtown High on a ClassTrip to Europe. It quickly turns into a BusmansHoliday for Peter Parker, as he's recruited by Comicbook/NickFury to contend with monster attacks popping up across the continent.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Live-Action TV]]²* In the second-season ''Series/TwoBrokeGirls'' episode "And the Bear Problem", Caroline, Max and Andy go on a weekend trip to a cabin.²* The Spanish dramedy ''Series/AquiNoHayQuienViva'' had one that is at both a [[BeachEpisode beach and a pool]].²* ''Series/BarnabyJones'' had a "Nightmare In Hawaii" in the final season, where J.R. ([[Series/{{Dallas}} not that one]]) was framed for murder. This episode averted CaliforniaDoubling by being filmed in the 50th state (this being a Creator/{{CBS}} show, [[Series/HawaiiFiveO that was]] [[Series/MagnumPI to be expected]]).²* ''Series/{{Blossom}}'' kicked off a season with a five-episode storyline (basically a TV movie, which was how it was originally shown) in Paris.²* In season 3 of ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'', Topanga wins a trip to Disney World. Cory follows her to make up with her.²* ''Series/TheBradyBunch''²** The Season 3 premiere was a three-part trip to the Grand Canyon, with gold mining, ghost towns, and Jim Backus as a [[{{Prospector}} crazed prospector]].²** Season 4 started with a three-part family trip to Hawaii, where the kids toured the local beaches, got involved with a cursed tiki, and ran into Don Ho and Vincent Price.²** In the final season, one episode took place almost entirely at King's Island, a {{Theme Park|s}} near Cincinnati, Ohio.²* {{The Movie}}s of certain seventies {{Brit Com}}s, for instance ''Series/AreYouBeingServed'' (Spain), ''Holiday Series/OnTheBuses'' (holiday camp) and ''Series/WhateverHappenedToTheLikelyLads'' (caravanning). More recent examples are the ''Series/HarryEnfieldAndChums'' movie ''Film/KevinAndPerryGoLarge'' (Ibiza) and ''Series/TheInbetweeners [[Film/TheInbetweenersMovie Movie]]'' (Crete). ²** This was parodied/invoked in ''Series/TheLeagueOfGentlemen's Apocalypse'', when Pauline suggests that a possible plot for the ''League of Gentlemen'' movie might be that all the characters go on holiday together. ²** In the 80s and 90s, it was more common as the ChristmasEpisode, such as ''Series/OnlyFoolsAndHorses: Miami Twice'', or ''[[Series/OneFootInTheGrave One Foot In The Algarve]]''. These were sometimes criticized for having nothing to do with Christmas.²* The U.S. version of ''Series/DealOrNoDeal'' did a series of "World Tour" episodes filmed from the sets of foreign versions of the show. It was suspiciously limited to three countries that had modelled their presentation off the U.S. version, including the Philippines, Estonia, and South Africa.²* ''Series/ElChavoDelOcho'' series finale is the three-parts episode "Viaje a Acapulco" with the entire Vecindad going on a trip to the Acapulco beaches. ²* Subverted in a first season episode of ''Series/CriminalMinds''. It starts with the team getting time off and Elle and Morgan going to Jamaica (?). They promptly discover a dead body and the rest of the team is called in.²* ''Series/DesigningWomen'' had a bunch:²** "Cruising": The girls take a cruise on a ship they're hired to decorate;²** "Reservations For Eight": A trip with their boyfriends devolves into a battle of the sexes;²** "Reservations For Twelve, Plus Ursula": A group vacation is jeopardized when the men pay a little too much attention to buxom au pair Ursula;²** "E.P. Phone Home": The firls visit Graceland;²** "The Wilderness Experience": Bernice takes the girls on a leadership retreat for women;²** "Nightmare From Hee Haw": Another group trip finds the boys in a fight with a back woods family;²** "Julia and Suzanne's Big Adventure": The Sugarbaker sisters travel to Japan to pick up Suzanne's new car;²** "La Place sans Souci": Suzanne springs for a trip to a day spa for the girls and Anthony;²** "Blame It On New Orleans": The girls and Anthony go to New Orleans for a design expo and Mary Jo sleeps with a married man;²** "L.A. Story": Alison invests in a film and she and the girls vivit the production in Los Angeles;²** "On the Road Again": Mary Jo, Bernice and Julia take a road trip to be more spontatous and wind up at a truck stop;²** "Viva Las Vegas": Everybody goes to Vegas and Anthony marries a showgirl;²** "The Odessey": Traveling to the Clinton inauguration turns into a nightmare.²* Even Classic ''Series/DoctorWho'' had at least one of these, [[Recap/DoctorWhoS17E2CityOfDeath "City of Death"]]. The plan was to mock up Monte Carlo, but the producer in charge of making best use of budgeting, John Nathan-Turner, calculated they could shoot in UsefulNotes/{{Paris}} for real with a skeleton crew for almost the same cost. As a result, what was to have been a 1920s casino-themed parlor drama became a contemporary Paris romp, with long stretches of Tom Baker and Lalla Ward goofing around on Parisian streets and [[EiffelTowerEffect atop the Eiffel Tower]] before meeting the resident [[CityOfAdventure maniac alien]]. (Weirdly, they also filmed in-studio scenes back in London featuring the most contrived Parisian stereotypes imaginable -- striped shirts, berets and neckerchiefs, haughty artists, etc.) They even had special guest stars: Creator/JohnCleese and Eleanor Bron as art critics at the Louvre.²** Nathan-Turner subsequently became the show's head producer, and made a habit of one story each season featuring overseas filming; [[Recap/DoctorWhoS20E1ArcOfInfinity "Arc of Infinity"]] went to Amsterdam, [[Recap/DoctorWhoS21E5PlanetOfFire "Planet of Fire"]] to Lanzarote (the location filming being used for both Lanzarote itself and an alien planet), and [[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E4TheTwoDoctors "The Two Doctors"]] to Seville. That last one went considerably over-budget due to the location footage having to be remounted due to a scratched film negative (although it later transpired that the scratch was virtually imperceptible and the refilming was not necessary), and a reduction in the show's budget meant the remaining four seasons would have no overseas filming.²* ''{{Series/Emergency}}'' had "Welcome to Santa Rosa County", where the paramedic duo tried to go on a fishing trip in another California county, but work followed them.²* ''Series/{{Endurance}}'': One of the specials for ''Hawaii'' showed the winning team of the that season go on their grand prize trip to the Galápagos Islands.²* ''Series/FamilyMatters'' had a few, but the biggest one occured in the last couple of seasons when Steve Urkel created a teleportation device that allowed the normally frugal Winslows to travel to France for two episodes.²* ''Series/FamilyTies'' has the TV movie ''Family Ties Vacation'' where the Keatons went to England[[note]](the movie has not, apparently, been shown in the UK due to Creator/Channel4 not running the entire series)[[/note]]. ²* After the first few seasons, ''Series/{{Friends}}'' began a pattern of making every season finale a two-parter vacation episode.²** Although with the exception of the London episode(s), most of these were filled with CaliforniaDoubling.²* ''Series/FullHouse'' had episodes of the family going to Hawaii and Walt Disney World.²* In season two of ''Series/TheGoldenGirls'', Dorothy, Rose and Blanche visit an unnamed BananaRepublic country, and wind up stranded on what appears to be a DesertedIsland.²* ''Series/GossipGirl'' season four sees Blair and Serena enjoy their summer vacation in Paris (filmed on location).²* Series/HannahMontana also has one every year. ²* ''Series/HeadOfTheClass'' had the class go to Moscow, the first American show to film there.²* ''Series/HomeImprovement'' had two, one where the Taylor family goes to a lake house, and one where Tim, Jill, Al, Heidi and Wilson go on a rafting trip for Tim's birthday.²* How about [[UpToEleven an entire vacation season?]] Spanish SketchComedy ''Series/HomoZapping'' had a summer SpinOff titled ''Homo Zapping Tours'', in which some of the show's characters (parodies of Spanish TV personalities) traveled the world together.²* ''Series/ILoveLucy''²** The show had an entire ''vacation StoryArc'' that ate most of the fourth season and leaked into the fifth. It pretty much inflated every aspect of this trope to fit -- especially, since it was a trip to Hollywood, the SpecialGuest part.²** Also later in the fifth season, the tour through Europe.²* ''Series/TheJeffersons'' went to Hawaii in a four-part episode arc.²* ''Series/JonAndKatePlusEight'' went to Hawaii to renew their wedding vows.²* ''Series/TheLateLateShow'' spent a week in Paris, with Creator/CraigFerguson and Creator/KristenBell visiting popular tourist destinations and eating dinner with Creator/JeanReno.²* ''[[Creator/DavidLetterman Late Show with David Letterman]]'' spent a week in London (which also marked the only time the series saw the light of British terrestrial television - [[Creator/TheBBC BBC2]] aired those episodes). Johnny Carson and Bill Maher also had UK jaunts.²* ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle''²** One episode dealt with the family visiting a waterpark, and the ''next'' episode was about them getting stuck in traffic during the drive home.²** Another played played with: Malcolm and Reese try to sneak off to Burning Man only to be caught by their parents...who decide it sounds like a delightful family vacation. Reese embraces the spirit of Burning Man, Lois does too yet still acts like its a family fun time, Malcolm gets into it in a sense but can't completely let go, Hal tries to act like its any other vacation but his conservative nature and hatred of the free spirited nature of the festival makes him hole up in the RV (the other people thinking he's making a live art piece about pretentiousness), and Dewey ... is forced to do everything Hal doesn't want to.²* ''Series/MarriedWithChildren''²** There were three episodes (actually, a three-part episode) in England (ironically, the series wasn't running on British TV at the time!).²** And the two-parter in picturesque Dumpwater FL.²** And of course they took an almost obligatory jaunt to Fort Lauderdale.²** Played with in an episode where Al is making preparations to use his work vacation to go on a world tour. Of course, Al being too poor to afford such a luxury, this entails him just sitting on his cordoned off couch watching racy movies set in different parts of the world. What makes this funny is he actually forces his family to act as though he is away, even having Peg and the kids meet him at the "airport" holding up a name sign while he, [[RuleOfFunny somehow]], has small souvenir fists to give them. When during the vacation, Bud attempts to interrupt the experience and get his father to admit how stupid this all is, Al very deliberately explains to his "beloved" son how this fantasy is very much a part of the reason Al hasn't run amok on his ungrateful family.²* ''Series/ModernFamily'' does this (roughly) OnceASeason: the family have visited Hawaii, a Wyoming ranch, Disneyland, Palm Springs and in the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin episodes of the same name]] UsefulNotes/LasVegas and UsefulNotes/{{Australia}}. It's usually made a point that vacation episodes of the show are filmed on location, and are often double episodes or season premieres/finales.²* ''Series/TheMonkees'' episode "The Monkees in Paris" where the guys walk off the set tired of the same old scripts and go to Paris.²* Season 3 of ''Series/MyWifeAndKids'' started with a three-part episode in Hawaii, with stops in New York, Chicago, Denver and other cities before they arrived (two days later).²* ''Series/ThePartridgeFamily'' has "Swiss Family Partridge," in which the family plans to spend a weekend in a mountain cabin; unfortunately for them, it rains for days on end, sinking the bus into the mud and causing some of them to worry that they will die.²* Bravo always sends ''Series/TheRealHousewives'' on at least one group trip for [[RuleOfDrama drama]] and [[HilarityEnsues hijinx]].²* ''Series/TheRockfordFiles'' ventured to Hawaii for "The Hawaiian Headache" in the sixth (and final) season. ²* ''Series/{{Roseanne}}'' had an episode where Dan and Roseanne go to UsefulNotes/LasVegas, featuring nonstop gambling and a visit with Wayne Newton (and a Wayne Newton impersonator). Not long after, they invited themselves along on a neighbour's RV trip to California (originally Branson, Missouri). Another episode featured a trip to Walt Disney World.²* ''Series/RootIntoEurope'': In this comedy series about a British couple visiting various European countries each episode is set in another country, namely France, Spain, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium. ²* ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' ²** A Season 2 episode has Sabrina and her classmates sent to Disney World by her Quizmaster. This is because the plants she needs for a potion are native to the area, and she spends the episode trying to get the quiz finished so she can enjoy the park.²** The Season 3 finale takes place at a family reunion in Hawaii.²** Season 5 has one revolving around spring break, where Sabrina's aunts cast a spell to make it "good clean fun" and turn it into TheThemeParkVersion of a 60s beach movie.²** The penultimate episode has Sabrina, Roxie and Morgan going on a cruise to Bermuda for Sabrina's bachelorette party. They end up marooned on a desert island.²* ''Series/SavedByTheBell'':²** An entire arc in Season 3 has the gang all getting jobs at the Malibu Beach Club, while Zack has a romance with the club owner's daughter.²** The series finale has Zack and Kelly married in UsefulNotes/LasVegas.²** An earlier feature-length special has Kelly's grandpa inviting everyone to his hotel in Hawaii for summer vacation.²* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'', Season 8, episodes 14-15. No sharks were jumped, literally at any rate.²* ''Series/SesameStreet'' had a series of episodes where the characters went to Puerto Rico to visit Maria's family. Also, there were one-hour specials like ''Big Bird in China'' and ''Big Bird in Japan''.²* ''Series/StepByStep'' had two of these: one in Hawaii and one at Disney World.²* Steve and the kids win a trip to Universal Studios Orlando on ''Series/TheSteveHarveyShow''. Regina tags along because she's always wanted to ride The Hulk rollercoaster, and Cedric uses the trip to give Lovita a honeymoon.²* The Creator/TeenNick shows tend to have one every year.²* ''Series/TheMarvelousMrsMaisel'': Season 2 sees a three episode arc covering the Weissmans' and Maisels' annual summer vacation to Steiner Mountain Resort in the Catskills (in the 1950s, rich Jewish families would leave the city to BorschtBelt resorts like this in the summer months). ²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Video Games]]²* ''VideoGame/Persona5'': Your ClassTrip involves the party traveling by plane out of Japan and over to ''Hawaii''.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Web Animation]]²* Episode 3 of ''WebAnimation/LlamasWithHats'': Carl enjoys himself rather more than Paul does, as Paul's day is ruined by Carl toppling a South American Government and pushing people into a giant fan.²* ''WebAnimation/DrHavocsDiary'': Episode 10, where the Havocs travel to Puerto Vallarta for three days of sun, fun, and relaxation.²* ''WebAnimation/TheMostPopularGirlsInSchool'': Season 5 is an entire Vacation ''Season'', where the characters go to France.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Web Videos]]²* WordOfGod has said that after the first one, the commercial specials are done whenever WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic is in need of a break from proper reviewing.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Western Animation]]²* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong'': Jake Long will always have some magical emergency even during what would otherwise be vacation episodes.²** "The Long Weekend": His Dad took him into a camping trip, where Jake ended up having to save a village of sprites.²** "Feeding Frenzy": The Longs were visiting relatives in Florida and a gang of magical sharks caused mayhem.²** "The Hong Kong Longs": The Longs went to Hong Kong for a two-week vacation. It was also the time for all dragons on Earth to meet at Victoria Peak and the Dark Dragon captured Lao Shi to force Jake to slip a mind-controlling potion to control all dragons. This was also the only episode of the series to have no scene in America.²** A Hawaiian vacation set up a cross over with ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'' where Jake had to deal with a cousin.²* ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' had a song called "I'm Mad!" where they go on a car trip.²* ''{{WesternAnimation/Arthur}}'' had the episode "Arthur's Family Vacation" where Arthur has to come along with his family to an ocean side vacation despite his wishes to spend his summer at camp.²* ''WesternAnimation/{{Chowder}}''[='s=] "The Vacation" occupies its time with Chowder getting stuck in Mung Daal Catering's bathroom and the others trying to get him out.²* That episode of ''WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken'' that spends its entire runtime on a plane... [[spoiler:that turns out hasn't even taken off yet.]]²* The third TVMovie of ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'', "Reality Trip", dealt with Danny planning to go on a cross country trip for Summer with Tucker and Sam. While they do get to, they also have to deal with Freakshow's return, their families getting kidnapped, having to hunt down three mystical gems, and Danny's SecretIdentity being revealed to whole world.²* ''WesternAnimation/DastardlyAndMuttleyInTheirFlyingMachines'': "Vacation Trip Trap" had Dick Dastardly's two-week furlough approved, but he can't steer clear of the Vulture Squadron's line of fire when they're left to chase Yankee Doodle Pigeon.²* One "Thunder Lizards" segment on ''WesternAnimation/EekTheCat'' was about Bill and Scooter actually inventing the concept of a vacation.²* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'' [[{{Deconstruction}} deconstructs]] the "packing up and getting to the airport" part of a vacation, [[SubvertedTrope much to the dismay of those]] who were expecting "Foster's Goes To Europe" to, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin go to Europe]].²* The ''WesternAnimation/NiHaoKaiLan'' episode, "Ni Hao's Trip to China" is a textbook example. It's a double-length episode where everyone visits Kai-lan's great-aunt in China, tries various new things, and meet a newborn baby panda. ²* ''WesternAnimation/MooseAndZee'' had a song called "Are We There Yet?", about how exciting a vacation can be.²* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' is set over the course of summer vacation between school years, but some episodes will see the characters leave Danville, like "Hawaiian Vacation", the England-set "A Hard Day's Knight" and "Elementary My Dear Stacy", and the "Where's Perry" two-parter where they visit Africa. ²* ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' has two vacation episodes: "Camping Out" when the entire cast goes camping (and find Bigfoot) and "Transcendental Tourist" when Peter, Winston and Slimmer go in a fishing trip (and find out a family of ghosts).²* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' did a couple vacation episodes, as well as [[SequelGoesForeign a vacation]] ''[[WesternAnimation/RugratsInParis movie]]''.²* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''²** The Simpsons have visited many locations over the years, usually because of a quest, a mission or some incident, but they still act like tourists while being there, visiting the country's hot spots, and meeting the locals. All while the creators have fun referencing all the stuff that particular location is (in)famous for, with NationalStereotypes included. Examples of such episodes where usually a large part of the plot is travel related:²*** ''[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS3E2MrLisaGoesToWashington Lisa Goes To Washington]]'': Washington D.C.²*** ''[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS9E1TheCityOfNewYorkVsHomerSimpson The City Of New York Vs. Homer Simpson]]'': New York City.[[note]]Which they end up visiting a lot more in later seasons despite Homer's horrible experience there. [[LampshadeHanging Bart even suggests buying a house there already]].[[/note]]²*** ''[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS28E3TheTown The Town]]'': Boston.²*** ''[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS11E19KillTheAlligatorAndRun Kill The Alligator And Run]]'': Florida.[[note]]They also visited Florida in "Special Edna" despite having been banned in "Alligator."[[/note]]²*** ''[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS1E11TheCrepesOfWrath The Crepes Of Wrath]]'': Bart is sent to France as an exchange student, living a hellish life once he gets there. Afterwards the family moves to Paris to escape the U.S. during ''[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS15E21BartMangledBanner Bart Mangled Banner]]'' and it becomes a RunningGag that Marge's life-long dream is to go to Paris (and she continuously feels bad that the family won't go there), which is ([[NegativeContinuity technically]]) fulfilled for good in ''[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS27E20ToCourierWithLove To Courier With Love]]''.²*** ''[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS6E16BartVSAustralia Bart vs. Australia]]'': Australia.²*** ''[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS17E8TheItalianBob The Italian Bob]]'': Italy.²*** ''[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS13E11TheBartWantsWhatItWants The Bart Wants What It Wants]]'': Canada.²*** ''[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS13E15BlameItOnLisa Blame It On Lisa]]'': Brazil.²*** ''[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS28E7HavanaWildWeekend Havana Wild Weekend]]'': Cuba.[[note]]Earlier, Homer went there without the rest of the family in ''[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS9E20TheTroubleWithTrillions The Trouble With Trillions]]''.[[/note]]²*** ''[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS16E12GooGooGaiPan Goo Gai Pan]]'': China.²*** ''[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS12E17SimpsonSafari Simpsons Safari]]'': Tanzania.²*** ''[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS17E17KissKissBangBangalore Kiss Kiss Bangalore]]'': India.²*** ''[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS15E4TheReginaMonologues The Regina Monologues]]'': United Kingdom.²*** ''[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS20E14InTheNameOfTheGrandfather In the Name of the Grandfather]]'': Ireland.²*** ''[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS10E23ThirtyMinutesOverTokyo 30 Minutes Over Tokyo]]'': Japan.²*** ''[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS21E16TheGreatestStoryEverDohed The Greatest Story Ever D'ohed]]'': Israel.²*** ''[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS24E21TheSagaOfCarl The Saga Of Carl]]'': Iceland.²*** ''[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS29E20ThrowGrampaFromTheDane Throw Grampa from the Dane]]'': Denmark²*** ''[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS23E19ATotallyFunThingBartWillNeverDoAgain A Totally Fun Thing Bart Will Never Do Again]]'': A cruise ship that eventually ends up in Antarctica.²** Before they had gone everywhere on the planet they had one of these where they went to the beach for a week, using Flanders's beach house.²** Early in the first season, they rented an RV and went camping. It crashed down a cliff at the end of act one, leaving the Simpsons stranded in the woods.²* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' did a whole series of vacation episodes.²* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'':²** In the episode "Maximum Capacity", Greg and Amethyst get hooked watching old recordings of ''Li'l Butler.'' Towards the end of the episode Amethyst pulls out a two-part Hawaii special.²** Downplayed in "Steven's Dream": Steven and Greg go to Korea, but they're there to investigate [[spoiler:Pink Diamond's assassination]]. They still do some vacationing, but this is limited to a GoodTimesMontage. "Steven's Dream" was originally planned to be two episodes, the latter called "Steven Abroad" with a greater focus on Steven and Greg enjoying their stay.²** "Gemcation" has the Crystal Gems and Greg taking Steven to a rural vacation house to take his mind off [[spoiler:narrowly escaping abduction by Homeworld]].²* ''WesternAnimation/TimeSquad'' had a later episode where despite being on the job and called to help out Sir Henry Morton Stanley in the heart of Africa, they all ditch him to have a vacation of their own.²* ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventuresHowISpentMyVacation'', where all the ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' characters leave Acme Looniversity for various vacation-related hijinks.²* The ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' episode "Neapolitan Mouse" features Tom and Jerry on vacation in Naples, Italy.²[[/folder]]²----


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