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9 Lessons These Road Trip Movies Taught Us About Traveling

Life is an adventure. Travel, explore, and enjoy.

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9. Road Trip

Plot: College friends travel to Austin to retrieve a video containing very private contents.

Lesson: Don't let the crazy friend drive the car. Ever.

8. National Lampoon's Vacation

Plot: The Griswold family drives across the country to reach Walley World theme park.

Lesson: Even if your destination is closed, do whatever you can to get your road trip companions to have fun.

7. Dumb and Dumber

Plot: Two friends, Harry and Lloyd, drive to Aspen to return a briefcase full of money to a woman named Mary Swanson.

Lesson: Always stop for snacks.

6. Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

Plot: A man tries to get home for Thanksgiving, with a shower ring salesman as his only companion.

Lesson: Wherever you're staying, make sure you have enough space in your bed.

5. The Muppet Movie

Plot: Kermit and the rest of the Muppets travel across America to find success in Hollywood.

Lesson: Driving can be long and tedious. Having a friend to sing with always makes it that much better.

4. Thelma And Louise

Plot: A waitress and a housewife run from the police in a '66 Thunderbird.

Lesson: There is no limit to the amount of alcohol one can drink on a road trip.

3. Sideways

Plot: Two men take a trip through California's wine country, meet women, and drink.

Lesson: There probably should be a limit to the amount of alcohol one can drink on a road trip.

2. Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle

Plot: Two guys REALLY want White Castle.

Lesson: It's usually best not to pick up a hitchhiker. Even if it's Neil Patrick Harris.

1. Little Miss Sunshine

Plot: The Hoover family travels to California so their youngest daughter, Olive, can compete in the Little Miss Sunshine beauty pageant.

Lesson: Teamwork. No matter who you're with, work as a team and your road trip will be an adventure.

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