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Bold & Beautiful: Forrester Goes to Monte Carlo
For a little while there, Monte Carlo was almost like Bold & Beautiful’s second home. A seaside resort for the wealthy, it was the perfect playground for the Forresters, Spencers and Logans. It had it all — beautiful buildings, beaches, yachts, people. So many beautiful people…
General Hospital: The Great Outdoors
When Luke and Laura returned in 1993, General Hospital pulled out all the stops — a bombing in British Columbia, a jump from a stolen plane, a daring river rescue and then an even more daring waterfall rescue! We have no idea where this is (between Chicago and Port Charles?), but it looks like it would be great for whitewater rafting!
Young & Restless: The Big Easy Does It
Ah, good ol’ NOLA. Who hasn’t wanted to visit the home of Mardis Gras and take in some of the raucous culture of the French Quarter? It’s certainly a change from Genoa City, Wis.! At least, we assume so. We suppose those benches look a bit decadent.
Days of Our Lives: Melaswen You Coming Home?
Anyone up for a staycation… with a twist? That’s what the folks of Salem got when they were fake-murdered and shipped off to backwards New Salem, aka Melaswen, back in 2004. It was identical to their hometown, except they got to wear Hawaiian shirts and frolic in tropical foliage! Strangely, no one wanted to stay.
All My Children: Dressed to Budapest
Erica and Dimitri’s whirlwind romance took them to Budapest in the latter’s native Hungary, where they made love all night and performed, from the looks of it, The Nutcracker Suite in the city square. Oh, and Erica got kidnapped. Twice. Maybe scratch Budapest off the vacation list.
Bold & Beautiful: One Hump or Two?
We’re certain that if you looked up “luxury” in the dictionary, this 2014 trip to Dubai would be pictured. Guided camel rides, extravagant hotels, high-octane cars and attempted murder by private helicoptor — this was a trip only the ridiculously wealthy could pull off!
Young & Restless: The French Connection
Why does it feel like Victor is warning Ashley not to look at all the pretty sights during their 2008 visit to Paris? “Whatever you do, my dear, don’t turn around and make eye contact with that church. I think it’s following us.” “OK… But I’m pretty sure that’s just the Notre Dame Cathedral, Victor.”
Days of Our Lives: Southern Decadence
Now Days of Our Lives, they did New Orleans right when Bo and Hope visited in 1984. Actually, they might have leaned into the Southern spirit a bit too much. Dressing up and making love on an old estate? Er, don’t play plantation owners on your vacations, folks.
General Hospital: Hot, Hot Heat
General Hospital pulled out all the stops when Ricky Martin was playing Miguel, even going on location to his native Puerto Rico to reunite the character with his long-lost lady love, Lily! And, well, we forgot where we were going with this. Does anyone have a fan handy? It’s suddenly feeling hot in here…
One Life to Live: From Here to Eterna
Admit it — Eterna is better than a theme park. Is it a real place? No. Is it a safe destination? Not even remotely. But those jumpsuits alone make this trip to Llanview’s great underground city worth the price of admission. Disclaimer: The price of admission could be death.
As the World Turns: Amalfi Glad to See You
There’s nothing better than spending a romantic getaway with your fiancé on Italy’s Amalfi Coast. At least, Emily thought it was her fiancé. Royce suffered from a split personality, so it was kind of hard to tell.
Guiding Light: Take Away the Florida Keys to Her Car
The Florida Keys are a great destination spot — so long as you understand how the bridges connecting the islands work. Do not, for instance, do what Reva did while off her postpartum-depression meds and drive off an unfinished bridge. Always seek out the finished ones.
General Hospital: Worst Vacation Ever
Some folks from Port Charles go on sun-drenched trips to places like Mexico and Puerto Rico, others to Mt. Rushmore. Terry fell into the latter category with her beau, Dusty, who was programmed to kill her, Anna and Robert… Some gals have all the luck. All the bad luck.
Bold & Beautiful: Polignano a Mare Don’t Care
Hope (then Kimberly Matula) and Liam’s Italian wedding was never actually legal, so they both felt a bit like a heel when it was all over with. Then again, that might have just been because they were fake-married in the “heel” part of Italy. OK, OK, we’ll boot ourselves off the stage.
Passions: A Trip *Way* Down Under
Hell: the vacation destination where you can get away from the cold and snow of the winter but not have to worry about the sun burning your fair skin like it might in more tropical climes. What’s not to love about it? Well, besides the whole eternal damnation thing.
All My Children: Going Coconuts In St. Croix
We’ll just let you drink in this pic of Erica and Tom on their 1978 honeymoon in St. Croix. A honeymoon, we might add, that lasted… mm, almost as long as their very brief marriage. Heck, that cocktail almost lasted as long as their marriage!
Bold & Beautiful: Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venice
What could be more romantic than proposing to your love right next to the canals of Venice? Neither Bold & Beautiful nor Thorne spared any expense on this vacation engagement. But maybe they should have since it ended up being a total waste when Brooke went running back to Ridge.
Days of Our Lives: Once Upon a Time in Mexico
Carly and Bo headed south of the border for their 1991 wedding ceremony, which was pretty much entirely symbolic. Since they never bothered legalizing their union, we have a sneaking suspicion they just used “getting married” as an excuse to go paddle-boating in Mexico. Well-played.
Young & Restless: Skye Versus the Volcano
OK, fine. So the show didn’t actually go to Hawaii. But they did stage their own version of the Tom Hanks classic Joe Versus the Volcano with Skye and Sharon, so we’ll be darned if this picture wasn’t making it in! Unlike in the Hanks movie, though, Skye did not get ejected from the volcano… RIP.
Bold & Beautiful: The Lake Is Alive With the Sound of Splashing
Bold & Beautiful’s visit to Lake Como gave the folks a chance to take a dip in its gorgeous waters — whether they wanted to or not. But c’mon, how could Stephanie resist that invitation? It would’ve been shocking if she hadn’t pushed Sally into the lake!
All My Children: ‘It’s Miam-Me!’
Ericaland is a lot like Hollywood, what with that big sign and all, but in this place, everyone is named Erica and has egos the size of Australia. And that’s why Ms. Kane hailed a cab out of there as soon as she could. How’s a gal supposed to feel special in a place like that? “Taxi!”
As the World Turns: Double Trouble In Venice
Ah, back to beautiful Venice, the Floating City of Italy. Holden’s brother Seth took fiancée Frannie there on the most romantic of getaways. Or did he take Sabrina there? Eh, they were identical and he was engaged to both of Julianne Moore’s characters, so… same difference?
Guiding Light: Model Behavior in St. Croix
There’s nothing like a nice vacation to the Virgin Islands. Just look at that breathtaking view! The one drawback is that the hats don’t have tops. Oh, and Morgan’s husband gave Josh a beating when he thought the two of them were sleeping together. But that sounds more like a Josh problem than a St. Croix problem.
Bold & Beautiful: Portofino or Bust
Fun fact: Italy’s picturesque Portofino is a gorgeous vacation spot that lies on the Gulf of Genoa. Maybe that’s why Stephanie looks so confused here. “Wait, Sally, are you saying we aren’t in Wisconsin?”
Young & Restless: Hawaii Wed-Oh
Young & Restless did actually go to Hawaii for Danny and Christine’s lavish 1990 wedding. And they didn’t even have to sacrifice anyone to a volcano to make it happen! Oh, and the trip also featured Danny in a Speedo. Ah, the good old days!
General Hospital: Brooklyn Bound
When it comes to sheer fun, nothing beats Ned and Lois’ 1994 trip to Coney Island in Brooklyn. Granted, they were nearly killed when they tried to ride the famed Cyclone roller coaster on the arm rests, but hey, you do you, kids.