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6 financial nightmare vacations

When vacations go awry
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When vacations go awry

Sometimes without warning, a dream vacation can spiral into a nightmare when things go awry. However, with a little foresight and careful planning, travelers can avoid those pesky traps that hinder the much-needed days of relaxing.

Bankrate asked its readers to share their worst vacation stories and their financial repercussions. Here are the six stories we found most horrifying and what you can do to prevent these disasters from affecting your vacation.


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