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Jeff Kinney learned a valuable lesson while researching an upcoming Diary of A Wimpy Kid book that takes place during an exotic Mexican resort vacation.

The author grasped that people toiling in office cubicles really don’t want to see boasting vacation posts on Facebook.

“I’ve learned that everybody loves to hear about someone’s bad vacation, how they put all this money down and had a rotten time,” he says. “It makes you feel better about your own miserable life.”

Hollywood is here to help with a summer that’s been filled with disastrous expeditions, including Kinney’s American road-trip saga Diary of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul

Here are five of the worst recent onscreen vacations:

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‘SNATCHED’: Ecuador abduction 

What they probably wrote on Facebook: Loving this mother-daughter time in beautiful Ecuador!

What really went down: Emily (Amy Schumer) and her mother Linda (Goldie Hawn) are kidnapped for ransom on their Ecuador vacation, escaping through the jungle. Emily suffers a tapeworm infestation and bludgeons a man to death with a shovel.

‘THE LONG HAUL’: Roadtrip mayhem

What they probably wrote on Facebook:The Heffleys are hitting the road! Family trip to Indianapolis for Meemaw’s 90th!

What really went down: Mom (Alicia Silverstone) forbids Greg (Jason Drucker) and Rodrick (Charlie Wright) to use cellphones in the car and makes them listen to “How to speak Spanish” audio lessons. A can of cinnamon rolls explodes in the hot minivan, covering everyone in goop. The roof luggage falls on the highway and Dad (Tom Everett Scott) takes an off-road shortcut that leaves the family caked in mud.

’47 METERS DOWN’: Swimming with sharks

What they probably wrote on Facebook: This Mexican resort…