It is always endlessly entertaining to watch the glamorous Kardashians lounge around in their luxurious homes on Keeping Up With The Kardashians. But it is even more exhilarating to watch the family jet around the world on the extravagant vacations that they embark on each season. For over ten years, reality television has allowed viewers to vicariously travel across the globe and experience the beautiful, dramatic, and exorbitant Kardashian trips.
While each vacation has had its own share of highlights, here is the DEFINITIVE ranking of the top 10 most memorable Kardashian-Jenner vacations:
1. Bora Bora, French Polynesia
In my humble opinion, the single most memorable family vacation was in French Polynesia in season six. Caitlyn took the entire family to this beautiful country to celebrate hers and Kris’ wedding anniversary. While there are so many memorable aspects of this trip, the most entertaining moment comes when Kim infamously loses her diamond earring in the ocean. When she tells Kourtney about her loss, Kourtney states, “Kim, there’s people that are dying.” This may just go down in history as one of the more entertaining KUWTK clips.
2. Florence, Italy
On May 24, 2014, Kim Kardashian-West and Kanye West got married. On a weekend-long extravaganza, the family took a private jet from Paris, France to Florence, Italy for a spectacular, show-stopping ceremony. I think that the beautiful pictures justify why this vacation (season nine) ranks so high on the list.
3. Punta Mita, Mexico
OK, Kourtney’s 38th extravagant birthday party in Mexico was definitely NOT a family trip. But it WAS seriously entertaining. On this season fourteen spectacle, Kourtney and 17 of her best friends stay at a luxurious beachfront villa in Mexico, dancing and partying the nights away. There is everything that one could possibly want at a birthday getaway: beautiful beaches, a pristine pool, delicious drinks, etc. But it’s not just the partying that makes this vacation worth mentioning. After the paparazzi take unflattering pictures of the women, a more human, relatable side of Kim comes out. The pictures are unflattering and Kim struggles with online hate comments and body-shaming. The Kardashians… they are human too!
4. London, England
Ah, the birth of Lord Disick. On a journey to London in season seven, Scott decides to become a lord. Yep, you read that right. Scott undergoes a traditional knighting ceremony and purchases his new title online in an attempt to garner more respect. He declares, “Whether it’s Sir Disick, Lord Disick, Count Disick — becoming royal is going to get me the respect I deserve… I don’t have to be walking around like some peasant. I’m royalty!”
5. Yerevan, Armenia
Did you know that the Kardashian family is Armenian? Well, they are! In season ten, Kim and Khloe head to Armenia in an attempt to better understand their culture and ancestors. The result: a more heartfelt and personal vacation compared to the usual extravaganza. Kim’s daughter North gets baptized, the sisters visit the Genocide Memorial, and Armenia’s prime minster makes a guest appearance. To wrap up their amazing trip, Kanye puts on a surprise public concert. It is a trip to remember.
6. Tokyo, Japan
Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney Kardashian head to Japan in season fifteen for some serious sister bonding. But it’s not all fun and games. Kim (and her bubblegum pink hair) is there to work: she needs to be photographed wearing the entire Yeezy Season 7 campaign during the trip. Unfortunately, Khloe and Kourtney’s questionable clothing choices ruin her shots. Being the blunt person she is, Kim confronts her sisters and causes inevitable drama. She states “So I gotta be real with you guys. You look like f–king clowns… You look like f–king grandma. 100 percent.” Kind of harsh, Kim!
7. Las Vegas, Nevada
The Kardashians celebrate Kim’s 29th birthday in Sin City (aka Las Vegas). While Kim definitely had her shining moments, the focus of this season four vacation was all on Scott. Yep, this is the episode where Scott drunkenly shoves a one hundred dollar bill into a waiter’s mouth in front of his boss and family. Any fan of the series has seen this infamous clip replayed countless times as the family reconciles with Scott’s drinking throughout the series. I am, however, happy to announce that Scott seems to be spending more time with his family and less time partying on recent seasons!
8. Phuket, Thailand
Let’s start with the fact that Thailand is insanely beautiful! The mansion that the family stayed in has fabulous suites, the ocean water was crystal clear, and the tropical scenery was mesmerizing. While Kourtney, Scott, and Rob decide to sit this season nine vacation out, there was no shortage of family drama. Jungle zip-lining caused a flood of tears, Brody Jenner walked in on Kim taking selfies naked (oops!), and Kendall and Kylie pranked the family by pretending to go missing. It was an emotion-packed trip!
9. Reykjavík, Iceland
While this was not technically a family vacation, this beautiful season twelve trip is definitely worth mentioning! Kanye (Kim’s husband) wanted to shoot a music video in beautiful, snowy Iceland. Kim decided to invite Kourtney Kardashian as a 37th birthday present. Throughout the trip, Kim was torn between wanting to support her husband while also trying to make sure that her sister was having the best birthday possible. While this brought some classic family drama to the episode, this vacation was mainly memorable due to the unusual activities and scenic locations that the group visited. They swam in the mesmerizing Blue Lagoon, went to a tomato farm, and walked on a glacier!
10. Guanacaste, Costa Rica
While this season thirteen vacation was filled with beach days, fire-dancers, and rafting, it’s Scott Disick who made this trip exceptionally memorable. On a recent trip to Dubai (a whole other vacation that didn’t quite make The List), Kim caught Scott (the father of Kourtney’s kids) with another girl. Despite this, the family allowed him to come to Costa Rica. They did not want him to miss out on making memories with his kids. However, Scott decided to invite ANOTHER girl to Costa Rica! Of course, the sisters caught him (and consequently threw their drinks on him at their beachfront family dinner). After the incident, Kourtney stated that the two of them could never get back together. Needless to say, the vacation was ruined.
Wow, so many amazing vacations. And this is by no means an exhaustive list. Did your favorite Kardashian vacation make the list? If not, what needs to be added in order to make this the ultimate Kardashian Vacation Guide?
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