Heather Thomson and Carole Radziwill lost it when they woke up in the morning to find a naked man sleeping in the room over, left there after Luann de Lesseps and Ramona Singer brought the party home the night before. The argument around the kitchen island gifted us one of Lu's most iconic lines from her tenure on the series, delivered with sunglasses on and all. Say it with us now: "Be cool. Don't be all, like, uncool."
Isn't the Aloha state supposed to be all about beaches and bikinis? Instead, Taylor Armstrong thought it was the perfect place to reveal she was ending her marriage to Russell Armstrong. Meanwhile, Lisa Vanderpump tried not to worry that her friend Brandi Glanville was flirting with Ken Todd. It was all in good fun, right?
Tamra Barney's bachelorette party was so much more than just naughty strippers. In fact, things got way awkward when Heather Dubrow and Gretchen Rossi were left stranded at a Mexican restaurant when the rest of the crew partied the night away. And who can forget when Vicki Gunvalson peed the bed?! Now that's proof you've had one too many drinks.
This trip early in the ninth season marked the beginning of the end of LVP's tenure on the series as accusations that she was involved in Puppygate from the start came to light.
Calling the 90210 ladies' trip to Rome "dark" would be a major understatement. It was there that Kyle and Teddi Mellencamp first confronted Denise Richards about the Brandi Glanville rumors, resulting in several fights and tension that certainly didn't stay in Italy.
Once Phaedra Parks stepped out in her thong bikini, we actually thought this trip was going to be drama-free. Jokes on us! Things turned dicey fast when Apollo Nida and Kenya Moore got a little too close for comfort in the pool. And who will ever forget the dramatic showdown between Kenya and Porsha Williams, which gifted the former's iconic "Gone With the Wind fabulous" twirl?
Don't bring tabloids on vacation! The ladies of Beverly Hills all kind of ganged up on Lisa Vanderpump here. Yolanda Foster, Kyle Richards and Brandi Glanville all had issues with their former BFF and tried to hash them out. Lisa and Ken Todd weren't having it and left the table—and the vacation—early. Friendships were broken, never to be repaired.
A fun girls trip quickly turned sour when Kenya Moore wanted the nephew of Cynthia Bailey's friend Tammy out of their rental after some displays of aggressive behavior. He didn't take too kindly to the request and got even more aggressive, knocking his aunt to the floor--and out cold--in the process. We'll never forget the image of Tammy's concussed, zombie-like visage returning to the house in the dead of night to collect her things.
Things were going so well for the Jersey crew until Kathy Wakile admitted that starting a restaurant wasn't for her because it would allow for less time with her children. Somehow, some way, Teresa Giudice took it personally and immediately blew up. As Kathy summed it up to Melissa Gorga, everything was just "cuckoo-cuckoo."
Jim Marchese showed up to the Sunshine State and brought the drama with him from New Jersey. Remember the rumor Victoria Gotti started about Teresa Aprea's mom and Teresa's husband Rino? Of course you do. Well, the ladies had been tip-toeing around it all until Jim showed up. He also got into it with Bobby. They were also all clearly drinking.
Robyn Dixon planned a getaway trip to the Cayman Islands for the Potomac ladies in season four, but the whole excursion seemed to be doomed from the start as she missed not one, but multiple flights to join the ladies. Things took a turn for the worse when Katie Rost seemingly disappeared without a trace. Gizelle Bryant alerted Ashley Darby and Candiace Dillard that both Katie and her belongings were missing from her hotel room despite the front desk saying she never checked out, and for a while, the RHOP cast was genuinely worried while searching for her. However, it turned out Katie simply flew home without telling anyone.
A group divided got even more so after a dinner erupted into several shouting matches, the biggest of all being between NeNe Leakes and Claudia Jordan. The drama spilled over into the next day, obviously, and the two hurled insults and attacks at each other like nobody's business.
The ladies of Orange County were coming from a very rocky place when they made the long trip to Bali. Heather Dubrow and Shannon Beador went back and forth and back and forth about marriage problems and rumor spreading, and Bali was supposed to heal them. It did. Sort of. But then everybody started airing their grievances about Tamra Judge and her meddling ways, leading Tamra to run from dinner, shouting, "You will never see my face again! F--k you guys!" Then Vicki Gunvalson broke down. Bali, y'all.
Tensions between Erika Girardi and newcomer Dorit Kemsley has been simmering all season long. By the time they got on the junk boat in Hong Kong, they'd reached a full boil. Erika ripped into Dorit as the electric backdrop of the city's skyline twinkled behind them. At a later dinner, Lisa Rinna got her licks in, accusing people of doing drugs in the bathroom at one of Dorit's prior dinner parties. But the real fireworks flew when Erika exploded on Eileen Davidson over an innocuous comment about her police officer son. Jet lag makes us do some wild things.
"What is that? Is that a buffalo coming down the stairs?" and "It's weird."
The ladies took a "trip of a lifetime" that was full of camel rides, yelling, fortune tellers, missed dinners and stolen hangers. It was Alex McCord vs. LuAnn de Lesseps and Kelly Bensimon. Jill Zarin vs. Ramona Singer. There was hives, tears and henna. Nobody does trips like the ladies of New York City.
We haven't come to call them the Berserkshires for nothing. In season six, Ramona Singer threw a glass at Kristen Taekman and hightailed it out of the woods on a private plane that was Hamptons-bound. Season eight gave us the first trip to Dorinda Medley's home, where Bethenny Frankel and Luann de Lesseps had it out in spectacular fashion before the hostess broke down and delivered the now iconic "I made it nice." And every season since that first trip has included another that has us wondering why Dorinda keeps inviting these women back into her home year after year.
This trip to the cleansing spa located in Tuscon, Ariz. was supposed to bring the ladies of RHOC together. Instead, it only divided them further when, during a sound bath ceremony, Kelly Dodd decided to play a prank on Shannon Beador as she was wearing a bowl on her head by smacking it like a gong. The only problem? Shannon and her allies didn't find it even remotely funny. Oops.
Five words: "Calm down! Take a Xanax." Six other words: "You're both white trash, quite frankly." The St. Barths trip, alternately known as Slutty Island, sure looked like fun. Until Aviva Drescher got there. First the ladies went wild—Luann even brought a male friend over!—but when Aviva and Reid showed up it was like a dramatic wet blanket. Good for TV, bad for the ladies trying to enjoy themselves.
The "talls" vs. "smalls" alliances were in full force especially when Sheree Whitfield only invited alliance members Phaedra Parks and Kandi Burruss to a fancy dinner. When enemy Marlo Hampton found out she wasn't included, let's just say she wasn't going down without a fight.
The New York ladies may not have traveled far from home on their season 12 excursion to the Hamptons, but the trip is sure to go down in Housewives history—all because of Leah McSweeney! Not only did the newcomer get drunk, go skinny dipping and trash Ramona's tiki torches, but she managed to convince Tinsley and Sonja to do the same. The debauchery ended with Leah urging Sonja to to stop clinging to the past, and more specifically, the Morgan name: "It's over! F--k JP Morgan!"
Who knew vacations could help bring the spark back in marriages?! While Vicki Gunvalson and Brooks Ayers were hot and heavy, Shannon Beador and David Beador were struggling more than ever with their relationship. After a candle-lit dinner, the twosome finally woke up and decided it was time to fix things before it was too late.
Camille Grammer invited her friends to the Big Apple to attend her then-husband Kelsey Grammer's Broadway show. Unfortunately, the bad blood between Kyle Richards and Camille was still too much to bear in some moments. Never forget those famous lines: "You're such a f--king liar, Camille."
As the RHOSLC stars boarded their now infamous sprinter van for a trip to Vail, Jen Shah got a mysterious phone call and immediately left filming. Minutes later, the cast's van was swarmed by FBI agents looking to arrest Shah on allegations of fraud and money laundering (Jen pleaded not guilty to the charges in April 2021 and is currently awaiting trial). The ensuring van ride and the rest of the Vail trip would center around Jen's arrest as her co-stars tried to piece together the shocking events, taking sides and throwing out even more explosive claims about Shah.
Leeanne Locken was in rare form on this group trip. There wasn't a moment that went by that she didn't spar with newcomer Kary Brittingham, constantly referring to her foe by racist slurs when out of earshot. And after a trip to the Red Light District left her feathers ruffled, she unloaded on her one ally, Kameron Westcott, in a moment that had to be seen to be believed.