We love ourselves a great heist movie — the spine-tingling action, the obligatory hero role played by a George Clooney-type, the getaway sequence in a lustworthy vehicle. It often has us craving an adrenaline-fueled adventure of our own. Not that we’re condoning illicit behavior, but we think there’s plenty of opportunity to find the thrill in the daily drama that is modern urban living. A bad first date, a horrific job interview, and that inevitable sidewalk run-in with the one person who you’d hoped never to see ever again, especially when you’re wearing sweatpants and you’ve just rolled out of bed.
Keeping those unavoidable situations in mind, we’re putting a positive spin on dreaded moments by considering them the perfect opportunity for a fun, dramatic getaway. From an oversized bunch of colorful balloons to a boat that you can fold up and keep in your backpack to an amphibious escape vehicle, click through to check out our roundup of weird, whimsical, and wacky ways to run for the hills. Let us know in the comments which you’d most like to try in lieu of sneaking out the back door.
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