How I Spent My Summer Vacation

updated 09/05/1994 at 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 09/05/1994 01:00AM

THERE MAY, IN FACT, HAVE BEEN ONE OR TWO CELEBRITIES who passed the summer simply lazing in the backyard, their feet cooling in the cee-ment pond. Maybe they invited a couple of other icons over for BBQ, brewskies and a rental movie on the VCR.

Most of the rich and famous, though, vacated with a vengeance. Observing their warm-weather wanderings was like tracking some glamorous species of bird that, shaking its tail feathers at traditional migratory patterns, flies wherever it chooses. You could have found Chelsea Clinton on the Continent, led Danson on the Vineyard and Elle Macpherson on the Riviera. The most exotic celebrity sojourn of all was Dustin Hoffman's Tahiti trip with Lisa, 40, and children Alexandra, 7, Jacob, 13, Rebecca, 11, and Maxwell, 9. At one point, Hoffman, 57, slyly suggested they stop off at the nearby island of Mooréa and view a waterfall. On arrival he surprised Lisa, whom he married in 1980, with a wedding ceremony celebrated according to local custom: headdresses instead of formal wear, sedan chairs instead of a limo.

That's something to write home about. But as the following scrapbook suggests, you needn't go that far to ensure a no-bummer summer.

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