"Spring Break" written in the sand on a beach

Are You Ready, Spring Breakers?

Pack the sunscreen and swimsuits, Spring Break is upon us! Each year, college students look forward to the week off from classes and exams to frolic on the beaches and partake in some festive beverages. We’ve got the lowdown on how to have a fun, adventurous, and safe Spring Break, no matter if you stay close to home or travel with friends.

  • Pack Light. This is a week where you can wear light clothing, such as sun dresses and flip flops. Save on baggage fees and travel with a carry on. Consider leaving behind electronics such as laptops and iPads – your smart phone can get you through for the week. Be sure to pack a light jacket along with your bikinis in case it gets chilly at night. Don’t forget the sunscreen and sunglasses!
  • Buddy System. Once you arrive, it’s a good idea to stay with your friends when you’re out at night. As the saying goes, there is safety in numbers. Friends can also look out for you if you’ve had one too many drinks and make sure you get home safely. Check out http://www.safespringbreak.org/ for more safety tips.
  • Keep Valuables Close By. The last thing you want is a stolen phone or credit card. From the frantic airports to a new hotel to being out on the beach, there are lots of places to misplace or leave your valuables unattended. Pack your valuables in carry-on baggage, instead of checked. Make copies of your valuable documents such as passports and leave at home with your parents.
  • Have Fun! Spring Break has the opportunity to be one of the most memorable experiences of your time in college. Be sure to take lots of photos to remember your trip. After all, you’ll want to remember those memories the next time you are cramming for an exam.

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About the author

Alison Blankenship
Senior Marketing Manager
I graduated Cum Laude from The Ohio State University (Go Bucks!) with degrees in Marketing and Communications. I’ve been working in the textbook industry for over 10 years, and my work has been featured by College Confidential, Mercy College of Health Sciences, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Pennsylvania Tribune, Montana Technological University, Oregon Live, and other organizations.

I’m an obsessive lover of dachshunds and a passionate reader of books. I’m an avid Pinner and poster, and I’m all over our Facebook page, Twitter account, Instagram and Pinterest.