Spring Break's Not Far Away! Start Planning Now!September 19, 2016, 10:00 AM
We get it -- You just got back to the books, and you're ruthlessly trying to imbed study habits into your daily routine while making friends and finding a few moments to relax and unwind on the weekends. Before you know it, spring break will be bearing it's sunny head, and if you haven't properly prepared, you could be left in the dust while your peers enjoy the sunny shores.
Lesson 101 in Adulthood: Tomorrow becomes today before you can blink your eyes!
Your last winter final will be here before you know it, so it's time to start planning your spring break getaway today. Here are a few tips:
Stash Away Some Cash. Before the winter blues settle in, start planning for the sunny days ahead. Set aside 10% of each paycheck, and allocate this money to your spring break stash. This will help you avoid unnecessary credit card debt that could get you in trouble for years to come.
Seek Out Ideal Spots. It's never too early to start planning, so daydream away, and make note of notable places you'd like to explore when spring break arrives. Once you have a spot in mind, you can start looking at flights, hotels, and temporary cost-of-living expenses so you can adjust your spring break allowance accordingly.
Get a Group Together. Group discounts can mean major savings. As you begin to meet friends, start spring break discussions, and be mindful of folks you'd like to travel with. When it comes down to the wire, a great group of folks can mean deep discounts in terms of flights and hotels if you use the right travel agent.
Think Cheap. Sure, a Maui spring break would be amazing, but is it realistic? If you're on a strict income, but still looking to have a good time, think outside the box, and search for places that can afford you tons of great memories on an affordable budget. U.S. News & World Report offers you a glimpse into some of the "Best Cheap Spring Break Destinations" that you should really consider putting on your list when you're doing your pre-planning processes!
Ready to get your spring break on?! Tell us where you're going and what you'll be up to!