How to Plan Spring Break

Students and adults alike look forward to spring for a much needed break from the cold weather and monotony of the winter months. Follow these steps to help you plan spring break.


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    Talk to your friends and family.
    • Start asking around early about who would be interested in going somewhere on a spring break. Maybe you are looking to do a traditional break away with your friends to let loose and have some fun, or maybe you want to do something more relaxing and spend some quality time with your family. Figure out who is interested in joining you so you can start planning your travel accordingly.
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    Decide how much you want to spend.
    • Before you can start making choices about where to go, you need to set yourself a budget. Choose a reasonable amount that takes into consideration all of the potential expenses you would incur on a spring break. Take into account whether you would fly or drive, where you would stay and the amount you would need to pay for food and other essentials. Setting a budget will allow you to only look at spring break options that are within your monetary reach.
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    Look for travel deals.
    • Once you have your budget, start surfing the web for the abundance of deals that are available during the spring break season. Be sure to read the fine print on the package deals that you find to be sure you are clear on what the amount includes. You don't want to end up paying extra fees you weren't aware of that will break your budget. Do careful research on the places you are considering to be sure they are the way they appear. You can do this by asking around to see if others have heard of the place and by looking at reviews online from other travelers. Be weary of deals that seem too good to be true -- oftentimes they are.
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    Think about the weather.
    • Certain parts of the world have on- and off-seasons for a reason. Although you can often get better deals if you go somewhere during their off-season, be sure you are clear on why these times are considered "off." You may get a great deal if it is just because it isn't quite as warm there as it is other times of year. However, you won't be getting such a great deal if off-season means severe weather or another condition that could negatively impact your trip.
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    Remember the beach isn't your only option.
    • Although the beach, or somewhere tropical, is often the first thing most people think of when they think of spring break, there are tons of other options that could provide an equally fun experience. The beaches are often very busy during spring break season and may not be your definition of a true break. Consider going somewhere local that you don't usually have the time to go, or to somewhere that may have a special event going on during that time.

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