It’s been a long, cold winter, and you’re probably amped for a well earned spring break. You’ve earned it! Here are a few tips and tricks to get you ready for your road trip or beach vacay.
Booking your trip now could save you big bucks. The longer you wait to book your hotel, flights, etc., the more costly it will be. You might also want to consider booking directly with the hotel, as you will likely get a better deal than going through the middleman booking sites.
Start preparing now and decide how much money you would like to spend. Over-budget and save a little extra cash for the unexpected and if all goes as planned, you’ll have more money for fun and post-trip bills. By putting aside extra cash now and spending less on the things you don’t need, you will be surprised by how much money you will have saved by spring break.
Use the buddy system
You’ve heard it before and we are saying it again, always use the buddy system and never travel alone. There’s safety in numbers.
Check the water conditions
Before running into the ocean, talk with the lifeguard to learn about the current water conditions. Refresh yourself on rip tides and currents and the best practices for swimming back to shore when caught in one.
Practice sun safety
You’re looking forward to coming back from spring break with a bronzed glow, but don’t forget sunscreen! Make sure to apply your sunblock before hitting the beach and reapply every two hours or as needed. Protect your eyes with a pair of sunglasses and consider throwing on a hat. If you feel overheated, take a break and head indoors. You can never be too cautious when it comes to sun exposure.
Avoid dehydration by drinking enough water. As a rule of thumb, you should be drinking half of your bodyweight in ounces each day and even more when out in the hot sun. Be sure to carry a water bottle with you and refill throughout the day.
Things don’t always go as planned and there will most likely be some bumps along the way. By staying positive and flexible, you will make the most of your experience and have a great time.