What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the month of February? You’re probably a college student if it’s spring break instead of Valentine’s Day. While getting an education is the main purpose of college, the accompanying fun is something most young adults look forward to.
If you have watched any college movie, spring break is often portrayed as a week of wild parties and unforgettable adventures. However, it’s equally important to prioritize your safety. In this post, we’re sharing useful tips and advice for your upcoming spring break. Take a look.
Travel with a Group
Traveling solo is never out of the question, but it’s a lot safer to travel with a group, especially because you will be drinking. Whether you’re going out to the beach or getting a midnight snack, make sure to take someone with you.
Book a Comfortable Accommodation
A hotel room may be a convenient option, but it makes it difficult to hang out with your entire crew. Instead, you can keep the party going at a spacious vacation rental. We recommend booking a vacation rental with a private pool. This way you don’t have to leave the premises to have a good time.
Skip Overcrowded Destinations
Florida, Texas, and Jamaica are some go-to destinations for spring breakers. But do you really want to spend your time off in an overcrowded place? There are several other cities you can visit during your spring break. Our top picks include Outer Banks, Joshua Tree, and New Orleans.
Don’t Carry Too Much Cash
Having some cash on you is always a good idea in case you misplace your wallet or phone. That being said, don’t carry too much cash to avoid getting robbed. You should also be careful with your debit or credit card.
We cannot emphasize enough the importance of drinking responsibly. Before you go to a party, it’s best to eat a filling meal full of carbs. Moreover, you should avoid mixing different spirits and stay hydrated between drinks. Also, never leave your drink unattended.
If you’re not fond of drinking, don’t give in to peer pressure. You can have a good time without indulging in alcohol.
Be Careful in Water
If you are going for a swim in the ocean, beware of rip currents that can be quite dangerous. Particularly avoid swimming in large bodies of water after dark or under the influence. And don’t forget to wear sunscreen. You don’t want to spend the rest of your spring break with an excruciating sunburn.
Don’t Drive Under the Influence
Whether you had ‘just a couple of drinks’ or you have been partying for days, you’re better off not driving. Why jeopardize your safety when cabs are readily available? Don’t let your friends drive drunk either, no matter how much they reassure you.
Carry a Copy of Your ID
In addition to carrying your ID, you should also bring an extra copy. In case you misplaced your ID, you will still be able to go to clubs and get drinks.
Write Down Emergency Contacts
Losing phones on spring break happens more often than you think. That’s why you should write emergency contacts on a piece of paper and keep it securely in your wallet.
Don’t Bring Expensive Clothing and Accessories
Thinking of bringing your brand new designer heels or delicate gold jewelry? Think again. Your clothes and shoes will likely get trashed. So don’t bother packing anything fancier than a fracket for your spring break.
Remember, your spring break isn’t going to last forever. You are expected to go back to attending classes after a week of fun. So make sure you party safely and return to school in one piece.