Plan out Your Spring Break Early!

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February 1st, 2011

It’s never too early in the year to start thinking about Spring Break. With a little advance planning it can truly be a trip to remember, but thrown together at the last minute your trip can be a complete flop. To get you started on your epic Spring Break adventure planning, we’ll explore some tips for effective spring breaking.

Save Your Pennies

Now is the time to start saving money for Spring Break. It’s not nearly as much fun to go out to eat or go clubbing over Spring Break if you’re broke. So in the weeks leading up to your break, ask yourself if you really need that Starbucks coffee or that new PlayStation game. It could be money better spent having fun over Spring Break. Depending on your plans, you may need extra dough for airfare or your share of gas, hotel costs and entertainment.

Ask for the Time off Work

If you live in a college town, chances are there are other college students working where you work. If you don’t want anyone else to put in for time off before you do, I suggest putting in for time off early. If you don’t, not only will you be battling your fellow college students for time off, but you’ll also be battling older adults whose kids are out of school for the week.

Gather a Posse

When it comes to Spring Break accommodations, it’s always cheaper when you have a big group. Now is the time to talk to your friends, see what their plans are, brainstorm and get as many of your friends to commit to the place as possible. This way you have time to shop around for the best deals and discounts for hotels, airfare and rental cars. The earlier you book, the better. Be careful when gathering a group for Spring Break, though. You don’t want to invite anyone who might create drama for the rest of the group.

Get in Shape

Finally, beaches are a popular Spring Break destination, whether it’s the Florida coast or one of the many beaches in Mexico. If you’ve been doing a bit of "hibernating" over the winter (stuffing your face and staying in from the cold instead of exercising), then now is the time to start working out so you can look your best soaking up rays at the beach.

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