‘Tis the season for Spring Breakers! It’s warming up, snow is melting, flowers are blooming, and you’ve made it to mid-semester without any serious confrontations or breakdowns. You deserve a break, preferably in a warm destination with a ton of sand, pools, and plenty of things to occupy you. Cabo? Miami? South Padre? Cancun? Yes please! While you travel this Spring Break, keep a few of these tips in mind:
Do a little research. Yes, I know you’re going on Spring Break to get away from the whole research thing, but I promise, the more information you know about the place you’re going, the better. Find out if you need your passport (if you even need to ask this question, the answer is probably yes), emergency numbers for the area (080 is the 911 of Mexico), the legal drinking age, the currency, etc.
If you’re going to drink, do so responsibly. You don’t want to be the person who doesn’t remember Spring Break, do you? If that doesn’t deter you from chugging that last beer, just remember that a really bad hangover can ruin several of your precious vacation days. Moderation is key here. NEVER accept a drink from someone you don’t know (this applies to both men and women). And always have a designated driver or the number of a cab company so that you and your friends have a safe ride back to the hotel or house.
Gonna soak up tons of sun? Pack some sunscreen, your 50 year old self will thank you later.
If you’re going to take a dip in the ocean, stay close to the shore and avoid swimming by yourself. Some places, like the waters around Cancun, have a strong undertow that can pull you under. Even a strong swimmer can get caught by these currents, so be careful when out in open water.
If you’re planning on showing off your diving skills at the hotel’s pool, make sure the water is deep enough to do so. Over 6,500 people injury themselves in diving accidents a year and with your luck, a video of you totally wiping out would end up on YouTube.
Try to never go out by yourself. If you do, tell a friend where you’re going and when you plan on getting back. You can never be too safe when it comes to travelling in a new place.
Spring Break is fantastic…but only if you do it right. Be safe, have fun, and take lots of pictures for me!
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