Travel Tips and Ideas

7 Spring Break Tips No Matter Your Age

by Isabelle Raffin | Mar 14, 2023
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Spring break is a time when many people look forward to taking a break from their daily routine and enjoying some time off. Whether you are taking your kids on a family vacation, a college student looking to get away from campus or an adult looking for a relaxing retreat, there are many ways to make spring break a little better - no matter how old you are. Let’s take a look at a few spring break tips!


Considering accommodation options carefully

When planning a spring break trip, accommodation options are one of the first things we recommend considering carefully. Whether you choose to stay in a hotel or a vacation rental, it can be important to research the options available in the area you are traveling to. Consider the amenities offered, the location, and the cost when making your decision. If you are traveling with a group, consider renting a house or apartment, which can often be more affordable and allow for more time spent with those you’re traveling with.


Activities can be planned ahead of time

Planning ahead can help you make the most of your spring break. Research the area you are traveling to and make a list of activities you would like to do. Whether you are interested in exploring the outdoors, trying new foods, or simply relaxing on the beach, there are likely plenty of options available. Consider booking activities in advance to ensure availability and look for deals and discounts to save money.


Taking safety precautions seriously

It is important to take safety precautions seriously when traveling during spring break. Whether you are traveling alone or with others, try to always be aware of your surroundings and take steps to protect yourself. Consider traveling with a friend or in a group and avoid traveling alone at night. Looking into local laws and customs can help you avoid engaging in risky behavior.


Packing carefully

When packing for spring break, consider the weather forecast for the location that you will be traveling to. Even if you’ve been there before, think about double or triple checking the local news and weather radar in the weeks and days leading up to your trip. Thinking about the activities you will be participating in, in advance, will also help you to pack accordingly. You can pack comfortable clothing and shoes for walking or hiking, or you can pack a swimsuit and beach gear if you plan to spend time in the water. Don't forget to pack any necessary medications or toiletries and consider bringing a small first aid kit for emergencies.


Planning your transportation

Transportation options are another factor that you might want to consider when planning your spring break trip. Whether you plan to fly or drive, try doing some research on the options available. If you plan to fly, consider watching flight prices leading up to your trip well in advance. You may be able to find discounts or deals that could help save some money. If you will be taking a road trip, try planning your pit stops along the way before you leave home. Remember to pack things that will make the ride easier for you and your travel companions. This might mean taking a few extra snacks and drinks, bringing pillows for those who aren’t driving or preparing a music playlist that will appeal to everyone in the car to amplify the excitement for the trip you're taking.


Exploring cuisine

Exploring food options can be a great way to experience the local culture during spring break. Whether you are interested in trying new foods or sticking to familiar favorites, there are likely plenty of options available. Consider researching local restaurants and cafes. If you are traveling with a group, and have a kitchen available at your housing accommodations, try suggesting planned out “family” style meals so that everyone can play a part in cooking.


Don’t forget about relaxing

A lot of times spring break is centered around taking time to unplug from your daily routine, so don’t forget to plan some down time into your itinerary. Whether you choose to spend time on the beach, read a book, or simply take a nap, taking time to relax and recharge can help you make the most of your time off. Consider setting aside some time each day to relax and unwind, and don't be afraid to take a break from activities if you need to.


No matter where you plan on going for spring break, or how you plan on getting there, we hope that these tips help you to make your trip just a little bit more seamless and enjoyable. No matter how much preparation you do, there are times when the unexpected will interfere with your plans. Sometimes these can turn out to be wonderful blessings in disguise, other times not. Consider travel protection each time you go away. To learn more about what a travel protection plan can offer for you, visit our website or talk to your travel advisor today.



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