Let’s get one thing straight: Spring break isn’t just about going to the beach.
It’s really about having fun.
School is out, so what are you going to do to make this special time count? Whether
you plan on traveling or hanging out at home, here are a few tips to make this spring
break one you will ever forget.
If you are staying close to home, there is a world of opportunities to fill your
time. Do some good deeds, volunteer, go hiking, go on a road trip, play a game,
go to an amusement park, reconnect with your siblings, read or give yourself a makeover.
The list could go on. Having a little free time at home gives you the opportunity
to relax—and did we mention sleeping in? You get to turn off those pesky alarms
and get some extra shut-eye. Who doesn’t love that?
But if you do find yourself on a beach this spring, check out these BeingGirl tips
to ensure a safe and fun trip.
First and foremost, know how to say
“no”. Your parents are depending on you to be smart on vacation and, by agreeing
to let you go in the first place, are showing they trust you. And you wouldn’t want
to loose your parent’s trust that you built up for so long in one week. So be smart.
Determine how much money you need for
your trip so you know how much you need to save. Add in some extra for souvenirs,
too! Book early to increase your chances
for a great deal and to make sure you have a reservation. Popular places and activities
sell out quickly. Avoid scams. Make sure where you are
staying is BBB (Better Business Bureau) certified. The only thing worse than not
having enough money is getting ripped off. Ask
everyone you know who has already been on spring break about his or her experiences.
Learn from their mistakes. Profit from their guidance.
Don't over-buy for the trip. Make a list of everything you need and check out what’s
in your closet before buying everything.
phone numbers of where you can be reached with people back home and let them know
you made it to your destination safely, especially your parents. Also, don't write
down personal identification numbers of credit cards and automatic teller machine
cards. You could wind up being responsible for someone else's fun. Be sure you write
down the 1-800 phone number from the back of your credit card and keep it with you
in a safe place. This way you can quickly report it if you were to lose your card.
Always wear sunscreen. Seriously. The
sun damages your skin more than you may think. Just being out in the sun for 15
minutes can do harm to unprotected skin.
No matter where you end up for spring break, just remember to be smart, safe and
make the most of it. Whether you’re on the beach or hanging out with friends at
your local pizza place, take the time to appreciate this sacred week or so for what
it really means: No school!
Get fun spring break tips with helpful tips and advice from BeingGirl.com.