Spring Break Packing Guide

Spring Break season is here! But before you jet off you have to pack. You may be like me and think its one of the best parts of going on vacation. For me, it makes me excited for the weekend or week ahead. But if you’re unlike me and you wait until the last minute and think it’s a hustle then keep reading as I have compiled some pro tips to make your Spring Break packing a breeze.

  • Invest in a good suitcase: Leave the duffle bag at home and invest in a durable rolling suitcase. This will make navigating luggage through the airport, to the hotel easier and less strenuous to your should. Personally, I like the smaller size, which fits in the overhead compartment and eliminates wait time at the baggage claim. Check out some brands here.
  • Make a packing list: I love lists and I especially love packing lists. I suggest creating a packing list a week in advance, this will give you the opportunity to see what you have and what you need to go buy. Also, it serves as a great reminder tool. (Don’t forget the passport or toothbrush!)
  • Try packing neutral colors: Picking items with neutral colors allows you to mix and match outfits while packing less! Instead of one outfit you now got two or three. Pro tip: brings different scarfs, chunks jewelry, different shoes to spice up each outfit.
  • Lay things out/try things on: This is a great packing tool to see what you have, if you like it or if you will actually wear it on vacation. Put on some music and have fun playing dress up!
  • Roll don’t fold: This is a mistake many people make, including myself. However, I quickly learned at a young age from a dad, who travels a lot for work that if you roll your clothes instead of folding them you will eliminate wrinkles and increase room in your suitcase. Give it a try!
  • Don’t pack the important things: Be sure to have an airplane bag or purse to keep the important things including passport, phone charger, earphones, gum, cash, travel pillow.

 

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Happy Spring Break!

 

 

Spring Break Must-Haves

 

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Panama City Beach, Florida – Photo Courtsey: Emerald View Resorts

 

Spring break kicks off in two short weeks, but before you flock to paradise check out these must-have items that will help anyone in your crew make it through a week of sunshine, fruity drinks, and relaxation.

 First-Aid Kit: Someone in your group is bound to get sick, stung, sunburnt or just not feel well. Be the “mom” in your group and bring a first-aid kit. Buy a travel size kit at your local Wal-Mart or CVS before the trip. This way you’ll have all the necessities for any emergency.

Snacks: Whether road tripping or flying snacks are always a great idea! Pro Tip: If you’re staying in a condo, house or hotel with kitchen amenities go to a local grocery store and buy food for a few days. This will reduce cost from eating out, in addition to being a healthier option.

Sunglasses: Hitting the slopes or sailing through the Caribbean, sunglasses are a must have item! Check out Nordstrom for the hottest styles of the season.

Cash: You may be thinking who carries cash these days? However, it’s a great idea to always carry cash with you while traveling! Great for souvenirs, farmers markets, cabs or even tipping your bartender.

Floppy Hat: Floppy hats are very in for tropical vacation! Pro Tip: Buy while on vacation (treat yourself)!

Sun Screen: Honestly this is probably the most important on the list. With skin cancer on the rise, skip out on the tanning oil and invest in a high SPF sunscreen. You will still gain your bronze color, but limit the sunburns and wrinkles in the future.

Book or Magazines: If you’re headed to the beach this spring break I recommend bringing along a few books or magazines! I recommend Sweet Bitter by Stephanie Danler or The Girls by Emma Cline.

Swimsuit + Cover up: Don’t just bring one suit, bring a few! Looking to grab the years must have swimsuit? Check out these stores for the latest in swim fashion. Nordstrom, Anything But Water, Triangle

Spring Break on a Budget

With spring break right around the corner now is the time to get the best deals on spring travel. Below are some reasonably priced destinations that will allow you to budget for another vacation in 2017! Pro tip: try and book on a Tuesday or Wednesday for cheaper prices.

Costa Rica

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If you love nature, hiking, and outdoor activities then this is the perfect spring break getaway! Currently, JetBlue is offering deals to Liberia, Costa Rica for as low as $1475 per person if you travel between now and May 7, 2017. (Packages include hotel and air fair ) Book your flight today!

 Cancun, Mexico

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Cancun- a college student’s spring break right of passage to let loose and soak up the Caribbean sun. But traveling to Cancun can be pricey, so if you’re worried about traveling on a strict budget, look no further to Cheap Caribbean a travel website offering cheap all-inclusive vacations to Cancun as low as $450 per person for three nights including flight. Here’s a great four-night deal at the Iberostar Cancun. This great deal allows you to spend extra on excursions or a night out on the town.

Puerto Rico

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Whether you’re looking to explore Old San Juan or just relax poolside, everyone in your crew will enjoy the beauty of Puerto Rico. With all-inclusive packages starting around $1,100 per person on Kayak. Book now and get your money worth in Puerto Rico.

Iceland

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Looking to experience a once in a lifetime spring break experience? Then try heading to Iceland to explore Reykjavik for as low as $559 per person with Icelandair’s build your own vacation package. This package allows travelers to select add-on excursions and a variety of three to five-star hotels! Flight and hotel included in the package.