College can be nonstop. Paper after paper and weeks of final exams. When all that is said and done, even the most motivated college student needs a break. With spring break coming up, vacations are on everyone’s minds. Yet, on a college student's budget, vacations aren't necessarily the easiest. Here are three student vacation options for a fun time that doesn't break the bank.
With cheap gas prices and endless (cheap) options, road trips can be just the ticket you need to get out of town! While you might not be traveling anywhere exotic, the experience of navigating new roads while gleaning new experiences can be just as valuable. Pick a destination, bring a car full of friends, and enjoy the ride!
If road trips aren’t your style, flying to a far-away destination isn’t necessarily out of the question. Many airlines and hotels will offer student rates to help lower the cost and make a trip affordable even for the brokest of broke college students. A quirky domestic spring break like Albuquerque or Denver might be cheaper than you realize. Even certain international destinations can be pretty affordable. Amsterdam, Puerto Rico, and Iceland are all known for having lower hotel rates and more affordable flights. Flying to another country isn’t too out of reach if you plan your trip carefully; for example, flights to Italy might cost an arm and a leg, but you can get relatively cheap food and lodgings once you’re there.
If all else fails, there are still ways to have fun over spring break even if you can’t get out of town. Take the opportunity to look at your own community through the eyes of a traveler. Visit a quirky new restaurant, an interesting museum, or a local shop. Get together with friends or take the time to relax. Spring break is your time to do whatever makes you feel ready to conquer class when school starts up again.