The Do’s and Don’ts of Spring Break

CocoCheng.Do&Don'tsOverBreak.1Spring Break is finally here, which means it’s time to forget the stress of midterms and catch up with two old friends: rest and relaxation. But don’t let simple mistakes get in the way of that much needed reunion. Not to worry, though, Valley has some simple do’s and don’ts to guide you through your week of fun.

DO: Lather up.

Vacations can be quickly ruined, if you don’t use proper sunscreen. Be careful to apply and reapply, or you might spend your second day under an umbrella with a lobster-esque skin tone (not cute).

DON’T: Leave your group.

No matter who you vacation with, it’s important to stay within a close range of your travel partners. The risks of being alone (especially in an unfamiliar area) are just too high. Plus, spending time with family or friends is half the fun of spring break, anyway.

DO: Try new things.

Okay, so your ideal vacation might be tanning on a beach for eight days straight, and there’s nothing wrong with that. But, don’t be afraid to take advantage of your location. Like if you’re in a place that offers great snorkeling, it might be cool to try it out, too.

DON’T: Break the bank.

Be careful not to spend all of your money on the first day. You might do a little shopping, but don’t buy every bathing suit you see. Budget your money for the week to ensure that you always have how much you need.

DO: Drink plenty of water.

Chances are you’ll be outside most of the time. Sunbathing and pool hopping are fun, but all day exposure to the sun can leave you extremely dehydrated. Allow your body to recharge and rehydrate, so that you can enjoy your vacation to the fullest.

Most importantly, Do remember to enjoy yourself! Spring break is all about taking time off from your academic stressors. So grab your besties, and finally take the break that you deserve.

Photo by Coco Cheng