As a student, you have many things on your mind. You’ve got homework, annoying teachers, and finals are just around the corner. It’s important that you take time to unwind once in awhile. What better way to do this than to get away from it all? Take a trip this spring break and keep yourself from going crazy. With all of the options before you, how do you know where to go? You have to find something that will meet your limited budget and time constraints.
One thing that you must have if you’re going anywhere in the Caribbean is a passport. This can take three or four weeks to process, so if you’re going…get it done soon. Once the paperwork is out of the way, deciding where to go is also important. Cancun is a great destination, as is Jamaica. There are multiple cruise options available, also. Choose somewhere that fits your budget and fits into your spring break time.
Once you’ve found a package that you like, be sure to not let yourself be taken advantage of. There are several companies that offer things that aren’t as good as they seem. Be sure to read the fine print on any contracts before you sign. Be sure of departure and arrival times. Some packages are designed to be flexible and can leave on any day. For example, you may be thinking that you’ll leave on Friday. However, if the person in charge of the tour decides against it, you may not get to leave until Sunday night. Just be sure of what you’re getting into before you pay.
Make sure of what you’re buying before you buy it. With travel packages, you might get hit with hidden costs. Certain places have obscure taxes and fees that you don’t want to get stuck with. Find out what exactly is included in that “all-inclusive” bargain that you found online. Ask good questions before you buy, such as; “What kind of room are you getting?” If you’re traveling with a large group, ask for group discounts, etc. Many travel agencies can give you a great deal if you simply ask for it. You may not get the best deal right upfront, but if you act as if you’re willing to walk, they’ll be very helpful. They want your business more than you want to go to Cancun. Wherever you decide to go this Spring Break…be sure to relax. Don’t party the whole time. Otherwise you’ll need another vacation once you get back.