Spring break is fast approaching, so it’s not too early to start planning for your trip. There is a lot to consider. Are you vacationing with friends? Or are you going with the whole family? Are you heading for warm, sandy beaches or a cozy ski resort? Whatever your desire, get the most for your money by taking advantage of significant online savings to help you be totally prepared for your get-away.
Save on Travel Packages
First, where do you want to go? A popular college beach location is Cancun, Mexico, although there are many other beach options. Florida and Hawaii are gorgeous U.S. destinations, but maybe you want a Caribbean vacation. Jamaica is a popular destination, as are the Bahamas. Whatever you decide, CheapTickets can offer you a package to save on your airfare and lodging. If you prefer a cold-weather destination, such as a ski, resort, let CheapTickets and American Airlines help you with that. In the U.S., Colorado has the most popular ski resorts, along with its northern neighbor, Canada. Make your decision and choose where you want to go this spring break—and get to packing!
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Save on Warm Weather Clothing
When you know you’re heading for the beach, it’s time to make sure you have everything you need for the heat. First and foremost, you must have appropriate beach attire—a swimsuit or two! Urban Outfitters has the widest variety of swimwear around. Some of their retro bikini styles and colors look like they come from the 60’s—with a modern flair. Colors are mixed and matched for a unique fashion statement, to say the least. Some suits have boycut and high-waisted bottoms, and some have medallion and fringed tops. The options are endless. Their one-piece suits are just as interesting, laser-cut and fringed, or with lattice-work on the back. With current deals, grab a couple of swimsuits, along with matching sandals and some sweetheart or Rayban sunglasses! You’re almost there. Make sure you have a couple of cute outfits for the nightlife. A mini-dress or baby doll dress is perfect; match it up with a pair of sandals, flats, or even heels, and you’re ready to go. For the guys, there are also many choices of unique swimming trunks, along with any type of other clothing needed. Shoes, t-shirts, long-sleeves, jackets—whatever the need, can fix you up.
a wintery ski slope
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Clothing for Cold Weather
Now, if you’re heading for the ski resorts, you’re going to have to think differently, of course, about your wardrobe. While you might need that swimsuit for the hot tub, you’re going to need a much warmer wardrobe for the great outdoors. Urban Outfitters is the go-to place for outdoor wear, too. That Sherpa-lined coat should keep you warm out on the ski slopes. Now is the time to take advantage of those winter sales, so get your spring break wardrobe while the prices are down. Urban Outfitters has boots on sale now, too. For guys and gals, Kohl’s also has cold-weather gear such as coats and boots. Flannel shirts and thermal underwear are also beneficial in keeping out the cold winter air. Take advantage of these Urban Outfitters and Kohl's coupons while you can!
More Tips to Prepare for Spring Break
So you’ve chosen your destination and ordered some key clothing for your trip. Here are a few other things to remember to take with you:
- Cell phone and charger
- Camera or camera phone
- Travel-sized toiletries—shampoo, toothpaste, etc . . . .
- First aid kit (at least something for a headache?)
- Undies and socks
- Beach towel
- Light jacket (even warmer climates may cool off at night)
- Identification & emergency information
- Passport if going out of the country
- Money, traveler’s checks, or credit card
You should be ready now. Pre-plan to save money, pack those bags, and prepare to have some fun. Bon voyage!