Spring Break Hits Adams State University

Jessica Shawcroft
The Paw Print

I remember watching television as a high school student, thinking spring break was the coolest thing ever. T.V. would always bring fantasies about spring break: nice hot vacation destinations, fun in the sun, and always time spent at the beach! I loved the idea of escaping to a beach and having no cares in the world. I have since woken up.
Now it seems spring break is trying to find a manageable amount of money to spend on a vacation that’s still pretty close to home, with no beach in sight. Don’t get me wrong, I love the beach and warm destinations, but my funds lack. Spring break is my time to get ahead on homework assignments, pick up extra hours at work, and spend time relaxing at home. I try to see my family and spend some time outside but the days are simply too short. Anyone else feel the same way?
I searched spring break, and as you can imagine, millions of images and stories popped up. I found the site ststravel.com interesting because it listed package deals for students. The VIP packages range from destinations to cruises to clubs. I really enjoyed looking through the site and learning about what options I have as a poor college student.
The site also offered packages so a person could book easily with other friends. Think about how much these destination cities put into their tourist season; many places close for “winter” and begin reopening when spring break is in full swing! Who can blame them, I’d be off to a warm beach if I had the time and the money, but the crowds of people might be a turnoff.
One thing to remember: lock up your dorm rooms tight and make sure you’re ready for when Monday hits again. I came back on year and a water pipe had burst!
I was already depressed about having to come back to school and get into the swing of things again, but then to come home to a soaking wet dorm room, I was really upset. If you get a chance to escape, be sure to enjoy it.
Look up the area ahead of time; plan some shopping and a chance to see the unique history of the area. When I travel I like to look up interesting places to eat, like places you don’t find around Alamosa. That way I get the full experience of a tourist. I take pride in being a tourist and I try to ask locals for advice on where to go and what to do. You could also see if family can meet you where you’re traveling, that way you see them and can have a blast all in one!
Whether you’re out to cruise the beach and party all night or just wanting to spend time home with a book or family, enjoy it while it lasts. Soon enough the semester will be back in full swing and homework will be up to our noses!

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