Looking for something different for Spring Break this year? You’ve already done Cancun, and have the incriminating photos to prove it. But now you’re ready to make Spring Break your own, and this time have photos you can actually share with mom and dad. Err, maybe…
Here are four alternative spring break ideas to consider.
1. Book a European Adventure
While most of your classmates are crowding the beaches in Mexico, why not spread out and explore Europe by rail? The constantly changing scenery will astound you, as well as all the stops you can make throughout your journey. Train travel gives you the freedom to customize your trip and take all the time you need to explore all the beautiful and historic cities Europe has to offer. And you know you have always wanted to take an Eiffel Tower selfie.
Volunteer Spring Break trips are gaining in popularity, and it’s no wonder why. Today’s students are more educated than ever before, and there is a much stronger focus on responsible travel. Living like a local, supporting a community’s local economy and participating in volunteer projects gives you not only a more authentic experience but a rewarding one as well. There are volunteer opportunities all over the world, so whether it’s tending to baby elephants at a sanctuary in Thailand, or working with kids in Cape Town, we can help you find the perfect project for you.
3. Road Trip
If you don’t have the budget or a passport for international travel, fret not. Campervan rental is gaining in popularity, and now is the perfect time to explore your own back yard. The US is home to so many incredible sights and cities, see them all with your besties by your side in your own camper. Choose your route and check out the local music scene, museums and food trucks along the way.
4. Stay Local
Airfare tickets and campervan rentals still not in your budget? Dig out that ISIC card from your trip to Thailand and put it to good use! ISIC cards are valid for one year, so be sure to look into all the local discounts you are eligible for and plan your own Stay-Cation.