Planning for a spring break vacation can seem like a far-off task for your future self to deal with, but, the truth is, the sooner you plan, the more seamless your experience will be. Spring break tends to be that one time a year when even your most thrifty friends break out their wallets and join the fun, and a lot of other travelers are about to do the same. Early birds get better flight times, accommodation options and prices, depending on how touristy the destination.
Check your work and school schedules and get planning.
Most employers have a set holiday schedule for the year, so employees know exactly if and when they have a holiday break. If you do have one built in to your schedule, plan around your days off and enjoy a long weekend trip over Easter. This might mean a closer locale to spring break in, but that will also mean more money saved and less hassle for you.
For students looking to get away during your week off, check out the exact dates for your university. Once you and your group have all the dates worked out, you can easily settle on a halfway point to meet up and vacation. Just remember, everyone is vacationing at the same time, so, if there is somewhere specific you would love to go, book early. Prices will only rise later and become more difficult to book.
If you need a longer vacation, use some paid time off from work and link up with friends doing the same for a full week away. You’ll have a fun trip to look forward to and plenty of time to save up and plan all the details.
One of the more well-known traffic circles along D.C.’s Massachusetts Avenue is Dupont Circle, a thriving area with a long history of bustling restaurants, bars and shops. When passing through the namesake park in the center of the circle, you’re surrounded by countless opportunities to dive into D.C. culture.
Traveling is an opportunity to expand your horizons and try things you’ve never experienced before. But when it comes to public transportation, you might want to give it a hard pass. I’m all for public buses and subways, but it’s not always practical, depending on your destination of choice. Public transportation can also take up more time and resources than is realistic for a short excursion. But there are plenty of other ways to explore on vacation without relying on public infrastructure. From biking to ferries, here’s where to look first.
Depending on where you plan to travel this fall, the weather can be extremely unpredictable. Throw climate change into the mix, and the result can be a cornucopia of atmospheric conditions. Wherever you plan to go this fall, remember to pack the following items, just in case.
While your first inclination might be panic when you map out the various appointments and meetings on your upcoming business trip, relax. Trust us, a rental car has you covered.