Whenever you want to do something wild, crazy, and completely inappropriate, more experienced and accepting people usually go along with the phrase that there is time and place for everything. Well, this time and place is just a euphemism for spring break. However, this kind of reckless behavior can sometimes backfire. No matter how good of a time you intend on having, the last thing you want is for it to get cut short by an accident or lack of funds. With this in mind, here are few spring break travel tips all men should adhere to in order to remain as safe and have as much fun as possible at the same time.
Save Money Where You Can
First things first, you need to keep in mind is that having fun costs. On a spring break, you are likely to have more important things to spend your limited funds on than the expenses of the travel and lodging. Luckily, you can save money on both of these things with just a bit of effort. A travel app such as GasBuddy can help fill your tank at the lowest price in your area. As for the hotel, it is always best to book the room instead of going through the middleman. This way, your budget will remain virtually intact and ready for the heavy partying you are about to partake in.
Another thing you can do is bring your student ID along. It can be very useful because some clubs, stores, and even restaurants offer a student discount. However, you will need to offer a proof of being a student and this is where the aforementioned ID comes in handy.
Prepare for the Road
The next thing you need to think about is the road itself. Depending on the means of transportation, you will have different issues to deal with. If you are traveling by train, bus or plane, there won’t be that much to worry about, apart from vacation packing. Here your main concerns will be saving space in your bags, which is why room saving items like a mini blanket always come as a welcome addition.
Also, you should keep in mind that you will be visiting climates and biomes much different from yours. Therefore, you need to be ready for any outcome. In case you expect to encounter a lot of rain, it might be worth your while to bring a droplet wet bag or two.
On the other hand, if you are driving or carpooling, there is a thing or two to consider. Seeing how you are most likely to go on a long-distance journey, it is a paramount that you check your car. Check your brakes, engine, exhaust system and tires. Then, check the filters and make sure your oil levels are satisfactory. The latter is where you should always go for quality instead of price, so you might want to consider Nulon oil or something of the same or similar quality.
For those who want to have a truly unforgettable adventure and take their saving efforts into the extreme zone, they should probably consider hitchhiking as an option. This is a good idea because it is completely free, and it gives you an unforgettable life-experience. It can also be a great way to meet new people who might be going on a spring break as well. Still, make sure to always bring some form of protection along, since you never know who might pull over.
There are so many options to consider and so little time. Luckily, with the right organization you can finish with the preparations quickly and be ready to set off on the adventure of your lifetime. The best part is that you will be doing all of this without having to worry that you have forgotten about something important.
Written by: Peter Minkoff