Saturday, March 8, 2014

Spring Break on a Budget

For most college students, this is the time of year that we dream about shortly after first moving in and awkwardly navigating The Met for the first time. However, like most college students, we realize the American Pie worthy spring break is a far cry from what we are able to do. We are stressed with midterms, strapped for cash, and exhausted from being bombarded with quizzes and exams. So what is a stressed, tired, and broke college student to do when there’s no school for a week? 
If you guessed: read this list for ideas, you are correct!!
-try getting friends together and going on a small road trip. It doesn’t have to be a cross-country adventure or anything, but get one or two friends and set out to some place in state. Ever been to some of the hot springs out in Marfa, Texas? Pack your swimsuit and plug in your GPS, because there’s some neat gems hidden right here in Texas!

Dolphins are so beautiful!
-get your pals together and go hit up an amusement park. Be it Six Flags Over Texas or Sea World, there’s options to unleash your inner adrenaline junkie. Buy tickets and split the gas/parking cost among however many of you there and have fun!

-take a solo trip to a nearby town you’ve never been to and check out the local attractions. You may the trail blazer and discover some really cool hidden treasures. Like one time I got lost in Rockwall and ended up taking pictures by the lake and eating at a really neat burger restaurant. I wasn’t expecting it, but now I take my friends there! (:

-invite your friends and have a movie night in your living room. Make blanket forts and start that new series you’ve been eyeing forever on Netflix. Eat unhealthy snacks and stay up all night, just laughing or crying at whatever is on the screen! No guilt over staying up all night because there’s no class in the morning! (and there was much rejoicing)

You're never too old for a blanket fort
-who says to say your spring break escapade has to last the entire week? Take a long weekend to a destination of your choice and make that your mini break. It will be easier on your wallet! Not to mention, a lot of hotels do a 3 day booking discount.

After all the crazy weather this week, everybody have a safe Spring Break from the UT Tyler Student Bloggers!

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