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Safety Tips for Your Spring Break

April 14, 2011 by

Planning a spring break trip can certainly be a fun and exciting time. After all, you will be getting away from classes and responsibilities. For many college students, it is the first chance to go on vacation away from their parents. If you are planning your spring break, be sure to consider your own safety during the week as well. Since you will be on vacation either by yourself or a group of friends, it is important to take safety precautions.

Here are a few things to consider so that you can make sure you remain safe and sound while enjoying your spring break.

Going to the Beach?

You may be planning to work on your tan, but if you will be spending your whole spring break at the beach, you need to make sure and take quality sunscreen with you. After all, even the tannest people will find themselves with a nasty sunburn after a day or two at the beach. Be sure to use sunscreen too because a sunburn is a good way to ruin the rest of your spring break week.

Nightlife Safety

Of course, you may want to enjoy area nightlife while on spring break, but you will want to stay safe as well. If you limit the amount of alcohol you consume, you can make sure to keep your senses about you so that you can get back to your hotel safely. Additionally, since alcoholic beverages are expensive, you can save money in your budget by limiting this too.

Never drink and drive. If you and your friends have been drinking, then consider getting a taxi or using public transportation.

When you are visiting local nightlife, be sure to never leave your drink unattended, no matter what your beverage may be. While you may not want to consider the notion, there are people who are out to do harm to college students. If you leave your drink unattended, consider getting a new one when you are thirsty again.

Be Smart with Your Money

If you bring a great deal of cash with you, then do not carry it all with you at one time. Consider taking just the amount of cash you need per event and leave the rest in your hotel room, in the room safe if your hotel has one. This way, if something happens and you lose your money, you will not be losing all of your cash at one time.

If possible, limit the amount of cash that you bring overall and use a debit card to access funds from an ATM as needed. This way, you will not have to worry about keeping up with a large amount of cash during your trip.

When it comes time for your spring break planning, keep in mind that you can have fun and excitement during your spring break while remaining safe and smart. Keep these safety precautions in mind no matter where you will be going for your spring break, and you will find that your trip will be all the better for it.

If you are planning a trip to one of the popular spring break destinations, like Fort Lauderdale, you can find some of the best values on discounted airport parking at the Parking Connection.