5 Spring Break Packing Essentials You Won't Want to Forget

Ah, spring break. The glorious time that all college students eagerly await is upon us. My family (excluding my brother and me) really don’t like going to warm weather places, and for most of my life, our spring breaks revolved around going to places that were COLDER than where I’m from. However, for the past two years, I was able to go to places that were full of sun, sand, and WARMTH, and I noticed that even though I went to places with drastically different climates, there are still some items that you NEED to bring wherever you go. Keep reading to find out the five essentials you’ll need on spring break.

1. Sunscreen

I don’t care where you’re going, but sunscreen is always a must for me. Even if you’re skiing on the snow-covered mountain, the UV rays can still get you. This Glossier Invisible Shield sunscreen is my personal favorite: it’s lightweight, small, and is great under any makeup.

2. A Sleep Mask

Any time I’m away from home, I have a really hard time falling asleep. I’ve found that always having a sleep mask is very helpful to help me knock out. It’s especially helpful on long plane or car rides when you’re on the way to your destination!

3. Hand Lotion

My hands always seem to get dry or cracked when I go on vacation (I’m sure there’s some scientific reason for it that I just don’t know about). For that reason, I always bring a travel size tube of lotion to keep in my bag and apply whenever I need it.

4. Good Headphones

Somehow, this is an item I always forget, but one that I think is so necessary. Everyone on spring break is riled up and having fun, but I always need moments to chill and relax, and good, noise-canceling headphones are the best way to achieve that.

5. A Sweatshirt

No matter if you’re going to a warm place or a freezing cold one, everywhere gets cold at night, and every hotel room or Airbnb has some problem with the AC. A sweatshirt is one of the most essential things to bring on any vacation, not just spring break.

Hopefully, some of these items give you an idea of what to include on your packing list while you’re getting pumped up for spring break! Feel free to comment below what YOUR spring break packing essentials are!


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