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How to Make Your Spring Break Staycation Not Suck

It’s that time of year: SPRAAAAAAAAANG BREAK. While some college students have the means to go to fun places like Miami or Mexico, gals like me absolutely cannot afford that and, if I’m being honest, I would rather spend my downtime in the comfort of my own home. Here are some ideas to make your staycation your best spring break yet!

  1. Go for a drive. Whether you have a car at school or not, driving around your hometown with the windows down and music playing is one of the most nostalgia-inducing things ever. I personally like to stop at places I used to frequent before I moved away from home like my local park, favorite ice cream shop, and even my high school (just so I can remind myself how happy I am to be done with it).
  2. Get pampered. College is STRESSFUL. Spring break conveniently falls right between midterms and finals for most people, so use this free time to indulge in some much needed TLC. The best part is that you can completely customize your “spa day” to fit your budget. If you want to splurge, go get a professional massage. If you would rather DIY-ify the experience it’s super easy to find a cheap face mask and nail polish to give yourself a mani-pedi.
  3. Take a bubble bath. I get it, some people are just more into showers. But if you’re anything like me, you take bubble baths very seriously and you’re extremely disappointed that they are not included in the college experience. If you want to be your most bougie self (which I absolutely will be doing), grab some wine, candles, and a good book/podcast/other form of entertainment.
  4. Try a new hobby or craft. Personally, I want to start scrapbooking so I can look back on the memories I’ve made during college. Once I’m home, I plan on hitting up Michael’s and getting all the materials I need to become a scrapbook QUEEN! I might also try to take up bullet journaling, but we’ll see how that goes considering my lack of artistic skills. If you’re not a crafty person, you could try to learn an instrument or take a new workout class. The possibilities are endless!
  5. Eat good food. Since dining hall food is not exactly five-star cuisine, now is your chance to revisit your favorite spots around town or try some new places! If you’re lucky enough to have friends whose spring break lines up with yours, use it as an excuse to catch up with them and treat yourself to some quality meals. If you’re alone, use the time to reflect and enjoy life without your typical college responsibilities.

Those are some of my tips for having an amazing spring break even if you can’t go on a fancy tropical vacation or a booze cruise. Sometimes all you really need is your home, your family, and some fun activities to keep you occupied!

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