Ensuring a safe spring break

Ensuring a safe spring break

There are some things to consider before you make plans for your spring break. You might be travelling to another state or country probably for the first time without your parents. So the responsibility for your safety rests on your shoulders alone. The most important thing to note is never travel alone and never travel without the permission of your parents. Stick close to your friends and always travel in groups. There are several unsavoury incidents that have happened to students on spring break in recent years, so it is better to be on your guard than being sorry later on.

Ensure that your rooms are always securely locked whether you are in or out of your rooms. Leave valuables at home. You'll feel safer that way. Carry traveller's cheques whenever possible as these can be replaced if stolen. Make minimal use of your credit card and carry very low limit credit cards. Always carry your cell phones with you and keep them fully charged at all times. Do not forget to bring your charger for the trip.

Make sure you meet new people only in public places and not in hotel corners and alleyways. Avoid meeting in bars and opt for restaurants instead. Bars tend to be more rowdy especially during spring break so opt for a local restaurant or shopping mall instead. You can meet new people as long as learn to take them only at face value. Students at spring break feel that they will never meet the same people again so they become a little bold and are ready to do anything that they want, even beyond the limits of law.

Earlier, spring break signified going out with friends to great locations and enjoy the beach, the dancing at night. However, in recent times spring breaks have become synonymous with excessive drinking and violence. Spring breaks are sometimes sponsored by schools. This may not be the perfect time to visit but as long as you are safe this should not be a problem.

Be aware of the kind of place you are going to visit well in advance through research. Knowing a little about the crime rate in the destination can give you a fair idea of how safe is your chosen destination. Find out the telephone numbers for the local police department and authorities for the place you are going to visit. If you are travelling to another country get hold of the telephone numbers for the embassy. This may sound a bit too much, but it is always better to be safe than sorry. Have a chat with your parents before embarking on your trip. They may have more safety tips for you and as they say experience counts.

Find student loans

Student Resource for College, Financial Aid and more.
To HomeSite MapContact
To HomeSite MapContact
© 2011 Students.com