Break our your flip flops and sun screen, it’s Spring Break Season!
The U.S. airlines industry is expecting a 3% increase in the number of people traveling this year during Spring Break season, setting a new record. According to the Los Angeles Times air fares have gone up too.
Check out our list of everything you need to know to have an amazing Spring Break.
Yes and Yes. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has a 3-1-1 Liquids Rule, which makes it easy to remember which types of liquid are allowed and how much. According to @AskTSA Sunscreen, Bug Spray and Shampoo are allowed. It is recommended that you pack most, or all of your liquids in your checked bags so you don’t have to worry about it. In your carry-on bags, you’re allowed to take as many 3.4 ounce or less containers that will fit in one sealed, clear, quart-sized zip-top bag – and one bag per person. Make sure you take the zip-top bag out of your carry-on prior to sending it through the X-ray.
@AskTSA also states: Beverages: Wine, liquor, beer and all of your favorite beverages are allowed in your checked baggage. You can also bring beverages packaged in 3.4 oz or less bottles in your carry-on bags in the 3-1-1 bag.
Check out The TSA Blog: Spring Break Travel Tips for a full list of allowable and prohibited items for checked and carry on bags.
From Miami Beach to Cancun to Jamaica, The U.S. News and World Report compiled the most popular spring break destinations.
Spring Break Volunteer Opportunities
Looking to get off the beaten path for a more meaningful experience? Combining travel and volunteering is becoming more popular and companies like Globe Aware offers 8-day, Saturday-to-Saturday international volunteer vacations — perfect for a full and fulfilling Spring Break.
For college students, this is a great way to build up your resume and portfolio and make some great connections.
Organizational Tools for Planning your Spring Break
Google released a new app this week – Destinations on Google. This handy tool allows you to do all your searches in one place (instead of opening several websites to figure out destination, air fare, hotel, etc.) You can conduct specific searches like number of travelers, price, or activity. It also has 201 preprogrammed cities so you can see photos of the best hotels, tourist attractions, suggested itineraries and more.
Check out The Best Organizational Tools for Travel for tips from dealing with power cords to keeping documents safe.
Staying Healthy on Spring Break
Jet lag and hangovers can plague you on Spring Break, so go easy on yourself. But you should also consider the fact that you will be in close proximity to strangers from potentially all over the world. Protected yourself from the flu and be aware of the countries where the Zika Virus is prevalent. The World Health Organization is cautioning pregnant women from traveling to these areas. While there, protect yourself from mosquito bites.
Buy Travel Insurance
No one wants to think about accidents and unexpected illness on a vacation, but they do happen. Be sure to include travel insurance in you list of items to secure for your trip.