1. Pack Accordingly
We always have to make sure we communicate with our friends about who is bringing what. I have learned, Do NOT over pack! It takes up space. The best way to keep up with our stuff is to carry a small bag, wallet, or fanny pack. And we always have to remember to leave other valuables (Laptop, excessive amounts of cash, or jewelry) at home. People sometimes feel the need to steal stuff, and it’s not fun worrying about it the entire time. Cards and cash can be lost or stolen, but cards can be replaced. Carrying a certain amount will help to alleviate overspending or in case of emergency.
2. Getting there…
If we’re turning this into a long road trip, then we might want to rotate drivers. This way everyone is well rested when we arrive to our destination. Whoever claims shotgun is responsible for keeping the driver awake the entire time. The backseat passengers are the only ones who should be sleeping. Playlists are great for road trips, and it prevents boredom. “Hand me the AUX!”
It’s Spring Break!!! We’re going to have the time of our lives, but we can be safe while we do.So, here are some tips for prevention of any harm we could run into. Never accept a drink from strangers! Yes, bartenders are strangers. However, they are a safer bet than a random guy/girl at a party. You don’t know what could be in that drink. Never put your drink down or out of eyesight for a second! Again, you don’t know what could have happened to that drink the second you put it down or looked away. If anything, go get a different one. Do not drink on an empty stomach! Your diet was before Spring Break. This will help prevent you from dehydrating or getting sick. Stay hydrated! Drink plenty of water! People tend to flock to warmer or hotter places for Spring Break, which include a lot of activities, like dancing or partying. This can lead to dehydration so drink up! Water that is 😉 Watch and know your limit. If you’re going to drink, then be aware of how much you’ve had and when you need to stop. Everyone varies at drinking levels and you are the best judge of where your limit is.
It is good to always have a phone on you. It is a way to call 911 in case of an emergency. Need to order an Uber, Taxi, or call a friend or family member to come and get you? Are you lost or do you need help? Having our phones with us can help us solve these issues. Live in the moment and take a lot of pictures! Anyone else have those, “dang I really wish I would have taken a picture of that” moment? Those drive me crazy. There is nothing better than to have a good picture to go with a great story!
5. The Buddy System
It is very easy to lose a person, and the last thing anyone wants to do is lose a friend. We are all grown adults who can take care of ourselves, but it’s always better to be safe, than sorry. It is always best to pair up with a friend. We are not being their babysitter, but it’s nice to just keep an eye on your friend and make sure that they are ok. We should never let a friend (or ourselves) go to the bathroom alone or anywhere in an unfamiliar setting. We gotta keep an eye on our fam and what they are drinking. We are the best line of defense from strangers trying to get to our squads.
So, have a great spring break, but never forget these five tips. We gotta have each others backs! Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more updates and spring break tips. And always remember Be Well, Do Well.