Get ready to put those laptops and books away because the countdown to spring break has begun. Even if you’re not in school, kick this snow and cold aside for a little bit. Whether you want to take body shots at a beachside bar, adventure through a new city, or give back to a community in need we’ve got some suggestions. Luckily, if you’re spring breaking from Boston you have a lot of options. Whether it’s jetting off to Europe or heading to the islands for some sun, it’s all within your reach.
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• Daytona Beach
• Panama City Beach
• Puerto Vallarta
The best bets for packaged spring break tours are StudentCity.com and STAtravel.com.
• New Orleans
• Montreal/Quebec City
• Mexico City
If you are into planning your own trip, hit up HostelWorld.com and CheapoAir.com for the cheapest flights and beds around. For national flights, the best deals are found on Southwest and jetBlue. Don’t forget to read up a bit on the destination to which you’re heading. The backpacker’s Bible tends to be LonelyPlanet.com but www.LetsGo.com is another great alternative.
If you’re looking for a tour, check out Contiki.com, which does tours for 18-35-year-olds pretty much anywhere. Most European tours range between $850-$1,200 (plus spending money). For beer lovers, a great option is PlayHarderTours.com, based out of Florida but giving custom tours in the US and Europe focused on beer-centric travel. It’s perfect if you’re looking for culture and drinks without the planning. Packages can be tailored to you and your group and average about $600 per person for nine nights.
Afraid of flying? Why not road trip to places like NYC, Quebec City, Montreal, or Nashville?
• Help rebuild the New Jersey coastline
• Teach English abroad
• Work on environmental concerns
• Wildlife conservation
Check out this site for further insight into Voluntourism and how you can make it happen. Here are a few others:
• United Way
• Cross Cultural Solutions
• Projects Abroad
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