Spring Break Do’s and Don’ts

Spring Break is here!

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In honor of the yearly event where college students from near and far gather to escape everything they’ve been learning in college (and even things they’ve learned as home training)… I wanted to let you all know a few things to do and also those things that you should avoid at all cost.

I’m all for having fun and living your best life as long as you’re being safe and not putting yourself or others in danger. So here are 11 things to remember during this vacation:

  1. Do NOT put your drink down and come back to it. – I feel like people say this all the time but just in case you haven’t heard, date rape drugs are a real thing. If you have to go to the restroom, dance, etc.- ask a trusted friend to hold your drink or take it with you but NEVER leave it unattended.
  2. Before you get into your Uber or Lyft, make sure that there is a sign in their window provided by the company.
  3. If you chose not to use Uber or Lyft, make sure that you have a designated driver (and decide before leaving who that person will be).giphy (1)
  4. Take a portable charger! Nothing’s worse than a dead phone in the middle of nowhere.giphy (2)
  5. Plan ahead (i.e. parties, brunch, etc.)- There’s going to be an influx of people everywhere so lines will be long and inevitable. Make reservations and call ahead.
  6. Before consuming alcohol, please eat. I’ve seen too many girls throwing up in public. Don’t be that girl.
  7. While we’re on the topic, know your limits. If know you aren’t a drinker, don’t turn into one this week.giphy (3)
  8. Ration your money out per day. For example, if you’re taking $200 with you, only use what you need for that day. This will keep you within your budget. *Master Tip: Don’t take all of your money out with you. Leave some back in the hotel or AirBnB. If you take it all and you lose your wallet, then what?*giphy (5)
  9. Clean up after yourself on the beaches. I know your mama raised you better than to leave bottles on the ground. *strong side eyes*
  10. People on the street that have those little bottle cap and shuffling games are actually friends in real life. They stop you when you look naive and pretend to be betting against each other in hopes that you will bet your money. Don’t do it. It’s a trap.
  11. LASTLY, enjoy yourself!

I hope that you have a great time and you enjoy every second of it. Drive safely and stay aware.

From me to you, Love.

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Shaakira White

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