Spring break is one of the best aspects of college. The first few months of the year we work hard and drag ourselves through classes with this as our light at the end of the tunnel. Well, it’s almost here and before you set off for your spring break destinations, there are a few important things you need to remember to bring.
5.) Pallets of Gatorade:
The keyword for spring break is ‘rally’. It’s hard to rally when you go so hard the first night that you can’t make it out of the room. We know you’re not going to forget packing handles of vodka, but don’t let it slip your mind to pick up a few cases of electrolyte heavy drinks. If you really want to last all week, your recovery drink in the morning is just as important as what you’re drinking the night before.
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4.) Extra Forms of Identification:
So you think you’re real smart for remembering to pack your ID? This isn’t just a night out, it’s a week of you making the worst decisions of your life. Trust us when we say one form of ID will not get you through the week. And you don’t want to be the only one unable to get into the bars. A lot of bouncers are pretty understandable so you should be fine with a picture of your license, a passport, a birth certificate, or a picture of you with a 20-dollar bill attached.
3.) Bail Money:
No matter where you go it’s going to get crazy, and local authorities are always looking to crack down on out-of-towners. That, plus the law of averages almost guarantees at least one of your buddies is going to get arrested for public intoxication, indecent exposure, or if you have a friend from Mississippi State, criminal mischief with a farm animal. So it’s in everyone’s best interest that you collect some cash from each person early just in case. Give it to the most reliable friend, or stash it somewhere in your hotel room.
2.) A GoPro:
Imagine this scene: you’ve woken up on the beach and don’t remember the name of your hotel, you have a phone number written on your arm in lipstick, six missed calls from a Nevada area code, a guitar with $2,000 hidden in the inside and the clothes you’re wearing aren’t the ones you had on when you went out. You brought a GoPro to show the fun of spring break, but now it might be useful to see if you were an accessory to any crimes yesterday.
1.) Some GPS App:
It only takes a few seconds to download an app that will potentially save your life, or at least a lot of time and wandering around. It’s inevitable that at some point you and your friends will get separated, and someone will have forgotten to write the hotel name and room number on their leg, so you need a contingency plan. Find My iPhone, Find My Friend, Find My Pet…download them all so you don’t get lost or have to have that awkward conversation with your parents on someone else’s phone about how you lost yours.
We hope that spring break is a fun and semi-memorable one, but most importantly we hope that it is a safe one. Think of us as your wise and considerate uncle that starts drinking at 10:00 a.m. on weekdays. You can thank us later.