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Summer, Winter or Spring Break
So you have summer, winter or spring break coming up. Time to have some fun!
The whole idea of break is to actually take a break from school. However, you don't need to waste your break on useless activities. The idea is to give your mind a break. So do something different. Here are some ideas.
1. See a part of the world that you have never seen before. For example, go the mountains to see snow. Go to a rainforest. See a desert or a canyon. The idea is to get away and change your scenery.
2. Do something adventurous. You could go whitewater rafting, hiking or mountain climbing. Try skiing, water or snow. Stretch your physical limits.
3. Do something for your mind. Giving your mind a break doesn't mean you can't learn something new. Learn something that is different from your college studies. If you study music, learn math. If you are a math major, study a foreign language or go to a music camp. The idea is to give your mind a break from your college topics.
4. Give your time to a volunteer organization. Another way to see the world is to volunteer your time. Try a place like Israel, South Africa, India or South America. Find an organization that will pay part of your way or at least pay for your room and board once you get there. Nothing is more satisfying that seeing your work help a child, a feeble older person or a helpless animal. Who knows? Maybe you will find your life's calling when you give of yourself to help another person or an animal.
Using the internet is the best way to save money on traveling, especially when it comes to airlines. Use one of the well-known websites like Expedia or Travelocity to book airline tickets.
In the planning phase, set a reasonable budget and make a plan to stick to it. Budget some money for fun but mostly stick with food, travel expenses and a little bit for souvenirs. One way to save money on food is to eat one meal a day at a reasonably priced place and then find a market to buy fruit, snacks and sandwich items for food for the rest of the day. Also, if you go to a place that has street vendors, replacing your restaurant meal with street vendor food will help keep you below budget. ( Always check around to make sure that the health of the food from a street vendor is okay. Your hotel or a local person will often be able to give you good advice. )
Here are some suggestions on places to save money while traveling.