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Great Spring Break Alternatives

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Spring Break DrinkingAh, the beer-soaked, time-honored ritual of spring break. A time when normally serious college students head out of town for a bit of relaxation and perhaps a touch of debauchery.

For the students’ main destinations, like South Padre Island in Texas, Panama City, Florida, or Cancun, Mexico, the practical effect of spring break is similar to a swarm of giant, drunken locusts.

Sounds like a great time to go there, right?

Whether you’re a student who wants to actually remember some of his vacation, or a “grown-up” looking to avoid the swarm, check out these ideas …

After all, if your destination is crowded, that almost always means higher airfares and hotel rates, along with less personal service.

And that’s why we almost always recommend traveling during the off season.

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