Spring Break Do’s and Don’ts

Posted: March 12, 2011 by jerkmag in ZONE -- syracuse
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Do: Enjoy your spring break

Finally Spring Break is upon us once more. I like to think of this time as a natural rejuvenation of sorts for our usual winter blues – a time when the hearts of even the bitchiest of people begin to flutter with excitement. For me, this Spring Break is going to be a big one. I will trade in my iPhone and usual workload for a margarita and sunshine. In preparation for some R&R, I have devised a list of my personal DOs and DON’Ts for all Spring Break-related festivities:

DO meet new people – Nothing is better than meeting someone for a week, becoming Facebook friends, and then never see them again.

DON’T fall in love – We can all admit that there’s nothing more appealing than a quick fling on the beach but trust me, save the person next to you an awkward plane flight home while you sob uncontrollably.

DO try something new – This is the time to do it and do it to the extreme. Now, I’m not condoning anything crazy, but challenge yourself to something new…like a pottery class!

DON’T do a lick of work – Your break is all about you, whether you’re in Monterrey or Minnesota. Take a break from the stress of everyday life and treat yourself to something nice—you deserve it!

DO keep a blog/journal – Even for just the week, documenting your trip and all the wild encounters will make it worthwhile in the future.

DON’T try to impress the locals – If you’re traveling abroad, please do us all a favor and don’t do anything obnoxious or inherently American. That includes, but is not limited to: wearing fanny packs, complaining about the service, teaching people how to “Dougie,” and speaking any language different than the one spoken in the country you’re visiting.

DO use sunblock – Bronzed is hot. Being as red as hooker’s lipstick is not.

DON’T forget you only live once – As my mother always says, “Make good choices and don’t get arrested.”

– Nick Deyo

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