1. Location, Location, Location... Doesn't Matter
The one thing I've learned over my years of spring break trips is that where you go ultimately doesn't matter. Traveling with people you love is all you need, and the rest will fall into place. Commercial places like Myrtle Beach are going to be naturally more expensive, so visit a lesser known beach (or no beach at all) because it'll be cheaper and less crowded.
2. Family and Friends Discount
Family is great, friends are better, so why not exploit them for a place to stay? Once you figure out whom you want to travel with, check to see if any of your travel companions have connections to places you could stay over spring break. Using those connections are often cheaper and more reliable than using commercial means.
3. Food for Thought
Spring break is the time to get caught up on sleep, not do anything remotely productive, and eat like there is no tomorrow. However, sleep and not doing anything is free (most the time), but food is not. The quickest way to blow through your spring break budget is by going out to eat too much. While it can be tempting to hit up all the local dives, it's important not to get carried away when treating yourself. When you are packing prior to the trip, go through your own pantry and find any snacks that you already have. Upon your arrival, plan out your meals with whomever you traveled with, only eating out maybe two or three times over the course of your trip. Remember, sharing is caring. Whoever you traveled with, share things to make the trip cheaper and build poor college kid camaraderie.
4. Family and Friends Discount
Family is great, friends are better, so why not exploit them for a place to stay? Once you figure out whom you want to travel with, check to see if any of your travel companions have connections to places you could stay over spring break. Using those connections or often cheaper and more reliable than using commercial means.
5. Great Value, Great Life
This advice applies to most of life, but off-brand items at the grocery store are perfectly fine as compared to name brand items. Those beautifully bland labels are cheap and... well, that's basically it. So there is no reason that your cabinets at spring break aren't packed with off-brand foods. Those combined with cooking meals make for a much more cost-effective spring break.
6. Drinks To Make Your Head Hurt, Not Your Wallet
Since I am not of age, my good friend Charlie will be writing this section.
"First off, get off your craft beer high horse. It may have that pun you thought was funny for five seconds, but it costs ten times more than Rolling Rock. If you are partying on a budget, find some Milwaukee brews and get drunk.
Second, mixes are cheap, and they are made so that you don't have have to taste that three-dollar vodka you poured into it. Remember that you're just trying to forget about that midterm you definitely failed. Also, don't bring your bottles to the beach, that's how you get slapped with fines and ruin your day. Get those solo cups or that thermos that says "I <3 mom" and slap that full of Pina Colada or Tequila.
Hope this helps. I'm giving the computer back to Logan now. I tried not to curse, so if you want to hear this in your voice, just add an expletive every other word."
7. Guys Afternoon In (GAI)
You traveled with them, so spend some time with them. Even more than spending time with them, don't throw money down the toilet by going to various tourist traps like putt-putt, aquariums, or theme parks. Instead, hangout with your friends by playing games together, sitting outside and talking, or walking to nearby holes-in-the-wall. Those local, hidden hotspots will provide a much better time than any of those tourist traps that just want your money in exchange for a mediocre experience.
My Dad Essay
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The man above all the rest, because of his influence on my life, is my dad. He is so special to me that it's hard to put it in words. My dad is the one who had me knowing in my heart by 7th grade, maybe even sooner, that I wanted to teach someday and that I wanted to coach. My dad was a 5th and 6th grade teacher for 23 years. During these years he coached track, softball, volleyball, and my favorite sport, basketball. I think I probably had a basketball in my hands when I was born!
My sisters and I used to travel to games with him on the bus with their crazy bus driver, Mr. Krueger. The team members always welcomed us, and we had a blast. My dad used to say as Mr. Krueger wildly whipped around another corner, "don't you tell…show more content…
I have so many vivid memories of my dad in front of a classroom captivating his "audience". I remember during a science lesson on the parts of the body he had middle school students playing "The knee bone's connected to the...". He had the respect of his students and, in return, they worked hard for him. He had the ability and opportunity to influence each and every one of their lives. I hope I will someday have a similar influence on my students. I have many special memories of helping my dad with bulletin boards (not always willingly!), correcting papers (which I did enjoy!), reading stories for contests, and just observing him.
My dad's a principal now of an elementary school, but he is probably one of the most visible, active principals I've ever known. My dad plays his guitar and sings during school assemblies. How many principals do that? The kids, teachers, and parents all get a kick out of that. Since he was a teacher for so many years, the teachers feel more like he is "one of them", not an egotistical administrator that feels he is so much better than everyone else. He really loves and cares about the kids. He's so proud of the students in his school, always cutting their pictures out of the paper and having kids be "principal for the day".
Many people have influenced me to become a teacher through their example and their sincere concern for me. Some great people listened to me and are now my