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You Will Need
- Second job
- Cheap destination
- Service-oriented travel group (optional)
- Local destination (optional)
Save your money. Put aside a little bit of money every week. Add money from selling used textbooks, can and bottle deposit refunds, and Christmas and birthday money to your spring break fund.
Get a second job
Get a temporary second job to help you build up the cash to afford your trip.
Choose a cheap destination
Choose a cheap destination for your spring break trip. If you're looking for an international destination, but aren't too picky, narrow down your choices by looking for countries where the value of the dollar against the local currency is the strongest.
Book the cheapest flight you can months in advance. Comparison shop for the best tickets, and be willing to take extra layovers to save money.
Stay away from taxis
Stay away from taxis. When you reach your destination, take advantage of buses, walk to your destination, or rent a bike. Avoiding taxis can help make the trip much more affordable.
Rent a house
Rent a house if you are vacationing with a group of people, and split the cost. If you can't rent a house, at least try to find a space that has a kitchen so you can save money by not going out to eat for every meal.
Get liquored up ahead of time
Have a drink or two before you go out. Drinks at night clubs and restaurants can set you back a bit, so start the process of having fun earlier in the evening.
Have fun for free
Find activities, sights, and beaches you can go to for free. As long as you have your friends, your spring break trip will be affordable and fun.