The Do’s and Don’ts of Packing for Spring Break



Emma Maynard, Editor

Spring break is always a fun time, whether you’re going on a trip to the beach or going to spend a few days with a good friend, you need to pack essentials. There are two types of people: those who overpack, and those who never seem to pack enough. This is a guide to help you figure out what you need and don’t need for your spring break packing plans. For the people traveling for their spring break; think about where you’ll be going; what will the weather be like? Consider the location and the climate, as well as the activities you’re planning on doing. Then, you can pack accordingly, without stuffing your suitcase full of non-essential items.

If you’re choosing to go to the beach for spring break, or somewhere warm; think about bringing a swimming suit with you, or a pair of sandals. You should also make sure to pack at least two bottles of sunblock to prevent sunburns and ensuring that your skin is protected against the harsh rays. Based on whatever activities you’ve planned for your week-long vacation, you might contemplate packing some hiking shoes, or athletic wear. If you’re planning on walking for an extensive period of time, you need to pack the proper footwear, as well as clothing.

If you’re going to visit family for the week, pack what you know you’ll need; sleepwear, daytime clothes, socks, toothbrush, etc. Packing for family events differ from family to family; it’s more of a personal preference of choice, but knowing the weather would be advised and helpful to you as well.

Packing the vital things you need for a trip is fundamental and can ultimately decide whether you’ll be having a good or a miserable time. Knowing what you need is key to having a carefree break, if you have all the right things to make your break easier for yourself, then you’re bound to have a wonderful spring break. Just don’t pack excessively, and don’t under-pack.