Archive for May, 2009


Spring Break 2010 Dates

May 27, 2009

Photo from Spring Break 2009 Panama City Beach, Florida.


When is Spring Break 2010?

The following is an updated listing of Spring Break dates for 2010. The schools listed are the top schools that travel for spring break.


A travel specialist will give you your school’s exact dates by phone.

If your coming with us on spring break and your not from the U.S…click here for the best deals!


List updated with more schools December 25th 2010 @ 11:54 AM ( EST )

Spring Break!


2010 spring break dates

February 13th – 20th, 2010

Algonquin College
Ryerson University
University of Calgary
University of Toronto

February 21st-27th, 2010

Brock University, Canada
Concordia University
Oakland University

 Feb. 27th – Mar. 6th 2010 

Boston College
Duquesne University
Lebanon Valley College
Mary Baldwin College
Moore College of Art and Design
Northeastern University
Pepperdine University
Rice University
Rocky Mountain College
Saint Francis University
Silver Lake College
Stetson University
University of Dayton
University of Michigan
Valparaiso University
Villanova University
Western Michigan University
Wingate University
Xavier University

March 6th – 13th, 2010

Alabama A&M University
Albion College
American University
Appalachian State University
Austin Peay State University
Baldwin-Wallace College
Ball State University
Baylor University
Belmont University
Bentley College
Bowling Green State University
Bryn Mawr College
Butler University
California University of Pennsylvania
Carroll College
Clark University
College of Charleston
College of Mount St. Joseph
College of William and Mary
College of Wooster
Colorado State University-Pueblo
Columbus State University
Concordia University, Saint Paul
Covenant College
Creighton University
Duke University
East Carolina University
East Tennessee State University
Eastern Kentucky University
Emerson College
Emory & Henry College
Fairfield University
Ferris State University
Florida A&M
Florida College
Florida Memorial University
George Mason University
Georgetown University
Gonzaga University
Grand Valley State
Greensboro College
Hampton University
Hastings College of the Law
Illinois State University
Indiana State University
James Madison University
Kennesaw State University
Longwood University
Loyola Marymount University
Macon State College
Malone College
Miami University (OH)
Michigan State University
Minnesota State University
Monmouth College
Morehouse College
Northern Illinois University
Notre Dame de Namur University
Occidental College
Old Dominion University
Pellissippi State Technical
Penn State University
Quinnipiac University
Radford University
Saint John’s University
Saint Joseph’s University
Simmons College
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Southern Methodist University
St. Louis University
Temple University
Tennessee State University
Thomas More College
Texas State University
University of Detroit Mercy
University of Evansville
University of Florida
University of Georgia
University of Memphis
University of North Carolina
University of North Carolina
University of Notre Dame
University of South Carolina
University of South Dakota
University of Southern Indiana
University of Tampa
University of Tennessee at Martin
University of Toledo
University of West Florida
Utah State University
Valencia Community College
Virginia Tech
Weber State University
Western Kentucky University
Wilmington College
Yale University
Youngstown State University

March 13th – 20th, 2010

Adams State College
Albright College
Arizona State College
Auburn University
Austin College
Birmingham Southern College
Brock University
Bucknell University
California College of the Arts
California State University, Chico
Carthage College
Clemson University
Cleveland State University
Colgate University
Colorado State University
Colorado State University, Fort Collins
Columbia University
Concordia University, Austin
Concordia University, Wisconsin
Connecticut College
Daytona Beach Community College
Delta State University
Des Moines Area Community College
Earlham College
Eastern Illinois University
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Fordham University
Fort Hays State University
George Washington University
Georgia Southern University
Georgia State
Harvard University
Harvey Mudd College
Humboldt State University
Indiana University, Purdue
Indiana University of Bloomington
Iowa State University
Jackson State University
Jacksonville State University
John Hopkins University
Kansas State University
Keene State College
Lafayette College
Lakeland College
Liberty University
Manhattan College
Marquette University
Mount Holyoke College
Naval Academy
North Carolina State University
Pomona College
Princeton University
Purdue University
Rider University
Rutgers University at New Jersey, Camden
Rutgers University at New Jersey, Newark
Rutgers University at New Jersey
Saint Clair College
Samford University
Savannah State University
Scripps College
St. Mary’s College- Maryland
Stephen F. Austin State University
Syracuse University
Texas A&M, Corpus Christi
Texas A&M
Texas Tech University
Towson University
University of Alabama, Birmingham
University of Alabama, Huntsville
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
University of Arizona
University of Arkansas
University of Central Missouri
University of Central Oklahoma
University of Denver
University of Hartford
University of Houston
University of Idaho
University of Iowa
University of Kansas
University of Kentucky
University of Lethbridge
University of Maryland
University of Maryland Eastern Shore
University of Massachusetts
University of Miami
University of Minnesota
University of Mississippi
University of Montevallo
University of Nebraska
University of New Hampshire
University of New Haven
University of New Mexico
University of North Florida
University of North Texas
University of Northern Colorado
University of Northern Iowa
University of Oklahoma
University of Pittsburgh
University of San Francisco
University of South Alabama
University of South Florida
University of Southern California
University of Southern Mississippi
University of Texas, Austin
University of Texas, Dallas
University of Texas, Pan American
University of Texas, San Antonio
University of Tulsa
University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
University of Wisconsin, Parkside
University of Wisconsin, Platteville
University of Wisconsin, River Falls
University of Wyoming
Utah State University
Utah Valley State College
Valdosta State University
Virginia Commonwealth University
Washington State University
Weber State University
Western Illinois University
Wichita State University
Wilson College

March 20th – March 27th , 2010

Alliant International University
Arkansas State University
Bard College
California Institute of Technology
Calvin College
Central Connecticut State University
Colorado State University, Boulder
Columbia College Chicago
Cornell University
Depaul University
Eastern Connecticut State University
Georgia Tech
Grinnell College
Hudson Valley Community College
Huntingdon College
Idaho State University
Lewis & Clark College
Luther College
Mount Mercy College
Santa Fe Community College
University of Arkansas, Little Rock
University of California, Berkeley
University of Central Arkansas
University of Colorado
University of Hawaii
University of Illinois, Chicago
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
University of North Alabama
University of Oregon
University of Rhode Island
University of Utah
University of West Georgia
University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point
University of Wisconsin, Stout
Wellesley College
Western Connecticut State University
Wright State University

March 27th -April 3rd, 2010

Air Force Academy
Berkeley College
Binghamton University
Brevard Community College
Brown University
California State University, Sacramento
Chipola Junior College
Drake University
Edgewood College
Elmhurst College
Fresno State University
Florida Community College at Jacksonville
Hofstra University
Kent State University
Lindenwood University
Long Beach State University
Loyola Marymount University
Madison Area Technical School
Northwest College
Northwest Michigan College
Ocean County College
Orange Coast College
Samuel Merritt College
San Diego State University
San Jose State
Southwestern Community College
Spring Hill College
Stony Brook University
Tulane University
University at Albany
University of Central Florida
University of Delaware
University of Missouri-Columbia
University of Montana
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Western Carolina University
Wofford College

April 3rd – 11th, 2010

Augusta State University
Bates Technical College
California State University, Northridge
Canisius College
Louisiana State University
Northwestern State University
Whittier College


Villanova University 03/01 – 03/05
Providence College 03/01-03/05  
College of the Holy Cross 03/01 – 03/05  
Northeastern University 03/01 – 03/05  
Loyola College in Maryland 03/01 – 03/05  
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor-Central Campus 03/01 – 03/05  
Boston College 03/01 – 03/05  
St. John Fisher College 03/01 – 03/05  
Rochester Institute of Technology 03/01 – 03/05  
Western Michigan University 03/01 – 03/05  
Christopher Newport University 03/01 – 03/05  
Pennsylvania State Univ-Main Campus 03/08 – 03/12  
James Madison University 03/08 – 03/12  
Fairfield University 03/08 – 03/12  
University of Connecticut at Storrs 03/08 – 03/12  
University of Florida 03/08 – 03/12  
Radford University 03/08 – 03/12  
Bowling Green State University 03/08 – 03/12  
Texas State University 03/08 – 03/12  
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universit 03/08 – 03/12  
East Carolina University 03/08 – 03/12  
Illinois State University 03/08 – 03/12  
Quinnipiac University 03/08 – 03/12  
University of Central Florida 03/08 – 03/12  
Lehigh University 03/08 – 03/12  
SUNY at Buffalo 03/08 – 03/12  
Boston University 03/08 – 03/12  
Bentley College 03/08 – 03/12  
Northern Illinois University 03/08 – 03/12  
Michigan State University 03/08 – 03/12  
Bryant College 03/08 – 03/12  
Central Michigan University-Mount Pleasant 03/08 – 03/12  
Miami University-OH 03/08 – 03/12  
College of New Jersey, The 03/08 – 03/12  
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 03/08 – 03/12  
Sacred Heart University 03/08 – 03/12  
St. Josephs University 03/08 – 03/12  
Missouri State University 03/08 – 03/12  
University of North Carolina at Charlotte 03/08 – 03/12  
Temple University-PA 03/08 – 03/12  
Assumption College 03/08 – 03/12  
Elon College 03/08 – 03/12  
University of Toledo 03/08 – 03/12  
University of Virginia 03/08 – 03/12  
Towson University 03/08 – 03/12  
University of Pennsylvania 03/08 – 03/12  
University of Notre Dame 03/08 – 03/12  
St. Cloud State University 03/08 – 03/12  
Truman State University 03/08 – 03/12  
University of Tennessee-Knoxville 03/08 – 03/12  
University of Georgia 03/08 – 03/12  
Worcester Polytechnic Institute 03/08 – 03/12  
Wright State University Main Campus 03/08 – 03/12  
Old Dominion University 03/08 – 03/12  
East Tennessee State University 03/08 – 03/12  
University of North Carolina at Wilmington 03/08 – 03/12  
West Chester University of Pennsylvania 03/08 – 03/12  
Bridgewater State College 03/08 – 03/12  
Tiffin University 03/08 – 03/12  
Ferris State University 03/08 – 03/12  
Georgetown University 03/08 – 03/12  
University of South Carolina Columbia 03/08 – 03/12  
University of Rochester 03/08 – 03/12  
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University 03/08 – 03/12  
Minnesota State University – Mankato 03/08 – 03/12  
East Stroudsburg University 03/08 – 03/12  
Mesa State College 03/08 – 03/12  
St. Cloud Technical College 03/08 – 03/12  
Florida Atlantic University-Boca Raton 03/08 – 03/12  
Yale University 03/08 – 03/19  
University of Maryland-College Park 03/15 – 03/19  
University of Massachusetts-Amherst 03/15 – 03/19  
University of New Hampshire 03/15 – 03/19  
Indiana University Bloomington 03/15 – 03/19  
Iowa State University 03/15 – 03/19  
Eastern Illinois University 03/15 – 03/19  
Syracuse University Main Campus 03/15 – 03/19  
Clemson University 03/15 – 03/19  
Rutgers – The State Univ of New Jersey – New Bruns 03/15 – 03/19  
University of Nebraska-Lincoln 03/15 – 03/19  
Bradley University 03/15 – 03/19  
Purdue University-Main Campus 03/15 – 03/19  
Marist College 03/15 – 03/19  
North Carolina State University 03/15 – 03/19  
University of Louisville 03/15 – 03/19  
Iona College 03/15 – 03/19  
University of Kansas-Main Campus 03/15 – 03/19  
Salisbury State University 03/15 – 03/19  
Gallaudet University 03/15 – 03/19  
University of Iowa 03/15 – 03/19  
University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth 03/15 – 03/19  
University of Scranton 03/15 – 03/19  
Kansas State University 03/15 – 03/19  
Western New England College 03/15 – 03/19  
University of Kentucky 03/15 – 03/19  
Siena College 03/15 – 03/19  
Endicott College 03/15 – 03/19  
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities 03/15 – 03/19  
SUNY College at Cortland 03/15 – 03/19  
North Dakota State University 03/15 – 03/19  
University of North Dakota 03/15 – 03/19  
Merrimack College 03/15 – 03/19  
Montclair State University 03/15 – 03/19  
Lafayette College 03/15 – 03/19  
University of Arizona 03/15 – 03/19  
Southeast Missouri State University 03/15 – 03/19  
SUNY College at Oswego 03/15 – 03/19  
Niagara University 03/15 – 03/19  
New York University 03/15 – 03/19  
University of North Florida 03/15 – 03/19  
Adelphi University 03/15 – 03/19  
Macomb Community College-South Campus 03/15 – 03/19  
United States Military Academy – West Point 03/15 – 03/19  
Clarkson University-NY 03/15 – 03/19  
Minnesota State University – Moorhead 03/15 – 03/19  
Fairleigh Dickinson University-Madison 03/15 – 03/19  
Auburn University Main Campus 03/15 – 03/19  
Ithaca College 03/15 – 03/19  
SUNY College at Fredonia 03/15 – 03/19  
New Mexico Military Institute 03/15 – 03/19  
University of New Haven 03/15 – 03/19  
University of Northern Iowa 03/15 – 03/19  
Western Illinois University 03/15 – 03/19  
University of Rhode Island 03/22 – 03/26  
Ohio State University-Main Campus 03/22 – 03/26  
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign 03/22 – 03/26  
Georgia Institute of Technology 03/22 – 03/26  
Washington & Jefferson College 03/22 – 03/26  
Centre College 03/22 – 03/26  
Cornell University 03/22 – 03/26  
Tufts University-Medford 03/22 – 03/26  
University of Cincinnati Main Campus 03/22 – 03/26  
University of Colorado at Boulder 03/22 – 03/26  
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh 03/22 – 03/26  
Ohio University 03/22 – 03/26  
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 03/22 – 03/26  
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater 03/22 – 03/26  
University of Delaware 03/29 – 04/02  
University of Missouri-Columbia 03/29 – 04/02  
University of Wisconsin-Madison 03/29 – 04/02  
West Virginia University 03/29 – 04/02  
SUNY at Albany 03/29 – 04/02  
Hofstra University 03/29 – 04/02  
SUNY at Binghamton 03/29 – 04/02  
SUNY at Stony Brook 03/29 – 04/02  
Pace University – Pleasantville 03/29 – 04/02  
Roanoke College 03/29 – 04/02  
Louisiana State University A&M College 04/05 – 04/09  


This year the peak weeks for spring break are the weeks starting Saturday, March 6 – 13th and March 13th -20th.  The official 2010 Spring Break schedule of events will be listed soon.


1. Cancun spring break

2. Acapulco spring break

3. Panama City spring break



For more info on hot spots call 1-978-573-1835

Check out our Cancun Trip Last Year:

 Spring Break….welcome to the best 7 nights of your LIFE!


MTV’s “The Real World Cancun” gives a fresh persepective on Spring Break

May 27, 2009

Oh boy! 

The producers of “The Real World” just wrapped up shooting their newest season.  For the first time ever the 8 strangers embark on a journey to Cancun, Mexico.  Obviously this is going to be a season that has the potential to be the wildest ever put on television.  Rumor has it that the cast of the show go to work for (The largest Spring Break Tour Operator to Cancun).  The cast works with the other travel staff to ensure that spring breakers have a safe and fun filled spring break experience.

Looking back at all of the episodes of the Real World I have watched in my time, it is absolutely mind numbing how many hours are spent watching these drama filled individuals live out their lives on TV.  After exposing themselves, their insecurities, and their issues in life, I find it hard to believe that any of the cast members ever go on to obtain anything more than their breif stint as reality TV stars.  This new season in Cancun is sure to bring out the craziest of them all.

So the real question is how will this show effect Spring Break Travel by U.S. students in 2010?

Even though Mexico has been graced by both the swine flu and drug related violence the producers of the show stated that it did not effect production and they seemed to think that the number of students in Cancun was on par with what they expected.  I personally think Cancun will continue to prosper in 2010 as a spring break destination.  The Real World will expose Cancun to those students who have never been there.  Perhaps many students will begin to save money early this year so they can “have their own Real World Cancun Experience”. 

It will be interesting to see how the show unfolds and how the roomates balance working in paradise while trying to squeeze in a party of their own. 

The show is due to air in June.

For more info check out:


Spring Break Acapulco Villas FOR LESS

May 27, 2009

Most people believe that you have to be a baller to get a villa in Acapulco for spring break.  Let me inform you that there is no truth to that statement.

Why are villas in Acapulco so popular for spring break?  Simply because they afford you the opportunity to live in a house with a private chef, driver, and pool!  If you want to throw a private party after Paladium closes, or invite the devil himself to your villa to party, you have the means of doing so.

Most villas in Acapulco available for spring break sleep 10 – 20 people.  This simple fact is what makes them so affordable.  Will you pay more to stay in a villa than a standard hotel?  Sometimes.  Villa pricing can range from $1600 a person to $3000 a person.  If your on a budget several companies allow you to sign up with 20 friends for a Villa.  Each person has their own account and logs into the account via a secure website to make monthly payments.  Normally the Villa property owners require a $250 down payment per person to hold the villa.  Each person can then make monthly payments on their own.

THIS PAYMENT PLAN IS THE SINGULAR REASON TO BOOK EARLY (not to mention if there is a particular villa you are looking for, you need to act fast before someone else sweeps it up)!

I found a very good source for villas.  Visit the following site and choose “destination” followed by “Acapulco” and the villas will come up ( OR; OR feel free to hit me up as I can broker a GUARANTEED lowest price deal for you.

If you have a specific villa your group is looking for be sure to leave a comment and I will go to work on obtaining the best deal possible for you!

See you in Acapulco for spring break 2010!


Travel Websites Offer Discounts for 2011 Spring Break

May 22, 2009

Spring Break tour operators are already discounting their trips for 2010 travel.  It seems the tour companies are finally getting more savvy as students have less money to spend due to the economy.  Pricing compared to 2009 is several percentage points less.  Rediculous discounts including pricing on Bahamas Party Cruises, Panama City Beach (home of the MTV stage), and Cancun.

Lowest pricing on international spring break seems to be Jamaica.  With the swine flu challenges and drug wars Jamaica seems to be looking more attractive to students.

The following are the best websites to earn a FREE trip for organizing a group and/or your best deal on spring break 2010 packages:,,,

CRUISE INSIDERS GUIDE FOR SPRING BREAK…read this guide and get guaranteed cruise rates for $198 for 5 nights with all meals and drinks included.  These are wholesaled direct to you.  Click Here to read the guide.


Spring Break 2010

May 19, 2009

Spring Break 2010!

What better way to enjoy travel among friends who like to party in foreign countries?

So after all my years in the industry I have to say spring break for most schools will be most popular in Cancun, Acapulco, Panama City Beach, and Jamaica.  A couple of fun low cost/high value vacations include the Bahamas Party Cruise and South Padre Island, Texas.

Want to know more info…visit this site,,, !


Indiana U takes over Acapulco Spring Break 2010

May 14, 2009

2010 Spring Break bookings are in full swing, and it’s only May.  Indiana University (rated as one of the biggest party schools in the country) seems to be booking mostly Acapulco with  With pricing at it’s best now (obviously early), it seems students are getting more conscious about their spending.  YES they are spending, but with all the early booking incentives and low pricing students are saving big $$ by making reservations before summer break ends for trips departing March 2010.

Indiana University located in Bloomington, Indiana has listed their spring break week as March 13th, 2010

More students at Indiana University Travel with than any other company. They are the largest student tour operator in the U.S. and are publicly traded plus they carry the largest insurance policy when compared to all other student tour operators. is offering all-inclusive rates starting at $900 for 7 nights, with flights from all U.S. cities.  The packages include their on-site staff, FREE meals at reatuarants downtown Acapulco, FREE pre-game parties and daytime events as well.  No other company seems to be able to match this pricing as the competition just doesn’t seem to have the buying power.

If your a “baller” check out the mansions/villa’s owns available for rental in Acapulco.


Everyday is Spring Break

May 13, 2009

So…this is my very first blog.  After 5 years in the student travel industry…I can’t believe I haven’t blogged on my experiences.  I live spring break 365 days a year and help about 2000 college students have the safest experience of a lifetime every March.   Alot of people ask me how do you “live spring break”?  There are only a couple of ways for me to explain it.  In college I was totally ripped off by a travel agency.  A week before we were to leave on our trip to Cancun, they went out of business and didn’t let anyone know.  They had purchased our airline tickets and so we didn’t know anything was wrong until we got to Mexico.  Once on-site, we arrived at our hotel only to find out we had no reservation and the travel agency hadn’t paid for the rooms.  Did I forget to mention I was there with 160 friends and I was the one who set-up the trip through the travel agent?  Needless to say, we had to go pay more money, find a hotel, and I got my ass kicked everynight by my angry friends.  It was at this point I learned what “a reputable tour operator” was.  Moving forward, I developed a close network of reputable tour operators and began to sell for them.  Today I only use one tour operator as they allow me to negotiate rates even lower than web based travel portals due to their buying power and they have been in business for 25 years with a flawless track record of success.  I normally start helping students organize their trips in June every year all the way until their spring break in March. People ask me why/how I get students to book their trips a full summer before they travel?   Because students travel in groups for spring break, when you book your group early it affords you several advantages: 1. Lower pricing…it allows me to purchase flights early and save you big $$$  2. Best hotel accomadations and rooming configurations (hotels do sell out as well as the premium ocean front rooms). 3.  PAYMENT PLANS! If your trip is going to cost you $1000, it’s nice to pay for it on your own terms, rather than coming up with $1000 a month before your due to depart. The best early deals are found here!

My daily routine involves traveling  to college campuses across the country, educating students on destinations and help them negotiate the best value for their money.  How do I make money to survive and live this dream?  I get paid  by a travel vendor for referring them business.  After the sales season, I go on-location for spring break and assist the students who travelled with me.  Myself and my colleagues do an orientation when the students arrive on-site that educates them on making safe choices, what to do in emergency situations, and best of all…where all the parties are located.   What do I do after spring break?  I prepare for next year, take some time off and do a bit of traveling myself.  I visit my family and friends in Chicago and spend time at the lake house.

Going into the 2010 spring break season I have a great outlook.  YES our economy as a country is down, but student travel is up! Statistics show that there are currently 14.3 million students enrolled in about 5,000 colleges in the USA alone, and that each year over 715,000 (or 5%) of these students spend $2.1 billion in the travel sector. That’s a lot of money being spent by an often overlooked slice of the market. In fact, students are often looked at as too young, too busy, and too broke to be travelers of any worth, but in reality, the student travel market represents 23%of the entire travel market. Students took over two million trips last year!  A large percentage of those trips are taken during the spring break season (generally Feb. – Apr.).

Biggest Destinations for this past season (2009):

1. Panama City Beach, Florida

2. Cancun, Mexico

3. Freeport,Bahamas

My forecast for 2010 spring break destinations: considering the perceived turmoil in Mexico (noticed I said perceived) I think U.S. destinations such as Panama City Beach, Florida and South Padre Island, Texas will continue to grow.  Another (often overlooked) old school spring break destination Negril, JAMAICA is going to grow leaps and bounds this year.  Jamaica was one of the original spring break destinations.  MTV hosted some of their first few spring break concert series in Jamaica back in the early 90’s and it is a beautiful place to visit.  Not to mention the beaches and parties hosted in Negril are legendary. Pricing for Jamaica is considerably lower when compared to Mexico  So that is my prediction.  Cancun and Acapulco will still be popular.  The drug related violence is NOT happening in Cancun, Acapulco, or Puerto Vallarta (which are the most popular college spring break destinations). 

If your currently in college and interested in capitalizing on an opportunity to earn cash on your campus, and earn a FREE spring break trip, please be sure to hit me up. I have a full marketing program at zero cost to you that will aid you in organizing trips on your campus at the GUARANTEED lowest pricing around. 

If your a student traveler and you need someone on your side to help you find the best deals for safe travel during spring break  at the GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICING, feel free to contact me.