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Beer, beaches, and babes – spring break 2011

October 27, 2010

So you stumbled here on to my blog in search of a couple of things…beer, beaches, and babes…right?

Well maybe not exactly (if your a female spring breaker), but I am sure you were searching the internet for a few items on Spring Break 2016!

The hot spots for spring break 2016 are the usual:  Cancun, Acapulco, Puerto Vallarta, Jamaica, The Bahamas, Panama City Florida or South Padre Island Texas!

HERE ARE THE 4 STEPS TO PLANNING YOUR 2016 SPRING BREAK TRIP!

 

STEP # 1: Find out when your school goes on spring break!

I already did that for you! I have listed them all here on my blog. To find your school’s spring break date  Click here  (opens in a new window)

STEP # 2: Figure out a budget…(i.e. save some beer money!)

I can help you do that too.  It’s important to have a budget, so you’ll need to save some money.  To see how to budget and what an average trip will cost check my blog post on it Click here (opens in a new window)

STEP #3:  Choose a destination/hotel that fits your budget.

So if you can afford it and have $2000 per person to spend for 7 nights (including airfare) of all out crazyness…check out the private villas in Acapulco…or headquarter properties like the Oasis Cancun Resort.  Private villas run from $1700 – $2000 per person.  The Oasis Cancun runs about $1400 – $1500 per person but…IT’S ALL YOU CAN EAT AND DRINK.

For a 7 night vacation  with all you can eat and drink including your flight plan to spend:

Cancun $999 – $1600 per person

Acapulco $899 – $1800 per person

The Bahamas $999 – $1500 per person

Puerto Vallarta from $1000 – $1500 per person

Jamaica from $800 – $1300 per person

Party Cruises from $400 – $699 per person

More info on VIP Villas in Acapulco or Puerto Vallarta? Check my blog post  click here

More info on the Oasis Cancun Resort? Check my blog post click here

STEP # 4: Choose a company secure and legitimate travel company to book your trip.

On the internet these days there are hundreds of ways to book a spring break trip.  There are people claiming to operate spring break trips in all these foreign countries, when really they are just a “mom and pop” travel agency.  They have no parties, no MTV, no free meals and drinks…and most of all no staff from their offices to pick you up at the airport and bring you to your hotel and be there to help you if there is trouble.  In the past 8 years I have travelled with several small companies but have not found any to be as comprehensive and low priced as Studentcity.com

They are a publicly traded company on the stock exchange (so they aren’t “mom and pop”) and they are the largest student travel company in the USA!  They are also the official travel partner of MTV.  You can see them on “The Real World Cancun” airing Wed. nights on MTV.  Spring Break is all that they do and they send about 40 staff to every destination to make sure your having the best time, and if you need help…they are right there to help you out!  Also know they are the low price leader, but if you do happen to find a lower price…they’ll BEAT it!

Here is a link to their website: www.studentcity.com

Whether you choose to travel with Studentcity.com or someone else, please use your head and make smart decisions.  Be safe and have the time of your life.

For more info on spring break safety read my blog page about it here!

ALSO…if you are looking to start your own spring break or student travel company, check out our friends a W Tour & Travel Group.  They charge no up front fees, and don’t make you sign a contract, however they will make you a ton of money.  They will help you build a business plan, sales/marketing plan, help you get your company on college campuses and more!  Check them out at http://www.yourtravelstartup.com

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Top 10 beaches of 2010

May 28, 2010

Dr. Beach is a gentleman who ranks beaches based on several critiria.  Each year he publishes his findings.  I found this list on Boston.com today.

Not all of these beaches are great spring break destinations, but they are definitely great locations for summer!

10. Cape Florida State Park –  

Dr. Beach says: “Cape Florida State Park, located at the south tip of Key Biscayne, provides clear, emerald-colored waters and gentle surf. This fine, white coral sand beach is great for swimming, as waves are knocked down by a large sand shoal offshore.”

9. Hamoa Beach – 

Maui, Hawaii

Dr. Beach says: “This pocket beach is rimmed by cliffs, covered by coconut palm trees and beautiful flowering vegetation. This crescent beach, which is a mixture of coral and lava sand, is the most famous of Maui’s Hana beaches.”

8. Beachwalker Park – 

Kiawah Island, S.C.

Dr. Beach says: “The water is not clear here, but it is clean and provides for fantastic seafood for low-country cooking.”

7. Coast Guard Beach – 

Cape Cod, Mass.

The Eastham treasure moved up two spots from last year’s rankings. Dr. Beach says: “Coast Guard Beach, accessible by bicycle or via shuttle bus from the Salt Pond Visitor’s Center, was formed where a sand spit attached to the eroding glacial cliffs. The sand is fairly coarse, so the beach slopes steeply into the water. The picturesque old Coast Guard station still sits atop the glacial bluffs, allowing for a spectacular view down upon the Nauset Spit barrier system and bay.”

6. Kahanamoku Beach – 

Waikiki, Oahu, Hawaii

Dr. Beach says: “A shallow offshore reef protects this beach from the big waves, making it a great swimming area for families with children.”

5. Main Beach – 

East Hampton, N.Y.

Dr. Beach says: “Main Beach provides the perfect blend of nature and built environment.”

4. Cape Hatteras – 

Outer Banks of North Carolina

Dr. Beach says: “Providing some of the best board surfing along the East Coast, as well as the most famous lighthouse in the United States, Cape Hatteras attracts beachgoers to its historic fishing villages. Nature lovers adore the excellent beachcombing and superb fishing.”

3. Coronado Beach – 

San Diego, Calif.

Dr. Beach says: “Coronado Beach is the toast of Southern California; it is a veritable oasis by the sea, measuring hundreds of yards wide. With its lush subtropical vegetation, unique Mediterranean climate, and fine sparkling sand, beach-goers flock to this beach for great ship watching and the summer’s warm and mild surf.”

2. Siesta Beach – 

Sarasota, Fla.

Dr. Beach says: “Siesta Beach has clear, warm waters that serve for ideal swimming. The beach is hundreds of yards wide in the shape of a crescent, due to anchoring of onshore rocks to the north and a unique underwater formation of coral rock and caves, providing for great snorkeling and scuba diving.”

1. Coopers Beach – 

Southampton, N.Y.

Dr. Beach says: “While the U.S. Northeast coast was pummeled by storms this past winter, Coopers Beach stood up well with no damage.”

So there is the list of the best beaches in the U.S. for summer travel.

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Indiana University Spring Break 2011

April 20, 2010

Indiana University seems to be taking over Acapulco again for 2011.

Early booking numbers (already posted) are showing a staggering number of students from this pretigious university are again headed to Acapulco in style.  After talking to severl groups who have already booked they are choosing Acapulco for several reasons.

1. Night Life – Some of the best (if not the best) night life in all of Mexico is in Acapulco!  In order the best clubs are: Palladium, Mandara, El Ajibre, and Pure.  Pure is a new night club only available through the party package offered by www.studentcity.com

2. Variety of Hotels – It seems most students love the service at the hotels in Acapulco.  MTV chose Playa Suites Hotel as their headquarters for their concert stage featuring Ludacris, Drake, and many more.  They even shot the Gauntlet Challenge at this hotel.  More students are choosing this hotel over the Copacabana because it offers 24/7 all-inclusive, it is close to the clubs, has the sickest daytime pool parties, and will again be host to several concerts and events not offered at other hotels.  Not to mention it is the only all suite hotel that allows students.  Studentcity.com is the official spring break travel company for Playa Suites again in 2011. 

3. Private Villas – The hills of Acapulco offer unsurpassed luxury accomadations for those students with the best taste.  The Las Brisas exclusive community offers private Million Dollar custom villa homes that sleep from 10 – 30 people.  Each home features 6 – 12 bedrooms, private pools, your own butler, waiter, bartender, private chef, and private driver.   Believe it or not, pricing is not that high, so if you have a big group I would definitely consider calling a booking agent for these homes in the US at 978-573-2041 (these agents guarantee to get you the lowest price).

The final reason Indiana University and several other schools are choosing Acapulco….THE SERVICE.  The people of Acapulco love spring break.  Contrary to what you see and hear on the news, the tourist areas of Acapulco are VERY safe.  The drug induced violence you see on Fox News is NOT happening near the hotels, clubs, or villas.  The violence is happening more than 300 miles away.  In FACT, the united states department of transportation as issued NO warnings or closed travel to Acapulco.  The hotel owners, the club owners, right down to your VIP servers in the clubs are there to serve you.

With that being said, be sure to book your spring break trip with a reputable company.   This helps you with all the planning, guarantees you get a great deal, and ensures there is American staff in Acapulco to serve you while you travel.   A great resource for planning can be found at Studentcity.com

If you are looking for THE CHEAPEST airfare in the world for spring break you need to CHECK THIS OUT!

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Spring Break 2011 Dates

April 20, 2010

SPRING BREAK 2011 DATES…UPDATED WEEKLY!

When is Spring Break 2011?

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The following is an updated listing of Spring Break dates for 2011. The schools listed are the top schools that travel for spring break.

IF YOUR SCHOOL IS NOT SHOWN SIMPLY CALL (978-573-2041) FOR YOUR SPECIFIC DATES

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!

FOR MORE INFO ON YOUR SCHOOL’S MOST POPULAR SPRING BREAK DESTINATION GO HERE!

Spring Break 2011 Dates

February 26th – March 5th
Georgia State University
Christopher Newport University
Duquesne University
Eastern Michigan University
Johnson & Wales University
Mary Washington College
Northeastern University
Rice University
University of Maine
University of Michigan
Villanova University
Western Carolina University
Western Michigan University


March 5th – March 12th

American University
Appalachian State University
Austin Peay State University
Ball State University
Baylor University
Boston College
Bowling Green State University
Carnegie Mellon University
Central Michigan University
Clark University
College of Charleston
College of William and Mary
Creighton University
Duke University
East Carolina University
East Tennessee State University
Eastern Kentucky University
Edinboro University
Elizabethtown College
Emerson College
Emory University
Florida State University
Furman University
Georgetown University
High Point University
Illinois State University
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
James Madison University
John Carroll University
Kennesaw State University
La Salle University
Lamar University
Lebanon Valley College
Lehigh University
Loyola College
Loyola University Chicago
Lynchburg College
Mary Baldwin College
Mercer University
Miami University-Ohio
Michigan State University
Middle Tennessee State University
Millersville University
Mississippi State University
Morehouse College
North Carolina State University
Northwood University
Old Dominion University
Penn State University
Radford University
Roanoke College
Rollins College
Roosevelt University
Seton Hall University
St. Cloud State University
St. Francis College
St. John’s University
Temple University
The College of New Jersey
The University of Findlay
The University of Tampa
University of Central Florida
University of Charleston
University of Connecticut
University of Florida
University of Memphis
University of New Orleans
University of North Carolina
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh
University of Richmond
University of Rochester
University of South Carolina
University of South Dakota
University of Southern Mississippi
University of Toledo
University of Vermont
University of Virginia
Valparaiso University
Vanderbilt University
Vassar College
Wagner College
Wake Forest University
Wesleyan University
Western Kentucky University
Wheaton College
Winona State University
Xavier University
Yale University


March 12th – March 19th
Adelphi University
Albright College
Amherst College
Arizona State University
Auburn University
Bentley College
Boston University
Bradley University
Bucknell University
Cleveland State University
Colgate University
Colorado State University
Columbia University
Connecticut College
Dickinson College
Drake University
Eastern Illinois University
George Mason University
Georgia Southern University
Gettysburg College
Howard University
Indiana State University
Iona College
Iowa State University
Ithaca College
Lafayette College
Marist College
Marquette University
Meredith College
Minnesota State University
Missouri State University
Missouri Western State College
Montclair State University
New York University
North Dakota State University
Northern Illinois University
Princeton University
Purdue University Calumet
Rider University
Rutgers University
Sam Houston State University
South Dakota State University
Southern Illinois University
Southwestern Illinois College
St. Ambrose University
St. Lawrence University
Syracuse University
Texas A&M University
Texas Tech University
The George Washington University
The University of Akron
The University of Arizona
The University of Iowa
Truman State University
United States Naval Academy
University at Buffalo
University of Alabama
University of Denver
University of Georgia
University of Houston
University of Kentucky
University of Louisville
University of Massachusetts
University of Miami
University of Mississippi
University of Missouri-Rolla
University of New Hampshire
University of New Haven
University of North Dakota
University of North Texas
University of Northern Colorado
University of Northern Iowa
University of Oklahoma
University of South Florida-Tampa
University of Southern California
University of Southern Indiana
University of Tennessee
University of Texas
University of Wisconsin
University of Wyoming
Washington University
West Virginia University
Western Illinois University
Winthrop University
Youngstown State University

March 19th – March 26th
Butler University
Canisius College
Central Connecticut State University
Clemson University
Cornell University
Dartmouth College
DePaul University
DePauw University
Drexel University
Eastern Connecticut State University
Elon College
Fairfield University
Fort Hays State University
Frostburg State University
Indiana U–Purdue U Indianapolis
Kansas State University
Kent State University
Marshall University
Merrimack College
Minnesota State University
Northwest Missouri State University
Northwestern University
Ohio State University
Ohio University
Pittsburg State University
Plymouth State University
Purdue University
Rhode Island College
Saint Louis University
Southeast Missouri State University
St. Bonaventure University
Towson University
Trinity College
Tufts University
UCLA
University of Arkansas
University of Central Missouri
University of Cincinnati
University of Colorado
University of Illinois
University of Indianapolis
University of Kansas
University of Maryland
University of Nebraska
University of Rhode Island
University of Scranton
University of Southern Maine
University of Wisconsin
Washburn University
Washington and Jefferson College
West Virginia University
Wichita State University
Williams College

March 26th – April 2nd
Berkeley College
Brown University
Buffalo State
Johns Hopkins University
Middlebury College
Missouri Southern State College
Oberlin College
University of Delaware
University of Missouri-Columbia
University of Missouri-St. Louis
University of Notre Dame


April 2nd – April 9th
Castleton State College
University of Missouri-Kansas City

April 9th – April 16th
Elmira College
SUNY College of Technology
April 16th – April 23rd
City College of New York
Hofstra University
Loyola University New Orleans
State U of NY College at Oneonta
Stony Brook University
University at Albany

April 23rd – April 30th
Monmouth College
Niagara University
Robert Morris College
Siena College
Tulane University
University of Dayton
Wingate University

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