The spring break season begins in mid-February and ends in late April. The school holiday season took off in the 1960s with hedonism, alcoholism, sun and sand that continues in many places. However, spring break now offers everything from gay friendly options to holidays for nerds. A Mar. 4 Huffington Post article focuses on students who are as passionate about the arts, math and the sciences during the break as they are during the school year. The article recommends several creative pairings of destination and intellect with local travel or trips to exotic locations like India, Germany and China. Theater students can join in festivals and workshops. Math and science students can breathe the air in places where history happened. Arts nerds can visit the great museums or attend special events anywhere in the world.
Some students volunteer during spring break. Environmental volunteers have good local and global choices in 2013. Major charitable organizations offer chances to travel and help, but make sure the organization is financially sound, is legitimate and has a good reputation.
Cash strapped students have more options this year. According to a Mar.1 article in Gadling, the thriftiest choices are Tampa and Orlando in Florida. San Juan, Puerto Rico and San Diego, California round out the list. These locations offer mild weather, cheap flights, hotel deals and plenty of low cost activities.
Gay students can head to the top gay friendly spring break destinations. A Feb. 28 Huffington Post article named Ft. Lauderdale and Panama City, Florida along with eight other "gaycation" destinations in the U.S. and Mexico.
Adventurous students can try anything from scuba diving in Belize to kayaking in France. A Mar.1 Today Travel article will help to find the way to the experiences of a lifetime.
Spring break has evolved from the pulsating crowds and alcohol soaked street parties. Exhausted students can use spring break 2013 to explore a wonderland of adventure, good works, alternative education, exotic travel and other experiences that will last a lifetime.