Traveling Tips

SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS Pack so you can dress appropriately. If you are going to the beach, do not forget a sweater or jacket. Even a beach can get chilly when the sun goes down. Consider rolling your clothes so you can have more room in your suitcase for other items.

ONE FOR THE MONEY Even though it is safer to carry a debit or credit card, don’t forget to at least carry $20 cash in case of emergencies, or if you want to buy from street stands or places that are unable to take cards.

TAXI If you use a taxi, be sure to know where you are going and if you need to, grab a hotel card to have the return address at hand. Some hotels offer free pick up and drop off, so ask your concierge for some information. As a safety tip, use a navigation tool to track the place you are heading.

EAT. PRAY. LOVE. Or at least eat. Part of traveling is discovering local cuisine. GrubHub is a free app that asks for your location and what you are craving then it will give you places to choose from. GrubHub offers free ordering on delivery and pickups.

LICENSE TO DRIVE Carry your license everywhere. You will need to have it at hand when going through security in the airport and just in case you get stopped when you are on the road. It also serves as a great identification if you are involved in an accident. But most importantly it gets you into the clubs.

SUNBURN Don’t forget sunscreen. Why get a painful sunburn during spring break? According to REI.com if you plan on being outside for longer then 2 hours it is recommended to use SPF of 30 or higher.

CELLULAR Taking pictures and videos while on vacation can quickly drain your phone’s battery. Buying a portable charger can be a good investment. They are fairly inexpensive and available in most retail stores.

WALL•E(T) Trips are expensive and lack of money is what makes traveling so hard. One way for your wallet to not suffer (too much) is to make a budget. Keep track of your expenses by keeping all receipts and review them by the end of the day. Membership cards are also a great way to save money, from grocery stores to restaurants, those cards can give you discounts and prices.

Crusader photo/Maria Lara The Santa Monica pier was one stop for the Seward County Community College Crusader staff as they attended the Associated Collegiate Press conference in Los Angeles. Even though Santa Monica is not  listed on the top 12 spring break hot spots it would still be a great destination for spring break because of its many attractions. An amusement park can be found at the pier along with rental bikes, shops, and  delicious spots to dine in. Many street performers can be found near the pier and stores on Third Street promenade.
Crusader photo/Maria Lara
The Santa Monica pier was one stop for the Seward County Community College Crusader staff as they attended the Associated Collegiate Press conference in Los Angeles. Even though Santa Monica is not
listed on the top 12 spring break hot spots it would still be a great destination for spring break because of its many attractions. An amusement park can be found at the pier along with rental bikes, shops, and
delicious spots to dine in. Many street performers can be found near the pier and stores on Third Street promenade.
Tips for planes, trains, and automobiles TRIVIA NOTES: The movie “Planes, Trains, and Automobiles,” starring John Candy and Steve Martin, was about a hectic but hilarious traveling time. In one scene, the characters land in Wichita and suffer setbacks. Hopefully, your traveling experience will be better.
Tips if you travel by plane, train, or automobile.