Every year, thousands of college students and others looking for a good time descend on everything from the cheapest motels to small luxury hotels in search of fun and sun. They're all there for Spring Break, an annual week of no school, no work, and just plain fun. It's something that every school-age child looks forward to, but there are certain considerations that must be kept in mind to make sure that Spring Break is safe and sound. If you have a week off for a vacation, you want to make sure it is a memorable one that's both fun and relaxing. Follow these tips and you'll be well on your way to a great Spring Break.

The first thing you should remember when you're looking for vacation package deals is to only book with a reputable dealer. There are too many stories of Spring Breakers that found the best price on a fly-by-night internet site, only to be left out in the cold when they arrived at their destination. You've worked too hard to save the money for your vacation. The last thing you want to do is give it to a scammer because you did not do your homework. There are many internet sites that are safe, secure, and efficient. Stick with one of these sites and you will not have to worry about any of your accommodations or vacation logistics. After all, you're more worried about getting the perfect tan, not wherever your rental car will be there when you arrive.

Once you've found the best deal, possibly looking on the internet for discount vacation packages, it's time to think about safety once you reach your destination. Many Spring Break vacationers are looking for a little dancing and mingling with the opposite sex. Usually, you'll find alcohol at these events, which in moderation can be fun. If you're overserved, however, that fun can become dangerous. It's hard enough to make good decisions, but trying to make a good decision while inebriated is even harder. Do the safe thing and make sure to keep the drinking to a moderate amount. Whenever you're out, think about traveling in groups.

While most are at Spring Break to have a good time, there are a few people in every bundle that do not have the best intentions. Traveling in groups is more intimidating for a predator and can help ward them off. Plus, it's more fun to travel with company. Whatever you do, make sure you always have your safety top-of-mind when out and about on your Spring Break trip.

Source by Alice Lane