In the midst of midterms, I’m currently dreaming of next week when I’ll spending Spring Break at home. In a few days, I’ll be listening to The 1975’s album on vinyl, hiking around Fort Worth, and blogging my little heart out. Until then, however, one post a week will have to suffice. I miss you!
All this talk of Spring Break, who is going where, and what people are planning on doing is giving me wanderlust! I am not a South Padre Island type of girl, but here are five fun trips I want to take while in college – whether it be over Spring Break, Summer Break, or a long weekend. I hope I inspire you to make some plans for the future! Here we go!
1. Volunteer over Spring Break
I’m always around tons of opportunities for this. I want to volunteer with a church and go on a mission trip in another country. I want to join a volunteer effort and use my time during Spring Break to benefit someone. I think I would get way more out of this break if I were using my time to help others.
2. Study Abroad
Psst… I may be working on doing this this summer! Studying abroad has always been in one of those things I wanted to do. Making friends in another country while living life and studying in the most beautiful places in the world sounds magical. This is a definite must-do in college!
3. Attend a Music Festival… or Two!
Music is very important to me and I’ve always been inspired by events like Coachella and Burning Man. While I’m in college, I want to go to a music festival! Being around so many great artists and friends would be a crazy unique experience.
4. Go to South America
South America is a popular destination for travelers on a budget because it’s relatively cheap! I want to hike Machu Picchu! This would be the perfect place to backpack… I’m kind of obsessed with backpacking recently!
5. Roadtrip up the Pacific Coast Highway
Okay. Hear me out. A rad VW Van. Really cool friends who want to travel and take pictures of everything and enjoy life. A week driving up the California coast. THIS IS WHAT DREAMS ARE MADE OF! I want to road trip from Santa Cruz to San Diego and have a freaking great time.
Here are five of my college dream trips. College really is the time to get up and go places. I feel like too often are we quick to make excuses. We constantly stop ourselves from adventuring because we’re scared of cost, or of not getting enough study time in, or not knowing every single detail of our adventure. I have experienced this a lot recently and it’s encouraged me to try and break through excuses and live life. If I have to road trip solo, so be it! And, besides, if you spend all of college studying, you won’t be able to actually enjoy college! So, I encourage you! Study, but also pay attention to your wanderlust. When you want to do something, do it! Get spontaneous!