5 fun, affordable spring break destinations

Spring break on a budget doesn't mean it can't still be epic, particularly in these fun spots.

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Mar 7, 2014 6:41AM
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When I was in college, ""Spring Break"" meant catching up on cleaning, and organizing your life before the semester started again.  No partying...just extra studies or visits with family.  I watched a show on the MISHAPS of this privilege and it wasn't very good. Some die from being overly intoxicated, accidental deaths, and also promiscuous behavior; half the time leads to unwanted pregnancy with unknown fathers or incurable STD's.   I agree, that students loans are exceptionally high because of all the benefits and memories.  Memories do not pay off your loans, working hard does.
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Why does everyone think they deserve a spring break????
Mar 1, 2014 12:00AM
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The thought of snow and ice just isn't my idea of Spring Break.   Sun and surf is Spring Break.
Mar 7, 2014 7:25AM
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Montreal - has the writer of this story looked at the weather map.


Spring in Montreal is two months off.

Feb 28, 2014 9:34PM
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I think most on spring break need to be near the water,there nothing better than fl it all fun and games for most.  Good vacation make sure you have some fun.(only live once I think)
Mar 1, 2014 12:28AM
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 Who cares where future a$$ sitting weak little dweebs go?
Mar 7, 2014 1:01PM
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I thought the article was supposed to be about AFFORDABLE destinations....Curacao?  Really?  The flight alone would be pretty steep.
Mar 7, 2014 10:26AM
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Wow, that photo looks like a hoot and a holler, a bunch of dorks on segways.  Not exactly what I remember spring break being like.
Feb 28, 2014 10:01PM
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I think Washington would be a good choice.  But, that should also be combined with a trip to Moscow.  Both of these assuming I could get a front row seat for free.  In Washington, I'd like to see and hear in person the clowns making threats to Russia.  "we's a gonna hut yorn's economy ifn ye don't git out of Crimea."  Then, I'd want to hurry on over to Moscow to hear Mr. Putin say "Washington is like shearing a pig.  You get a lot of squealing but not much wool"  followed by "Boys, you got them trucks loaded yet?  We need to get on the road, boys..  Don't worry about Washington.  They ain't gonna do nothing but talk.  We are keeping eyes on them from Cuba.  Get those trucks loaded, men!!!"  On second thought, I'd bypass Washington.  I can't go a day without hearing them bleat as it is.
Mar 7, 2014 10:03AM
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I would think Clearwater/St. Petersburg Florida would be on the list. You can get cheap flights from many cities by flying Allegiant Air. Clearwater Beach is great for families looking for a getaway, and has amazing white beaches. St. Petersburg Beach is less of a tourist attraction but is turning into a great spot for college students to party.
Mar 7, 2014 1:36PM
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I use to work on all my breaks,Spring, Summer, Christmas.
Mar 19, 2014 12:17PM
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If a college age student can afford a spring break vacation, then they can afford to pay for all of college.  That was my parental outlook. Needless to say, my college age children didn't go away on spring break.
Mar 7, 2014 9:14AM
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The BAHAMAS is a good spot. We go there every year if we can. Senior Frogs, Seahorse Sailing a.k.a party boat, it was EPICCC!!!!!
Mar 7, 2014 10:35AM
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Curacao -- wasn't that  where that pretty, blonde co-ed "disappeared" while

on a school trip?!?!?

What ever happened to staying home & studying for finals??

Everyone will have plenty of time for vacations when they

have a REAL job.

Mar 7, 2014 9:13AM
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Spring break is a Marketing Ploy by Big Business to lure money into economies during cold slow winters, don't kid yourselves consevratives, but then you only see the world as your way or the highway.....stupid.
Mar 7, 2014 11:27AM
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They are all wondering....where is my healthcare?  My employer will not take care of me anymore!!!!!
Mar 7, 2014 7:17AM
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Even President Obama is taking a spring break vacation in Florida.
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