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Spring Break Tips

Seniors Mary Liles Fiveash and Olivia Levine practice tanning on the lawn for spring break. Photo: Wylie Heiner

Seniors Mary Liles Fiveash and Olivia Levine practice tanning on the lawn for spring break.
Photo: Wylie Heiner

Sunscreen, flip flops, and virgin daiquiris are just a few things some would consider the basic necessities for the perfect spring break.  The Knightly News is here to offer some essential tips some may have forgotten. As you head west to ski or south to the beach in a plane, train, automobile or horse drawn carriage, keep these pieces of advice close to your heart.

Of course, the most obvious concern is that of safety. With over 1,000 kids going on spring break from Pace Academy alone, there are bound to be a few slip-ups. While visiting ATMs in places you are not familiar with, always be on the lookout and make a 360 degree spin before inserting your card, and going in groups is preferable.

Think twice before putting yourself in a high-risk situation. Accidents kill more Americans abroad than one would think. Safety is not limited to others, as protecting your body is equally important. After such a nippy winter, it is quite tempting to spend your days lounging at the pool or on the beach, and that is why sunscreen is so important. Even SPF 15 can make a difference between a golden honey glow and a raging sunburn.

Stay hydrated! Most agree that hydration is key, and to anyone going skiing, a dip in the hot tub is not fun without bottles of cold water to rejuvenate oneself after a roast in the tub. Bringing a bottle of water to the beach, the slopes, or anywhere in general is the smartest thing to do.

Don’t be that person who forgets their passport! Leaving behind a crucial component required to reenter the country would be horribly detrimental to a trip, affecting everyone en route. To the seniors going on spring break, “Don’t be the one who comes back with a broken leg, because there is always somebody,” said Mr. Hornor. Stay safe!


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