Planning a vacation can be daunting with so many websites to consult, package deals to compare and friends to accommodate. And traveling on a budget can make things worse. The Hatchet sat down with Jennifer Apple, store manager with STA Travel, to get a professional perspective on the best ways to save on Spring Break.
- Book now. Students should book their arrangements at least a month before their travel date.
- Know what you’re getting. Familiarize yourself with your accommodations, ask questions and research where you’ll be staying.
- Get travel insurance. Not only can travel insurance cover trip cancellations, it can also reimburse you for stolen baggage or assist you if you have a medical emergency.
- Get a passport. Passports are required for international travel, including the Caribbean and Mexico, and take four to six weeks to obtain.
This article was updated on Jan. 27, 2010 to reflect the following changes:
The Hatchet incorrectly identified the name of STA Travel as Student Travel Agency.