It feels like the school year just started, but fall break is quickly approaching. While it isn’t as big of a deal as spring break, it’s still an opportunity to escape from the routine of school and take a few days off of studying.
Typically fall breaks are shorter and the weather is less than ideal to go cruising around the Bahamas. But that doesn’t mean you have to stay in your college town while school’s out. There are several budget-friendly options that can give you the fall break of your dreams without traveling too far.
Unconventional vacation rentals are the latest and greatest travel trend, and they can make for the ideal fall break for college students. They can be found across the globe and offer tourists a unique experience they can’t get anywhere else. Here’s why you should consider them for your fall break…
It won’t break the bank.
If you get a big enough squad to join you and do a little hunting for the perfect Airbnb listing, you can find high-quality rentals for next to nothing. Unlike costly hotels, Airbnb prices can be financially feasible, even for the brokest of college kids.
Plus, you can find an Airbnb semi-close to you to cut the costs of transportation. Staying close may not seem like an exciting get-away, but the novelty of getting out of your all-too-familiar college campus is enough to relieve stress. Pile all your pals in a car and split the cost of gas, road trips are more fun than dealing with airports and TSA anyway!
You can be adventurous in your accommodations.
From castles to caves and everything in between, find something a little adventurous to spend a few nights in. This will turn your fall break into a destination vacation in itself no matter where you end up going. Plus, anything will probably feel like a palace in comparison to your usual shoebox of a dorm.
These options may sound absurd, but they’re more common than you think. In fact, in some cities like Chula Vista, up to 75% of Airbnb listings are considered ‘unconventional vacation rentals’. You may be surprised to find that you can rent a treehouse near you.
Even something like a tiny house can be a fun change-up of the norm. And the best part of these unconventional accommodations is that they make for totally insta worthy backgrounds. All your followers will be jealous of your unique travels – little do they know how easy and affordable it is!
Save even more money by meal prepping.
Eating out every night can get expensive, not to mention unhealthy. However, you can use loopholes to get around having to eat out every meal while on vacation. Stock up on groceries and make meals for the days you’ll be gone so you don’t have countess restaurant expenses.
This also allows your group to have more of a staycation once you get to your destination. You won’t have to waste time finding a place to eat that fits everyone’s wants and needs each time someone gets hungry. Instead, you can all eat whatever, whenever you want and spend more time bonding!
Whether you’re a freshman or a senior, fall break is a must for resetting and finishing out the semester strong. Grab your college besties and go on the road trip you’ve been talking about forever, you won’t regret it!