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Top Five Spring Break Destinations to Escape the Nashville Chill

Top Five Spring Break Destinations to Escape the Nashville Chill

Spring break is quickly approaching and in typical college student fashion, you are probably procrastinating finalizing (starting) your plans. Either you are waiting for your next paycheck to get in or just have not found the right destination for you and your friends, we want to help you find your perfect spring break spot! If you are a student at Vanderbilt, Tennessee State, or any college around the Nashville area, here are five spring break destinations that are compatible with flights out of Nashville International Airport (BNA)

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South Beach.

Miami

If you can swing missing a couple days of class and leave in the middle of the week, you can find American Airline tickets from BNA to MIA for $137 roundtrip! Once you arrive in Miami, activities, clubs and an eclectic food scene await. Fist, purchase a “Go Miami” card. With this, you have discounted rates to around 30 attractions and activities. Take a tour of the whole city, the everglades, or day trip to Key West! You will even be able to skip lines at some locations with the “Go Miami” card.  If you’re not one to spend your vacation sight-seeing, you cannot go wrong with spending your days on the beach and the nights at the clubs. That is most likely where you will find your fellow spring breakers anyway! Before you leave, take part in the local Cuban culture with a mojito!

 

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The party lasts all day on a cruise!

Inception at Sea

Take your spring break to the sea! Inception at Sea travels from Miami to the Bahamas (see above for Miami travel info) and has everything you could ever want in a spring break week on board. Food, board and the parties are all included (with the option of extras). Between activities on the ship and when the ship is docked, you will not have a minute of boredom.

 

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Rae Sremmurd will perform on March 18th on South Padre Island.

South Padre Island

Fly into Harlingen, Texas (VIA) then take the shuttle to South Padre Island. This spring break location and its epic pool and beach parties have been popular with college students for years. South Padre Island is dedicated to assuring spring breakers have a memorable (and safe!) time by lining up entertaining performances and activities. This March, they have Lil Wayne and Rae Sremmurd set to perform, along with multiple “Beach Bash” music festivals so secure your tickets ASAP! For those with the need for speed, look into jet skiing, windsurfing, and skydiving. This location will not disappoint for those looking for a good time and little sleep. 

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Universal Studios.

Orlando

We know what you’re thinking, but your twenty-year-old self certainly loves Orlando as much as your seven-year-old self. You’re now tall enough to conquer all of those rollercoasters. Spend your days at Universal riding those rollercoasters and at night eating and (if you’re of age) drinking your way through the countries of Epcot. Disney’s water parks are still the best and will keep you refreshed in the Florida heat. Central Florida may lack the beaches that are synonymous with spring break, but it certainly does not lack the excitement.

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Bring your sunscreen because you will be in the sun all day in Cancun!

 Cancun

Get your passport ready for this incredible spring break spot! Sponsored pool and beach parties are where you will find most spring breakers, but Cancun is also the place to explore. Tour nature by zip line, snorkels and catamaran tours. There are many spring break packages in Cancun that can help get you get more bang for your buck. Groups like Studentcity and Sun Splash Tours aim to provide students with the most exciting and unforgettable week of their lives but with an emphasis on safety. Don’t leave without sharing a pitcher of margaritas with your friends!

Now get planning!

One last thing: Before you depart BNA, head over to Accessories Place (B-6) or Hudson News (A/B Rotunda, C/A Security Checkpoint, C-1, and C-10) to pick up any last minute items you forgot to pack!

Insider Tip: Find a group of friends and purchase an apartment with a couple bedrooms, a bathroom, and a kitchen. Bring an air mattress and your nightly costs will go way down! Having a kitchen will save you even more money if you all pitch in on groceries and make group meals. Saving money on travel, food, and sleep will leave you more for participating in activities, nightlife, and the local culture.

Have fun but, most importantly, be safe!

Traveling Without Kids


While you may be excited to attend the MLB All-Star game, go on a business trip, or take a much needed vacay, the thought of leaving your kids behind is causing you some very unwanted anxiety. If left unchecked, this anxiety can take over your entire trip—potentially even ruin it, yikes! However, although your separation anxiety might not vanish altogether, if the right precautionary steps are taken, it should exponentially decrease! Inspired by fellow blogger Cara Harrington, here are a few of the tips and tricks she recommends to make separation a little easier.

See-You-Later Hugs: Saying “goodbye” may feel like a more permanent farewell, so to ease that feeling try changing a few words around. It’s important for kids to actually hear YOU say that you’ll be seeing them soon, even if you think that’s a given.

Make a special calendar: To give your kids a sense of time and a count down until you’re home, create a calendar of activities you’re going to do on your trip and the kids get to do while you’re away. (Try to keep yours sounding boring so your kids don’t get jealous!) If your kids are old enough, they can even participate in the making of the calendar—a fun arts and crafts project!

FaceTime: Designate a time in the day where you and your child see and/or hear one another. Limit the calls to once a day—and preferably after they’ve had dinner/right before bed. One call a day simultaneously gives both you and your child a sense of security and time to solidify their independence.

Lastly, enjoy your travel and on the way back check out the FlyInStyle App for more helpful tips (like, what goodies to get your tots at the airport)!

Stare Into the Sun: Picking Out the Perfect Pair of Shades

Stare Into the Sun: Picking Out the Perfect Pair of Shades

Your trip to Ibiza is booked! While packing for your beach getaway you realize you’ve lost your sunglasses. Instead of spending a few dollars on a cheap pair its time to upgrade your style for an amazing summer look!

There are three major components to finding the perfect pair of shades. First consider the occasion for the sunglasses. For a higher fashion feel consider a frame from Christian Dior, Tom Ford, or Persol. If you prefer an every-day style, Ray-Ban, Oakley, or Ralph Lauren may suit you better.

Next, finding the perfect fit is essential. While in the store, don’t be afraid to try on many different styles. Be cautious not to pick out a frame that is too big or narrow for your face. Ideally, the frame should provide ample coverage and feel comfortable on your face.

Finally, while picking out the perfect frame do not compromise on the lens. A pair of polarized glasses will effectively shield the glare from the sun but will come at a higher price point. A non-polarized lens will still block the UVA/UVB rays but it will not block the glare from the sun completely. Consider your budget but remember a polarized lens is a higher quality product.

You’ve got your sunglasses and you are about to board the plane. Be ready to FLYINSTYLE and soak up the sun!

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