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How to Plan a Spring Break Trip for the Girls

Grace Lower | Feb 15, 2022

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Spring break is just around the corner, and with it comes a terrific excuse to reconnect with the ladies in your life. A girls’ trip can be an adventure of a lifetime. But before you blow up the group chat with spring break travel ideas, take a minute to prepare. A memorable getaway can come in many different forms, but there are a few key steps required for any successful trip. 

Step 1: Get the right squad together 

A girls’ trip is the perfect way to strengthen an existing connection among your female friends. The first question when planning your spring break is who you should invite. Think about friends who have shared interests and a great group dynamic. You could get in touch with your college roommates, friends from your hometown, your neighbors, or the girls from your book club. What matters most is that they’re open to new experiences. 
While travel can bring out the best in people, unexpected snags can bring out the worst. To ensure the easiest group dynamic, choose travel companions who have a shared history. Traveling with a solid group of friends will ensure that you never run out of things to talk about, while also keeping spirits high.  

Step 2: Be honest about money 

The next step in your travel plan is tough but necessary. Talk to your friends about money. It’s important to know up-front what everyone can afford to spend on the trip. A simple conversation will ensure that no one feels uncomfortable, or worse, pressured to blow their budget on what should be a fun experience.  
Be frank with your friends about how much you’re willing to spend on travel and encourage them to do the same. For some in your circle, dropping a few thousand dollars on a European getaway is no sweat, while others might not be able to commit to more than a weekend at the local beach. If possible, prioritize options and activities that allow the greatest number of friends to participate.  

Step 3: Start planning spring break 

With a budget in mind and timing established, you’re ready to move on to the fun part of your trip: finding the perfect destination! Together with your friends, come up with a list of non-negotiables. Should your destination be local or international? Urban or remote? Leisurely or adventurous? 

Consider some of the most popular destinations—and then decide if you want to join the action or avoid the crowds. According to research by Sojern, a leading digital marketing platform specializing in travel, spring break 2022 should see travelers returning to large metropolis areas. Florida cities like Orlando, Daytona Beach, Tampa, and Miami are seeing an uptick in interest among spring breakers, as are Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and New York City.  
Once you have an idea of what your trip should look like, it’s time to do your research. Start with a few of the tried-and-true favorites like TripAdvisor, Travel + Leisure, or Fodor’s Travel. When you’ve narrowed down your destinations, refer to travel blogs and forums for insider details.  
You’ll also want to use this time to pick the perfect place to stay. What options are available for a group your size, and how do they factor into your group’s budget? Whether you’re staying in an Airbnb, a luxury hotel, or a trendy hostel, look for rooms with a sizeable common area. Trust me. After a long day of travel, there’s nothing better than relaxing on a set of comfy couches and swapping stories. 
Of course, all this research doesn’t have to be boring. If your ladies are local, invite them over for an evening of drinks, snacks, and Google searches. And should your energy lag after a few hours of research, end the night by streaming a movie that matches your vacation theme! 

Step 4: Get organized 

Turning your spring break ideas into reality requires plenty of effort. As a group, you’ll want to discuss different activities, transportation options, and the logistics of navigating an unfamiliar destination.  

You should also consider options like travel medical insurance or trip protection insurance to provide additional support if something goes wrong. Factoring insurance into your plans can help with budgeting, whether it’s tracking how you're spending your travel money or knowing how to build in a financial buffer in case of emergencies. Read more about how travel insurance can improve your vacation planning process
If planning seems daunting, divvy up the work by giving everyone a job. It could be that one of your friends is great at finding flights, while another can be counted on to make reservations for the group. By breaking up the planning, the whole group has a chance to take ownership over the trip’s success—and no single person has to shoulder all the responsibility.  
They say that communication is the key to every relationship, and that holds true among friends. Don’t forget to check in with the group as you plan. Use collaboration tools like Google Drive, to-do apps like Tick Tick, or just an old-fashioned group email to keep everyone up to speed. Anticipation is half the fun, and you’ll be able to share in the excitement as you finalize your spring break plans. 

Step 5: Get going! 

You and your friends have put in the work. Now it’s time to enjoy your adventure! Don’t forget to pack a few confidence-boosting outfits, an amazing playlist, and plenty of snacks. Once you’ve made it to your spring break destination, take time to appreciate the women you’re with. The world is worth exploring, and an inspiring group of female friends can make the journey all the better. 

Seven Corners can help you find the right insurance for your spring break trip, whether you’re traveling with a squad of two or 10. Get a quote today.

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