What to include on a spring break checklist.
Spring break is finally here. Is your checklist ready?
Spring break is every student’s favorite time of year. And it’s the perfect time for families to spend time together. Or for retired couples to travel the world.
No matter how old you are or how you want to spend your time off, it’s smart to plan ahead. So here are some lists to set you up for a successful vacation.
Make a spring break packing list.
Before you jump on that plane or hit the road, you’ll need a thing or two. Use this spring break checklist to make sure you don’t forget anything as you pack:
- Books or magazines
- Digital devices, chargers, and headphones
- COVID test and vaccination records
- Personal protective equipment (like face masks)
- First aid kit
- Tops and bottoms
- Sunglasses, sunscreen, and hats
- Swimsuit and towels
- Travel tickets
- Wallet (include your ID, credit cards, and cash)
If you’re traveling internationally, you may need:
- Consent for travel with minors
- Immunization records (where required)
- International driving permit
- Medication prescriptions
- Travel visa (if necessary)
Copy and paste these checklists into an Excel sheet and convert it into a PDF when you’re ready to print it out.
Create a separate list of activities.
Next, brainstorm a list of everything you’d like to do. Keep in mind that vacation plans don’t have to include travel. This is especially true if you can have fun in your backyard or community, or don’t feel comfortable traveling. Here’s a spring break to do list to get started.
- Check out a local sporting event
- Explore nature
- Go bike riding
- Go for a swim
- Reread your favorite book, or explore a new one
- Shop at the local farmers’ market
- Go camping
- Learn a new hobby
- Visit the beach
- Volunteer at a local shelter
No matter how you spend your vacation, it’s sure to be a good one. Just remember to stay cool — and stay organized.