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Whether you're 17, 37, or somewhere in-between there's nothing more magical than spring break. Taking a vacation from your everyday life isn't just about partying (although, that helps), it's about de-stressing. You know, stress will actually freakin' kill you. If anything, think of spring break as your medicine — really expensive, hangover inducing medicine.
As great as spring break is (minus the hangover, of course) there are also some aspects that are a bit, erm, BS. You see, as a society, we tend to ruin things. Hell, just look at what we've done to St. Patrick's Day. In the spirit of cleaning up some of the garbage surrounding spring break, we've decided to refute five things you've undoubtedly heard about everyone's favorite party week below.
Remember, guys, don't shoot the messenger. We're just here to settle this stuff once and for all. Happy spring break! Oh, and if you're single and ready to mingle, please, for the love of all that is holy, wear a damn condom. Good memories last a lifetime — and so do herpes!
Resorts Are Always Safe
What exactly about an entire resort filled with binge-drinking party-goers screams safe to people? Any environment that promotes cocktails at 9 AM is bound to be riddled with danger. Seriously, from getting robbed to alcohol poisoning and all the crazy crap in-between, resorts may give off the illusion of being safe, but they aren't. Just because you're on vacation, doesn't mean you don't need to stay on top your game.
Everyone Is Naked
Despite what MTV may have convinced you of as a kid, spring break isn't one big wet t-shirt contest. There are plenty of "respectable" places to attend for spring break. That said, if you want to participate in a wet t-shirt contest, that is entirely up to you — no judgement! Our only piece of advice? Don't twerk on a F'in cop, OK?
It Has To Be Rowdy
While we recognize that spring break is synonymous with wild parties, it doesn't have to be that way. If you want to hop on a plane and tour famous museums in Europe for spring break, do it! There's no "right" way to spring break.
You Have To Be In College
Does your company provide you with vacation days? Yes? Then that's the only damn criteria you need. Spring break doesn't have any age limit (well, unless you're under 18). If you want to fly to Cabo and drown yourself in margaritas and bad decisions — you best believe that's exactly what you should do. Age is a figment, don't feed into it.
You Can't Meet Someone Special
Again, 90% of our perceptions of spring break come from BS movies and MTV. Just because that's how it's painted in the mainstream, doesn't mean that's the full picture. If you're single and you think you're ready to settle down, there's no rule that you can't meet someone on spring break. In fact, where better? Then again, if you're after a bunch of random, mindless sex, that's OK too. It's all about letting go of reality and enjoying yourself.
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