Spring break 2011! Need some help planning?
In the next two months, thousands of college students will head out on spring break -- some will head to beaches or ski slopes, others will just chill at home or catch up on school work. And a growing number of students are participating in alternative service-oriented trips.
No matter what the plans, how do you plan to stay safe -- and out of a hospital room or jail cell? How about handling drama that sometimes sneaks up on group trips? And how do you make sure not to go too far in debt?
At 1p.m. today, I will be online to answer questions about spring break during Campus Overload Live. I have two guests joining me.
Nancy Trejos is a travel writer here at the Post and is constantly on the road for stories. Recently, she wrote about a technology-free trip to Chicago, the popularity of voluntourism, fancy camping and financing most of a trip to Kansas City with Groupons. Nancy can also answer a lot of your finance-related questions, having written a book about pulling herself out of debt that started in college, "Hot (broke) Messes: How to Have Your Latte and Drink It Too."
My other guest is Thomas E. Betz, an attorney and director of Student Legal Services at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Tom wrote a guest column for Campus Overload last year about staying out of trouble on spring break. He wrote that each year lots of college students are arrested while vacationing, "thus providing attorneys at student legal service offices a decent level of job security."
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