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Monday, June 24, 2024

4 ways to keep vacationing during school

Traveling and vacationing doesn’t have to stop, just because it’s back to school. It often feels that way, but you can still have travel/vacation fun while studying.

1. Plan mini, realistic vacations. Cedar Key, Disney World and Coco Beach are great places to go for the day or weekend. Bring one assignment or one book you need to read, so you don’t get behind. But you don’t want to bring all your homework because there’s no way you’ll do all of it, and then you’ll just feel bad.

2. Join the stay-cation movement. But put a twist on it. The typical stay-cation involves you staying at a hotel or somewhere that is not your home, but I thought of a new way to do this. Invite your friend, brother, sister, whoever, who’s schedule isn’t as packed as yours, to visit you for the weekend. The two of you can do things in Gainesville that you never do, so even though you’ll still be at home, you’ll be with new people doing new things. Sounds like a vacation/ stay-cation to me?

3. If your parents stay in a hotel when they visit, stay with them. Even though you’ll still have classes and homework, something as simple as spending one night somewhere else can really help you relax.

4. Utilize the few precious long weekends we get. If you’re not a huge fan of homecoming festivities, leave Gainesville for the weekend. You can even come back Saturday evening or Sunday morning, so you’ll have time for studying. And Labor Day weekend is even closer, so start planning something fun. It will help you feel better about the return of school.

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