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The Best Vacations Spots: Post Finals

As a college student, we all have those days were we want to give up on life and think about alternative career paths. Yet, I’m here to say…Don’t give up! With the semester coming to a end, you are thinking about were to take your next summer vacation. Continue reading to find out the best places to visit on a college student budget!


  1. Amsterdam is raising high on travel lists for many college students. Why? Well, the round trip costs from the United States to the Netherlands has decreased significantly according to Besides, the architecture and sight seeing is worth a shot! Best time to Visit: August
  2. Dallas-Fort Worth is a beautiful city to visit! Not only do I have family that currently resides in the area, its a great place to visit if your into food and a good old time! With airfare being inexpensive, you can definitely get a bang for your buck on this trip. Best Time to Visit: July
  3. San Juan, oh San Juan! If you know me pretty well, you know that I am very fascinated with the Hispanic culture.With the average costs of a plane ticket being a little over $300, you can enjoy the beautiful beaches, food, and culture through the eyes of the locals all under roughly $700 considering how much you want to do. Sounds like a steal to me! Best Time to Visit: July
  4. Florence is known for many things, and it’s agriculture and people is noitaly exception! If your into parties, then this is the city for you! While there, don’t forget to taste some of the amazing pizza and gelato while your there! Best Time to Visit: August
  5.  Paris-
    Of course i had to save the best for last! But, don’t get nervous, Paris can be very affordable for a college student! Yet, finding the best deals (come on, you’re a student) isn’t that hard to find. Although a round trip ticket can range anywhere between $700-$800, you can still stick to your budget by booking your trip near French holidays such as, Bastille Day.





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New Year, Now What ?

With every new year comes a some resolution we all attempt to follow but never actually follow it at least 14 days into the new year. So, what’s the issue at hand with these new year resolutions? Well, some of them are never really realistic. For example, “I want to loose 4 dress sizes in the first 30 days” or “I’m going to stop eating junk food.” Needless to say, all of these new year resolutions we come up with could be possible to achieve, but, the problem is we MUST be realistic when setting these goals and aspirations.

Now, I’m extremely guilty of buying a planner every year and setting my goal to be more organized and complete my homework assignments on time or even in advanced. Yet, what I’ve learned is that:

  1.  NEVER attempt to repeat the same exact goal every new year. Aim for the stars honey!
  2. If the goal works out.. Great PUSH yourself throughout the entire year. Don’t quit just because the first 90 days of the year is gone!
  3. Stick to it! Don’t become distracted!
  4. Don’t become discouraged by what others are doing because it will only lead to you not completing your goal.

With that being said, buying a planner didn’t work out for me. Last fall, I’ve learned that buying a white board, placing it my room, allowed me to visually see what I had going on in my life and plan for it. There was no stupid planner that could have worked better than that colorful white board of mine. Be mindful that different things work for different people.