7 Reasons Your Hometown Is The Best Spring Break Destination

7 Reasons Your Hometown Is The Best Spring Break Destination

You do not need to go anywhere fancy or expensive for spring break- your hometown is the perfect spot!


Stressing over what to do for spring break? Stay home! There are plenty of ways to make your hometown the best spring break destination. Family, friends, food - these are just a few of the reasons why you should go home.

1. You will have relaxation at its finest

Everyone can admit that no matter how many face masks you do or Netflix shows you binge, student life automatically inhibits your ability to relax. With never-ending deadlines, it's hard to truly relax when you know there's always something you could be working on. But with a week home, there's not much to do BUT relax. Siblings are at school, parents are at work, stretch out on the couch and watch all the movies your heart desires!

2. You get to see your family, especially your pets

It is hard to make time for family during the semester. At most, you can squeeze in a weekend visit, but nothing beats family time. Sure, family is special and people fight all the time, but a week just enough time to catch up before getting annoyed with each other. Oh, and you get to see your pets! A week of interrupted time cuddling with your dog - who could ask for more?

3. Your bed never gets old

Finally! I won't be crammed in the top bunk! No one can argue that quality time with your bed is a bad thing. Laying in bed all day is usually what I want to do when I wake up in the mornings, so it's nice to know that I can actually do that over spring break.

4. You can take a shower...without shower shoes

This one takes the cake. Taking a long shower with privacy and without fear of contracting something is simply amazing. I do not have to worry about the drain getting clogged by hair, living with 9 other girls has its challenges, and I can sing as loud as I want! Above that, I can take baths again! Seriously, that is a serious drawback of being at school, I can never take a bath! But do not worry, my bathtub will be getting a lot of use this break.

5. You can hit all of your favorite, go-to spots

This is my favorite part of going home. I have serious hometown diner withdrawals and it hurts to know that no one will ever understand the magic of some of my go-to spots. So, when I do go home, I make sure to hit up all of those amazing places. For all of my Pittsburgh readers, I'm talking about Eat'n Park, Pamela's, the Strip, Squirrel Hill, and so much more. Past that, free time is always great for exploring your city and finding some new go-to spots!

6. Hometown friends are the realest

There is something so special about hometown friends. You can go a whole semester without seeing them, yet when you are together, it feels like no time was lost. These are the people who have shared so many firsts with you: first kiss, first school dance, getting into college, and many more memories. Spend your time at home catching up with these friends. Even those friends who you have fallen out of contact with, being home is a great way to encourage meeting up and making up for lost time.

7. It is way cheaper

If nothing else, going home will hurt your bank account way less than going on some exotic trip. Sure, you might miss out on some music festival or some crazy beach party, but your bank account will thank you when you can use that saved money to pay off student loans. Plus, you do not have to worry about the pressure that comes with posting the perfect bikini pic!

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I Got The 'Free' Red Swimsuit That Broke Instagram So You Don't Have To

I got Sunny Co Clothing's famous red Pamela suit to find out if It was a scam.

Remember the red one-piece swimsuit from hell?

I sure do.

If you were one of the fortunate people that did not see it or need a refresher, this is what it looked like:

During May of 2017, Sunny Co Clothing announced that they would be giving away free $64.99 swimsuits for every person who reposted and liked the picture above on Instagram within 24 hours.

Say what? Every girl and their mother wanted this thing. It was fresh, new, cool, and meme-worthy.

Unfortunately, Sunny Co Clothing did not anticipate their post going viral, and being shared hundreds of thousands of times.

They were unable to meet the needs of every person who wanted the swimsuit, so they capped the promotion for the first 50,000 people who participated.

The company went on to receive serious backlash, and their Instagram profile was temporarily removed.

They eventually ended up losing over half of their original 750,000 Instagram followers.

Fast forward to May 2, 2018, and Sunny Co Clothing has brought back the same promotion.

The red swimsuits we have all come to love and hate are back, but many people are wondering how they are able to do it.

How are the swimsuits "free?"

Out of curiosity, I got one myself. The new Pamela suit is different from the original one posted about last year.

The only caveat is the "must pay shipping & handling" part. Shipping totaled around $15, which is unusually expensive for a lightweight clothing package. It means I was not just paying for shipping, I was also paying for the swimsuit itself.

SEE ALSO: I Asked 22 College Guys What They Think About One-Piece Bathing Suits For Girls

Considering how cheap the Pamela suit really costs to make, the quality somewhat surprised me. It fits well, has adjustable straps, and padding on the breast area. However, I would not recommend it at all if you are looking for something more conservative.

I was not sponsored by Sunny Co Clothing in any way to write this, and neither am I an ambassador for them. I think this whole fiasco is actually pretty funny, but I enjoy the cheap one-piece I got out of it.

I never normally would have bought a swimsuit like this one in a million years. But, when I tried it I felt good about myself. I hope every other woman out there feels the same too because body positivity is sexy and life is too short to worry about what other people think.

Cover Image Credit: Victoria Whelpley

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10 Things Every UK Student Understands Post-Spring Break

Spring break, we all miss you. Seriously.


A yearly occurrence, spring break is a week of relaxation, fun, and a time to get away, physically and mentally, from school work, obligations, exams, a never-ending to-do list, and general stress. However, as much fun as the annual break is, the week after when we're all back on campus is a huge reality check. Here are 10 things that every student at the University of Kentucky can relate to post-spring break.

1. It’s nearly impossible to focus on anything


Spring break is a blessing and a curse for this exact reason. During the break, you feel completely free, but after you get back to Lexington, your ability to focus is gone, still thinking about days when the only thing you needed to remember was if you put sunscreen on or not.

2. If you were in a warmer place over break, the chillier weather of Lexington is miserable

Coming back on campus, while it may be 50 degrees, is far from the 80 your body is used to. Layers and constant shivering is the result.

3. Waking up for 8 AMs got even worse, if that is even possible


No, it wasn't easy to wake up at the crack of dawn and then walk halfway across campus nearly every weekday BEFORE spring break. Now? That's a joke.

4. If you were at the beach, you are peeling EVERYWHERE from the sunburns you got on your first day


Peeling off bits of dead skin in public is a really fun time!

5. You are wide awake at 2 AM for no reason other than for the fact that you are used to being up all night over break

phone in bed

Setting alarms isn't really a thing when you're waking up at the beach every day, in a comfy bed somewhere, or in your own home. We did NOT miss, you Apple ringtone.

6. A 50 minute class that used to fly by (as of 2 weeks ago) feels like an eternity 

lecture hall

And classes over an hour? Forget about it.

7. Being back on an actual schedule

uky campus

On spring break, whether you're at home or on vacation, you usually plan your own days and have little to no academic obligations. Coming back to Lexington the week after the break is a slap in the face. It's like we all forgot that we usually have way more work than we know what to do with, and those Canvas notifications are fully bringing us back to reality.

8. Nope, we didn’t miss walking up the stairs to the third floor of Whitehall Classroom Building one bit

whitehall building

Even if you worked out over spring break, those stairs get you. Every. Single. Time.

9. Going from restaurant food, seafood, or whatever you have in your fridge and pantry at home to having to go buy groceries and eat at the 90 or champs

the 90 caffeteria

Definitely a rough adjustment, no doubt.

10.  Having to get ready for class

snow boarding

Whether you spent your spring break in sweatpants, a swimsuit, or ski gear, having to get dressed for class every day once you are back isn't the most fun thing in the world.

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