When is the last time you planned a big trip? It’s been too hard as of late for me. Too expensive, can’t take work off… the excuses keep piling up as to why I can’t take off and travel the world.
When spring break rolled around in college, we’d always waffle on outrageous ideas like London, a Euro trip, or Cabo. Eventually, we realized how little planning leads to less adventure and settled for a road trip down south to San Diego. Contrary to initial thought, we embarked on the most fun trip we could have ever imagined.
Tacos, burritos, cervezas, oh my! From Pacific Beach to Mission Bay, we ate our way across the sand. Casa Guadalajara remains a high point of my early twenties, along with carne asada burritos from La Perla Cocina.
What remains with me most from this trip, though, was how easy of a trek it was, and how it paid off in spades. Oftentimes, when we’re presented with the opportunity to get away, we think the farther we go—the better. But in this case, we had the time of our lives just a mere seven-hour drive away.
When you’re looking to plan the perfect spring break or general break from work, look no further than your own backyard. Escap[ing] The Monotony of Your 9-5, according to my friend Clare Healy, is as simple as packing a bag and hitting the road. Are you going to plan an adult spring break? Where is your wanderlust telling you to travel?