Spring break isn’t just for the kids

As a student in the middle of a crazy jam packed semester full of papers, tests, and projects… spring break sounds like music to my ears! Many of my fellow students have booked cheap travel to the usual Cancun Mexico, Miami Beach, Florida or some other “hot spot” around the USA. Although my break won’t be as exciting, just seeing my family and dogs is good enough for me.

But kids are not the ONLY ones who deserve a spring break vacation. Adults who work just as hard at their jobs, who put up with their kids and who barely have enough time for coffee in the morning are just as much in need of a getaway. On the front page of MSN Travel today I found the perfect article for all the non students who are interested in a week of bliss. Listed in “Spring Break Escapes for Adults,” are several different types of vacation options. From your typical sandy beaches, to different cultural excursions, there are also volunteer options and international. Below is a snippet of a few of these:

During March, sun-kissed areas of the United States as well as Mexico and the Caribbean become virtually off-limits for anyone not currently affiliated with a college fraternity or sorority. Find salvation, though, with these adult-friendly getaways that offer cultural, recreational and sensory delights.

Island adventure: St. Lucia
Unlike some of its Caribbean neighbors St. Lucias has never been a prime spring-break destination, leaving grown-ups and families free to traipse through the island’s tropical rain forest, bike along the ocean or ride horses across its beaches.

The island may also offer the Caribbean’s best windsurfing, while Rodney Bay Marina and Marigot Bay have long been yachting favorites.

Volunteer vacation: Costa Rica

Costa Rico is well-known as an excellent entry point to Central America: safe, beautiful and home to some of the region’s best beaches. The volunteer organization United Planet (http://www.unitedplanet.org) can help community-minded visitors get even more out of their Costa Rica experience by arranging a volunteer vacation.

Glam getaway: Miami
Though spring-break crowds render much of South Florida inhospitable to the over-21 group, Miami is big enough to absorb them almost invisibly. Plus, there have never been so many reasons to visit the cultural capital of the South, especially given the tremendous success of the city’s Art Basel and Design Miami shows.

For more vacation option visit MSN Travel!