While Spring break might be wrapping up for some of us, we couldn't help but entertain the fantasy of a last-minute stay at one of these Airbnb vacation rentals. With a mix of oceanside retreats and desert oasis properties, we're highlighting seven sunny, stylish spots that would be perfect for fleeing April showers. Channel your inner globe-trotter and take a look at these beautiful escapes from around the world!
The season for weeklong beach vacations, overseas plane rides, and cross-country treks is here. Celebrating Spring break can take a toll on your skin and hair, whether you're laying out in your backyard or partying in Bora Bora. So, beware of these basic beauty mistakes that can ruin your vacation. To get tips for sidestepping these classic beach slip-ups, read more.
While the film Spring Breakers (in theaters today) doesn't necessarily depict the kind of Spring break we have in mind, it certainly reminds us that it is that time of year again — the time for a well-deserved post-Winter escape, most accurately defined by sunny skies and warm temps. Wherever that final (tropical) getaway destination may be, the style formula is pretty much the same. We've done the job of packing practically for you, but don't worry; that doesn't mean we've cut down on the cute beach-bound pieces. Inside, you'll find the latest from the DVF Loves Roxy collaboration, the quintessential denim cutoff and tee combo, and a couple of easy maxi dresses that can be styled seamlessly from day to night — and it's all priced at $100 and under. Shop your favorites when you keep clicking.
For most of us, the closest we'll get to Spring break is catching bikini-clad former Disney stars in the new movie Spring Breakers (out today) or enjoying more sun shining outside our office windows. Unless, of course, you're taking a springtime vacation. But our college days of wild beach parties have come and gone, and Spring break just isn't the same. We've rounded up some of the funniest someecards on the season to send to your fellow working girlfriends (or significant other) who need a midweek chuckle. Let's get in the sarcastic spirit of Spring break!
If there's any updo that's synonymous with the sun and sand of a beach, then it's the braid. Whether plaited across your head, fishtailed over your shoulder, or French-woven down your back, braids are the go-to for occasions when a casual style is needed. It's Spring break season, which means it's high time for these woven strands to take center stage. Click through to get some serious inspiration.
Sand, sun, margaritas — if you've been dreaming of a beach vacation or feeling nostalgic for your best Spring break memories, then you can relive your favorite sunny moments with these funny GIFs. With nods to awkward sunburns, dangerous all-inclusive deals, and cute cabana boys, these GIFs are sure to have you reminiscing on your best beach days.
Since it was a movie — Where the Boys Are — that changed Spring break into what it is today, it's only fitting that we look at some of the best (and the worst) Spring break flings from flicks. And while that film was explicit for 1960, it's a far cry from the bare-chested and drug-filled Spring Breakers that's out Friday. But both have one of the key elements to the season's beach party: sex. Spring break is eponymous with spring flings, and we aren't talking sweet Summer love. More like quick, week-long lust — not exactly a recipe for relationship success. So grab your bikini and a brewski for a look back at the most memorable onscreen sand-filled hookups!
With Spring break right around the corner, we're gearing up for sand and sun with some of the most memorable beach moments in movies. Romantic kisses by the water, hilarious encounters on the sand — these scenes include a mix of sweet, terrifying, and hilarious moments on film. Take a look at these unforgettable beach scenes to prep for Spring break season!
Spring's debaucherous roots are grounded in the ancient Greece and Rome tradition of honoring Spring's arrival in tandem with the gods of wine, but modern-day Spring break began in the '30s when a swim coach took his team from Maine to Ft. Lauderdale. By 1938 the city hosted College Coaches' Swim Forum, and more than 300 swimmers attended. Add nearby military posts and mix in some great beer deals, and Spring-break bacchanal was born.
By 1959 Spring break had its very own minimalist attire, which a Time article considered a form of dress-up. "Costumes for the revels run neither to elegance nor imagination," it says. "When they are not in bathing trunks, the boys wear deck pants, and the girls put on Bermuda shorts, usually one size too small."
The weeklong frolic gained popularity in 1960 with the Spring break-themed movie Where the Boys Are and increasing accessibility of commercial flights. The '70s brought more PDA and less modesty, and by the '80s, Ft. Lauderdale was fed up with its guests who had long overstayed their welcome. Its mayor went on Good Morning America to tell college students they were no longer welcome. Public-drinking laws started to be strictly enforced, and Spring-break standbys were replaced with luxury hotels and high-end restaurants. In short, Spring break was gentrified. It moved to Daytona Beach.
Then in 1986 MTV arrived and, other than the location, not much has changed since. Though a trend toward travel tourism has grown in recent, the overwhelming majority of college students still opt for fun, sun, and Bermuda shorts one size too small.
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Wishing you were on Spring break right about now? Sip one of these refreshing cocktails to pretend you're poolside. Whether or not you're sitting in the sun, a crisp, cool drink can transport you straight to your favorite beach spot. From sweet daiquiris to fresh and simple sips, these 10 cocktails make any day feel like a vacation.