Spring Break is the time of the year that most students, and adults, look forward to. It is a time that we can take a break from work and school responsibilities, we plan and look forward to the best Spring Break vacations, and/or we simply look forward to doing absolutely nothing. For whichever category you fall under, here are some Hashtag Spring Break Hacks to get you through this Spring Break.
÷ by Ed Sheeran
Divide is hands down one of the best albums that I have heard in a long time. I listened to Ed Sheeran’s interview on The Breakfast Club, and he gave the background information for the album’s title and some of the inspiration for the songs. The album is adequately named, and the reasoning behind it is even better. Every song has a different vibe, meaning, and rhythm, their differences are the reason that Sheeran named the album Divide. Take a listen, and be transported to lyrical and musical heaven.
24K Magic by Bruno Mars
Although the album came out in 2016, this is the perfect album to listen to during Spring Break. The album has a little of everything that listeners could want. There is music to twerk to (if that is your kind of thing), there is music to dance to, get dressed to, head out to, and cuddle up listening to. Personally, I prefer listening to albums that speaks to my different moods. It is not enough to be all love songs, or to be all dancing music. I can appreciate a variety, and Bruno Mars gives listeners that.
Here are the Latest Singles
Since I am a subscriber to Apple Music, I do not find myself listening to the radio very often. I tend to hear bits and pieces and later come across it in interesting Apple Music playlists. Some of the most popular songs to listen to this week are (in no particular order):
- No Frauds by Nicki Minaj feat. Lil’ Wayne and Drake
- Something Just Like This by The Chainsmokers and Coldplay
- Shape of You by Ed Sheeran
- That’s What I Like/Perm by Bruno Mars
- Liability by Lorde
- Bad and Boujee by Migos
- Bounce Back by Big Sean
- Fake Love by Drake
- I Feel it Coming by The Weeknd feat. Daft Punk
- Body Like a Back Road by Sam Hunt
#Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso
Since the book has been released, #GirlBoss has been teaching ladies to kick ass and take names. Are you interested in going interested in starting a business? Read about Amoruso’s journey, and learn valuable tips for being the ultimate #GirlBoss. Without giving any spoilers, Amoruso’s story is an inspiration for us all. The most important lesson to learn is that it does not matter where you start. What’s most important is making the decision to become a #GirlBoss, making a plan, and seeing it through.
The wait by Devon Franklin & Meagan Good
Let’s address the big elephant in the room with this book. This is a book about abstaining from sex until marriage…get this…by choice. We live in a world where sex sells, and it is encouraged everywhere. Despite the obvious, this book is written by a couple who made national headlines for deciding to become celibate before marriage. Whether you have to decided to wait, or not, this is a great read. Read for tips about creating intimacy with your significant other and dating in a way that allows for clarity when making the decision about commitment.
Helen Hardt’s Steel Brothers Series
Are you a Fifty Shades fan? If so, this is the perfect series for you. I came across this series after seeing a random post, and I have been hooked ever since. This is not to be confused with the Fifty Shades series, because the story lines are completely different. In my opinion, this book is more focused on the story line of the main characters. Dare I say it… but I think that I actually enjoy this series more than Fifty Shades (which I still love, by the way). I have read every book that has been published, and I anticipate the release of the next two books.
The Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes
Do you find yourself limiting your options and shying away from thrilling decisions and choices? Have you become a little bored with the predictability of life? Do you simply need inspiration for the next big thing in your life? This is the book for you. Read about how television legend, Shonda Rhimes, took the challenge to say “yes” to the unexpected. This book has actually inspired me to make and take a little challenge of my own. (The challenge will come in a later post.)
Anything by James Patterson
I am an avid James Patterson reader. If you love suspense novels…look no further than this great, James Patterson. He has multiple series, such as: James Cross and the Women’s Murder Club series. Additionally, he has several (probably hundred) stand alone books. I, often, find myself renting new books of his from the library. He has released little books, called Bookshots that are part of his series and some are stand alone. Regardless, I always advise others to read Patterson’s novels.
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
This book is soon to be a motion picture, and I absolutely cannot wait. Although this book is classified as a Young Adult novel, it is a great read for adults, too. I came across this book while searching for another book by this author. I decided to read it, and I unexpectedly fell in love with the story. (No spoilers here!) Read about the life of a young adult who falls in love, and decides to truly live.
Spring Break Destinations
Not only is this great city my birthplace and my home, but it is host for the world’s largest livestock show. Houston’s Livestock and Rodeo hosts music’s biggest artists, a large carnival, and has several activities for people of all ages. Are you looking for excellent shopping? Check out the Galleria. Are you looking for barhopping or a variety of nightlife options? Look no further than midtown and downtown Houston. Additionally, there is Galveston’s Pleasure Pier and Kemah Boardwalk for adventure park fun within an hour’s drive.
Florida, period, is one of the most popular state and holds several Spring Break destinations, such as Key West, Orlando, and Panama City Beach. However, Miami, arguably, is one of, if not the most, popular destination in Florida. Miami is known for its beautiful beaches, but is filled with so much culture, fun activities, and for great eating. Enjoy the nightlife and engage in the fun-filled scenery. You are sure to have a good time.
Los Angeles, California
Check out the city of the stars and celebrities that you love so much. Whether you are traveling to shop on Rodeo Drive, want to lay out on the beach, want to spot celebrities in their favorite clubs or restaurants, or want to visit Hollywood, this is a great destination for anyone. Do you want to check out a theme park? Within a drive of the city, travels (and their families) can visit Disney Land and/or Universal Studios Hollywood.
Las Vegas, Nevada
Take a trip to this popular year-round destination. Las Vegas has a vibrant nightlife, is home to a four-mile long main street, known as the Strip. While this destination is more suitable for adults, it is still possible to travel here with children. The city hosts several casinos that are open 24-hours a day. It is known for quickie weddings in several chapels. Las Vegas is a popular destination for gambling and fun nighttime activity, but is also known for excellent food options. For those who enjoy food (this is always the highlight of my trips), there is a grand selection.
The Caribbean is known for its beaches, culture, weather and scenery, beaches, and did I mention beaches? Whether you decide to visit the pink sand beaches of the Bahamas, or join the youthful celebration in Cancun, appreciate the affordability of the Dominican Republic, want beachfront nightlife in Jamaica, or want to feel at-home in the U.S. Virgin Islands, there is an island fit for everyone.
Perhaps during the rest of your Spring Break, you may consider starting a blog of your own. If you want to get started, take a look at Why I Decided to Start Blogging… and You Should Too. Enjoy the rest of your Spring Break! (P.S. If yours has not arrived yet, then enjoy!)