Why You Should Consider Going Somewhere Cold For Spring Break This Year

I'll never forget my senior year of high school, when the spring break planning started. There were three types of students: (1) "CANCUN OMG GONNA GET SO LIT!" (2) People who didn't go anywhere (aka, me), and (3) the rebels who went against the grain and traveled someplace cold. They were outcasts at the time; but I think the rebels were on to something. There are actually a few reasons why you should consider going somewhere cold for spring break, because the party does indeed extend beyond Cancun.

Younger generations are changing the way we travel, largely because we might be the biggest customer in this arena. As the Boston Consulting Group shares, we want diversity and new experiences. According to their research, at the rate we're going, by 2020, we'll be 50 percent of the customer base for airlines, hotels, and other travel businesses; and it's projected to stay that way for another 15 years, says the BCG.

Aside from needing to cure our case of wanderlust, our taste in travel is also evolving. While fancy schmancy hotels and room service sound #ToDieFor, many of us are also opting for the digital nomad style — residing short-term in various countries and regions where the cost of living is super reasonable, all while working from our computers.

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We're thinking outside the box and venturing into new territory — territory that involves affordable Airbnbs and couch-surfing. Why not try something different for spring break, then?

Sandy beaches and drinks served in coconuts are cool and all — don't get me wrong; but cold-weather destinations also deserve your love. Here are just a few reasons you should head someplace chilly for spring break.