Your mission: make this vacation memorable

I am so thankful that someone was so stressed out one day, they decided to take a week off, and let the students do the same.

Spring break is just around the corner, and if you have not made plans yet, I can give you 101 reasons why you should. Well, not really 101, but you’ll see what I’m getting at.

During my sophomore year, my friend and I decided to join her roommate on a trip to Miami’s South Beach.

The trip was almost spontaneous. We knew we were getting out of Tallahassee, but we were not sure when, where and who was going to drive.

In two days, we made reservations to rent a car, a hotel room and plans to find another person to balance the fees.

Now there were four of us on the road heading to one of the most talked about cities in Florida.

We had only one rule. Have fun.

What was supposed to be a two to three day stay, ended up being a week of impulsive, do-not-try-this-at-home behavior.

We strolled in and out of shops during the day, saying, “Oh girl, that looks good on you” and “Um, you may want to put that one down.”

Every night, we stayed up as late as we could. We walked along the beach going in and out of clubs. We flirted with the locals and shouted, “Cheers,” to our fellow classmates, also vacationing in the city.

We took pictures with anyone who looked good enough to brag about to our friends. I even exaggerated a little, “Oh yeah, we went out to eat”, when in reality we were just waiting on our food in the same place.

I attempted to swim, but couldn’t remember if I actually knew how. Instead, I just kept getting dunked in the water by guys who thought it was funny to see me struggling for my dear life. After, the first 50 dunks, I decided it was better to walk along the sidewalk.

Still, it was one of the best times of my life.

Every now and then, my friends and I reminisce about our brief vacation just for a few laughs.

Spring break is a great time for friends to hang out and relax. So, if you’re getting ready for a road trip, there is only one rule I have for you. Well, actually two: Have fun and be safe.

Tiffany Pitts is a senior public relations student from Jacksonville. She is the lifestlyes editor for The Famuan. Contact her at