Lifestyle

Las Vegas

After spending this quarter confined in the suffocatingly sterile walls of Geisel Library, spring break on the vomit-lined streets of Las Vegas is exactly what every repressed UCSD student needs to blow off finals like a rock star. ...

France

It’s the oldest story in the book: You’re a travel-buggin’ college student, with big dreams and an empty wallet. When it comes to convincing your parents that a three-month trip to Europe could double as a fiscally responsible choice, however, it helps if you can spin it as a summer job — which is where the term “au pair” comes into play. ...

St. Thomas

La Jolla Shores is an eyeful, but it’s got nothing on the beaches of St. Thomas — a star member of the Virgin Islands, off the eastern edge of Puerto Rico. Think shell-strewn white sand that melts into a bath of warm turquoise water, a hammock tied between two gently swaying palm trees and the occasional wandering iguana. ...

Puerto Rico

Let’s face it: Your liver can’t tell the difference between spring break and the week following your last midterm. But you can. Which leaves no excuse for spending the former Jagerbombing yourself barfless in Costa Verde. “Flights to Puerto Rico” should already be in your search bar. ...

Dubai

In recent years, the overbuilt city of Dubai has redefined the idea of opulence. Wealthy beyond belief from its convenient location atop a bubbling pot o’ oil, the average family income in Dubai exceeds $180,000 per year. ...

Mexico

If you’re searching for an all-inclusive break that won’t involve much thought or travel time, look no further than the port of San Diego. Taking a three- to five-day Carnival Cruise to Mexico will make all dreams of cheap boozing, random hookups and constant grubbing come true. ...

Costa Rica

Costa Rica is renowned for its lazy pace, winding beaches and dependable surf. Compared to neighboring Central American destinations it’s known for its stability and tourist-friendly attitude. But with roads that have more potholes than tarmac, Costa Rica gives you the best of both worlds: a pristine resort off the beaten path. ...

The Amazon

In the Amazon, dipping your hand in the river is an act of faith that it won’t get chewed off — and snakes aren’t just extremely poisonous, but can be up to 14 feet long. If you’re up for a walk on the wild side, there’s no better place to be. ...