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Instead of heading down to Panama City Beach, Florida/South Padre, Texas/Daytona Beach, Florida to unleash the wild side (like most college students do for Spring Break), I decided to hop in my 1995 Toyota Camry (yes, I named her Tammy the Camry) and head West. I packed up my Gregory Baltoro 65 pack, along with my smaller Sunature daypack, my two ENO Hammocks, a sleeping bag, a tent, some dry goods from the grocery store, a cooler of perishables, and took off on this route: La Crosse, WI → Minnesota → Iowa → Nebraska → Denver, CO. We then decided to head South/further West through Colorado’s many State Parks, and finally out into Utah where we went to Arches National Park. That was as far West as we made it! On the way home, we went into Wyoming – where we saw a lot of buffalo/bison, cows, and horses. Ayers Natural Bridge is a must see if you’re ever in Wyoming! Gorgeous. We then drove straight East and headed back to La Crosse. South Dakota’s Black Hills, Mount Rushmore, and the Badlands were pretty darn cool as well. Here are my Top Ten reasons to make your next Spring Break an unforgettable Road Trip like...
    Spring Break for many colleges was last week, and if your campus is anything like mine, the week before Spring Break felt like winter.  Arriving back on campus, the weather is actually nice now. We have had three straight days of sunny, 70° weather. With this nice weather, everyone wants to get outside and enjoy the nice weather. Many people want to go outside, but have no idea what exactly to do outside. Here are some of my top choices of what to do outside on your campus!   Do your homework outside. Many people have the “I can’t go outside, I have too much homework” excuse to stay inside on a beautiful day.  Get out of the library and take your work outside. A great idea is to grab a blanket, or even a chair, if you have an easily portable one, and move outside. Go to a grassy area, make sure your laptop and necessary technology are charged, and enjoy the beautiful weather while being productive. If you don’t want to be in the grass, find a picnic table!   Have a picnic with friends. This one takes some work, but between classes or on a...

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