CYA Tips for Spring Breakers
Spring Break is just around the corner and even though you are most likely going to try your hardest to lose your mind, take account of the following tips to ensure you can return home in one piece. We want you to come back time and time again, so here they are:
1. Don’t be stupid in the lake.
If you are going to be in or around the lake, know the rules. Items like no glass bottles, boaters stay to the right, watch your wake, do dive in shallow water, don’t drink and boat, etc. will keep you out of any potential trouble. Yes, we know you know, but it’s just a reminder.
2. Protect your location on social media sites.
Sharing too much information on your location on Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Snap Chat, or Instagram may endanger your safety, warns the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network. Adjust your privacy settings and use your best judgment when checking in. Be cautious about revealing personal information and location through status updates or tweets with Twitter trends like #AZSpringBreak and #AZSB.
3. Create a code word.
Create a secret signal or code word to let your friends know when you are uncomfortable and need them to intervene. When you are with friends, arrive together and leave together. Establish a place to meet in advance if you get separated.
4. Don’t drink in a hot tub.
Forget about all those MTV videos that makes drinking look essential for a hot-tub experience. Alcohol can dilate blood vessels and lower blood pressure to dangerous levels. The effects of drinking are felt faster and stronger if you’re sitting in a hot tub.
5. Take a copy of your passport and/or IDs.
There is no worse way to end a vacation than to discover that your passport or ID has been stolen or lost.
6. Practice safe drinking.
Never leave your drink unattended. If you lose sight of it, order a new one. Don’t accept drinks from people you don’t know or trust.
7. Tan safely.
To prepare for a beach destination, opt for spray tanning or self-tanning instead of a tanning bed. The risk of skin cancer is too great to spend time at a tanning salon.
8. Don’t stay on the first floor.
Avoid first-floor hotel rooms because they are bigger targets for thieves. If you bring your laptop, keep it in a hotel safe.
9. Carry phone numbers and cash.
On spring break, carry emergency cash and the phone numbers of cab companies. Keep in your wallet the address of the hotel (London Bridge Resort, 1477 Queens Bay, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403) that you are staying at.
Stay safe and have fun. AZ Spring Break is here to increase your fun factor by 10 fold.