It’s hard to believe spring break is in the air, but alas! And we’re here to get you good and rearing to go, whether you’re off to Cabo or kicking it at home. Below are some words of wisdom from Taylor Bell, author of Dirty Rush, on how to maximize your spring break potential. And keep reading to enter an exciting sweepstakes sure to equip you for any spring break situation!

dirty-rush-9781476775289_lgThis may only be my second Spring Break as a proper college student and Beta Zeta and to that I say “so what?” I feel like a pro when it comes to the subject because I have such a knowledgeable Big who has shown and taught me everything I need to know when it comes to breaking, spring-wise, that is. The first thing Meg taught me about Spring Break, was that you need/must/HAVE to go somewhere warm. If you live somewhere that’s warm already, then great, you win at life, good job, save money, stay there, you are great, whatever. But if you live somewhere in Delaware like us, it gets cold as F all winter and by the time Spring Break comes through, we need to flock to the heat. SO flock we did last year, and flock we will this year.

The next thing that one must do in order to come back to school rejuvenated, reenergized, and generally better as a human being post-break, is to curate your list of travel partners (or whoever you’re hanging out with over the week) very wisely and discerningly. Spring Break is the world’s “me time.” So, make sure that you chose to surround yourself with positive people who enjoy and are good at getting drunk for large percentages of the day. If that’s your thing, of course. It’s not really mine on an average day, but Spring Break should never feel average, otherwise you’ll come home thirsty for more. No, the objective here is to return with a hangover that lasts a few days into the next semester.

The last major thing to contemplate, and you wouldn’t think but this might be the most clutch of all, is a good book, or several. Every morning, you’re gonna need to give yourself at least three hours to wake up slowly, eat something delicious for breakfast, get back in bed, read, long shower, etc. Make your mornings the fantasy mornings you dream about during finals. And, I swear, a good fucking book makes it more of a fantasy. Sounds nerdy, and that may be true because I’m a nerd, but it’s so true. Meg wouldn’t lead me astray on this one, and neither would I lead you astray. So, whatever you do, wherever you go, just make sure to give yourself a real break. From everything. Your phone, your school, your parents, all of it. I know you can handle doing you for a week.


Tell us in a comment below what your spring break essentials are for your chance to win the following prize pack. Full list of books after the photo!

Spring Break Prize Pack

Dirty Rush by Taylor Bell

Psychos by Babe Walker

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates by Mike and Dave Stangle

Nice is Just a Place in France by The Betches

Younger by Pamela Redmond Satran

Has Anyone Seen My Pants? by Sarah Colonna

Manwhore by Katy Evans

Sweet Filthy Boy by Christina Lauren

He Texted by Lisa Winning


Sweepstakes begins at 9:00 a.m. on March 6th and ends at 9:00 a.m. on March 20th. Sorry, contest open to U.S. residents only. Please click here for complete contest rules.