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After months of juggling class, work and last minute cram sessions, a winter escape will seem like a necessity. Strapped for cash? Not to worry. Planning a winter escape doesn’t have to break the bank.
Ski Travel Unlimited offers a winter College Fest, which features a week at the four-star ski resort Mont Tremblant in Quebec, Canada with students from more than 400 colleges. The mountain is a haven for students who are ready to relieve the stress from a hectic semester by skiing down gorgeous slopes, relaxing in the hot tub, enjoying the shops and restaurants and partying it up in over 200 bars and clubs. The price ranges from $379 to $489 depending on the date of your trip. Check out skitravel.com for more info.
College Ski Packages offers two trips designed for students with a broad range of interests. Party Trips is geared toward students who crave snowy mountains and a fun nightlife experience.
However, for those who seek a snow-sport adventure without the party, the First Tracks Trip is also available. These trip destinations are picked by an expert staff and have the best slopes and tracks, without the overcrowding. From Aspen to Breckenridge, the price of the trip varies depending on the mountain, but everyone has to drop a $150 down payment to reserve a spot.
Royal Caribbean offers a three night Brazilian cruise from $264, embarking from Sao Paulo. The bustling town is home to 17 million people and the third largest city in the world. Here, travelers can enjoy shopping, taste Brazilian cuisine and end their nights in clubs. However, keep in mind that you must also finance the roundtrip airfare to get back home.