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How to vacation like a grad student


I have never had a proper spring break.  In high school my school had this weird long weekend spring break, and we never actually got a week off.  In college, spring break fell during track season and I always had a track meet over spring break.  I used to love watching MTV spring break when I was in sixth grade, and my own spring break experiences have been subsequently disappointing to say the least.  However, that all changed this year.  Not only did I do spring break, I did spring break grad student style.  How does one spring break like a graduate student?  Watch and learn.

Travel responsibly by carpooling to save gas.

Engage in mountainous activities, like chopping wood.

Not quite done with your 50 page final?  Bring it with you.

Share dinner cooking responsibilities.  Easy Mac?  Try goat cheese appetizer plates, sauteed asparagus and potato and leek soup.

Take time to enjoy the view.

Dress to impress for a night out on the town.

Visit local hot spots.

Explore the town with new friends (Diane).

Try local modes of transportation.

Eat a breakfast of champions.  Or grad students.  Same difference.

Catch up on some leisure reading.  You can take the grad student away from grad school, but you can’t take the grad school out of the grad student.

Bring extra socks for after wading through town streets.

Support the local economy.  Visiting Camp 4 Coffee twice in one hour?  Totally acceptable.

Covet some amazing onesies on the slopes.

Spend time hanging out on log benches.

Have an amazing time.  One love.


Author: paulamahla

Typical Colorado girl that can't make up her mind. Trail running, hiking, climbing, camping, CrossFit, ultimate frisbee, and skiing? E, all of the above.

3 thoughts on “How to vacation like a grad student

  1. Is there a med school in Colorado? Sigh.

  2. I just saw this–awesome! =)

  3. Pingback: How to not hike a 14er | return to the motherland

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