Happy Monday Tar Heels! Within a couple of days many of you will be embarking on several different trips for spring break. If you’re headed home or going on a fun cruise we’ve compiled a list of things to consider before you leave UNC.
1. Be careful who you share your location with
Now a days snapchat, find my friends,Facebook, Instagram, and tons of other social media devices share your location with others. Sometimes we don’t think about who we share this information with , but when you add a location to Instagram all of those followers can now keep up with where you are. Double check to make sure you’re only being seen on the snapchat map by people you want to be seen by. You have to edit this yourself or else you are public to everyone.
2. If you’re of age, safe drinking tips:
If you’re drinking in a hot to be careful because alcohol can dilate blood vessels and lower blood pressure which means the effects of alcohol come at faster and stronger rates.
Don’t leave your cup lying around and make sure you keep your eyes on it wherever you might be.
Don’t accept drinks from people you don’t know
3. Carry Cash
You never know when someone only accepts cash, but I’ve been there MANY times. Tolls especially get ya with this. So be prepared and carry around cash. If you’re going abroad 1. I’m jealous and 2. make sure you plan conversions and withdraw some cash ahead of time. Look out for atm fees while abroad too. Make sure to notify your bank ahead of time and let them know you will be traveling if you are.
4. Write down important addresses and phone numbers
We live in a day and age where we are so dependent on our phones but the minute they die we lose a lot of valuable information. Make sure you have someone’s phone number and addresses where you are staying written down. Maybe plan ahead and try to take a portable charger with you if you are staying out for long periods of time.
Apply, reapply, and conquer the outdoors. Whether you’re spending time tanning in Florida or hiking around a mountain the sun is still out so protect your skin. Even on a cloudy day you should still put on some sunscreen because the sun is still there. You’ll be glad you applied in 30 years anyway… less wrinkles and sunspots. Win win!