The Ideal Reading Break

There are a couple of reasons why students tend to think February is an awesome month. For starters,  the juniors are all excited  for Valentine’s Day . I mean, this is a big University/sea  with so many more fish in it than high school!! SO MUCH POTENTIAL! It also pretty much guarantees you will get a date.

The REAL February kicker is Reading Break though. Yes, we know we are all supposed to use this week of free time to study, read and catch up on all of our homework… but let’s be real. 90% of students are going to use this time as an extra vacation and will probably be jetting off to foreign places while using their flight time to cram in the studies. I don’t know about you guys, but this is my method. If I go somewhere 8 hours away, there and back I will get in 16 hours of study time!! That’s enough right?

While I am still trying to justify my decisions, why don’t we brainstorm where we should head off to this break shall we?

Contiki tours are the typical go-to for students because of their flexibility, affordability and they’re fun. I know I rave about them all of the time, but how can I not? They do it right every time! Here are a few ideas to get you guys inspired for your next “Reading” break.

You can also shop some of my travel necessities below. Have fun reading!!

xx Meagan

Sun Seeker? 

Waikiki Explorer: Hawaii, an iconic destination known for its lush wildlife, breezy island weather and laid-back vibe. What could be a better contrast to a crowded classroom? The Waikiki Explorer is perfect as a short holiday, and with Contiki, travellers have a group of friends all equally amped to explore. Spend time snorkeling, strolling the beach or enjoying a big night out on Oahu island!

Yucatan Highlights: Oh Mexico, the country that truly has it all. Crammed full of rich cultural tradition and diverse geography, there is something for everyone – from the hot beach playground of Cancun to the jungles of the Yucatan and from the World Heritage Site of Chichen Itza to the thriving metropolis of Mexico City. At every turn, there is so much to see and do. Travellers will be immersed in adventure activities, water sports, cultural sites, an unbelievable variety of food, and a sizzling nightlife. Mexico turns up the heat.






Powder Rush in BC & AlbertaTime-crunched students can stay in Canada and experience some of the world’s best skiing and snowboarding. No need to book lift tickets, organize gear rentals or grocery shop for a shared chalet – Contiki has all the details covered. See Canada’s best ski hills on this small group adventure to Whistler and Banff, with an included flight to save travel time.

Austria Ski: Hit the slopes by day and après-ski by night, all from Contiki’s very own authentic Austrian gasthof (guest inn). Located in Hofgarten, Austria, part of the “SkiWelt” region offering 279km of runs, this winter epicentre has been voted ‘World’s Best Ski Area’ out of 70 resorts in 8 countries for the last 3 years. Contiki travellers can fully embrace the fresh, winter air with private ski lessons and explore new trails each day. Get to Austria conveniently on the Contiki coach from London, or meet up with your group on the hill for one or two full weeks of fun. Click below for a video of Contiki’s Winter & Ski trips.




Looking for a deal? Visit Contiki’s Last Minute Deals page and find incredible worldwide trips that fit a student’s budget. Plus, save an extra 7.5% in Early Payment Discounts* applicable on all trips to Asia booked and paid in full before January 29, 2015 and European trips booked and paid in full before February 26, 2015.Travellers can also register for Contiki Part Pay. It’s an easy way for friends and family to contribute to the cost of a new adventure, or to budget savings before embarking on the trip of a lifetime. Visit to get started.