While you’re stuck in a winter rut, start dreaming about the days you’re about to spend in the sun with your best friends. Bikinis, beaches, beats, bros, and babes — pretty much the best trip ever, right?

To get you into full-on spring break mode, we’ve researched top tips and polled seasoned peers for the ultimate Spring Break Study Guide:

intro to Spring Break Study GuideSo pull one more all-nighter before your umpteen-hour road trip, and study up on the best pickup lines, party fails, playlists, style pieces, and shades for spring break. We’ve even prepared you for the downright characters you’re sure to meet on the beach — for some of ’em, don’t say we didn’t warn you!

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