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Tuesday, January, 16, 2018
Budget-Friendly Spring Break Getaways
some peaceful relaxation. Whether in Texas’s Hill Country or on a beach, you
can find a variety of camping locations. For example, the small beach town of
Port Aransas can provide a perfect backdrop to an evening by the campfire
and a restful night under the stars.
Explore the great outdoors. Discovering new flora and fauna is a delightful
way to spend spring break. National parks offer nearly endless opportunities
where you can experience natural elements teeming with life. These protect-
ed destinations are the perfect places for unique animal encounters, such as
birdwatching, with hundreds of native species.
Spring is the perfect time for a vacation. Shake off the doldrums of winter as
you transition toward fresh beginnings and warmer days. One tip for plan-
ning a fun-filled trip with nearly countless memories: start your planning by
deciding what types of things you’d like to do and experiences you’d like to
For example, destinations like Texas, which offers hundreds of miles of coast-
line along the Texas Gulf Coast, can be a perfect destination for spring break
travel for all ages. Start looking forward to a getaway to remember with these
ideas, perfect for family travel, spring-breakers and everyone in between.
Go by land and sea. You can create an eclectic trip with diverse experienc-
es by choosing a destination that lets you enjoy activities on both land and
water. For example, Galveston Island’s cruise ports offer an array of activities
that appeal to travelers in transition, such as harbor tours and an amusement
park pier, along with the island’s ample supply of art galleries, entertainment
For more ideas and inspiration to start planning your spring break trip, ex-
Photo courtesy of Getty Images (family on the beach)
Source: Texas Tourism Board
See the sights. If you’re the exploring type and want to mix some education
with your fun, plan your journey around attractions like museums and nature
centers, where you’ll find plenty to learn about the local area. Look for experi-
ences you can’t find anyplace else, such as a visit to a UNESCO World Heri-
tage site, which can offer a special look at the past.
Make a splash. For water lovers and more active types, a visit to the seashore
may be just the ticket. At some locations, you can find all sorts of adventures,
like surfing, kiteboarding, snorkeling, scuba diving, parasailing, jet skiing,
deep sea fishing and more.
Pitch a tent. When you’re looking to put the hustle and bustle of the city
aside, a camping trip is the perfect way to reconnect with nature and enjoy
Make GaMe Day a Win
It’s game day, which means your party needs food and needs it fast. Use recipes that
can pump up the crowd this season and make every game a win.
These quick recipes for an Olive Bar Flatbread and a Mediterranean Nacho Bar can
leave the fans in your home screaming for more.
Your fans will almost assuredly be dipping, diving and running for these simple
snacks created with fresh ingredients like Sabra Hummus, which is available in more
than a dozen flavors in the deli section of your grocery store. Spread it on fluffy flat-
bread with your favorite veggies to create a snack that fans can go crazy over, or set it
out buffet-style for everyone to munch on at halftime.
Find more game day recipes at sabra.com.
Mediterranean Nacho Bar
Chopped green onions
Chopped zucchini (1/4-inch chunks)
Chopped Greek olives
Crumbled feta cheese
Assemble hummus, tomatoes, green onions, zucchini, olives, pepperoncinis, lettuce,
cheese and chicken in buffet format.
Serve with pita chips.
Olive Bar Flatbread
Prep time: 15 minutes
tablespoons Sabra Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
cup desired vegetables, chopped (olives, roasted peppers, peppadew or arti-
miniature mozzarella balls, sliced
tablespoons lemon juice
tablespoon olive oil
Heat oven to 400 F.
Place hummus on flatbread. Top with desired vegetables and mozzarella.
Bake on lower rack 10-12 minutes, or until crispy and browned.
Toss arugula with lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper. Place on flatbread and