WOO! SPRING BREAK! PROOFREADER PARTY! YEAH! SOMETHING ABOUT GOING WILD!\r\n\r\nOK, we\u2019ll admit it, proofreaders are generally bookish, happier quietly reading a novel than running naked and screaming through the streets of Cancun while being cheered on by our peers.\r\n\r\nNevertheless, we\u2019ve managed to come up with a few handy tips for the cash-strapped among you, as partying hard can be expensive.\r\nPack Everything You Need\r\nSure, it\u2019s in the spirit of freedom and fun to leave the house with nothing but the clothes on your back, a plane ticket, your passport, some shades and a six-pack.\r\n\r\nHowever, if you end up paying for a camera, sunblock and everything else you need while away at tourist-resort prices, you might end up wishing you packed a suitcase.\r\nAll the Fun is in the Journey\r\nDriving isn\u2019t as quick as flying, but if you have a car, some friends to chip in for gas and some good music for the stereo it can be a fun (and relatively inexpensive) way to get where you\u2019re going.\r\nFind Somewhere Cheap to Stay\r\nWhen booking somewhere to stay, go directly via the hotel\u2019s website or ring them and book over the phone to cut out the middle-man fee. Booking in advance will also help, as rooms can become expensive if you wait too long.\r\n\r\nAn even cheaper alternative is to holiday by house-sitting for someone. Just try not to break their stuff.\r\nRemember Your Student ID\r\nYou might be leaving college behind for a while, but your student ID can be pretty useful during spring break; lots of companies offer a student discount, so it never hurts to ask.\r\nMake Your Own Food\r\nBuying a few groceries and making your own meals is always much cheaper than eating out at restaurants or ordering in, especially if you\u2019re splitting the cost with friends.\r\nDon\u2019t Go Anywhere\r\nIf your budget doesn\u2019t extend to travel and accommodation, don't worry; you can still have fun without going anywhere.\r\n\r\nSpring break is a great time to explore your town, catch up with old friends, throw a party or watch every single episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (actually, you might need more than a week for that last one).\r\n\r\nAlternatively, you could get a temp job, then spend the money you make on a vacation in the summer!