By the sea, you and me… Image courtesy of Flickr user Kevin Tostado. Licensed under CC BY 2.0.It’s the end of February and that means Spring Break will soon be upon us. HackCollege has your back with a collection of tips and tricks to organize your travel, remind you of airport basics, and fold your clothes completely wrinkle-free. Check out these blasts from the archives.

Road trip safety: For those of you who will be traveling by car rather than air, check out this list of basic safety supplies to keep in your vehicle. Particularly if you don’t have AAA and are traveling in an at-all-remote areas, a well-stocked emergency kit can be a lifesaver.

Plan Spring Break with TripIt: I’m kind of in love with TripIt. For those of you who don’t already use it, it is one of the most painless ways to keep travel information organized and accessible. TripIt’s also useful for those of us with parents who worry–sharing all of your travel plans with them can soothe their fears about wherever you’re going for the break.

Pack Everything into a Suitcase Without Wrinkles: Though the New York Times favors rolling your clothes to pack them in to a suitcase, I’ve found that this method is more compact and leaves clothes way less wrinkly. Particularly since Spring Break clothes are light-weight anyway, this can make packing unbelievably easy and compact, leaving more room for novelty magnets and beer.

Use Interchangable Cords for Streamlined Packing: It hurts me to travel without my second (and third and fourth) harddrive-based brains. So, in order to maximize the amount of tech that I can comfortable carry, I try to streamline the number of chargers I pack. It makes re-packing your things much easier when you’re not trying to find six different chargers twenty minutes before you have to fly.

Tips for the Homeward Bound: Though this article is aimed more at end-of-year travel than it is at Spring Break trips, if you’re heading home in a car in order to exchange winter gear for summer fare being kept at your parents’, these tips can make the trip easier and more enjoyable. No one wants to hear the squeak of vacuum-packed winter coats.

Getting Into Venues Under-21: As an RA, I cannot in good faith encourage you to break the law. I present this link for those who need it without comment. Use it well.