Spring break! It doesn’t quite translate in text, but that phrase needs to be bellowed at high volume, dragging out each word with winter-weary relish. With the end of February upon us, spring-break season can finally begin in earnest.
As college students, families, and intrepid young couples emerge from the bleary hibernation of the winter months, their eyes and wallets turn toward spring break vacation spots around the world, from open-sea cruises to ski-able mountains to beachfront joys.
Now, of course, is the time for travel agencies, resorts and destinations to begin offering spring break deals in earnest. Here five of 2012′s best early spring break deals around: