Spring break is the perfect time to get out of the winter weather and party your ass off someplace sunny.
Let's face it, I think most of us would rather gear up for the rest of the semester by running around in bikinis than staying at home and hitting the books.
There are all sorts of ways you can celebrate a well-deserved week off from school -- whether you head to an insane beach party that gives you flashbacks of "MTV Spring Break," get lit on a huge lake with thousands of other college kids or turn up on a tropical island with your BFFs.
However, if you ever hit up one of the spring break hotspots, you probably know all the sun-soaked selfies and epic party photos you see on Instagram don't always tell the whole story.
Yep, when it comes to livin' it up under the sun, those staged Instagram photos will give you some seriously high expectations of spring break that don't always match the outcome.
Take a look at the pictures below to see your expectations of spring break vs. what spring break is actually like IRL.
Expectation: The party will start as soon as the limo shows up to bring your squad to the airport.
Reality: Your limo (aka town car) will show up at the ass-crack of dawn, you will wait in long lines at the airport, get your expensive 4 oz bottle of sun tan lotion confiscated by security and then sit on a boring three-hour flight.
Expectation: You will stay in a gorgeous hotel suite with breathtaking ocean views.
Reality: You will quickly realize your resort does not look like the photos on the website.