Spring Break 2017: Road Trip Edition

With two busy months left until graduation, spring break is going to be my last hoorah before going into the real world. With that in mind, I am determined to make this spring break my best one yet. In true PR student fashion, I created the perfect PR plan for my spring break road trip. My main goal is to have the most memorable road trip of all time.

My first objective, and first stop, Nashville, Tennessee. When planning this road trip I knew the perfect way to start our trip would be Nashville. Not only is Nashville beautiful, it has the BEST food. To fully achieve my objective, my strategy is to hit all my favorite restaurants in Nash. My first tactic will be eating at The Pancake Pantry for breakfast. After walking off a mountain of chocolate chip pancakes on Broadway, we will make our way to my second tactic for lunch, The Pharmacy. The Pharmacy is a beer garden with the most delicious burgers in the entire world. It’s making my mouth water just thinking about it. Unfortunately, we’ll have to hit the road before dinner, but that doesn’t mean we won’t have room for ice cream!  My third tactic, grabbing some mint chocolate chip ice cream at Jeni’s! Calories don’t count when you’re in another zip code? Am I right?!

My next objective, and second stop on our trip, Louisville, Kentucky. It’s about a three-hour drive from Nashville to Louisville. I’ve never been to Louisville before so I’m excited to do some exploring! My strategy is to hit all the major Louisville tourist attractions. My first tactic is to visit The Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory. I’ve been told this is the place to be for baseball lovers, there is a museum detailing the history of the famous bat. You also get the opportunity to hold bats used by historic players like Mickey Mantle and Babe Ruth. Of course, the giant bat outside makes for an excellent photo opportunity. My next tactic, is to see a show at The Louisville Palace Theatre. The theater is also close to several restaurants in downtown Louisville, making it the perfect place to get dinner after the show. My final tactic in Louisville, tour The Waverly Hills Sanatorium. I’ve read that the sanatorium is one of the most haunted places on Earth. I’ve always been curious about the paranormal, so I figure it is time to put my money where my mouth is!

My final objective and final destination, Chicago, Illinois. After spending two days exploring Louisville, we will be headed to the Windy City! My strategy is to have the full Chicago experience. Lucky for us, we’ll be in Chicago on St. Patrick’s Day. My first tactic is going to watch the Chicago River turn green. My next tactic is to eat lots of Chicago style pizza! Who can go to Chicago without eating the best pizza on earth? My next tactic is visiting Millennial Park. I’ve always wanted to take a picture with that big silver bean thing! My final tactic, and the one I’m most anxious about, is going to the top of Sears Tower. I’ve always been afraid of heights but it’s been on my bucket list forever.

After implementing all of the objectives, strategies, and tactics in my perfect PR plan, I know that by the end of the trip I will be able to look back on my last spring break and say, “This was the most memorable road trip ever.”

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