Spring Break breakdown

The annual reprieve from classes is finally upon us -- and as you pack your bags for your tropical getaway, here's a rundown of where everyone is going this year.

College coeds, rejoice!

After months of deadlines, exams, snow and sub-zero temperatures, Spring Break is finally here!

As many of us know it, may seem like nothing more than a modern, uncivilized tradition -- but this rowdy rite of passage has a surprisingly long and storied history.

From an ambitious swim coach's spring training trip to today's week-long party complete with bathing suits, bad behavior and booze, click through the timeline above for a brief chronology of spring break in the United States.

Shifting from Past to Present

Travelocity just released its annual spring break travel data, which indicates a 14.7% increase in domestic spring break travel over last year.

From Mexico to Maui, here are this year's top 10 Spring Break destinations for US college students:

While domestic travel is up this year, international airfare for spring break has been flat year-over-year (.1% decrease). However, if international spring break destinations are broken out from the rest of Travelocity's spring break travel data, trends begin to emerge.

Below is a chart depicting the top ten trending international spring break destinations -- and don't let the illustration fool you, the lower the number/line, the higher the rank!

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