You haven’t forgotten about the Penn State Boombox Guy have you? Last semester, Brian “Boombox Guy” Cronauer gave us the details about his newest endeavor in which he offers his first-rate travel planning to other students interested in an out-of-this-world Spring Break experience. As a highly qualified travel agent who has two trips to Panama City Beach under his belt and one more on the way, his advice should not be taken for granted.
From the ‘where to stay’ to ‘who to party with’, he’s got you covered. With the highly anticipated week rapidly approaching, we decided to catch up with the veteran Spring Breaker himself.
“After hearing the stories of people I knew who went to PCB and overpaid by a lot compared to me, I knew I could possibly start doing it for people I knew,” said Boombox Guy. “I created a website on the fly, contacted some owners of places in PCB, and started contacting people through Twitter and the response has been great.”
While contacting and receiving feedback from the Panama City crowd may have been a success, Boombox Guy’s expertise has not been such a hit in the Penn State community, much to his surprise. Two fraternities have booked reservations through him; however, most of his success has come from other schools in the Big Ten like Michigan, Illinois and Indiana. Cronauer says he he has another ‘7-10’ groups lined up and ready to book before Spring Break begins on March 7.
In his opinion, Panama City is the best places to go for Spring Break because it’s one of the craziest the most affordable destinations for college kids. Most places are well over $1,000 after arrangements for a hotel and flight are made.
“Everyone who goes to Cancun says it’s worth it to be all inclusive but it’s not,” he said. “My condo was $250 per person one year, $400 for the flight flight, and I’d be lying if I said I ate $1,550 worth of food and liquor in a week.”
Ultimately, if you’re looking for a Spring Break that won’t leave you scrounging for money the rest of the semester, then Panama City Beach is the place to go. And lucky for you, Boombox Guy has your back.
Boombox Guy’s 3 Tips for PCB Spring Breakers:
1. Take the Jesus vans whenever possible, they’re free, you can’t even tip.
2. Get a Panamaniac Card ($50 and you get to go to 4-6 different clubs throughout the week).
3. Stay on Thomas Drive (near Spinnaker, La Vela, The Summit — where his group will be).
After five years, Boombox Guy is no longer in State College, but will be living up to his name in Panama City for Spring Break this year.