Whether you got to jet-set around the world or had to entertain yourself in suburbia for a few weeks, summer vacation was a magical time in the 1990s. Even before smartphones and tablets were a thing, there were loads of ways to relax and unwind during your brief hiatus from school. In fact, the things every ‘90s cool girl did on vacation still sound pretty fun today. I could definitely watch a block of music videos and forget all my troubles for a while.
You could catch up on your reading, reconnect with friends over the dial-up internet connection, and experiment with looks that were too "edgy" for school. (The spiked bracelet that almost got you suspended could finally be brought out of retirement). You had time for frequent trips to the movies for films that are classics now. You and your friends even had time to rehearse with your band — and all the adults thought the Spice Girls were a bad influence.
Summer vacation gave you a chance to relax and explore interests outside of school. Sports, crafts, and even experimental fashions were all at your disposal. (For the record: fanny packs have their uses.) Feeling nostalgic yet? Take a look at the things