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Spring Break Road Trip Headaches

EAST LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) -- Some local students are recovering from a big headache after travel troubles plagued their spring break trip.

More than 60 students from across the state finally arrived at Michigan State University just after 5 pm Saturday tired and upset. They got back nearly 15 hours after their scheduled arrival time. 

WOW Tour Inc.'s Web site promises a 6-day/6-night all-inclusive spring break trip in Panama City Beach, FL.

That's what students got for the most part. One MSU student told 6 News she paid $417 for the whole trip which included the round-trip bus ride and hotel stay. She says her actual stay in Panama City went well, but getting to and from Florida turned out to be a big headache with bus breakdowns and delays.

"The transportation was the one thing that messed this whole trip up," said Brad, a student at Macomb Community College.

Rachel Beatty, a student at Grand Valley State University says she and the other students really started to worry when they were dropped off in Indianoplis and no other buses were there to take them back to East Lansing. "At one point, I didn't think I was going to make it home. We were at this hotel and the bus kept getting delayed and delayed and we had to stay the night," Beatty said.

It was an overnight stop that wasn't part of the plan.

The uncertainty caused some like MSU student Nathan Puskaric to give up on the buses and rent a car to make it back. "It didn't really seem to make sense to stick around and wait again," he said.

Many of the students frustrations came from not knowing what was going to happen next.

These local students aren't the only ones upset about their trip. Just search the hashtag "wowtours" on Twitter to see what others are saying.

6 News reached out to the company for comment tonight, but so far they have not answered our calls or e-mails.

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