Have a group of Economics students who want to plan that perfect Spring or Fall break trip? Students will blindly draw a budget and must plan a trip based on that dollar figure. Some will find their options are limitless with a large budget, while others will struggle to fit the requirements of the trip.
The requirements are completely spelled out for the students. They must account for transportation, meals, lodging, reservations, activities, etc. You can adjust the budgets in any way you see fit to challenge your students.
I have used this assignment many times and the kids really start to gain appreciation for the real world costs of planning a trip. Works great as a group project.