Summer To-Do List To Get You Outside
Summer is passing quickly (as is this whole year) and like most adults, I’m finding myself spending most of my days inside. But there’s still plenty of Summer left to enjoy! So, I’m going to share my Summer bucket list, in hopes that you and I can both find some inspiration and fun ideas, to help us make the most out of these warmer months.
So far, this season, I’ve been pretty good about hiking regularly! It’s been the best way to relieve any stress, catch up with friends, and breathe in some fresh, mountain air! I know that hiking isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but I truly think it is some of the best medicine. So whether you’re scaling a mountain or taking a walk through a pretty park—just getting outside and moving will make your Summer a beautiful one.
I like to use the All Trails App to help me discover new hikes and document the ones I’ve taken.
Campfire Night with Friends
One of my favorite pastimes has got to be sitting around a campfire, with friends, telling stories, and making delicious, hot shmoes (tell me you know that what movie that’s referencing!) Give me a crackling fire, a riveting tale, and a perfectly toasted marshmallow, and I am one happy girl!
Another one of my favorite Summer activities is kayaking! I’m no pro, but I love paddling around a beautiful, mountain lake, or down a gentle river. It’s such a relaxing way to spend time in nature!
I always worry about taking my phone or camera with me, when I’m on the water, so I picked up THIS Waterproof Phone Case! I’ve taken it to Hawaii, Australia, and New Zealand, and it’s been great!
I always say that wildflowers are my favorite flowers, and there are so many this time of year! Taking a walk along a path lined with wildflowers and stopping to take photos to capture their beauty, is definitely one of my favorite Summer activities.
Document in a New Way
This year I have really wanted to branch out of my comfort zone, when it comes to how I document my adventures. Whether it’s simply using my Instax Mini polaroid camera instead of my DSLR or iPhone, through video, or even sketching or painting! I think changing up how you document the world will help you view it from a new perspective.
Spending small amounts of time in nature is great, and definitely gives me that “fix” I need. But being able to spend a night or two away from regular life, surrounded by trees and mountains, is therapeutic. I love visiting my family’s cabin or camping in a new spot I’ve never been to, before. There are so many options and it’s such an easy and affordable way to be adventurous!
Tell me one (or many) of your favorite ways to spend time outside! I’d love to know how you spend your Summers.