The sun is out longer, the days are brighter, and the weather is warmer. Have you created your summer bucket list yet? Summer 2021 is just around the corner, and everyone is eager to get up, get out, and get moving. This summer is full of new beginnings, from grand vacations to outdoor adventures, and you should maximize your time during the upcoming summer season by setting some summer goals! Here are eight ideas to get your bucket list started:
Go on a Road Trip
Pick a spot on the map, get in your car, and just drive. You’re guaranteed to have a fun adventure traveling where the wind takes you with your closest friends. Make a list of things you want to do on the way and things you want to do when you get there, and leave the rest up to chance. You never know what you may find — you might even discover your new favorite place. Just have fun with it!
Go to the Drive-In Theater
If you are looking for a unique and cheap date night or a fun, spontaneous night with friends, how about going to a drive-in movie? You get to enjoy time with people you love, a good movie, and the pleasant summer weather all in one. A classic drive-in movie experience can be a great way to unwind and provide you time just to enjoy the little moments this summer. DriveInMovie.com can help you find a location near you!
Go Backpacking with a Friend
You haven’t lived until you’ve experienced wilderness and gone backpacking. Grab an adventurous friend or two and take on the great outdoors! Learn the wonders of Mother Nature, sleep under the stars, and gain a new appreciation for the world around you. You can do something as simple as visit the local park or the neighboring city. Or you could go as big as planning a multiple-night trip in the mountains! A great addition to the summer bucket list!
We know. This one sounds really simple, but often the best and biggest memories begin with the smallest events. Whether it’s just in your backyard or you want to go all out with a hiking trip and a camp in the wild, going camping is a fun way to bond with those you love and enjoy the outdoors this summer. Create a fire to make s’mores and tell ghost stories under the stars. You’re sure to make lasting memories.
Go to an Outdoor Concert
In the United States, 40 to 50 million people attend outdoor concerts each year, and it continues to rank high on everyone’s summer bucket list! Coachella, Bonnaroo, that little bar down the street? From massive to tiny, outdoor concert venues deliver awesome summer vibes and help you to live in the moment. Let loose and listen to some amazing artists this summer. We all deserve it after the crazy year that was 2020!
Perform a Random Act of Kindness
Your bucket list doesn’t have to be full of things just for yourself. Sometimes lifting others in spirit is the number one way to uplift yourself, all while bettering the world around you. Random acts of kindness are some of the most fulfilling and most humane things you could ever do — especially when your act of kindness benefits a complete stranger. Donate some food, volunteer for a local charity, or tip a little extra at that small restaurant. The possibilities are endless for the good you can spread.
Go 24 Hours without Internet, Radio, or Television
This one is tough. We use the internet for everything nowadays. But when was the last time you went for even two hours without your phone? Try going 24 hours without internet, radio, or TV. Go camping, sit and read a good book, talk to your friends and family, or use your “unplugged” time to complete some of the ideas on this summer bucket list. Soon enough, you will wish you had these quiet and peaceful moments more often.
Make a Positive Change
Summer can be symbolic of a new beginning and a great time to work on making positive changes in your life. There’s nothing like the sun beaming down on your face to create motivation. Use some time basking peacefully in the sun to set yourself up for living the life you want. Start waking up earlier, set aside a quiet hour for yourself each day, or maybe unclutter your living space to make yourself feel more at ease. You will probably be surprised at the impact one or two small changes can have.
What is your favorite thing to do during the summer? We’ve been stuck inside for too long. Start making plans to get out this summer, meet new people, and experience new things. Need help creating your bucket list? The Olden Chapters, a lifestyle blog, can help motivate you with clever bucket list ideas and printable tools! Need supplies, trailer parts, or summer apparel for the adventures you’ve got planned? Tropic Outdoors has got you covered! Check out our website today — Tropic Outdoors has everything you need to make the extra sunny months of 2021 your best summer ever!