With social distancing guidelines in place, travel restrictions, and a completely new normal, it’s time to reconsider how we navigate the 2020 summer season. To help spread ideas for how to enjoy the summer and still get a vacation in, we laid out several things you can do for fun, even amidst a pandemic.
Camp in Your Backyard
You don’t need to go anywhere far away as long as you have a backyard! Set up a tent, build a fire, roast marshmallows, and you’ve got yourself a fun camping experience.
Go for a Hike
Despite social distancing, we can still enjoy nature. Make a fun road trip out of visiting a good hiking spot. This is a great way to enjoy a trip and some fresh air.
Go Somewhere New
Even if you’re not venturing far away, you can still enjoy the thrill of traveling to an unknown destination by exploring a nearby destination you’ve never been to. Try taking a road trip and make turns you’ve never made before. You might discover new things and feel a sense of adventure – all while staying close to home.
Have a Spa Day
You can bring the spa home by lighting some candles, enjoying a soothing bubble bath, and playing some relaxing music. Bonus points if you can get a family member to give you a back massage.
Replicate Your Dream Vacation
If you were planning to head off to some exciting, far-away destination, you can still enjoy aspects of that vacation at home. Immerse yourself in the culture and food of your dream vacation destination by eating their cuisine, playing their music, and even watching movies set in that location.
As long as you shift your environment, step out of your comfort zone, and experience new things, you can still experience the thrill of change and adventure without having to go very far. It’s important to take time for yourself, so make sure you do some unwinding and don’t skip a vacation this summer.