Your Grown-Up Summer Bucket List
"How I Spent My Vacation" essays are long gone for most of us, but the urge to squeeze every drop of sunshine out of the most glorious months of the year never gets old. Consider this your extracurricular inspiration for 2018.
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Catch a movie outdoors.
Find your swimming hole.
It doesn't have to be a literal swimming hole (although this one in upstate New York is awfully magical, wouldn't you say?), but you need to cannonball into something this season.
Clink glasses at sunset.
"Pack" a picnic.
Get away for the weekend.
Light your fire.
Go camping (or, okay, glamping).
Speaking of snuggling under the stars, there's no summer like this summer to get up close and personal with Mother Nature. From humble sleeping bags all the way up to full-fledged cabins, there's outdoorsy accommodation to suit everyone these days.
Crack an old-school beach read.
No, an e-book does not count: Find a pulpy, mass-market thrill ride with a cliffhanger at the end of every chapter, or a gargantuan novel that'll smell like your sunscreen by the time you're through with it.
Celebrate a summer storm.
Follow the music.
Find your summer jam.
Nothing immortalizes a season like the sunny songs that spill out of the stereo for months on end. Ready to meet your next personal anthem? Find contenders here.