With the coronavirus still circling the globe with no signs of an end, it’s almost impossible to plan for a vacation to the beaches, let alone a trip that is out of the country. The days of traveling to foreign lands searching for amazing adventures are over as of the moment, and people are finding more creative ways to spend their time in the comforts of their own home.
That’s why this coming summer, the best course of action to enjoy it is by planning, the way you would when you travel to your favorite getaway. What more could you ask for in a vacation that has clear, blue waters, good food, and cold drinks to quench the heat of the summer sun?
Who said you couldn’t enjoy summer at home? Take advantage of the situation and make the most out of it! Here’s the recipe of how you can make this summer your best yet:
Spend Time in the Water
Ready your sunscreens and your goggles because it’s not a summer vacation unless there’s some water involved. Whether it’s your pool at home, a lake near your house, or the beach, you can plan a day trip or two where you and your family can relax as well as enjoy the cool waters. Swim and dive to your heart’s content when your feet finally touch the water. That’s easily one of the best feelings in the whole world!
If you don’t have access to any natural bodies of water in your hometown, then maybe you could invest in an inflatable pool that you can put in your backyard. Besides, summer is still a few months away. There’s plenty of time to save for an inflatable pool. And while you’re at it, throw in a bouncy house or a small water slide where your kids can play in case they get tired of swimming around.
Hold Family Picnics and Barbecues
Nothing can compare to a fun and simple family get-together over good food and a happy afternoon of reminiscing. If you and your family had a hard time bonding before the pandemic began, then this is the perfect time for you to spend quality time together. Schedule picnics and barbecues throughout the summer and invite your closest friends and family.
Catch up on what’s happening in each of your lives while you prepare for an outdoor barbecue. But you can’t do that without complete Viking bbq parts, so make sure that you have all of it before you begin cooking. Lay down a menu, get your groceries, and cook like you’re going to feed an entire community because, at this point, you probably are.
Cooking and eating are two of the best ways you can spend time together during the summer, especially when the kids are out of school. You could gather all the recipes you want to try out and then allocate the dishes over the course of summer. That way, you’re constantly bonding while discovering the world of delicious food.
Showcase Your Drink Making Skills
Summer wouldn’t be complete without a cold drink in your hand. It’s time you bust out those barista skills and master the art of making drinks, whether it be milkshakes, coffee, or cocktails. You’ll have plenty of chances to mix and match ingredients all summer long because the sun will always shine and there are cold drink cravings to be satisfied.
It doesn’t matter if you couldn’t make a drink to save your life; you’re going to learn how to make yourself and your family cold beverages this summer as if your life depended on it. You can buy drinks for your whole family, but wouldn’t it be more gratifying to make one on your own? Imagine it, you’re learning a new skill, while at the same time, fulfilling your cravings. It’s a win-win situation whichever way you look at it.
Of course, there is an abundance of ways in which you can plan the perfect summer getaway at home. This guide is only here to show you that you can, in fact, enjoy your summer at home even though you would much rather spend it in Mexico or the Caribbean.
This pandemic has taken enough from everyone, so instead of wallowing in the sorrows of what if, dwell in the idea of what could be your best summer vacation yet. Try to see the bright side of this bleak situation because there’s not much to do except wait it out. The choice to make some good out of the bad is yours. You have to know which cards to play to make it.