7 Must Try Activities for a Fun Summer Memory
Unleash the Unusual
When the season comes and the sun lights up brightly, many people would go to the beach for a tan. Living or visiting tropical countries are on top of the list. However, there are also other options that are sure to bring joy to the much-awaited summer season. They may be unusual at first, but they are equally entertaining and interesting to try. Here are some of these activities that even the lazybones can do.
Art in Island is located along 15th Avenue in Cubao, Quezon City
1. Set your own educational trip
It's a great time to try and to feel like a student again. Include some visits to historical places or museums this time of the year. You can try to explore newly-opened art galleries, unusual or interactive museums in your town.
You may want to check these two museums in Metro Manila for fun and geeky adventures.
Art in Island
Make yourself a part of their vast 3D artworks painted all over the museum walls, floors, and corners. This a different kind of museum which will let you be creative and jump beyond your comfort zone.
The Mind Museum
Get your geek on! This place shall exercise your brain with its delightful displays and interactive pieces. A place not just for the children, but is both thrilling and enjoyable trip for the whole family.
2. Unplug yourself from distractions
Go back to the basic and get off your smartphone, laptop, TV, or any other gadgets. Relax and save time to reflect. Have a space in your house and simply breathe in and appreciate the day and the things around you.
It is quite a feat to survive even just a single day without anything connected to the internet, but you might find this time really refreshing. If you have to keep yourself busy all the time, you will eventually get burnout.
3. Read and finish a book in a day.
Some of us might think that there are a lot of great reads but we don't have time to finish them. So, we end up with a lot of half-read books on the corner of our bedside table, or with new books but are never opened.
Here's a challenge to take this summer:
Get one book, sit down and do your best to finish it within the day.
This task will help you finish all those unread books or half-read books. You will be surprised that you actually have a lot of time to enjoy some good old company. You will be in great adventures in no time.
4. Make some homemade cool treats
You don't have to be an expert but you can try some easy homemade desserts. In this hot weather, it is refreshing to drink ice cold lemonade. However, there are a lot of windows for experimenting. Open up your recipes or check easy to follow instructions from the web.
For my favorite homemade treats for summer, I like the gulaman (jelly juice drink) and ice cream. These two are very easy to prepare. Here is a sample recipe that I follow.
Must Try: Homemade Ice Cream
To survive the scorching heat, many like to indulge in a tasty ice cream treat. It is also an easy dessert to prepare at home. You would only need two basic ingredients to make your own, even without an ice cream maker.
300 ml condensed milk cold
350 ml whipping cream/ heavy cream cold
1. Prepare your cream and whip it using a hand mixer/stand mixer in medium speed until you get a soft peak.
2. Add the condensed milk and whip it until you get the consistency that you desire.
(It is also optional to put vanilla extract here as well)
Then you have your ice cream base done. For the added flavor, you just mix it with any flavor you like: fresh strawberries, mangoes, or even cookies.
5. Make a DIY project
Aside from being your own chef at home, you can try to squeeze some creative juices and make a DIY project. There is a variety of activities to do. It could be as simple as organizing your shoes, clothes, or kitchen supplies, to making shirts and room decorations.
In our city, people are already participating in the green movement. Find some materials that you can reuse and recycle. You can find easy recycling ideas online or you can experiment.
6. Watch a Movie
Don't let that movie slip away. Best share the experience with a friend or two. It doesn't have to be in the movie theater. You can buy yourself a copy of that one movie you really wanted to see for a long time, but never got the chance to do so.
There are vast choices of movies in stores. This is the second best place to be aside from the library. If you are even up for the challenge, find an old movie and try to relax at home and appreciate the simple yet fascinating reflections of the years gone by. When you are lucky, play a black and white movie and just escape from the busy, distracting scenery of today.
7. Travel Locally
If you really want to travel this summer, choose a place in your home country. There are a number of wonderful destinations to check out.
For instance, the warm and dry season is ideal for traveling in the Philippines or any tropical countries. In the country, going to the beach is the number one in people's must-do list. Here are some of what I think as the best beaches in the country.