13 Tips For Enjoying A Summer Without A Typical Vacation


Drive-in movies.

If you live in a town lucky enough to have a drive-in movie theatre, summer is set for you. This is the perfect environment for a fun night out! It’s such a unique combination of catching the latest flick and enjoying the outdoors. Not to mention it’s a killer date idea to have a picnic/movie combo under the beautiful summer night sky. Also—there doesn’t have to be a dress code for sitting on a blanket or in the trunk of a car while watching a movie.


Make yourself a reading list.

Books can always be a “choose your own adventure” which is exactly what anyone who can’t escape for the summer needs to give their brain a break. You might be exhausted at the end of the day, but you can give your brain a wee vacay in whatever book’s journey you choose. Become friends with the librarians, and you have a summer posse in the making. Also, books are freakin’ awesome, and therefore your summer is awesome. Bam.


Morning coffee, evening drink.

Coffee wakes you up and booze calms you down. Both are the elixir of life. Darlings, need we really say more on how that might help you enjoy your vacation-less summer? Take it from a few people who’ve followed this plan—it makes a world of difference.


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