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Having projects and adventures in mind is what makes me feel alive. Like many of you, making bucket lists have always been a fun way for me to keep myself interested during the different seasons. Moreover, did you know that my first post on my blog was a bucket list? So for this second summer post, I want to share with you 12 ideas to add to your summer bucket list so that you can enjoy this beautiful season that is showing up and create beautiful memories. Let’s start!
1. Get a pool raft
Because what’s better than simply relaxing in the pool with a drink?
Get yours here!
2. Go camping
Deep conversations under the stars, waking up to the singing of a bird, making breakfast in the woods. Who doesn’t love camping? And if you are looking for something a little bit more challenging, I suggest you to try canoe camping. It is so fun!
3. Road trip
Making a road trip is one of my favorite things to do during summer. Letting the road decide of the destination and listen to good music gives a wonderful feeling of freedom.
One of my favorite road trips of all time was when my family and I traveled from Quebec City to Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. It was a very long road (17+ hours) but was so worth it. We discovered Halifax, Lunenburg, Peggy’s Cove, Inverness, the famous Cabot Trail, and much more. Here are few pictures of this beautiful trip.
*Make sure to look for travel restrictions related to COVID-19 and border closures before planning your trip!
4. Eat (a lot!) of ice cream
With a lot of sprinkles and extras;)
5. Take polaroid pictures
Taking polaroid pictures is a great way to make memories. It captures the moment as if your life was a vintage movie.
Get yours here!
6- Create a summer playlist
Create a summer playlist that will follow you in every one of your adventures. Then, when you will listen back to the songs, it will bring all the memories!
Here are a few songs ideas that are from my previous summer playlists :
- What Would I Change It To, Avicii and Aluna
- Rescue Me, OneRepublic
- Clearly, Grace VanderWaal
- She Loves Control, Camila Cabello
- Malibu, Miley Cyrus
- Could She Be Loved, Bob Marley (Surf vibes here!)
- 2U, David Guetta and Justin Bieber
- More Than You Know, Axwell Ingrosso
- Riptide, Vance Joy
7- Read and tan
Pick your favorite book, put on some sunscreen and grab an iced tea. Here is your perfect summer afternoon. Who said a perfect day needed to be complicated?
8- Watch shooting stars
The best time to look for shooting stars is between July 17 through August 24. Make sure to go where there is not too much light from the city. It will increase your chances to see some. Bring a blanket and make a wish!
9- Eat food from a local food truck
Supporting local businesses is very important and even more during a pandemic, so why no supporting local food trucks! Food trucks are a nice thing to try as you discover unique dishes and it is perfect if you want to do a picnic without having to cook.
10- Go to the spa
Taking a day off is great, but taking a day off at the spa is even better! Most spas offer thermic experiences where you have access to cold and hot baths, sauna, relaxing areas, eucalyptus steam room.
I personally really like the SKYSPA, which is on the top of a skyscraper. The view is amazing, and the price is affordable in comparison to other spas (44$ for 4 hours).
I also strongly suggest the Strøm spa. There is a beautiful lazy river where you can relax with pools noodles and appreciate the unique design that has won many awards. There is also an infinite pool and many different little pools at different temperatures so you can enjoy as much as possible the benefits of contrast baths.
11- Spend the day at the beach
Going to the beach is a must for your summer bucket list. You get to tan, enjoy the sun and swim in the water. Not everyone has the chance to live close to a beach, so if it is your situation, why not add this activity to your road trip (#3) ;).
12- Go hiking
Hiking is a great activity to do during summer in Quebec as there are many beautiful mountains. Make sure to pack some water, sunscreen, mosquito repellant, and a snack! It is also important to have a good pair of shoes that give you great support so that you don’t twist your ankle while walking on a root. Here is the latest hike that I did, and that is the perfect level if you are new to hiking:
Mont Wright (difficulty level: easy to medium)
Mont Wright is situated in Stoneham-and-Tewkesbury (25 min drive from Quebec City). There are eight trails with distances that vary from 125m to 4,02 km.
This is for my 12 ideas to add to your summer bucket list! I hope it gave you fun ideas to make your summer memorable. The pandemic has limited us a lot regarding activities that we can do, so with the situation that is getting better, I hope you will get the chance to catch up:)
Tell me in the comments what are your summer projects/activities, I would love to read you!