Summer is the perfect time to get outside and try something new! These Resource Girls both live in areas that have all four seasons, so just thinking about cold winter months makes us get outside probably more than those who don't experience winter like we do. Fresh air and a little vitamin D always revives us, so today we're sharing some different ways to liven up the few months we have left of summer and hopefully not break the bank while you're at!
Go Hiking || Find a local state park or trails in your area. Parking is usually free or very affordable. While you're at it pack a lunch and make a day of it.
Enjoy A Sunset || Whether it's on your back porch, the beach or laying in a corn field, grab your favorite bottle of wine and watch the sun go down. These views won't disappoint!
Build a Fire || Nothing beats being cozy around a fire with the ones you love. Add in a yummy s'more and a good drink and it pretty much makes for the perfect evening!
Try Kayaking || Find a state park or a local camping site that's close to water and more than likely you'll find a place where you can rent a kayak. They usual charge by the hour and are very reasonable.
Get Your Paddle On ||
Stand-up paddle boarding has been all the rage this summer. Grab a friend and try it! Most places that have boat or kayak rentals also rent paddle boards. No lesson necessary, just grab a paddle and a life jacket and hit the water!
Buy Local || Stop at a local fruit or vegetable stand and buy fresh produce. They are usually very affordable and make a super fresh and healthy meal.
Host An Outdoor Movie Night or Go To The Drive-In || My mom works at a high school and was able to rent a projector. Check your local libraries and they may have one. Hang a blank canvas or white sheet and you've got a prime outdoor movie experience. To make it easier, you could also attend a drive-in movie theater and feel like you've time warped back a couple decades.