WOW! It’s been a minute. There has been so much change to our world and way of life since March and I hope you’re keeping safe. I celebrated my birthday in July and shared some aspects of my celebrations but wanted to provide a list for you that could help.
This is for my United States base but perhaps the ideas itself could help those of you that live in other areas. Since travel from the U.S has been severely impacted [and the American passport holds LITTLE value] here are some things I did this summer.. and perhaps you can try too, to enjoy what little of a summer we have.
Life is about perspective so — these ideas are meant for you to be SOCIALLY DISTANT but can provide some relief since we’re bored in the house and in the house bored.
If you truly want a hotel feel, then you can book a night stay [or two] at a hotel. The simple fact that you don’t have to make your own bed and can have someone bring you your meal via room service is a luxury in it self. Find a dope hotel you always wanted to visit and book your stay. A lot of hotels are offering deals right now to recoup their loss of revenue since everything shut down so it may work in your favor. Pack your wipes
As a summer baby, I truly love water and I miss the beach. That’s something the U.S lacks (yeah yeah I know Florida has some but it isn’t the same). That said, I decided to find some waterfalls that reminded me of the islands [aka there is current and it’s fresh water] These four are not a bad drive from the north east region of the U.S.
- Delaware Water Gap
- Harper’s Ferry, VA
- Cucumber Falls, PA
- Dismal Falls, VA
SWIMMING HOLES [That are actually blue]
Now the one thing the United has, are lakes and I am NOT swimming in that. If I cannot see the bottom, I do not trust it. Shockingly, there are some crystal blue swimming holes in the United States that you can enjoy. Most of them are in the south though, so some of you may be making a road-trip out of this.
- Hamilton Pool, TX
- Ginnie Springs, FL
- Devil’s Bathtub, VA
- Barton Springs Pool, TX
- Havasu Falls, Arizona
- Opal Creek Wilderness Pools, Willamette National Forest, Oregon
If you follow me on Instagram then you know I love flowers. So I decided to continue celebrating at a Sunflower Field. Depending on where you are, sunflowers were planted in April-May and should be in full bloom now (August) so check out one near you. If I did not list one near you, just google sunflower fields.
- Sandyston, NJ
- Sledd’s U Pick, Florida
- Wild Berry Farm, (Sadler, TX)
- Anderson Sunflower Farm (Cumming, Georgia)
- Elverson, PA
- Lavender Field (Mayfield Lavender Farm, Banstead, London)
- Tulip Fields (Lisse, Netherlands)
Wineries are another fun option for enjoying the outdoors in a safe and socially distant manner. These states all have local wineries, do your googles to find the best one near you.
- New York (State)
- Texas has a few
Additionally, outdoor picnics are always a low-key fun option — if you have a backyard I would also suggest setting up an outdoor movie theatre.
Until the road again…