Toronto has been above 30 degrees for the past several days. I can barely see when I’m outside because my eyes are always squinting from the sun. Do you know what that means?
It’s sunscreen season baby! (and also Kae please remember to bring your sunglasses next time)
Although summer this time around is much different than what we’ve ever experienced, this is not going to stop us from enjoying the sun and water. Yes, travel plans may have been pushed back and summer goals may need to be changed, but that’s okay! Making do with what we have can be just as awesome as long as we plan well. So I decided to make a list of all the things I wanna do given the half-lockdown situation in the world right now. Here is my summer bucket list for 2020!
1. Go on a Roadtrip
Since we are still in semi-lockdown, I’ll have to fill my wanderlust in another way. So exploring locally in Ontario is going to be a big theme for me this summer. I did a quick search and discovered that there are many natural wonders just several hours away from Toronto. Although it’s a bit far, as long as we pack enough snacks and have a hype playlist for the car ride, I think it’ll be fun!
2. Have a Cute Picnic
That’s right, it’s gotta be cute (LOL). Mostly because I rarely do picnics, and the last time I had one turned out kinda messy. I’ve learned my lesson, so this time I’m gonna be more prepared. I recently got a picnic blanket from Indigo and I’ve planned out what food to get depending on our cravings that day. So I’m basically ready……right?
3. Go on a Hike
I’m a very active gal. I may not love going to the gym, but I do love moving my body. Maybe because I grew up doing many athletic activities like dance, cheerleading, gymnastics, badminton, swimming, and band (I have to throw band in there hahah, shoutout to my flute players). Ever since I climbed the Wayna Picchu in Peru and almost died (no lie…), I fell in love with hiking, especially the tough ones. It pushes my body and challenges my mind all while being in nature, what’s better than that?
That being said, I haven’t hiked too many places yet and I don’t know how many good ones Ontario has. So if you know any good ones, please let me know in the comments below!
If you haven’t read my post about how solo travelling has changed my life, here’s a photo from my Wayna Picchu hike:
4. Visit a Cave
I have a thing for caves LOL. I find them mysterious and intriguing. I visit caves only when I’m travelling to another country though, because it didn’t occur to me that Ontario might have caves to explore too, silly me. A while back I came across two beautiful caves in Ontario, thanks to Narcity. One in 3 hours away, and the other is 5 hours. Hopefully they’ll reopen from the lockdown soon before the summer ends!
5. Be Tech-Free for a Day
This one will be very hard, and I don’t know why I would do this to myself. But I’m up for the challenge. Ever since my 30-day Instagram Detox, I’ve wondered to the extreme. What will happen if I go tech-free entirely for a day? Probably either go insane or feel better than ever. But who knows?! I hate that this thought came through, but now I am curious hahah…
6. Pick Up a New Hairstyle
I am not very feminine when it comes to makeup and hair. I only know how to do one makeup look, which is just eyeliner, mascara, cc cream, and sometimes brow pencil if I’m feeling fancy. Same with my hair. I either leave it down or up in a ponytail. However, I’m proud to say that last year I forced myself to learn how to double braids, so maybe this year I’ll learn how to do a single braid ponytail! I’m going to make it a thing that every summer I’ll learn to do a new hairstyle.
7. Go Kayaking or Paddle Boarding
I LOVE the water. I like how calming it looks and how relaxing it sounds. It’s meditative. In fact, I usually find a spot in the middle of the lake, and literally do meditation on the kayak (or paddle board). I highly recommend trying that! Every year I try to do some water activity at least once. This year will be no different.
8. Bike Along the Lake
Yessss. My perfect summer will be full of exercises and activities, because I can’t do any of these during the winter, especially in Toronto (it gets SO cold out here y’all…). I want to bike along the lake because by now you know, I love moving my body and I love the water. And more importantly, you get a nice breeze when you’re by the lake. So this is perfect!
9. Make a New Summer Drink
For those of you who’ve read my previous posts, you know I have a glow-up smoothie I drink almost every day. Many of you have shared your smoothie recipe with me (thank you!) so I’ll be trying them this summer. I’m hoping that at least one of them will become my regular drink, because right now I only have one that I love, and I’ll need to switch things up soon before I get bored of it.
Here’s my bucket list for this summer! How about you? Do you have anything you want to do this summer? Please share them in the comments below, I’d love to know and possibly add them to my list!