My Summer 2017 Bucket List

June 16, 2017

Since there are just five days until the official start of summer (woohoo!), let's celebrate by thinking about all the fun activities we have planned, shall we?

Of course, I plan to spend as much time outside as possible and now that I bought mineral sunscreen, I'm ready to go! (Side note: does anyone else use mineral sunscreen? When I applied it, I couldn't rub it in all the way so my skin looked white. Any tips or tricks?) I also purchased a few other summertime necessities I've linked below.

Anywho - I'm just so excited for everything summer (even my birthday) - so let's jump right in! ;)

Naturally Me, Denim Dress, Target Denim Dress, Espadrilles, The Perfect Summer Outfit, Bucket Bag

My plans for the summer include:

1. Hiking at Great Falls - I've already done this with some friends, but it certainly won't be the last time! Plus, the main view of the falls were closed so hopefully it'll reopen soon. I love all the trails, even just walking along the canal, and the fact that your $10 admission is good for 3 days.

2. Visiting Soleado Lavender Farm - there's just something about spending a relaxing day in a lavender field that I'm just drawn to. I also think it'd be fun to take a lavender wand making class, or try some lavender honey! (Also, it's located at the base of Sugarloaf Mountain which I always go to!)

3. Paddle boarding - My first paddle boarding class was last summer with Paddle Nova and my friend and I LOVED it. I definitely want to take another class (or several) - including the yoga paddle boarding class they offer.

4. Skydiving - fun fact: my dad and I were supposed to go together years ago, but when we got to the airport, we found out I wasn't old enough (and he went without me!). It's time I jump out of a plane!

5. Butler's Orchard - I love this place in the summer and how you can pick your own fresh fruit. Strawberries, black raspberries... give me all the fresh fruit! And they always have fun events happening, too.

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6. GoApe - I "went ape" a few years ago and loved it. You're literally in the trees which is a pretty unique experience. I also like the fact that you can go at your own speed and choose to take a more challenging course, too. And the zipline? I could do that all day!

7. Rock Climbing - as someone who has never been rock climbing, I'd love to go to Earth Treks Rockville. I've heard so many good things about it and it's the perfect way to get started.

8. Sandy Spring Adventure Park - I don't even remember how I discovered this place but holy cow it looks SO fun, especially Glow in the Park!

9. Whitewater kayaking - this was all my Dad's idea but I'm totally on board to try this! About two years ago we did whitewater rafting and that was a blast so I can imagine how much fun the kayaking version is. I just bought this Havaianas wristlet that will be perfect to take along. It's made of a water-resistant silicone, comes in 17 colors and it's on sale!

10. Trying Splash Cycle - I just saw this article a few days ago and I'm intrigued. It's a cycle class... yep, you guessed it... in a pool where you are pedaling against the water resistance. (This article is gives you a great overview of what to expect.) Now that class have started in DC... who wants to go with me??

Naturally Me, Summertime, Ice Cream, Ice Cream Cone

Naturally Me, Beachwear, Swimsuit, Lace Swimsuit Coverup, Beach Trip

It also wouldn't be summer without lots of outdoor runs, pool time, froyo/ice cream trips, and a cookout or two. Hopefully there will be a beach trip in there as well, since the last time I was on a beach it was freezing!

PS: I definitely bought one of these sporty swimsuits that I posted about - can you guess which one? It'll be perfect for paddle boarding and whitewater kayaking. You can shop all my summer must-haves below!

What's on your bucket list this summer?  



  1. Wow! I LOVE this list. Adding everything to my bucket list once we return to DC. Also, would TOTALLY love to go with you to Splash Cycle! :D

    1. Thanks girl!!! I wanna do it allll haha! Omg let's TOTALLY do Splash Cycle together! I'd love that!!!



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