30 Things to Do This Summer

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Hawaiian Tropic®. The opinions and texts are all mine.

As I adjust to adulthood, I find myself questioning many of the decisions I made about my body when I was younger. For example, all of the ridiculous sugary and uber-processed snacks I begged my mom for every time we went to the grocery store. Not so sweet anymore though, now that I know what’s really in a lot of the junk food I used to love.

I also reflect on decisions that didn’t involve food (ha!).  Here’s another example — When I went to Jamaica in high school I decided not to wear sunscreen. At all. Not only was I red as a lobster, but my entire body was covered in blisters by the second day and I even developed a second degree burn on my chest. And for what? A tan that never even showed up?


Like I said though, things have changed. You could say I’m another year older, another year wiser. And since I’ve got some big plans for this summer, I’m really taking myself seriously this year (i.e. drinking green juice and wearing sunscreen on the reg to make up for the first 15 years of my life, haha!).

And this summer I’ve got a new sunscreen:

It’s Hawaiian Tropic® Silk Hydration Weightless Sunscreen, which I went out and bought at Walmart. It’s kind of a game changer when it comes to sunscreen. It’s got all of the good stuff like safe and effective broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection and is water resistant for up to 80 minutes. But my favorite parts? Firstly, it has that unmistakable Hawaiian Tropic® fragrance, so you can just let your senses take you away. The formula is also unique in that it’s breathable. There’s nothing I hate more than that greasy residue left by most sunscreens. This brand though actually hydrates your skin with its silk ribbons to provide 12 hours of moisture. The experience of weightless indulgence is different than any other sunscreen I’ve ever worn. Love, love, love it.

Now I thought it would be fun to share a few of the items that are on my bucket list with you guys. Some are simple, others a bit more time consuming, but more than anything I hope that you’ll find them inspiring in getting you up, out and enjoying the beautiful weather!

1. Read outside

2. Refine your beauty routine (including Hawaiian Tropic® Silk Hydration Weightless Sunscreen, of course)

3. Go to the beach

4. Go to a baseball game

5. See a country concert

6. Train for a 5k

7. Host a bonfire

8. Go to a jazz festival

9. Pick strawberries

10. Pick flowers

11. Try paddle board yoga

12. Go hiking

13. Have a photoshoot

14. Go boating

15. Swim at the lake

16. Picnic at the park

17. Ride a roller coaster

18. Have brunch in your backyard

19. Go for a walk

20. Order from a food truck

21. Visit the public market

22. Take a horseback riding lesson

23. Lay on a hammock

24. Go for a bike ride

25. Use an underwater camera

26. Try geocaching

27. Go canoeing

28. Watch the sunrise

29. Go to a carnival

30. Have a water balloon fight

What’s on your summer bucket list? Anything I should add? Let me know in the comments!