Cast the tanning lotion aside and jump, skip, hop, camp, hike or eat your way through summer vacay. With only three short months before we hit the books, you have to make the most of your break from accounting and biology. Broaden your summer landscape to include destinations other than those same sandy beaches you’ve vacationed to since you were five. Your Instagram fans will thank you. You might even acquire your next record-breaking photo.
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3. GO CAMPING
Instead of hitting the crowded beaches, why not pitch a tent and get cozy with Mother Nature? Don’t forget to pack the s’mores and bring your go-to ghost story. You’ll not only see some amazing sites, but you’ll also become one with nature. Don’t we all want to work in a little more granola into our lifestyles these days? “Last summer I went on a 30 day NOLS wilderness expedition in the Wind River Mountain Range in Wyoming,” said University of Virginia senior Jack O’Rourke. “We hiked over 100 miles through the mountains and camped each night, learning skills like first aid and wilderness navigation all while taking in stunning vistas and fly fishing in remote mountain lakes,” he said. Sleeping under the stars makes up for the lack of luxury and possible run-in with a bear you might experience.
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