8 Exciting Things to Do This Summer That Don't Require Travel
We get it: Summer break can be dreadful without a vacation planned.
If you're like us, we need to be going at all times, and sitting at home just doesn't cut it. But spending the summer without a trip doesn't have to mean lying around all day. There are plenty of fun things you can do at a low cost, and we've rounded up eight random things you can do this summer to keep mind active.
Learn a New Language
Thanks to the internet, you don't have to pay for a textbook or instructor to learn a new language. Apps like Duolingo and Babbel break down the basics of all the languages you can imagine—even fictional languages like Klingon and High Valyrian—for free.
Watch Every Marvel Cinematic Universe Film in Chronological Order
There are 32 movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and eight television series created by Marvel Studios. All the time available during summer break gives you the perfect opportunity to watch every single movie they've created in the past decade. Plus, if you watch them in order back-to-back, you'll clearly understand all the references across the projects.
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Working out is always good for your body and mind. Of course, you don't need a gym membership to exercise—remember the Chloe Ting at-home workout craze during the 2020 lockdown?
Learn How to Do Your Favorite Artist's Choreography
And if you don't prefer the traditional workout, you can still get your get in your daily exercise by learning your favorite artist's choreography. This method is a perfect way to jam out to your favorite music all while staying active.
Give Yourself a Professional Manicure at Home
Going for regular manicures can quickly add up. With a few one-time purchases, you can gather all the supplies you'll need for years. After a few weeks of practice, you'll never have to go to the nail salon again.
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Read an Entire Book Series
We know, we know. Having to do reading during the school year can totally turn you off from wanting to read during your free time. But there are so many great series out there—you just need to find your niche. Hey, if you're really having trouble, why not look into fanfiction of your current obsession?
Plan a PowerPoint Party With Your Friends
TikTok introduced us to PowerPoint parties, and we're obsessed. Basically, you and your friends get together and do a PowerPoint presentation on whatever you're an expert at. This could be anything from Harry Styles facts to an explanation of why your favorite movie is the best film of all time.
DIY Custom Wall Art
Everyone knows the super aesthetic wall collages people upload to Pinterest. The secret is you don't have to pay money for prints to recreate them in your own room. All you need is a working printer, and you can experiment with pictures you find online. If you have extra time on your hands, you can learn how to edit custom images using Canva.
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