100 Productive Ways to Spend Your Summer Vacation

August 12th, 2009 by Staff Writers
By Rose Jensen Thoughts of summer vacation may include images of time at the beach or lake, lazy days escaping the heat, and no thought of classes or the stress of the past two semesters. However, there are plenty of productive ways you can spend your summer that can be fun, relaxing, helpful for your education or career, or just downright lucrative for your pocketbook. Check out this list of 100 productive ways to spend your summer vacation for inspiration. Volunteer Opportunities Whether you are looking for a day-long project or one that lasts the entire vacation, these volunteer opportunities are an excellent way to spend a productive summer. 1. Join a park clean-up day. Local parks, hiking trails, and beaches often sponsor clean-up days where the public can come out and help clean trash and make simple repairs. 2. Become a big brother or big sister. Mentoring organizations like Big Brothers Big Sisters can match you with a child who needs someone to look up to. 3. Coach a sports team. If you love a sport, be it soccer, baseball, or tennis, and like working with kids, then there are plenty of chances for you to volunteer to coach a team. 4. Volunteer at a retirement home. Make visits to retirement homes just to chat, offer a presentation, do art, share some music, or bring your Wii in and hold a tournament. 5. Turn your pet into a therapy dog. Any type of dog who is good natured and loves people may qualify to become a therapy dog. Become qualified, then take your pooch on visits to children’s hospitals, retirement homes, respite care facilities, or anyplace therapy dogs are welcome and bring some joy to those who may not be able to keep pets. 6. Deliver meals. Meals on Wheels provides meals for the elderly or infirm and is always looking for volunteers to bring those meals to the clients. This is a simple way to make a big difference. 7. Read for the blind and dyslexic. Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic has studios around the nation available for volunteers to read and record books and texts for the blind and dyslexic. They are in short supply of volunteers who have a background in such fields as math, science, finance, computer science, and foreign languages. 8. Find the perfect volunteer match. Companies like VolunteerMatch will help you find the perfect volunteer opportunity for you. 9. Find existing projects for college students. Campus Compact coordinates with over 1,100 schools to offer students the chance to make a difference for others. 10. Volunteer and be recognized. Learn & Serve America is an organization that provides students with an opportunity to use what they have learned in the classroom to help others. Volunteers through this program who go above and beyond can be recognized with community service awards. 11. Knit or crochet for babies. Yarn arts have become very popular over the past several years. If you know how to knit or crochet, check with your local hospital. They often

19. 14. so all you need to pay for is getting there and back and your food and entertainment money. Disney offers opportunities for summer internships that can lead to paid internships or positions with the company. Hillel offers a chance for Jewish adults age 18-26 an opportunity to go to Israel for free on a peer-group trip. Book a college student tour. Search within your budget. and much more. Some colleges encourage prospective students to visit their campus by providing travel grants such as this one. Study abroad. 17. A great way to break into TV. Travel The lure of travel is appealing to many. 25. Travel during the summer. learn a new culture. but the cost can sometimes make it prohibitive. Young scientists can take advantage of plenty of available internships. You can probably crash with them. Science internships. taking a clerkship can provide you with important resume-building skills as well as contacts for your future. You can gain experience and also test the waters to ensure you enjoy this type of work.com offer travel just for students.have a volunteer program accepting knitted or crocheted items for preemies and newborns and will often provide the yarn. YMCA Study Tours. find music festivals. A great way to travel and really get to know the culture is by working right alongside the citizens. 18. and other media-related fields is to take an internship. 12. try booking a tour through an agency such as EF College Break. 23. 16. Media internships. Take advantage of student status. Travel is a productive way to spend your vacation. Try a volunteer abroad program to get the most of both. Sites such as FarePlay from StudentUniverse. College visit opportunities. and get paid by being an overseas camp counselor. 15. 22. 21. Join a group like CouchSurfing to make contacts with others who will let you stay on their couch (or extra bed) for free–anywhere in the world. See if the schools you are interested in attending offer such options. Internships Taking the summer to work on an internship offers many advantages to students. 24. meet some awesome kids. Couch surf. You can spend your summer saving and exploring. If you are a pre-law or law student. . 26. If you want to earn some money while traveling. Volunteer abroad. but for many. find destinations popular with college students. Many companies and schools offer opportunities for study abroad during the summer. Travel and get college credits or work experience with these opportunities. and below you will find plenty of ideas on how to make that happen. Opportunities for Jewish students. Learn how to find them and how to make them work with this article. These your-round tours will take you to global destinations to learn about the region. They cost money. Visit friends. If you want something a little more guided. Line up friends you may not have seen in a while and take a trip to see them. 20. Disney. then try working abroad. scholarships are available. Work abroad. Be an overseas camp counselor. 13. Clerk. These tips and resources will help you find a great internship for a productive summer no matter what field you are studying. radio.

or any other hobby you can imagine. go online. You won’t be sitting at home on your computer all day with these ideas. 41. no matter what you major. 38.S. culture. Take a geek vacation. Whether a bookshelf or a birdhouse. Learn to play an instrument. 40. Take a non-academic class. the goal is to get an internship the last summer before you graduate. . 30. and open courseware classes. and history of wherever you go. If working in the government sounds appealing to you. Read this article to find eleven great vacations for geeks. You can also find instructional videos online or just purchase some cookbooks and learn by experience. Department of State. There are several companies out there like this one and this one that will help you locate a summer internship. Environmental organizing. 36. Department of State. but now is a great time to take informal classes to learn art. Visit museums. Take an education vacation. Take classes. It’s no secret that if you plan to work in investment banking. but you can use this opportunity for a creative outlet.Here are some other ideas that will also help your chances for a career in investment banking. Learn to cook. Summer is a great time to learn about organizing others who are passionate about saving the environment. or any other subject that interests you. 33. 34. while school is out is the perfect time to learn new hobbies. music.27. IBM. An internship opportunity like the one available at USA Track & Field is an excellent way to prepare for this career. Not only will you learn a useful skill that you can put to use later when you own a home. Use a site like Texas Education Vacation to plan a trip or use your own interests to seek opportunities to learn about the region. then check out the internship opportunities available through the U. Read. Try an internship company. 35. Take up a new hobby. Sports. 28. If you’ve always wanted to make a model airplane. Specialty grocery stores and high end houseware stores often offer cooking classes. Maybe you think that since classes are over for the summer you should stay away from school. people. too. Share your finds on websites such as Shelfari or GoodReads. collect coins. U. build something. 39. If you are pursuing a degree in software development or an MBA.S. Make a list of books you’ve always wanted to read or find a list of best-sellers and give yourself plenty of reading for the summer. you’ll be on your way to speaking the language. Build something. new hobbies. Learn a language. If you’ve always wanted to learn the guitar or play the piano. pottery. Exploring museums is an easy and inexpensive way to expand your knowledge. Instead of just taking a vacation with no purpose. don’t despair. 42. 29. 32. Investment banking internship options. then you may qualify for the internship opportunities available at IMB. Check out the museums in your town. Internships like this one at Environment Minnesota can get you started. learn to knit. If you missed this opportunity. Expand your Knowledge Take advantage of your down time to open your mind to new knowledge and experiences with these ideas that include education vacations. 37. or buy some books or software to help learn a new language. then venture out to nearby towns and see what they have to offer. Whether you go on vacation later or can use that skill for language requirements at school. take a vacation where you can learn something. 31. Preparing for a career in sports may mean learning more than how to play sports. summer vacation is a perfect time to learn how to play.

Start your own business. Find a job related to your field of study. From walking dogs to yard care to house sitting to web design. and projects. household items. or know your way around technology. 50. use that ability to tutor students who need extra help and earn some great money in the process.gov offers an excellent way for students to get their foot in the door for government jobs. Find a summer job here for your future. Earn Extra Money If you devote all your time to school work during the semester. Plasma centers will buy your plasma. Tutor students. then take advantage of your break from that responsibility to build up your bank account with these ways for making extra money. 47. Become a personal shopper. . carry it over to the fall and keep earning that extra cash. and spread the word. usually up to twice a week. line up some references. A great summer job. Sell unused stuff. Clean out your living space and sell anything you aren’t using anymore. Search for a site like this one or this one that helps match you with these types of jobs. 48. 52. 46. or computers and other technology products. Adventure jobs can be anything from white water rafting guide to climbing guides to outdoor educators. Choose from 17 subjects and find video lectures from professors at top-rated universities at Academic Earth. Get a government job for students. 49. These courses typically include such elements as the syllabus.43. these temporary positions are just for the summer and will have you outside doing fun projects while being a mentor to children. If it’s something you really enjoy doing. Not only can you gain important experience. MIT and other universities around the world are making many of their past courses available free of charge online. The possibilities are endless for starting your own summer business. Sell plasma. these suggestions will give you an advantage over those lazing around all summer. 55. and those clothes hanging in the back of your closet can all bring in some money. 44. Get creative. If you have a knack for decorating. Take these examples to heart and tap into your own creativity to find unusual ways to earn money. settle on something you can do well. lectures. From creating a resume to improving your writing skills. Whatever subject or subjects are your strong ones. Studentjobs. Try an adventure job. For School and Beyond Just because you aren’t in school doesn’t mean you can be taking care of school or career-related issues. dressing. That old DVD player. Take an open courseware class. Finding a great part time job during the summer can build some cash reserves and still allow you some time to have fun. Watch a university lecture online. Be a camp counselor. and can be quite profitable with some donors earning over $200 a week. course reading material. the iPod you replaced last year. 51. 53. 54. but you can also save money or reduce your student loans if you find a job over the summer. Take a part time job that may carry over to the fall. help others shop for clothes. 45.

66. Earn credits while having an adventure. 62. Establish excellent writing habits and learn to communicate effectively to see improvement in school and a great skill for your resume. There may be fewer activities during the summer. The college credits earned are transferable. but check with your school to make sure. use the summer to get ready for admission tests you may be facing. Being a member of campus groups can help make connections for your future and may look good on your resume. 63. Take extra classes. use your time off during the summer to train for the race of your dreams. take this opportunity to visit schools and learn about the areas. . Find your focus. 5K. This blog post from Pay for College Blog offers suggestions on applying for specific college scholarships. Improve your writing skills. spend this time working on your resume so it is ready when you are. 68. but you can still research and contact members. Buy books early. valuable research is quite an accomplishment. whether that be grad school or a career. and what students like and dislike about them. and put together a family history your entire family can treasure. If you have been struggling with a direction to take in life. Apply for scholarships. If your professors already have their books listed. Talk to the older adults in your family. Castle Rock Institute offers students a chance to take four humanities courses while participating in outdoor adventures and living in small community groups. you can choose only the best professors who will motivate you to learn and can guide you in the right direction. triathlon. If you are about to enter college or grad school. It’s never too early to put together a great resume. Research your family history. 67. Create a resume. 65. 69. If you use the hunt-and-peck method on your computer. 58. 70. Writing is incredibly important during school and in your career. Having a conference paper accepted can be a huge boost to your future. Study for admission tests. Get to know professors. their teaching style. take extra classes during the summer. use this time to research. areas of interest. no matter if you are a freshman or have been in school a while. 64. talk to others.56. Do research for a conference paper. Whether you will be in the job market soon or not. Train for a race. and possibly do some volunteer work in the field of your choice to help determine what direction you want your future to take. It can speed up the time it takes to complete school assignments and will also provide you with an additional skill for your resume. but do your research on the type of professor each is. Visit colleges or grad schools. Learn to type. If you need some extra classes or need help polishing up on a subject you didn’t quite grasp. Proving you can do original. 57. learn to type. Personal Challenges If you have ever wanted to challenge yourself with difficult task such as running a marathon or need to teach yourself important techniques as destressing or getting organized. Whether you want to run a marathon. 59. Join a campus group. 60. then summer vacation is an ideal time to focus on these activities. or other race. This way. check out online genealogy sites. You don’t have to get to know them personally. If you are heading off to college or grad school soon. 61. Take advantage of your down time to research your family history. think about joining one. If your school offers community groups. then buy your books early and get started reading them before classes start.

Start a community garden. take public transportation. Plant trees in your own yard. Working or studying abroad while participating in a project such as these available through ProWorld Environmental Projects gives you the chance to do something for the Earth as well as yourself. Start a compost. more organized place. try starting a community garden in your area. Clear out old files. or flowers in a container. and your computer. Climb a mountain. and having fun. Develop healthy habits (or stop bad ones). Participate in an organized environmental project. If you have mastered container gardening and want to move on to something bigger. Not only will you help the environment. If your neighborhood or community has abandoned lots that have become a nuisance to the neighborhood. 72. 85. Reconnect with family members. Travel to the peak that has always piqued your interest or give something local a try if you have ever thought about climbing a mountain–a physical and mental challenge enjoyed by many throughout the ages. Composting is an easy project that can make a huge impact. Whether you just want a challenge of an afternoon or want to try your hand at a multi-day hiking adventure. Clear the clutter. herbs. and make positive changes that can help you become healthy and fit. Help the Earth Use these ideas to have a productive vacation while helping the Earth. Why travel by car or plane this summer? Take a bicycle tour instead. or volunteer your time with an organization like Tree Musketeers. 74. getting enough sleep. Use your time off to make a visit to spend time together. not overscheduling. You may be surprised at how many neighbors volunteer to participate. Even if you live in a tiny apartment. Plant a garden. your work space. Now that your schedule is more relaxed. Tackle an old to-do list. you can plant tomatoes. Now that you aren’t so busy. Learn how to start a compost for yourself and then volunteer to help others do the same. . 81. 82. and other clutter and you will not only have a cleaner. but you will improve your fitness and can meet new people on your journey. exercise. Quit smoking. take this time to reconnect or mend broken relationships with family members. use summer vacation to get those items checked off the list. Clean up vacant lots. paperwork you no longer need. getting exercise. Destress. organize a clean-up of the area. hiking can be a great way to connect with nature and find yourself. eating right. take this time to destress by pampering yourself. 79. 75. examine and change the way you are eating. old clothes. 84. 77. Learn how to grow container plants that can make a difference for the environment and give you something productive to do with your time. Plant trees. taking time to focus on your breathing and meditate. 83. organize tree planting in your community. and take up positive habits such as meditation. Try parking your car for the summer. 78.71. walk. Take a bicycle tour. Take a hike. and maintaining healthy relationships with friends. If the past semester (or past several semesters) has brought too much stress to your life. If you have a to-do list that has been hanging over your head. Get fit. Take on an exercise program. 76. 86. 80. or ride your bike to get where you need to go. Don’t use your car. 73. Clean up your living space. drink alcohol in moderation. but you can focus more easily on what you need to do than what is stacked all around you.

Time management can help you complete assignments and projects more efficiently and is an important skill to carry over to your career. Read motivational blogs. Embrace and learn from your failures so you can create a positive future. With the massive amounts of beef raised and transported. then collect the cartridges and recycle them at the appropriate place (often for money). There are several popular and inspirational blogs that can help you find your motivation if it begins to flag. but a gift to yourself that will last forever. 95. 93. you can create a website for yourself. 97. 94. They also push out local and small farmers and the food is just about the least healthy thing you can eat. This skill is not only an important one. Work at an organic farm. then form the habit of waking early each day. 89. Go online to find plenty of personal finance sites like Mint that can help you learn how to manage your money. 98. 96. As this article demonstrates. Learn to manage your time. Setting both short-term and long-term goals for yourself ensures you will stay on track to make your future what you want it to be. Get organized. Learn to manage your money. there are many places sending you junk mail–and you have to opt out of each by sending a letter. but one that will help you make it through life with fewer stresses. then fill it with your professional information that can help you build a career. Avoid fast food. get your papers and files organized. 91. Whether or not you think you are tech savvy enough to do this. Before the next semester starts. Create a personal website. The extra time will give you an opportunity to do something for yourself before the demands of the day begin. 90. Set up a system so that you have a place for everything once the new semester starts. the enormous amount of paper and plastic goods used. Take some time to learn about natural cleaners.87. making a call. If you can’t build one from scratch. It’s probably not your favorite job. Switch to natural cleaners. To opt out of all these junk mail options may take up your entire summer vacation! Personal Development Working on personal development is not only a productive way to spend your summer. use WordPress blogs or sites like WebStarts to make one. Start a toner cartridge recycling effort. Give yourself a good night’s sleep by going to bed at a reasonable time. 99. Become an early riser. and other sources of fast food pollution are just part of the problem. Fast food is one of the worst environmental polluters. Blog. 100. Set up toner cartridge recycling stations in local businesses and schools. then make the switch to save money and the environment. 88. . but cleaning the house has to be done. As many successful entrepreneurs will attest. 92. Spend your summer vacation working at an organic farm and you can learn ways to grow your own food while helping local farmers. Think about goals. or via their website (not always available). Opt out of junk mail. Start a blog (there are plenty of free ones out there) and document your summer to stay in touch with friends and family or use it as a personal journal to capture your creativity. failure can be an important teaching tool and often leads to later success. Learn to embrace failure.

Alternately. As Ferris Bueller says. and. the longer class hours had more of an immersion experience and she passed easily. days were longer." . (It didn't hurt that she interned with an exchange student from Central America!) Mix fun and learning — Vacations can be a learning experience as well as a fun way to pass the summer. "Life is short. Like a job. summer can be a chance to get a head start on our summers to come. For example. especially in your major/career track. Check with your counseling center at school or your local Chamber of Commerce to find out about intern opportunities near you. it's also a good opportunity to try out potential career tracks while having the built-in escape clause of 'heading back to school' in the fall. if you're not careful you'll miss it. and other expenses in the fall. NO SCHOOL!!! As college students. Don't forget. After graduation. Be an intern — The next best thing to getting a paying job is to be an intern. we viewed summer as that magic time when the weather was nicer. Experience is always useful. we'll head out into the business world and the two-month summer vacation will be a thing of the past. we know that summer brings a healthy dose of reality. and can help us forget what awaits us after graduation. best of all.How I Spent My Summer Vacation Posted by Professor Cram in Social Learning As kids. Island paradises and old-world tours can be alot of fun. some of us can cling tenaciously to the summers of old by doing the travel-thing. since you can try out things without jeopardizing your GPA. For now. Step outside of your comfort zone and experience other cultures. with longer and/or more frequent class times that make learning a bit easier. this is also a great opportunity to make valuable business contacts that could lead to full-time positions after graduation. The semesters tend to be shorter. Try a tour of small Mexican towns where you speak only Spanish. It's especially useful for freshmen and sophomores who haven't yet decided on a major. or an architectural tour of China. Try summer school — Summer is a great opportunity to take a class that would normally be a back-breaker for you. Here are some suggestions for productive ways to spend part (or all) of your summer:     Get a job — Many of us could use the summer income to help pay for tuition. For the rest of us. A friend of mine who had difficulty with languages took Spanish over the summer semester. this gives you valuable experience and helps you make business contacts. a humanitarian mission to Kenya. books. I got a D in Calculus my first year (not good for a math major!) so I took it again over the summer and aced it.

Meet up with other joggers and run through various paths. but they are very important because they help you be energized so that you may be able to accomplish more activities. When you list down all the things you want to accomplish on a given week. categorize activities that are related to each other and do them by category. 4 Entertain yourself. Make sure to limit that activity to one particular day or time. For more efficient planning. This way. Learning is an investment. Now is also the time to learn a new exercise that you have always been thinking about doing. as this characteristic will help you when your money won't. Set a day and time for leisure activities such as watching TV. Read a few books about that computer program you've always wanted to learn. Get a gym membership or try a new bike trail. and 8 p. Sports and exercise may be considered recreational. you will be more likely to accomplish them--especially when you review your list at the end of every single day and cross out all the things you have already finished.m. you will have more time to do your other tasks when you have a set time to take care of your need for entertainment. you may want to pursue them when you are not so busy. TV will be watched between the hours of 7 p. 2 Learn new skills. Think about your current situation as well as your budget--if it's possible to take a weekend to travel to somewhere that you've never been to before. Nurturing this skill may even lead to bigger things. be sure to think of ways on how you can apply what you just learned on your own. Afterwards. like yoga or pilates. seeing a play or going to a concert. o o 1 Make a schedule. or stroll down the local beach.Instructions 1. Whether it is a hobby or a new career you are interested in. whether you spend money on it (like in college) or not (like reading at home). For example. 5 Do things that you always wanted to do but didn't have time doing before. .m. o o o 3 Be active. movies will always be on Friday nights. such as a career move or promotion. Be resourceful.

It could be a short typing course to enhance your typing skills. Learn Learn a new skill this vacation. the list is endless. if you are the brick and mortar type. run to your local toy shop and buy something for yourself. First of all.. If you are hooked on to Playstation. make it happen.com/. leverage it. We thought and thought to come up with unique ways to spend your vacation.. These are toys created by using everyday materials.. corporates. budget. hotels. for those with career aspirations.10 great ways to spend your summer vacation Does your day begin at 10 am? Are your evenings a blur? Are your nights completely unforgettable? Well. remember to list all the things you've wanted to do. move on to something else -. software firms. you sure need a good vacation then. don't you?After all. one of you might get into the industry because of your sheet passion for the game. Something that will help you build your technical skills. right. newspapers. what with existing staff vacationing with their families. Games are a huge industry and who knows. Hence. Here's what we finally collated: Take up a job Many companies hire teenagers during the summer season. hospitals. Take up a hobby Ya. you want to do something new.like the Age of Empires. First of all choose your hobby well.. Who's hiring? Almost everyone. If you have a skill. It could also be a semi-vocational course like tailoring or sketching. Then identify the hobby that best fits your time. Let it be a crash course on enhancing communication skills -gaining this has become very essential for everyone. Or it could be something more tangible like a short-term JAVA course or some other computer language. Let it be something you've been dying to do all your life.. advertising agencies. Right from BPOs. Go adventure-hunting . Most companies face a crunch. And then. But this time around. Learn a new game It's never too late to learn a new game. you can check out: http://www.arvindguptatoys. get a job. For more ideas. It could be a new language that you could learn. So you've heard this before. and location.. vacations are to try out new stuff. A week into this routine and yawn. I know a lot of young people out there who love to construct and deconstruct toys/games.

or go back-packing. Identify the task that helps you de-stress and works towards a calmer you. some meditation technique. Especially. What are the tools the Chinese use to make moh-mohs? (the answer is. Some of the greatest thoughts in history have come due to interactions within the young. talk. You could even learn tools like the tools from different ethnicities. a duck. or may be pranayama. do share them with us. You could enroll up for one of these. you could get yourself a dog. a rabbit. These are groups of like-minded people. It could be a local dam that very few have heard of or it could be the mountain patch that becomes accessible during this season. and reach out. If you have the will and the time. There are many voluntary groups that regularly require youngsters to contribute to their effort. especially if the next year is going to be an academically challenging year.If you are the adventurous type. Go bird-watching. Remember to do all this based on expert guidance. . And if you have any more tips. Talk to someone who knows about animals to make your choice.. Explore. join nature trails. and such animals. Do some volunteering For the socially conscious... Many who are petrified of group discussions can find this activity beneficial. Choose whatever you think suits your personality the best.. Nurture a pet It could be something as no-high-maintenance like a cat. Pick any you like. Choose a topic to discuss and run it to ground.) Connect with the spiritual you This could be a good time to de-stress yourself. So.. they call them dumplings. here are our tips.. Create a study group The best way to share knowledge is to create study groups. like you. the world has suddenly opened up for you. it could be working with a pickaxe or learning to use the scissor well. love birds. may be volunteering with some local social agency might be a good idea. Learn some yoga. the NGOs that work with street children. Learn a new tool There are some who learn when they create. who come together to share thoughts and ideas. they don't call them moh-mohs. try vipassana. Decide on a place and a time. Hunt for new places where you can vacation and conduct adventure sports. Learn a new tool. Sometimes doing something as mundane as cooking can be de-stressing for some people.

If budget is the problem. You can also watch movies together. While you are at a family outing and you have some idle afternoons by the beach. The best way to spend quality time with your family is to go somewhere and do activities together. They may even be your relatives. most importantly. for example. Wow. you can organize your own in your neighborhood or give something for your favorite beneficiaries. we will be giving them clothing and food that the congregation pitched in. as we usually do. or flowers. would also be identifying needy families whom we will sing Christmas carols to. It’s about time to check your closet if there are clothes you no longer wear but are still in great condition and give them to the less fortunate ones. Grab the book you’re dying to read. it’s free. For one whole year. But instead of asking for money from them. eat out together. Plant some Trees. Do some Gardening. Christmas is the season for giving. there might be inexpensive activities you could do. I store them in my shelf and read them during my idle time. a mature tree can sequester about 50 pounds of CO2 in a year. we each contribute to the degradation of our environment. they might already be able to provide a little shade. We also never miss to rent a videoke machine and our self-acclaimed family of singers would sing our hearts out. It would be different if you are on a holiday. It’s just near our home and. Sarangani Province. For sure there would be charity work you can participate in like that of your church or the organization you are a part of. Why not spend a portion of the holidays doing something for Mother Earth? Just plant one tree and a couple of plants in appropriate locations and take care of them. We have lots of fun grilling fresh fish or barbecue by the seashore. If you have more than enough. that for me is the best time to read books. Within a year. and sequestered a few pounds of Carbon Dioxide. the Alabel Alliance Church. I would buy a book every time I have some cash to spare but I don’t read them right away.For those who still haven’t planned their vacations. beach volleyball. Go on a Family Outing. . I would read a few chapters of several books at one sitting. the white sand beaches of Gumasa Glan. go to church together. you can do sports like Frisbee. etc. gift-giving and fun day. or fruits. etc. You can ask Go Sarangani Travel & Tours for assistance. here are some suggestions: 1. you can buy new ones and give them away. Usually. Do some Charity work. If you have no affiliations like that. 2. among others. are going back to Kinilis for a medical-dental mission. My family always goes to the beach during the vacation. There is the water-tubing activity in Maitum. On the average. The SoCCSKSarGen Bloggers. 4. Our church. 3. Other than that.

but because they are all related to each other. right? After doing any of these things. Thisou can frame them. ―My vacation wasn’t put to waste. And you can give them away as gifts! Here are some ideas for your photos. lamp shades. Seldom do they make handicrafts out of their photos. If you are into writing. My co-teacher. That would be great. If you are into graphic design. you can tell yourself when the new year comes. etc. Mr. turn them into place mats.‖ . Create some handicrafts. make something out of your hobby. Rolando Nerpiol. this vacation might be time for drafting your novel or short stories. will explore his artistic side in painting with watercolor. If it is photography. Photography enthusiasts would always take pictures but these pictures just end up in the computer hard drives or online accounts. What I mean by this is to create something tangible about things you are passionate about. now might be the best time to learn new techniques in using your favorite software and make sure you have an output.5. you can take pictures of the places you visit and make something out of your photos. or learn something new! I squeezed these suggestions into one not because my title says Five Ways not Six or Seven.

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