8 Ways to Keep Your Summer Adventures Alive

8 Ways to Keep Your Summer Adventures Alive

It’s slightly morbid to start thinking that the summer is already halfway through. Although, I’m much more of a fall person. Regardless, the summertime is usually the perfect time to get away with a bunch of adventures. Despite there being half the amount of summer left, there is still time to pack some much needed adventure in there. After reading this month’s issue of  Travel + Leisure- The Adventure Issue, I was inspired to put my own twist to the test. Instead of thinking the summer is half over, I’m going to manifest that the summer is half full. We need to fill this summer up to the brim, and I have 8 ways to keep those summer adventures alive!


It’s amazing the amount of people who don’t travel for whatever reason. I believe that traveling is an important part of life, and everyone should do it frequently. It provides a lot more good than the price tag is worth. Sometimes it can be that week vacation break that gives you the motivation to perform better at work. Traveling also provides a undefinable amount of inspiration that is essential to everyone, no matter your occupation. It can also illustrate your preferences that you didn’t even know you had. Traveling tells a story and each adventure is different. If you don’t travel, you’re life story loses depth and meaning.

8 Ways to Keep Your Summer Adventures Alive

8 Ways to Keep Your Summer Adventures Alive

Statistic from http: Travel + Leisure- The Adventure Issue

Now I know money is always an issue when it comes to traveling. With that being said, I created this post with the mindset of not spending that much money. I did include some more expensive options, but for the most part these are budget friendly options. So let’s get started!


1. Travel to a place that you would one day like to call home.

For example: After I visited Nashville, I could seriously see myself living there. During the end of the summer, I believe I will be making a week long stop there to see if it would be possible. Could I actually live here, or is it just a vacation destination? Can I find a job here? During this week, I will be figuring all that out. I challenge you to do the same! It gets you outside of your comfort zone and moving forward into the future. Life is all about transitioning from one phase to the next, and we have to start being proactive about this as millennials. What city can you see yourself living in?

2. Go to a concert out of state.

This is always a go-to option of mine, when I want an adventure. A concert in general is always a wild ride, but experiencing it in a different atmosphere sometimes makes it even better. You are unsure of the location and the customs of that city. It makes the experience that much more authentic and adventurous.

3. Take an impromptu camping trip.

Because Ben, my boyfriend, is avid thru-hiker, camping and hiking has become a very common adventure for us. Sometimes we go for a couple days, and make it a weekend getaway. Other times we just want to get outside and enjoy some beers by the campfire. Nothing beats the smell of a campfire, right? Plus, it’s a super cheap alternative to staying in a hotel.


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4. Celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday.

I’ve have had an itching to go to Canada lately. I follow a lot of Canadian Youtubers, and Jessica from Diary of a Toronto Girl, taunt me through their feeds. (P.S. You should definitely, give her a follow. She’s truly an amazing blogger). Between Niagara Falls, all the national parks, and beautiful mountains, it’s been at the top of my bucket list as of late. I realize that this could be a pricier trip, but sometimes you can’t put a price on adventures. Plus, Canada just turned 150 years old! If that’s not an excuse, I don’t know what is.

5. Do something that scares you.

Nothing beats the feeling of getting over a fear. It allows you to have more control of your life and it opens up the possibilities to everything. Think about it. What would you do if you weren’t scared of it? Whether it’s flying on a plane or traveling alone, make that fear your b!tch this summer. For me, I’m definitely more on the shy side of personalities. Putting myself out there at blogging events or even just meeting new people really intimidates me. Therefore, this September I will be attending New York Fashion Week! I know that doesn’t sound very scary, but it couldn’t be a bigger social event. I’m super excited, but at the same time nervous about putting myself out there at the various blogging and fashion related events. With that being said, PLEASE let me know if you are going! I would love to meet up with you and take on NYFW together!

6. Get in your car and just go somewhere.

The best kind of adventures are the spontaneous ones. Am I right? What’s simpler that getting in your car and just driving without a destination or a plan in mind? Sometimes, you just have to let your mind wander and be open to the possibilities. If you want to take it a step further, make it a road trip! In a post last month, I talked about how Ben and I took a road trip through some of the southern states without a single plan. All I have to say, is that it was one of the best adventures I’ve had all year. If you want to read about it more, check out this post!


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7. Get an adventurous workout in.

Now I realize this one sounds a little strange. Basically what I’m trying to get at is, take hike, go on a bike ride, or even go canoeing! Get outside and do something good for your body. Do something fun too, because if you are enjoying it you’ll burn even more calories. It’s basically a win-win situation!

8. Don’t have a passport? Go somewhere in the US that you’ve never been.

Last but certainly not least, pick a state you’ve never been to before and go! Depending on how much you want to put into this adventure, you could go as far as Hawaii or as close as a neighboring state. The point is to travel and experience a new place. For me, I would definitely go towards some of the North-eastern states, like Rhode Island or Maine. Or maybe somewhere out west like Colorado? Pick a place on the map, and just go!


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Basically there is no excuse for you not to travel and be adventurous now that I’ve given you some ideas! Don’t be any of that 54% that gives up their vacation days. Use them to your advantage, because we all need time to live a little. I hope this helps you fill your remaining summer plans up, and let me know some of the adventures you plan on doing!

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    • July 26, 2017 / 3:52 pm

      YES! Gotta love the travel support haha. I’m off to the Dominican Republic in about a week and a half! So pumped. Where are you off to next?

      xoxo Bryanna

    • July 26, 2017 / 3:37 pm

      I thrive on adventures haha. Seriously, though everyone needs an adventure every once in awhile! As for the top and shorts, I can’t stop wearing. So basic, but not at the same time! You are the best 🙂

      xoxo Bryanna

  1. July 20, 2017 / 10:05 am

    i just love this top!! this is such a cute look head to toe 🙂 have a great weekend girlie! xo

    • July 26, 2017 / 3:38 pm

      Thanks so much lady! Have a great rest of your week 🙂

      xoxo Bryanna

  2. Iliana Garcia
    July 20, 2017 / 10:29 am

    I’m loving your posts more and more lately! I gotta say I cannot believe summer is halfway through. I’m going back to school soon and it feels like the holidays will start creeping up on us hahaha

    In regards to traveling I actually left mine on the table this year. I was supposed to go to Turks and Caicos with my friend but she started a new job and couldn’t go. I’m hoping we can squeeze it before the year is over.

    Now you outfit looks super relax but adorable. I love everything – the crochet short, hat and those cute slides.

    Iliana | http://www.sophistiatedfashionista.com

    • July 26, 2017 / 3:42 pm

      NOOOOOOO, oh my goodness that’s so sad about Turks and Caicos! Regardless, you have to keep it on your bucketlist. It’s so beautiful! Very, very hot though haha. Thanks so much for all the love, and can’t wait for your next post 🙂

      xoxo Bryanna

    • July 26, 2017 / 3:44 pm

      Thanks so much! The sandals are surprisingly super inexpensive. I wear them literally with everything. When I bought them, I never thought they would become my go-to shoes for the summer.

      xoxo Bryanna

  3. Jamie Beckham
    July 20, 2017 / 6:06 pm

    Love all your ideas, so funny you say that about Nash because I feel the exact same way.
    It’s definitely on my list to move there within a few years!

    Love this look too, need that hat!

    xx, Jamie

  4. July 20, 2017 / 11:00 pm

    I love this post girl. I adore traveling, even if it’s to a town an hour away. Such a fun way to spend your extra time during the summer

    – xo, Azanique | http://www.lotsofsass.com

    • July 26, 2017 / 3:44 pm

      Right! So much inspiration comes from traveling, and I think that’s why it feeds my soul haha. Thanks so so much, Azanique!

      xoxo Bryanna

  5. Kristen
    July 26, 2017 / 12:45 am

    I love all your ideas! Definitely fun things to do this summer. We went khaking on the river one weekend and it was a first for me. I absolutely loved it and can’t wait to go back! NYFW sounds like so much fun!! I can’t wait too see all your pictures and posts about it! You will have a blast and meet so many awesome people.

    • July 26, 2017 / 3:46 pm

      Yes! So glad you did that! Did your arms fall off? haha. I did an 8 mile khaking trip once and my arms fell off… at least they felt like it. But thanks so much for the awesome feedback and I can’t wait to bring back from NYFW content 🙂

      xoxo Bryanna

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