4 Hobbies to Try This Summer


Cierra Stark

Whether you spend your summer at the beach, another state, or on the couch there are always those “in between” moments. “In between” moments are the times where you are doing nothing such as after you binge watch an entire show and don’t know what to do afterwards, until of course, you start a new one. If you tend to feel like you’re wasting your summer away during those times then keep reading to discover some hobbies that may entertain you and become something you begin to do on a regular basis!

  • Learn a New Language

 Duolingo is a free website and app that is available to all devices and gives everybody access to learn a number of different languages including French, Spanish, German, Japanese, Portuguese, etc. Duolingo has four preset daily goals that you can pick from to decide how fast you would like to learn your language of choice. Picking up a new language is a beneficial asset and can be very enjoyable. You can show off your new skill and even encourage your friends to learn the same language so you guys can go on the journey together.

Access Duolingo here.

  • Stone Painting

Everybody paints on paper and canvases and the prices of that can add up. Stones are available anywhere and if you mess up, just grab another one. Unlike canvases, rocks can just be collected into a small pile where they don’t take up too much space or discarded in your yard (they are also very eco-friendly). Usually you should look for a stone with a smooth side but in reality there is no perfect stone and whatever kind of rock you want to pick is up to you.

  • Bullet Journaling

Bullet Journaling is a great way to stay organized and express creativty in the same place. You can place grocery lists, birthdays or special dates, a spending log to track your money, chores, work schedule, ideas, etc. The best thing about bullet journals is that you can customize the entire thing yourself. You can decide what will be put in it and how you want to design it. There is no wrong way to bullet journal.

Look at bullet journal ideas here.

  • Hiking

AllTrails is an app and a website that allows users to sign up for free and uses their current location, with permission, to pull up local trails for the user to pick from. It also provides a feature where the user can favorite trails that they plan to go on later so that they can have easy access to the trails they like or want to explore. Hiking is a cardio workout that lowers your risk of heart disease and builds strength in your lower body. While hiking is really good for your physical health, it is also great for your mental health as it is a stress reliever.

To access AllTrails, click here.