Whether you decide to spend the summer at home or are heading off to a luxury destination from around the world, there are many things you can do in order to make the warmer months memorable, giving you something to look forward to in terms of beating the experience next year.
What are the big ways in which you can make your summer a spectacular one?
Embrace the Adventure
Summer is a time when we should all be getting off our backsides and embracing the opportunities that summer gives to us. If you are tempted to sit down and play Xbox or Temple Run on the iPad all day, you need to shake yourself out of it and understand that there is plenty of time to do that in the winter! If you're working during the summer, then keep the mobile gaming for the journey to work or during your lunch break.
There will be many adventures on offer to you in the summer, wherever you are around the world. This might mean heading to the beach to try surfing or wakeboarding for the first time, or going trekking across rolling countryside or intimidating hills.
Summer should be an adventure; it is up to you to embrace it!
Find the Fireworks
You can go two ways when it comes to summer fireworks.
You can either head to a resort well known for holding regular parties, such as Madeira, Greece, or Brazil, where you are guaranteed to find a fireworks party at some stage of your trip, or look to have a party at home or even on the beach.
Fireworks are a strange phenomenon, in that we all look forward to them but, unless we go to a summer wedding that uses them, we know that we're probably going to be standing in the cold and rain when we see them at Christmas, Thanksgiving, or New Year.
Our attitude is that we don't need to wait for an excuse. Whether it is during a holiday to a brilliant global location or in your own backyard, who says you need a reason for a fireworks party?
Make the Time to See People
Even if you and all of your friends have jobs and otherwise busy lives, summer is likely to be the time when you will all have the opportunity to meet up. Rather than talking about it on Facebook and Twitter, only to reach October and be left with a feeling of "we'll do it next year," kick the social networking to one side and get yourselves involved with good old human, face to face interaction, like people used to back in the day.
You'll have more laughs and more memories if you make time for friends and family this summer, and don't just limit yourself to catching up via a social network that doesn't allow for emotions and expression save for the odd â€˜lol' or â€˜:-)'.
Make it One to Remember
You know what to do; it is now in your hands to make summer 2013 a memorable one, wherever you are and whatever you decide to do.
Stuart loves the summer, and is planning to have a huge beach party with a barbecue, fireworks, and as many friends and family that can possibly attend at some stage over the coming months.