A few weeks ago, I had the chance to attend a concert with AIR MILES and it was seriously so much fun! It has been such a long time since I’ve seen one of my favourite artists in person and I’d honestly forgotten just how amazing the sound is when listening to a band live inside a huge stadium.
Since we were already downtown to watch the show, I snapped a few photos of my concert outfit to share with you all. Now there aren’t many events you can wear sequinned pants too, but I think a concert is the perfect place to wear them! When dressing for a concert I always like to wear things that are fun and comfortable. I also always like to bring along layers, like this periwinkle moto jacket, since you never know if a venue will have the A/C blasting, or if a packed crowd will heat up the space.
Attending the concert got me thinking about all the other amazing summer activities I could be missing out on, so today I thought I would share the top 5 things I think everyone should make time to do this summer. Of course, you don’t have to spend a ton of money to have an amazing summer, so I made sure todays recommendations are things that everyone can do regardless of their budget!
1. Go see your favourite band in concert!
In case you hadn’t heard, this year AIR MILES has partnered with Live Nation to bring you closer to the music you love. So, not only can you now use those reward Miles you’ve been saving up in exchange for an epic night out to see your favourite band, but you can also enter a free contest to win 4 tickets (& airfare!) to any 2018 Live Nation concert in Canada. How’s that for some amazing summer fun!?!
2. Do a fun run!
I’ve always said I hate running, but after finishing my first mud run this year, I totally see the appeal of fun races. Obviously, there’s nothing like a good workout to get all those feel-good endorphins but even if you go slow, being a part of a race is so much fun. These days there are so many races you could sign up for and most are very affordable (especially if you sign up early!). From glow in the dark races to colour runs and foam parties, whichever you choose, it will definitely get your heart pumping and put a smile on your face.
3. Go on a road trip!
You don’t have to travel far to enjoy an amazing road trip. Just grab a friend (or four!) and drive to the nearset state! Split the cost of gas and share a hotel room for a budget way to spend an adventurous weekend. Make sure to book your hotel using the AIR MILES Travel Hub to earn Miles on thousands of hotels worldwide. Then blast your radio and enjoy exploring all the new places you pass along the way to your destination.
4. Eat al fresco!
Dining in the great outdoors is one of the best parts of warm summer weather. Meeting a friend for drinks and appetizers at a local patio is an easy option, but if you are looking for a budget idea, head to your nearest Sobeys and grab some ingredients to make your own sandwiches to share. Then lay out your favourite blanket and enjoy a classic picnic at a nearby park.
5. Take a boat somewhere!
Whether you rent a kayak to paddle down a nearby river, or head to a friends cabin to party on their pontoon, being on a boat is classic summer fun! A few weeks ago, I had the chance to try dragon boat racing and it was such an exciting experience. Feeling the cool spray of the water as you smoothly glide through the waves reminded me just how fun it is to be on the water.
I hope you all loved today’s summer to-do list inspiration! Is there anything you can’t miss doing during the summer season? Let me know in the comments below! And make sure to enter the AIR MILES #PickYourStage Contest so you have a chance to win their epic prize.