Vacations may have been pushed back, but that shouldn’t stop you from enjoying the beach right now. We’ve found four ways for you to get tropical at home without the sand and surf. Your house might not be the same as an all-inclusive resort, but don’t let that stop you from having a little fun during this unknown season.
1. Get crafty in the kitchen
Whether you were craving piña coladas on the beach or desperately wanted authentic tacos in Mexico, don’t get down on yourself. Those things might seem like they’re solely reserved for the beach, but who says you can’t whip them up in your own kitchen? Make use of all your bar supplies and become your own personal bartender. From mojitos to margaritas, there are plenty of delicious cocktails you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home.
- 2 cups orange juice
- 2 cups pineapple juice
- 1/2 cup lime juice
- 1/2 cup dark rum
- 1 cup grenadine
- 1/2 cup coconut rum
- 1/2 cup light rum
Pour all the ingredients in a pitcher, stir and serve. Easy!
2. Channel your creative side
Time to get crafty! As you might be dreaming of white sands and crystal-clear waters, you can spice up your own with beach-inspired crafts. You might not be picking up your own seashells, but you can always make a seashell wind-chime to feel like you’re in a beachy oasis in your front yard. Or, channel your inner Van Gogh and paint a beach scene. The options are endless!
3. Keep your beach bod in tip top shape
The beach was calling and you answered by hitting the gym every day. Maybe you were even looking forward to joining the sunrise yoga sessions your resort offered. Whatever the case may be, don’t let having to stay at home stop you from enjoying a good workout. Get a yoga mat or pair of weights and turn your living room into your home gym. No one said your beach bod has to suffer because your vacation has been put on hold for a little bit.
4. Make a beachy playlist or two
Really, this should be the first thing you do because a good playlist always comes in handy. It can inspire you to make the best margarita of your life, relax you as you work on your arts and crafts, or push you into doing that extra set of crunches. Or maybe you just need something to remind you of your last beach vacation. No matter what vacation mood you’re in, there is a playlist waiting to be made. (Or you can find a pre-made one if you want to be a beach bum about it.)
The beach might be out of reach, but these simple things to do at home will make it seem like you’re almost there. Soon enough, there will be sunny days ahead.