Sun, cold drinks, and careless moments? During the summer months, the time stops, the days become longer, and all problems disappear. Now is the perfect time for crazy adventures and shared memories.
In summer, everything is in your own hands, and you can achieve all the things you have ever wanted. That’s why we have prepared some ideas that will make the rest of summer 2021 unforgettable. iCard will help you pay securely on the go, all around the world. It’s up to you to use your new spare time smarter and make your life more colourful. What are you waiting for?
1. Create a list of all the things you want to do this summer
The first step to all unforgettable moments is to decide what you want to happen to you this summer and how to make it unique. Think about whether you want to indulge in a well-deserved vacation, visit exotic destinations or search for unknown places. Actually, why do you have to choose when you can have all of the above.
It doesn’t matter if you prefer quiet places or you want to explore different new destinations, it will be easier if you gather all your ideas in one place. This way you will be sure that you would not miss any of your summer goals. You can write them down on a piece of paper or add them to your phone. Sort your ideas into “Notes” on your smartphone or download a specialized app where you can add all your thoughts.
2. Go on a tour of local landmarks
Each city has its unique landmarks that are worth visiting. Free your day or use the weekend to go around the small towns and villages around your city. Each of them has its charm and hides interesting things that can’t be found anywhere else.
Use your car or choose a train or a bus and go on a short adventure in your area. Research the route before you go there and make sure you won’t miss a thing. Pay with your phone, smartwatch or NFC wearable anywhere in the world where contactless payments are accepted. It will give you more time to explore the local attractions.
3. Make a spa day at home
What better way to relax after a long work week or prepare for the upcoming tasks after a long journey from a relaxing spa day? You don’t need a few days off to go to a spa hotel or a lot of money to visit a luxury spa centre in your city. You don’t even have to leave your home. All you need to do is buy a few simple things that will turn your room into a cosy home relaxation centre.
Buy a face mask suitable for your skin type from the nearest drugstore. Don’t forget to pay with your phone to speed up the process – without even entering your PIN code. Order an electric massager to use not only on spa days but whenever you need a good massage. Use iCard virtual cards to make secure online purchases.
Turn your home into a spa centre and create an atmosphere of peace and comfort. Fill the entire room or bathroom with small scented candles, prepare a playlist with chill songs or relaxing natural sounds, fill the tub with hot water and bath bombs. Forget about all your worries and have a good rest!
4. Organize an outdoor party
Organize an outdoor party with all your friends. Go to the nearest park or in the mountains and host a picnic with delicious food and refreshing drinks. Bring hammocks and picnic blankets. Keep it simple: prepare a menu of sandwiches, salads, pizzas or snacks and do not forget to take iced drinks.
Another great idea for you and your friends is to make a garden party in a friend’s yard. Make or buy colourful decorations, have a barbecue and enjoy homemade cocktails. Play the newest hits and let the music bring you to the dancefloor.
5. Redecorate a part of your home
If you have many ideas on how to redecorate part of your home, but you always have work and no free time, this summer is the right time to do it. It doesn’t mean you have to replace all your furniture. The idea is to make a light but effective change, to relocate or refresh a part of your home. Here are some easy ideas:
- Order small home accessories online: photo frames for your favourite visual memories or colourful pillows to create a summer mood in the room. You can pay directly with your iCard virtual cards, or use your Visa cards issued by iCard and added to Apple Pay or Google Pay. This will make your online payments fast and completely secure.
- If you don’t want to change your current furniture and accessories, but you think that a different arrangement can refresh the place, now is the time to try. Change the places of the paintings on the wall, rearrange the books in the library or move the mirror to the other end of the room. Add more plants to make the room look even sunnier. The choice is all yours!
6. Try out a new sport
You have always wanted to try an intense CrossFit workout? Or to practice hatha yoga? Or to go for a run in the park with other jogging enthusiasts? Why don’t you do it now? There is no room for hesitation or time to procrastinate. Pay with a Visa card issued by iCard for all your workouts.
7. Visit a music festival or a concert
Big stage, loud music, favourite bands, dancing all night, summer party. If all this sounds exciting to you, be part of the music festivals that will take place this summer. They allow you to enjoy all your favourite hits on live performance for one day or several consecutive days. Party and fun are guaranteed.
And if you don’t have enough time to visit a festival, you can always go to an evening concert after work. The experience is no less fun. Check the upcoming concerts and choose a singer or band that you will be happy to hear live.
Don’t worry if you have found out about the event at the last minute. The concierge available for all our iCard Visa Infinite and iCard Metal clients is here to help you with the tickets. You can write an email or call him and he will do his best to find you tickets. Your concierge can help you with anything else.