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I never truly appreciated summer until I experienced the harsh winters of New York.
That's when I counted the days when I would feel the warmth of the sun again. I started to appreciate the different shades of light that played on the sky. I took every opportunity to get out in the park or the beach for every day of summer.
In the Philippines, we are very fortunate to have long summer months. Instead of cursing the sweltering heat, we should get out there. Watch that red glaring ball of light sink slowly on the horizon at the end of the day. Jump into the water and play. Run around like a 5 year old and kick a ball. Put on those running shoes and go for a jog. Grab that yoga mat and meditate on the beach.
Finally go on that road trip you've been planning for months!
There are so many activities to choose from this summer. So stop living vicariously and just start living. I hope these photos inspire you to do exactly that.
|Photo Credit: Joan Paras|
|Photo Credit: Romain Friedli|
Bulabog Beach on the east side of Boracay Island offers the perfect place for kitesurfing and windsurfing. The conditions are perfect from December to April for these sports! That spells kite mayhem!
Elaine Abonal of Surfista Travels believes that the Philippines is a fast growing surf destination with its numerous islands and waves around the country. Travelers coming to the Philippines should never miss out on surfing our powerful beach breaks. From Baler, Aurora in the north, to Siargao island, Surigao in the south, this country has so much to offer beginner as well as advance surfers. Surfing, not just as a sport but a lifestyle, is also starting to pick up within people who live in Manila and incoming visitors.
And if you're into surfing, you might as well groove to some samba music and stretch into your favorite yoga position. You can do all 3 with FLOW, a surf, yoga & samba weekend retreat that combines these leisurely activities. FLOW is having its 7th FLOW Surf Yoga Samba Weekend Retreat on April 28-30 at the Aliya Surf Camp in Baler, Aurora, Philippines.
And what's summer without jumping into the water? Whether it's swimming with the whale sharks in Oslob, diving in Anilao or snorkeling in Coron, it's time to get your feet wet! Fellow water baby Beth Gingoyon of Indayguapa.com did exactly that on her recent vacation in Davao City.
I hope you can share your Summer is a VERB photos with us. Just pick a photo of you doing your favorite summer activity, write Summer is a VERB on the image and post it on our facebook wall.
|Photo Credit: Diego Jose|
|Photo Credit: Kat Marfori|
|Photo Credit: Juan Manila Express|
Sandboarding in the Paoay sand dunes is a recent discovery for me. The first time I tried it was on a PHILTOA exploratory tour of Ilocos Norte. Riding huge 4x4 trucks and racing at full speed is heart pumping enough! But getting on small piece of wood and throwing yourself down a sandy hill can be nerve-wracking! And 100% fun!
If these photos aren't enough to get you outdoors, here's a fun surf video my friend Tanya Hotchkiss and I made.
Summer is a VERB Contest!
The top 3 photos selected by some outdoor enthusiasts will win gift certificates from Primer Group.
You can post as many different photos as you want until May 15, 2012. Each photo counts as an entry and winners will be judged based on photos submitted. By submitting a photo, you are allowing Sole Sisters the right to publish them on the blog with proper attribution.
Get out there- because Summer is a VERB!