Food and the City: summer adventure bucket list. Yum

July 01, 2013

summer adventure bucket list.

Today, I'm super excited to share with you all Food and the City's second post with ICE BREAKERS DUO®! As I mentioned previously, ICE BREAKERS DUO® mints, invited Food and the City to be a blogger spokesperson for the BREAK THE ICE™ campaign! I am so honored and thrilled to be apart of it, and I hope you all enjoy my summer adventures bucket list!

With summer finally here, I plan to make the most of my days by going on fun adventures with friends, trying new activities and meeting new people along the way! I am honored to have teamed up with ICE BREAKERS DUO® Mints to share these tips on how to BREAK THE ICE™ while making new friends and creating happy memories. 

To kick off the first official month of summer, I’m sharing my personal adventure list of BREAK THE ICE™ activities and encouraging you to follow along with me: 

Take a cooking class Scour daily deals for group cooking classes and sign up for one that peaks your interest. As a food enthusiast, I love to spend time in the kitchen and think it’s even more fun to cook with others! Like most, I have a list of my go-to recipes, but am always interested in trying new ones, like making homemade sushi! I hope to tackle the art of sushi making this summer! I love the idea of adding new unique dishes to my recipe repertoire and meeting new foodies in the process. This summer, I plan to sign up for a couple classes to meet new friends with similar interests!

Visit your local dog park One of my favorite outdoor activities is taking my dog Debo for a jog to the dog park to get in some extra summer exercise! This summer, I plan on mingling more with other dog-lovers like myself while playing at the park. There are lots of online communities and groups to coordinate dog meet-ups and it’s a great way to meet other dog lovers. Don’t have a dog? Tag along with an outgoing friend who does and make a point to introduce yourselves to five people at the park! 

Volunteer your time Organize a group to get together and put your energy towards a cause that’s close to your heart, like cleaning up a local stream or volunteering at a homeless shelter. Ask that everybody bring a friend and you will expand your social circle in addition to leaving with a feeling of accomplishment! Don't forget to pack ICE BREAKERS DUO® Mints to keep fresh and help BREAK THE ICE when chatting with your new friends. 

Join a running club Get outside and have some fun this summer! To be more active, I’m hoping to sign up for a 5K. Having a goal will encourage me to join a weekly running group, which is a great way to meet new people and explore the hidden pockets of my city that I’ve never seen before. 

Host a closet swap party - Get together with a group of your girlfriends and ask them each to bring along a friend! Have each person bring 2-3 items from their closet that they'd be interested in trading off for something else. Swap and switch items with each other while learning a bit of everyones own closet personality, and maybe run into some funny stories about each piece along the way!

Visit for more ideas on how to BREAK THE ICE™ this summer and don’t forget to share your summer adventures on Twitter and Instagram using the #breaktheice hashtag! 

*Disclosure: I was invited by The Hershey Company to be a blogger spokesperson for the ICE BREAKERS DUO® Mints BREAK THE ICE™ campaign. This post is one piece of that partnership. All expressed opinions are my own.

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