1. Find the closest beach, pool, lake, or swimming hole in your town and post up there at least once a week.
Someone people wait all summer to take a way off and lay by the ocean, pool, or lake for seven days straight. We say: Why wait 51 weeks every year for a single week of peace and quiet? You can have your vacation, too, but make time at least an hour or two every week during the summer to kick back and take it easy. After all, you only get three months a year to do it in most states. So make the most of it.