Here’s a confession: part of me has been dreading this summer. It sounds rather awful, I know, but the thought of my kids tearing down the stairs at 7 a.m. demanding my full attention while I try to write one last sentence at my computer and then have a whole entire day laid out before us for which we have to fill, well, it strikes a bit of fear in my heart and stirs up my anxiety.
We know some boredom is essential for creative thinking, but if you’re looking at the long summer and rethinking some of your open weeks, we’ve got a few fun and slightly off-the-grid options you probably didn’t find at a camp fair or in a magazine.
Update July 2017: I’m now accepting guest posts for late October 2017 through February 2018.
For publication before Thanksgiving, send ideas August 15 and completed posts – including photos – by September 15.
For publication in December, January or February, send ideas by September 15 and completed posts by October 15.
All guidelines below in the original post still apply. Please read it in full.