Travelling or staying put, in town or country, near stream or ocean, with kids or not, we can practically taste summer - she’s right around the corner! This year it’ll be all about long days outside, communing with the trees and flowers in a time when we need nature’s gifts and soul-soothing more than ever. Fantasies include walking and biking, slow everything, lo-fi vibes sans smartphones, social media and newsfeeds, berries and fresh bread, sandy feet and tangled hair, drawing, crafts and kickball, records, reading and sun tea, no packed schedules, and a carefree spirit of yesteryear. In parks and playgrounds, floating in lakes and trekking on hikes, and even inside with doors and windows flung wide open, we’re ready to embrace the great outdoors in a quest for a summer to remember.