Contrary to what your social media feeds may lead you to believe, the life of a millennial is hectic: those avocado toast pictures aren’t going to Instagram themselves, ya’ll.
Due to a busy lifestyle of boutique workout classes, binge watching, and working on that side hustle, many thirty-somethings are turning to restaurant delivery services during a busy work week. While that option is quick, it isn’t always healthy, and it’s never budget friendly.
Harris Teeter ExpressLane can save you on those busy nights when you’ve overbooked yourself. Ordering groceries online and having them delivered to your car means you decrease IRL interaction by 78%, and that’s a win by all but the toughest millennial standards.
You’re left with a healthy & fresh grocery haul and free time to spare, child of the 90s! Read below for some fun ways to spend all the time you saved on running errands.
Go on a food tour. Even the most dedicated foodie can find hidden culinary gems in their own city through companies that will guide you on walking tours and provide you with food, drink, and information about gourmet destinations in your backyard.
Staycation. Relax and recharge in your hometown. Venture to a new-to-you farmer’s market, and seek out a cozy coffee shop to curl up with a matcha latte and your latest read. Find a fancy spa where you can stay on after your treatment to lounge in the steam room or jacuzzi. Some spas offer day passes to their facilities, even if you aren’t purchasing a service.
Go All-American. Pack a picnic lunch and head to a park to nosh, lounge on a blanket, and play fetch with your pup. Grab tickets to a nighttime baseball game and enjoy your city’s skyline with a hot dog and beer.
Pamper your Pup. Take your furry friend to get a freshly baked treat at a doggie bakery (yes, they exist), and skip the dog park in favor of a dog bar or dog-friendly brewery. You can enjoy an ice-cold beverage and human conversation while your canine BFF makes some new buddies.
Unplug. Perhaps what millenials need most is time off-line. Find a trail you’ve yet to explore, load your backpack with snacks and water, and leave your phone behind--you won’t have service anyway. Enjoy the moment, the scenery and sounds, and find out once and for all the answer to the question: “If you don’t Instagram it, did it even happen?” We guarantee you will be pleased with the answer and how you feel once you power-down your phone.
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Featured Bloggers: Yvonne & Jason Ackerman run Scallionpancake, a food blog and podcast. When they are not eating or planning their next travel adventure, they are teaching high school English (Yvonne) and running a CPA firm (Jason). You can follow their shenanigans at scallionpancake.com and subscribe to their podcast on iTunes.
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