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My Ultimate Summer Bucket List

June 22, 2021

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Summer bucket list

Summer is here and I’m ready for ALL the things. To go swimming in local swimming holes, hike in national parks, wine and dine on the restaurant patios, and glamping in cool structures.


Pantene Pantene Miracle Rescue Collection

With all of these summer adventures, it’s going to take a toll on my hair. I’m keeping my hair healthy and happy thanks to the Pantene Pro-V Miracle Rescue Collection. The Pantene Pro-V Miracle Rescue Collection helps hydrate, restore shine and repair damage as well as a $60 treatment in the comfort of your own home, so you can focus on what you are #ReadyForMore of:

  • Miracle Rescue Deep Conditioning Treatment
  • Miracle Rescue Moisture Mix-In Treatment
  • Miracle Rescue Multitasking 10 in 1 Spray
  • Miracle Rescue Intense Rescue Shots

Scroll down for how I use these products!

What’s on your summer bucket list?

Hozhoni on the Hill glamping bubble dome

1. Glamping in a cool structure

Why camp when you can go glamping? I’ve been visiting different glamping spots around Austin and this bubble dome was one of the coolest experiences so far! Here’s my list on 5 Best Spots For Glamping Near Austin.


Blue Hole Swimming Hole in Wimberely Texas

2. Swimming at a swimming hole

It’s going to a hot summer so cool at your local swimming holes – we have several spots in and around Austin. My favorites:

  • Barton Springs Pool
  • McKinney Falls
  • Blue Hole Regional Park
  • Jacob’s Well

SEE ALSO: 11 Best Swimming Holes in Austin

Tip: I like to use the Pantene Miracle Rescue Multitasking 10 in 1 Spray before I go swimming – it helps protect my hair!


Boat ride on Stikine River to the glacier in Wrangell Alaska with Alaska Vista's

3. Visit a new destination

While I’ve been to Alaska a couple of years ago, it was for Christmas so the state was covered in snow with only a couple of hours of daylight. I’ve been wanting to go back to Alaska in the summer and I did this month! Alaska is stunning in the summer – did you know it’s home to the largest national forest in the U.S.?! The environment was rainy due to the tropical climate but we also got to experience a glacier by boat, hike, and seaplane!

We were on the go in Alaska visiting three different cities that included kayaking on the Pacific Ocean, hiking through the Tongass National Forest, and flying over the Misty Fjords National Monument so my hair needed a little extra care when I got home. I used the Pantene Miracle Rescue Intense Rescue Shots – this deep conditioning treatment helps target extreme hair damage and hair ampoules help prevent split ends and restore moisture. The tube is also travel-friendly! 

If you need some travel ideas:


Two Hands cafe in Austin

4. Patio dining at a local restaurant

Austin is pretty warm during the summer but there are so many restaurants with beautiful patios to wine and dine. Here are a couple of my favorites:

  • Aba
  • Neighborhood Sushi
  • Bar Peached
  • De Nada
  • Fresa’s

SEE ALSO: 21 Best Patios In Austin To Wine & Dine


Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah

5. Hike in a national park

Put on your hiking boots or sneakers and explore a national park! There’s something about getting outside and seeing the views of nature that just makes me really happy. I did go on a camper van trip through Utah to visit Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park and LOVED it.

Pantene Pantene Miracle Rescue Collection

The Pantene Miracle Rescue Collection helps rescue my hair from my daily on-the-go lifestyle and with all of these summer adventures, I need that extra help! The Pantene Miracle Rescue Deep Conditioning Treatment is perfect for everyday use and if my hair is feeling extra dry from swimming, I’ll add a few pumps of the Miracle Rescue Moisture Mix-In to the Deep Conditioning Treatment for an added hydration boost.


Pantene Miracle Rescue Intense Rescue Shots

Pantene Miracle Rescue Intense Rescue Shots

The real star of the Pantene Miracle Rescue Collection is the Pantene Miracle Rescue Intense Rescue Shot! This little tube of gold helps deeply repair signs of hair damage –  I like to use this every other week. Just shampoo and condition and then apply to damp hair. Making sure to focus on the mid section of my hair to the tips while avoiding my roots, I also like to let this soak into my hair longer, so sometimes I’ll apply and put my hair up in a bun for a couple of hours before rinsing out.

What are you ready for more of this summer?

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Jane Ko is the Austin blogger behind A Taste of Koko, Austin's top food and travel blog featuring the hottest restaurants and weekend getaways. Jane has been a speaker at South by Southwest (SXSW), Texas Conference for Women, BlogHer, and more on entrepreneurship and social media. She lives in Austin Texas with her dog and cat.