1. A killer camera and/or video device
You've seen those amazing homemade videos of summer adventures, or those awe-inspiring photographs and Polaroids on Instagram, right? This summer is definitely the summer to capture. That means you should get your hands on some kind of killer camera or recording device. Smart phones, like iPhones can work great, but GoPros are pretty cool too. You may want to invest in a nice Canon or Nikon and learn how to use it. Memories are great, but being able to go back and hold an actual photograph, or watch a video and see how everyone laughs and looks makes memories so much more real.
Don't forget to live in the moment, though. It can be a beautiful thing to capture everything, but sometimes you get too caught up in 'capturing' it, that you forget to just live it and breathe it, be in the moment. Try to find a steady balance.