If you are looking for something to do when there are no contests, check out POTA and the WWFF programs. These programs are very similar to the NPOTA ARRL event that just ended. POTA includes State Parks and National parks which makes many of these parks much more convenient to activate.
I have volunteered to assist with uploading activator logs for W6 and KH6/pacific and handling adding additional parks to the list.
The awards are FREE. You may already qualify for some awards. No QSLing is necessary and award confirmations are based off the uploaded logs of the activators.