It’s officially “BYO” season — Bring Your Own Beer, Bring Your Own Wine, Bring Your Own Cooler, and everything else you need for a spring and summer packed with outdoor revelry.
The weather’s finally growing warmer, and all those spring events we craved and pined for these past few years are BACK and better than ever. And it looks like the “new-new normal” we’re settling into is one that prioritizes completely letting loose and having a fantastic time.
If anyone knows this better than I do, it’s my Instagram and TikTok algorithms. They’ve been feeding me content about hiking, swimming, rock climbing, and, now, Tarpon season. Any fishing af-fish-ionado (Sorry, couldn't help myself) knows that peak Tarpon season lasts from March to July when most fish are found during the first 2 hours of the receding tide. Personally, I do love a fine afternoon on the water. Give me blue skies, blue water, and big fish. All you need for fun, memorable times, so pinpointing somewhere to soak in the sun and an ice-cold drink.
According to Fishing Booker, “For experienced fishermen, a monster Tarpon is a bucket-list catch, and how could it not be? These gorgeous fish are inshore, heavyweight champions and they’ll make you work hard for every inch of the line. But the thrill and the sense of accomplishment you get, not to mention the prestigious catch, are well worth the effort.”
That’s exactly right, no matter what experience you’re craving. Even not into fishing? There’s something for everyone.
New York City has officially extended the carryout option for alcoholic drinks. Let’s toast another Spring and Summer of outdoor dining and outdoor drinking. As Eater reported, “The popular program, which started as a temporary emergency measure following the state shutdown of restaurants and bars in 2020, passed on Thursday afternoon as part of the state budget, according to Crain’s New York Business.” This welcome measure ushers in a new era of unabashed partying.
But it’s not just New York that’s back. Los Angeles is welcoming Coachella for the first time since 2019. You know what that means? Camping, cute clothes, music, and lounging in the sun with a cool drink. Can’t make it to Coachella? Don’t worry, the warmer weather already promises a cornucopia of festivals and festivities — from outdoor concerts to outdoor movies, picnics or plays in the park, and more.
I’m not just talking about these things anymore. I fully intend to actually do them.
No more excuses. Rather than waiting around for warm weather or a vaccine and booster or all the other confusions and annoyances that kept me inside all winter, I’m ready to live my best — most adventurous — life. And I’m itching to spend it outdoors with a cooler loaded with super cold drinks that go down smoothly.
To prep for the hottest — yet coolest — summer of your life, it’s best to be prepared. Buy your concert tickets, book flights to your dream festivals, and invest in purchases that will make your experiences richer and drinks cooler.
Yeti was founded by fellow adventurers who were “raised with an appreciation for wild game, unfamiliar territory, and high-quality gear.” But none of the gear that was around back then fit the bill. “The coolers available at the time just weren’t up to our outdoor adventures — the handles would break, the latches would snap off, and the lids would cave in,” Yeti’s founders lamented. “Not only was it a hassle to replace our coolers after each season, but also these cheaply built, ordinary ice chests were limiting our good times. And that frustration led us to a solution.”
Ever experienced this? Me too. But now that I found Yeti, no more. They were founded with a simple mission: build the cooler you’d use every day if it existed. Since then, they’ve expanded to include hard coolers, soft coolers, drinkware, bags, and everything you need for a supreme outdoor adventure.
Here are some of Yeti’s top products:
1. RAMBLER 20 OZ TUMBLER WITH MAGSLIDER™ LID
As much as I love a good old deli coffee cup, they don’t stand a chance when matched with this awesome stainless steel tumbler. With double-walled vacuum insulation, it keeps drinks hot or cold for hours. It’s dishwasher-safe, easy to clean, and convenient for every day use.
2. RAMBLER 24 OZ MUG with MagSlider™ Lid
Can’t get enough of your Yeti tumbler? This mug version is a super addition to your desk or your outdoor adventures. Carry it anywhere for temperature-controlled beverages in your workstation or on-the-go. Whatever your style, there’s a Yeti tumbler meant just for you.
3.TUNDRA 35 HARD COOLER
As the signature product in their vast, versatile collection, the Yeti cooler is unbeatable. Light and portable but durable and effective, it will travel with you everywhere you can imagine. It’s surprisingly roomy, fitting enough to last a whole day of outdoor fun.
4.HOPPER FLIP 12 SOFT COOLER
This soft cooler is lightweight, efficient, compact, yet extremely high-quality. Pack up a lunch and a few cold drinks for you and a buddy and have an excellent day out — use it for daily needs or special outings.