Ice cream, beach days, cookouts, weekend getaways, and a nice cold beer. Yes, we’re talking about summer. No matter what you have planned this summer, we have a lens for you! Read below for some activity and sunglasses suggestions to keep the party going, all summer long. With all these summer vibes, you must remember to protect your eyes with Fuse Lenses.
A beach day is a great way to unwind and de-stress as you enjoy the waves. Not a strong swimmer or have young children? You can still have fun on land with these activities:
- Build a Sand Castle: Whether it’s a simple structure or you want to make it a little more elaborate, a sand castle is a beach staple. All you technically need is water, sand, and your hands. Then, let your imagination run wild! If you want to get a little more elaborate with your sand castle, buckets and shovels can be used. If you’re not artistic but still want to have some fun in the sand, you can always bury someone.
- Sunbathing: If you’re looking for a more lax experience at the beach or your goal is to get a little more color, laying out in the sun and getting a tan is also a great thing you can do on the beach. You can read a good book, listen to a podcast, jam out to summer hits, or listen to the ocean waves. Just remember to wear sunscreen!
Feeling a little more adventurous? Try these activities:
Surfing: Whether you are a seasoned pro or a newbie, hitting the waves is a great way to enjoy the beach. Most beaches do offer surf lessons in case you need them, or if you’re already a natural, grab your surfboard and get ready to ride out those ways.
Jet Skiing: Jet skiing is also a fun activity to do to get the blood pumping. Many beaches offer jet ski or other water vessels to rent. Just check your local area for rental locations.
- Sports: Of course, you can do other sports on the sand instead of in the water. Just grab a group of friends and a ball or frisbee to play volleyball, football, soccer, frisbee, or any other sport you can think of!
This list is not exhaustive because there are so many things to do at the beach. But whatever you end up doing, make sure you protect your eyes by wearing sunglasses. Fuse suggests Cascade. It has a deep orange mirror coating with an amber view. These lenses are great for blinding summer days, like those days at the beach.
Another pleasant thing you can do during the summer is fish. You can fish by yourself, with some friends, or turn it into a family outing. You can fish to eat or catch and release. You can fish in a pond, lake, river or ocean. The type of fishing you end up doing will determine the type of lenses you should get.
- Inshore fishing: Inshore fishing means fishing within a few miles of shore, or in water less than 30 meters deep. This type of fishing is more family-friendly and not that much equipment is needed. You will typically catch smaller fish but in larger quantities. The type of lenses that are recommended for this is our Grey lenses.
- Offshore fishing: If the water depth is 30 meters or more or if you are 20-50 miles offshore, it is considered offshore fishing. This is usually not considered family friendly since it can last a couple of hours to a couple of days. More equipment is also necessary for offshore. You will usually catch larger species, but fewer amounts of them. The lenses we recommend for this is our Brown and Bronze lenses.
To learn more about the lenses for Offshore and Inshore fishing, be sure to check out article post, “What Polarized Sunglasses to Wear When Fishing”.
Fire up the grill! Summertime means frequent barbeques. Next time you’re grilling outside try this Grilled Bacon Jalapeno Wraps recipe to impress your friends.
- 6 fresh jalapeno peppers, halved lengthwise and seeded
- 1 (8 ounces) package cream cheese
- 12 slices bacon
- Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat.
- Spread cream cheese to fill jalapeno halves. Wrap with bacon. Secure with a toothpick.
- Place on the grill, and cook until bacon is crispy.
Original recipe from allrecipes.
What goes better with grilled eats than your favorite shades? Look cool and protect your eyes while grilling and eating. We recommend trying out our Sapphire lenses too add a bright pop of color to your day.
Taking a road trip with the ones you love can be both wonderful and extremely annoying at the same time. It’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey, right? Either way, here are some tips to make the trip a little more bearable.
- Bring trash bags: There will be trash accumulating during the road trip and you don’t want to make a mess in the car. Small grocery bags can be helpful if you don’t have a lot of space - just switch out your trash bags whenever you make a gas stop. A trash bag also doubles as a vomit bag in cause somebody gets motion sickness.
- Road trip playlist: Make sure to make a road trip playlist before you all leave. The best playlists are something that everyone can sing along to. Take songs suggestions or listen to your family’s favorite movie or musical soundtrack. A podcast or audio books are a fun thing to listen to as well, especially if you have a smaller car crowd.
Snacks and drinks: Bring lots of snacks. Your snacks can be to share or to hoard, healthy snacks or unhealthy snacks. You’ll also need water or your favorite beverage too, to stay hydrated after eating all those snacks. Your driver may need some caffeine, and kids might want sugary drinks. However, its good to keep in mind that spills might happen! If you don’t want to load up on snacks right at the beginning, stop by a gas station and have everyone stretch their legs by picking out their favorite snack.
Blacket: Take a blanket in case you get cold, want a nap, are in need of a pillow or want to hide under it to block out any obnoxious road-trippers.
We suggest Rose Gold, for long road trips. Our grey lens base with a light pink mirror coating has a neutral base that won’t affect a driver’s view and is just fashion-forward enough to make you look put together. Or, if you’re looking for a brighter mirror, try out the Cosmic lens. It is a warm grey lens base with a bright purple mirror coating.
If you’re into scenery and exercise, then hiking might be the perfect activity for you! You find hiking trails locally in your area in parks and nature reserves. Or you can hit up a couple of more popular trails. Whatever you decide, here is a couple of things you should bring whenever you go hiking.
- Water. Lots of water. Dehydration is not a joke.
- Weather appropriate clothes. If it’s cold, layer up. If it’s hot, keep things simple. If there’s a lot of moisture, maybe a light raincoat. Do your research and dress accordingly.
- Shoes! Please wear proper shoes. If you’re an avid hiker, maybe invest in some good hiking boots. Otherwise, make sure you wear proper closed toed shoes, like sneakers, that you don’t mind getting dirty and possibly ruining.
- A backpack. It can be a legit hiking backpack or just a simple drawstring bag. You want to make sure your hands are free while hiking. Plus, nobody will want to carry around extra water or those layers of clothes that you might have shed off during the hike.
- First aid kit. Accidents happen and you’re in the middle of nature where people and cars may not frequent. So be prepared for an emergency and keep the kit in your backpack.
When you’re hiking, don’t forget to protect your eyes from UV rays and sun glares. Try our Nova lenses from Fuse Lenses. It is a true grey lens view with a multi-colored red mirror coating.