By Emma Crist
June 19, 2015

To me, summer means sunshine, vacations, and cookouts. It means adventuring and making memories. It means reveling in the great outdoors and spending quality time with family and friends. No matter what summer means to you, I think we can all agree on one thing: Summer is for celebrating!

For this very reason, Food & Wine and Travel and Leisure are bringing together the Insta community to highlight the best of warm weather this season. and our sister brands are jumping in the fun all summer, and we want you to join us!

How can you participate?

1. Post your best summer photos with the hashtag #howisummer, and your images could be featured by one of the participating brands.

2. Follow our partners for summer inspiration: @foodandwine, @travelandleisure, @cookinglight, @southernlivingmag, @coastal_living, @real_simple, and @life.

3. Interact and engage with other users by searching #howisummer on Instagram.

This is how we’ve been summer-ing lately. How about you?

These dogs are on fire! Sister brand Cooking Light created three dandy dogs for every #howisummer occasion: The Chicago Dog, the Banh Mi Dog, and the Mexican Hot Dog.
Need another reason to fire up the grill this summer? Maple Grilled Salmon should do the trick. #howisummer
Our sister brand Southern Living celebrates summer with cool and creamy icebox pies. #howisummer