I was dating my now wife for just six months when we took our first vacation, a long road trip from our home in Brooklyn to the Adirondack mountains. We rented a cabin in the woods, on the edge of a creak—the start of many such adventures. It was during our next vacation that we fell in love with outdoor hot tubs. Sitting in the hot water as snowflakes fell from the sky at dusk, the hot tub made us feel at peace. As we grew into our relationship, one thing was clear: When we finally had the space, we would buy a hot tub, bringing that little slice of heaven into our own backyard. A few months ago, that opportunity finally arose, almost 5 years from when we started dating. After moving into a rental duplex, we finally had the backyard we always dreamed of. We couldn’t, however, install a built-in version, so we settled on a four-person inflatable option from Bestway , one we had the pleasure of testing for your benefit (and ours, of course). All Systems Are Go The Bestway spa easily fits four adults, but who am I kidding? Hot tubbing is a romantic activity, perfect for a couple. This tub in particular is easy to set up, and everything you need to do so is included in the box. Connect the pump and, like magic, it inflates. We did need to purchase a few peripherals, though, namely an outdoor extension cord and a […]