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Mountain Biking at Vail

Colorado "Dudeventure" Package at Vail

I seem to spend a lot of time in the desert during the summer, but this guys weekend package in Colorado's Rocky Mountains looks like a great way to cool off and have fun!
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You all know Groupon for those awesome daily deals, but now they are jumping in to the affiliate space with coupon codes for a bunch of different sites that will help you save on travel this summer. From Las Vegas deals to flights and car rentals, you're certain to find something here to help save some money on your next trip.
Little River Inn - Mendocino

ABCs of Abalone Package at Little River Inn on California's Mendocino Coast

Abalone is a delicacy that not many people get to taste and even fewer people get to experience diving for, so here's your chance! Bonus, it's all based out of a family-owned inn located on the Mendocino Coast (just north of San Francisco). The Little River Inn, is offering this one-of-a-kind aquatic adventure to its guests in June 2015. The Little River Inn has partnered with Triton X, a top…

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Mancations can take many forms, from golf trips with the guys to elaborate and luxurious once in a lifetime experiences.

The term "mancation" is widely considered to have come from Vince Vaughn's character in the movie, "The Breakup" released in 2006. However, it has since grown to be a general term referring to any men-only vacation, similar to the more common "girls getaways".

Other words that are also used to refer to a men-only vacation include: guys getaway, boys weekend, lads holiday, and even a brocation.

Over the past several years, as this site has grown we have had the chance to talk with a number of media about mancations and why taking a mancation is not just an excuse for "boys behaving badly" but is actually a very important opportunity for men to bond, share ideas, learn new skills, and be men without having to apologize.

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  • Exploring Montana in the "Land Between the Parks"

    Earlier this summer, I had the awesome opportunity to embark on a more than 4,000 mile road trip from San Diego to northern Montana and back again. When most people think of visiting Montana, they often focus just on exploring parks like Glacier National Park and Yellowstone. Sadly, everything else is "drive through country" for most visitors. That's the fun of a long road trip though, it gives you the chance to slow down and explore a little bit. You never know what you might find! In our case while we could have simply driven from Gardiner Montana (North Entrance to Yellowstone) to West Glacier in one day, we decided to explore a bit instead.

  • Planning An Alaskan Cruise Mancation? Here's What You Need to Know

    Alaska is a land of incredible potential and a legacy of brave men seeing fortune and adventure here. Luckily, today we don't need to pack up a years worth of food and walk for thousands of miles through the wilderness to experience this. All we need to do is hop on a cruise ship and relax as we are pampered on board and seek adventure on shore. An Alaska cruisetour though is something that still needs research to make sure you select the right ship, ports, and activities that match what you and your friends are looking to do. Don't worry though, we've got some advice to help make it easy for you!

  • Mancation Survey Results - 500 Men Told Us What Their Top Mancation Pick Would Be

    In the more than nine years since I created ManTripping.com, I've written a ton of posts talking about the "top mancation ideas". It's also the most frequently asked question when I talk with media about men's travel trends. Surprisingly, it's often women and my female friends who are the most interested in the answers - often because they are planning a trip for their partners and want to do something special that they will love. While mancations are by definition a male group activity, increasingly couples and friends are seeking out experiential travel instead of buying possessions. In other words, instead of a gold watch to celebrate retirement guys are celebrating with an incredible man-friendly adventure vacation.

    Unfortunately though, I've never actually had quantifiable answers to provide and everything has been extremely subjective. To help solve this problem, in partnership with the men's influencer network #MenWhoBlog, I commissioned a survey based on six of the top mancation types that come up regularly on my site. Frankly though, I was a bit surprised by the results since an Alaska Cruise and Land Tour came in as the #1 pick!

  • (more than) 10 Awesome Iowa Mancation Ideas

    For many people Iowa is one of those states we've only seen from 39,000 feet as we fly over it and notice all those green fields of corn. Despite having family that had once lived there, that was about all I knew of it until I drove through the state a few years ago on my way to California. At the time I was surprised at all the cool stuff in the state but didn't have a chance to explore it more until last week when I was invited to join Travel Iowa on a quick tour.

  • The Coolest European Stag Party and Mancation Destinations

    If you've recently done the big proposal and got a ‘yes’ then congratulations, and prepare to get planning a memorable bachelor party! It’s a given that the last weekend of single life should be an epic affair, but where to head for the expected weekend of fun booze and memories? Even if you aren't looking to send a buddy off in style, these cities make for an excellent destination for the ultimate European mancation adventure!

  • Iceland Mancation Ideas

    At a certain point, the standard golf trip gets sort of boring and you start looking for a new adventures with the guys. Thankfully, in recent years airfare to Iceland has become unbelievably affordable. This has quickly transformed this once tiny and forgotten island in the North Atlantic into an exotic adventure destination that everyone can afford to visit.

  • Montana Guest Ranches Where You Can Unleash Your Inner Dude

    Some vacations are meant to see something specific and others are meant to escape from it all. At one of the more than 100 Montana guest ranches, you can do both. While it's easy to be cynical and think of these properties as nothing more than "guest ranches" where you can go and sip scotch on the porch while watching people pretend to be cowboys for your benefit - this state has a vibrant ranching industry beyond tourism too.

  • Ten Reasons Why Guys Love a Viking River Cruises Rhine Getaway

    I tend to be a major advocate for a cruise lifestyle. Simply put, I LOVE the experience of being on a boat, but I know a lot of guys who aren't convinced that a cruise is for them and not every line or itinerary is. However, last fall I had the chance to explore the Rhine thanks to Viking Cruises and I still can't believe how many opportunities there are for guys to have an amazing time on this route!

  • More than South Beach on a Miami Mancation

    Are you interested in planning a mancation for you and your guy friends? The vacation will be all about hanging out and having a good time like college kids again. If this is something you are looking forward to, Miami, Florida is an ideal spot to visit and have fun. There are plenty of fun and exciting attractions that all men seem to enjoy. The warm weather and the clean beaches are just added perks of taking a vacation in Miami. All the guys can have fun, enjoy flavorful drinks, smoke cigars, and soak up the sun in a city that seems to never sleep.

  • Tips To Plan an Amazing Beercation in San Diego

    I'm guessing most of you guys love beer, I do too! Luckily, I've been blessed with numerous opportunities to visit some of the best beer cities in the country and in fact I live in San Diego - which is at the top of most lists of places for beer lovers to visit. However, these beercations are more than just hopping in the car and drinking. To make the most of your time and money it's important to plan ahead. This is your opportunity to try new things, expand your boundaries, and bond with your buddies around an awesome shared experience.

  • BBQ, Blues, and Elvis on a Memphis Mancation

    When most folks think of a guys weekend in Tennessee the first city that comes to mind is probably Nashville, but there is another great city that is located along the Mississippi River just west of there that holds a wide range of awesome opportunities for your next guys weekend.

  • Winter Holiday Destinations To Escape The Cold

    Nowadays travelling has become a popular activity for a younger generation, as budget accommodation and cheap flights have helped to put it within their financial grasp. With that in mind, this article will detail the five different places around the world that you should consider paying a visit to before the end of 2016.

  • Wales: The Land of Castles, Golf, Trains, Beer, and Welsh Rarebit!

    While the UK in general might not be the manliest place in Europe, Wales would certainly qualify. After all, this is a land of more than 600 castles, steam trains, beer, golf, and a fiercely independent people. In fact, while it is a relatively small part of the overall United Kingdom, this nation is so important as to even give the title Prince of Wales to the heir apparent to the British Monarchy.

  • Chicago's Kimpton Hotels are Great for Mancations

    Kimpton Hotels is a relatively new brand, but it is certainly a great choice if you are planning your guys weekend. After all, the point of a guys weekend is doing something special, so why stay at the average business hotel when you come to Chicago? Instead, why not try a super stylish boutique hotel like one of the ones that Kimpton runs - Hotel Monaco, Hotel Allegro, and Hotel Burnham.

  • Best Massachusetts Mancation Ideas

    Massachusetts may be difficult to spell, but it is not difficult to find some great options for the ultimate guys weekend or a fantastic mancation. Few states have as rich of a mixture of terrains and opportunities packed into such a small place. For instance, imagine starting in Boston with a pub crawl, followed by a bike tour through gorgeous countryside, kite surfing on the cape and then wrap it all up with a deep see fishing expedition, and a historic reenactment! Just don't forget a classic New England-style clam bake for dinner!

  • Insider Tips from a Former Las Vegas Concierge

    Vegas can be a tricky place if you don't know what you are doing. I know my first few visits weren't nearly as fun as those that followed since I began to learn my way around but I'm in awe of Las Vegas Concierges. There is so much stuff going on in this city that is constantly changing and yet they seem to know everything about it as it happens.

  • Nine Things I Didn't Expect To Find In Torrance

    Torrance California... it's probably not at the top of your list of tourist spots to visit this summer but maybe it should be. Honestly, going into this trip all I cared about was hanging out with my friends for a few days and I knew that at least I'd have a good time with them. After all, what could an industrial town just south of LAX and bordered by some of the most notorious neighborhoods possibly offer me?

  • Father and Son Mancation Travel Ideas in Heber Valley

    Utah is a great state for adventures and that includes family friendly travel - especially activities to help fathers and sons bond together. Heber Valley, located just 15 minutes from Park City and less than an hour from Salt Lake City offers tons of exciting opportunities including: Hiking, biking, golfing, fishing, opportunities to explore history and of course all sorts of winter recreation too.

  • Santa Fe Charm at the Santa Fe Sage Inn

    This hotel was booked for us by Visit Santa Fe. One of the things that I love to see is when older properties are renovated - rather than simply leveled to create something with a cookie-cutter design conceived of without any regard for the community. It shouldn't be a surprise that this was the path that the owners of the Santa Fe Sage Inn took, considering the dynamic and unique nature of Santa Fe itself. What on the outside looks like an older motel, has been lovingly restored and updated with a low-frills but comfortable and inviting decor matching the vibe of the town.

  • JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort

    When it comes to planning your guys weekend or mancation, the hotel is almost as important as the destination. This is going to be your home base for a few days and it will generally set the tone for the rest of your adventure. While I'm of the thought that different groups of guys can pretty much make anywhere work, the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country is one of my favorites since it offers pretty much everything you'd need for the perfect escape with your friends.

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