Advice from dad and important tips for men that you wish your dad had shared with you as a kid!
  • Mardi Gras Tips For the Ultimate Party

    Mardi Gras is the ultimate party, but while you will see, hear, and probably smell things you've never experienced before it's probably not what you've seen on TV and those "sensational" photos of women flashing are really only a small part of the experience. I've been fortunate to be able to experience Mardi Gras in New Orleans a few times, so I've acquired a bit of knowledge to help make your experience the best it can possibly be.

  • Eight Travel Tips to Make Your Guys Weekend Awesome

    Summer is here and  I am sure you are dreaming about doing with your friends. Whatever your travel plans are this summer though, it's important to make sure you have your stuff in order. Otherwise, what should be a once in a lifetime trip, could quickly turn into something memorable for lesser reasons. Shaving is a lot like traveling if you think about it, while anyone can do either, when you do it right it's great experience. However, if you have the wrong tools or bad technique it is no fun!

  • So You Want to Get Your Truck Off-Road Ready? Here's Where to Start

    In the past year I've gotten the bug for off-road driving. Fortunately I've been privileged to be able to borrow some fantastic vehicles from manufacturers including Jeep who have indulged my hobby. However, as I look around at the people I meet on the trails I realize that not everyone is driving the latest and greatest models. In fact, most people have an older model truck, Jeep or SUV that has been lovingly updated to serve their desired purpose. In fact, this makes a lot of sense since who wants to dent some brand new body work? I'm still going to wince a bit if I dent the door or get a crack in the headlight of any vehicle but I'd rather it happen to something that was already a bit worn. So the trick is figuring out where to start and how to get your truck off-road ready so you don't waste time and money in the process.

  • How To Become The Super Bowl Trivia King Your Friends Will Envy

    It's that time of year again... one last chance to impress your friends with crazy, mostly useless facts and trivia that we men use to assert our superiority as an alternative to physical violence. While some men are blessed with photographic memories and others simply live for this one moment, allowing every other piece of knowledge to escape their brains - others of us need a bit of help. However, with these tips, you are certain to become the Super Bowl Trivia king of your circle of friends and they don't need to know your tricks!

  • Tips For Picking the Perfect Name For Your Car

    Cars are deeply personal objects and for most of us they are the most expensive thing we will ever purchase aside from a home. So, it's not unusual that you'd feel compelled to name him (or her) something so that this personal relationship can reach it's full potential as a truly personal part of your life. Whether you call that yellow Pinto rusting in your garage "Old Yeller" or that faithful minivan the "bro wagon" because it serves as a taxi to haul your buddies to the game or on offroad adventures every weekend, it almost doesn't matter. The point though is making sure that it's something that makes sense to you and fits your lifestyle. So, to help make sure you pick the perfect name, here's some quick tips for naming your car.

  • How to Pick Her Perfect Valentine’s Gift

    To most couples in love, St Valentine’s Day is a very special occasion. Many couples celebrate this occasion by enjoying a special, romantic time together and also purchase special gifts for one another to demonstrate the way that they feel. This time of year is a challenge for us men. On one hand, there are many options available when it comes to choosing the perfect Valentine’s gift, but the goal is to buy something that shows how much you care about HER. Because of this, while it might be easy to buy flowers and chocolate... it is even more important to put plenty of thought into it beforehand to ensure that you make the right choice for your partner. You need to choose something that is special, meaningful to her and, given the occasion, very romantic. When you do, you'll be sure to reap the rewards for being the ultimate Valentine Casanova!

  • Tips For New Years Resolutions and Goal Setting

    For many of us, 2016 was a mess and most of feel like it's the morning after a hard night partying ... except there was never a party to reminisce about. Even though we survived it, many of us lost friends or at had to hide posts on Facebook that we no longer wanted to see because things became too uncomfortable. Let's all agree to make 2017 an even better year! Luckily, it's not that difficult to do... we just need to set goals and follow them. I know that's easier said than done but if we can, this could be the best year yet! So, let's grab a bottle of ice cold mike's and start making 2017 awesome...

  • Tips To Plan an Amazing Beercation

    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.

  • Questions to Ask Before Purchasing Travel Insurance

    Most people - especially those of us who are younger - don't think about travel insurance much. Personally, when I travel domestically, I assume other layers of protection will cover me including car insurance, health insurance, and credit card protection. However, for larger trips such as going on a cruise during the winter while living in Chicago I chose to get travel insurance. In those situations, my primary consideration was having inclement weather causing delays and missing the boat or that a hurricane might impact the cruise itself.  With our trip next week where we'll be sailing with Viking Cruises the situation was a bit different. The chance of a blizzard in San Diego or a hurricane in Switzerland causing us not to reach our boat would be pretty unlikely. I WAS going to roll the odds since I perceived the risk to be low. After all, spending a few hundred dollars to insure the trip didn't seemnecessary.

  • Facts About Zildjian Cymbals You Might Be Surprised to Learn

    When one thinks about musical instruments, chances are that cymbals aren't going to top the list but when you think about it they are incredibly important to rock and roll as well as other bands. However, when you look deeper you can discover that they and in fact, their most famous maker have a pretty fascinating history.

  • Top Tips To Ensure Your Motorcycle is Safe All Year Long

    Motorcycles, like cars need to be maintained properly to ensure that they are able to operate safely. However, because you have less protection wrapped around you, in many ways proper maintenance is even more important for bikers since there is far less margin for error when something goes wrong. Sometimes it's your fault. Other times it's the other motorist's or vehicle’s fault. The US government estimates that the number of deaths on motorcycles was over 27 times the number in cars, per mile traveled in 2014.Being prepared for the worst means that if you are in an accident, you will be better able to manage the fallout. 

  • Things You Might Not Know about Changing Your Motor Oil

    Changing your oil is one of those things that most people just take for granted and don't really consider anything more than the fact that they have to do it every few months. While I'll never been on an pit team, most of us "have a guy" that can do it and a few of us even have actually done it themselves. But most of us really have never considered why we do it and what that oil actually does for us. For me, the first time I saw the difference between clean engine oil and the dirty stuff on my dipstick, I was amazed.

  • Ways to Make Your Romantic Escape Last Longer

    This post was developed in partnership with K-Y. The content and opinions expressed below are that of ManTripping.

    Last week, I spent a few days exploring Idaho with my wife - Heather from ChickVacations. This adventure was a bit different than others we have taken since we traded hotel rooms for a campervan. Don't worry though, it was an awesome experience and like so many things in life - I didn't want it to get over too quickly.

  • It Can Wait - You Too Can Pledge to Avoid Distracted Driving

    OK, I'll admit it - I'm addicted to my phone. It's with me wherever I go, it's the first thing I check in the morning when I wake up and I usually fall asleep at night reading stuff on Reddit. However, there's one time when you should absolutely avoid using the phone - while driving. That's why I was excited to join AT&T and the It Can Wait program to take the It Can Wait Pledge and be a part of their 21-Day Challenge.

  • Preparing Your Boat For Winter Storage

    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Spray Nine. All opinions are 100% mine.

    Owning a boat is all fun until winter comes around and you start fretting over how to store it. When the cold season starts creeping in, it means it is time to put away your favorite summer toy. Winterizing your boat is stressful, but it has to be done. You can’t just haul a vessel out of the water and into the backyard garage and think that is it. For one, doing that could cause damage that would demand astronomical costs to fix. Then there is a chance of voiding the warranty, which can be upsetting, especially for a new acquisition. So, how do you get that boat ready for winter?

  • Fall Maintenance Tips To Get Your Car Ready for Winter

    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Spray Nine. All opinions are 100% mine.

    Fall is typically not a season that triggers that sort of alarm. However, bear in mind that as the summer heat dissipates to make way for the fall season, it’s bound to get colder as the months pass. Indeed, in no time at all, it’s winter. So, it’s important to get your car ready as soon as possible for the fall (and, eventually, the winter season). 

  • Be the King of Blackjack With These Easy Strategy Tips

    Even if you have been playing blackjack at land-based or online casinos for some time, it can be dangerous to assume that you know all there is to know about the game.

  • How to Survive a Day in the Desert

    While we had the luxury of being able to head back to a resort at the end of the day, even just taking a quick hike in the desert requires proper planning. For example, the days I spent last month in Borrego Springs averaged 115 degree highs and the minute you stepped out of the Jeep it immediately felt like an oven. While this is certainly extreme, there's no reason why you can't still have a fantastic experience spending a day exploring this amazing landscape.

  • Kyle Lamson is Using His Head to Help Athletes Save Theirs

    How much do you think about football helmet technology? If you are like most people, probably not a lot. Even when I played football in high school the only times I thought about my helmet was putting it on and taking it off and of course when I crashed into someone. It was bulky and awkward but thank god it was there. Over the past 21 years since then technology has improved dramatically but you never really think about the guys that create those designs or what drives them to do so.

  • 30 Easy Ways to Save Energy at Home

    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Lennox®. All opinions are 100% mine.

    Everyone can do their part and while some things are easier than others, right now is a great time to think about doing "something" to save energy around the house. For me, August and September are two months of the year where I suddenly become acutely aware of the costs involved with keeping cool since I am generally forced to have my AC running full blast to keep cool. However, there are still plenty of ways to offset that cost, so let's check them out!

  • Save Energy and Win Some Sweet Prizes from Lennox®

    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Lennox® for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

    Remember how parents used to bribe us to do that right things growing up? You know - no dessert unless our room was clean or only getting to join dad on the boat if the garage was clean by the time he got home? We're all grown up now and so most of the time it's US making the incentives but Lennox® has a new contest to help us create and share energy saving tips for our homes. The REAL incentive is that we'll save money and probably even be more comfortable... but that's not fun! So how about the chance to win a year supply of ice cream and tickets to the nearest water park instead? Plus $10,000 in Lennox® heating and air conditioning equipment... just in case you needed even more incentive to enter. 

  • Ryan Chong Founder of Standard Luggage and Travel Backpack Designer

    As you know, we absolutely love the Travel Backpack from Standard Luggage that we received earlier this month. It's a great addition to our travel gear, but the person behind it is even more interesting. It's not often that we get to talk with the guys who actually create great stuff. After chatting with Ryan a bit through email it became clear that he was more than just a guy who saw a niche in the marketplace. Instead, while he is clearly a business person creating an awesome product he's doing it out of his personal passions, and experience as a seasoned traveler too.

  • Put on the B.R.A.K.E.S. and Arrive Home Safe Every Time

    Driving safely is one of the most important things you can do, but honestly most of us learn by surviving accidents and "near misses". Sure, your drivers education class that you (and likely your kids) took at school teaches you how to operate the vehicle but it is mostly under ideal conditions. What happens though when the driver is distracted, the road surface is slick, or something causes your car to temporarily lose control? These aren't hypothetical... they are REAL conditions and like anything in life, you can can't simply avoid them. The only solution is to teach drivers how to reduce risk while teaching them how to manage situations when they arise. 

  • How Much Do You Know About Beer?

    When it comes to beer, it seems like everyone is an expert. In many ways though, all that REALLY matters is do YOU like it. However, aside from personal preferences there is always someone behind the scenes to make sure that the product is delivered the way that the brew master intended. In the case of Deschutes that's Briana Francisco - QA Brewing Technician for Deschutes Brewery. It's her job to make sure that your beer is as close to perfection and thankfully we don't usually think about that unless something goes wrong. This got me thinking though about all the other things we don't think about with beer...

  • Don't Rush It! Why It's Important to Give Things A Chance

    They say that good things come to those who wait and others say patience is a virtue. Honestly, it's tough sometimes to do that with the fast pace that our lives seem to be stuck in these days. Unfortunately, there are a lot of different things in life that you simply can't rush that are worth the wait. So before summer is gone, let's kick back and relax on the beach... eat some delicious bbq... enjoy a sunset... and then have a great night sleep!

  • How to Be an Awesome Airbnb Host

    Airbnb offers a lot of great opportunities for guests to explore new ways to travel and experience things that might not be discoverable if you only stay in hotels. However, homes aren't just "ready" and the best hosts know that they need to prepare properly to make the guest experience fabulous as well as to ensure that their own experience is a positive one.

  • 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.

  • Health Benefits of Sleep - 7 Ways Sleep Helps You Stay Healthy

    Sleep is sometimes taken for granted. It's what happens naturally when you are tired and lay down in your bed. Or at least it should be and it's those times when rest doesn't come naturally that you start to think about why that is and what you can do about it.

  • Insider Tips to Save Money at the Ball Game

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    As a Padres member I attend a LOT of baseball games. I love the sport. For most people, the tickets are just a small fraction of the total cost of going to the game I've gotten good at being frugal. A trip to the concession stand can easily set you back $15 per person and that adds up over the course of a season. It's a tough challenge because everywhere you look you are assaulted by opportunities to spend money on souvenirs, food, drinks, and other things. These are a few of my favorite tips to help you save money and be more healthy at the ball game. The good news is that while this is specifically about baseball - most of these tips will work great for other sporting events such as football, hockey, and basketball too.

  • You'll Dig This Job! Silver Miner and Environmental Manager

    Alongside cops and astronauts I think most of us guys probably thought about being a miner at one point in our childhood. Think about it - you get to work outside, get dirty, play with giant machines and at the end of the day you'll dig up buried treasure. While the fantasy may not be exactly like reality, I was surprised to find out that a lot of that IS how it is. 

  • Interview with MLS Soccer Star Landon Donovan

    Thanks to Neutrogena (Landon Donovan is a spokesperson for them), we got the opportunity to ask some questions from this incredible athlete and MLS star. 

  • Interview: 6 Time Rock-Crawling and Baja 1000 Champ Brad Lovell

    Today we're talking with Brad Lovell who is a Baja 1000 champion and BFGoodrich ambassador about his love of driving and exploring awesome places.

  • Advice from Your Dad! - Safe Tires Make for a Safe Ride

    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company. All opinions are 100% mine.

    Nationwide provided me with information regarding its In The Nation blog post.

    However, even before that, I've been intimately aware of the importance that tires play in ensuring that you have a smooth ride. As a dad, you are expected to know everything about the car, but over the past two months I've discovered that while I appreciate tires... sometimes you can still be surprised. 

  • I Survived Electric Daisy Carnival!

    Bring Out the Bold - that's the rally call for LISTERINE and so I would encourage all of you to try something new this summer. To lead by example, I did something I've wanted to do for a while but is completely outside my normal routine. I attended the Electric Daisy Carnival in Vegas. For those of you who know me well, it might come as a surprise that I would attend an EDM festival like this and probably more so that I had an amazing time. That's part of the fun of being BOLD though!

  • Ways to Prevent Disaster On A Summer Road Trip

    So, you're getting ready explore the great American continent this summer and you have dreams of crystal clear mountain streams and long straight desert roads ahead of you. Planning "where to go" is only half the equation though. Unfortunately summer poses all sorts of challenges to consider, but with a little planning you're sure to have a great time and build memories that will last a lifetime.

  • Saluting Great Men That Were Bold

    We seem to idolize men for their athletic prowess or ability to perform popular music, but there are others that we sometimes forget. These great explorers chose to do something bold and explore, innovate, and conquer industries so they could do things no other man had done before. 

  • Advice For Guys Like Us To Get a Better Night Sleep

    Better sleep is something we all need. We all try desperately to get it. Most of don't, though. That's because better sleep isn't just a matter of going to bed earlier. Getting better, restful sleep requires a little planning. Although it's a bit of a pain, that extra quality sleep makes life so much better all the way around.

  • Ways to Get Better Gas Mileage This Summer

    If you’re thinking about taking some exciting trips on the road this summer, it’s important to do whatever you can to help save money at the gas pump. Earlier this spring, we were amazed at how far we could go on one tank of gas while driving the Avalon Hybrid, but with these tips we could have gone even further. Now it's up to you to make an impact and maximize your gas mileage for your summer road trips.

  • Pacific Northwest Halibut Recipe from Holland America

    One of the fun things about cruising is the food – not just the quantity, but the specialness of having treats that you generally don’t find at home. Over the years, as American tastes have gotten more sophisticated, cooking shows have become one of the most popular forms of entertainment. While many cruise ships do have a cooking demo a couple times on each voyage, Holland America has taken this to the next level with actual theaters to showcase their chefs as well as periodically invite celebrity chefs to make an appearance as well.

  • Advice on Choosing a Bed For More Than Just Sleeping

    I don’t usually talk about sex, but for the past few months I’ve been enjoying great sleep in a Reverie Sleep System. The reality though, is that sleep isn’t the only thing that we do in our bed and I’m sure that’s true for most of you guys as well. When selecting a bed there are so many options and how comfortable you are laying down to sleep isn’t the only thing to consider …

  • How To Survive Summer Parties Like a Pro

    This summer, it's time to learn how to party like a man - and that means being able to wake up the next morning and go to work, mow the lawn, or relax with the kids. To do that right, it means that you might need to change your drinking patterns but you can still have fun. Years ago I used to be able to drink beers and margaritas with little to no consequences. Unfortunately my body just isn't as forgiving these days, so here are a few tips that those of you like me can employ to help make this year a bit more fun and enjoyable!

  • Ways Men Can Help Improve the Odds of Conception

    Hey guys, I know we all had health class in high school but too much of the fertility discussion is on women and not ourselves. Sometimes this can feel like we're all alone but trust me - it's more common than you'd think to have something down there that isn't working at maximum efficiency. I know that's a tough thing to admit but sometimes our swimmers can use a bit of a boost too. Even though it is difficult to talk about, it should be obvious that men are at least half of the equation when it comes to making a kid. Unfortunately, most of us just assume that it "will happen" and if not, it must be "her fault". However, the good news is that there are things that men can do to improve their own fertility and help have healthier sperm that's ready to do their part as they are trying to conceive.

  • Tips to Get Your Boat Ready for Summer

    The weather is getting warmer and memorial day weekend is coming up quick! If you are one of the millions of boaters around the country, that probably means you are getting ready to take your boat out of storage and prepare it for a summer cruising the open water with friends and family. This ultimate sense of freedom doesn't come without some work though. 

  • Six Ways To Celebrate Father's Day and Make It Special This Year

    Father's Day is in a couple weeks, so here's some advice to make sure it's special and not just time to get another tie or "hand painted coffee mug". 

  • Which Gun Should You Pick - Revolver or a Semi-Automatic?

    For nearly a century, the revolver was far-and-away the leading firearm for personal defense. Even if you’re not a gun person, you’ve probably heard of the world famous Cold 45, one of the most popular firearms throughout the 20th century. While it’s true that revolvers have since fallen in popularity, have they completely lost their place to semi-automatics? The short answer is it all depends on what you are looking for...

  • Ways My Mom Was Bold In Raising Me and My Sister

    Happy Mothers Day Mom! Thank you for being bold in raising me and my sister, giving us opportunities and taking us on adventures across the country. I can't help but think that this helped me make the bold and sometimes risky person I am today. It's a sense of adventure that we both share and I want to say thank you...

  • Save Time This Year With In-Vehicle Pickup at Sears

    Holy Cow! Mother's Day is here this weekend and the clock is ticking. That means that you need to go out and get some cool stuff for mom or that special woman in your life that you'll be celebrating this weekend. I know what you are thinking - "I don't have time to go shopping!". That's probably followed up immediately by, "OH CRAP! Shipping won't get it here on time either!". That's where Sear's In-Vehicle Pickup service comes into play and helps you become the hero that you know you are.

  • Father - Daughter Day Together at Disneyland

    Thank you Pull-Ups® for inviting me and my daughter on an exciting and fun day to the Disneyland® Resort in Southern California for the Pull-Ups® #PottyPartnership launch party. This was truly the highlight of her young life. We had the opportunity to spend a day together at Disneyland® Resort in Southern California and try out the new Pull-Ups® Training Pants, plus she got the opportunity to meet tons of her favorite characters! This event was not only fun, but the activities for the kids were educational and designed to reinforce their unique Potty Personalities. My daughter’s results were part "Owl" part "Squirrel". Thank you Walmart for helping make this happen.

  • Cool Jobs: The Lighting Guy for Le Reve in Vegas!

    As you know, I love going to Vegas. It's simply an astonishing place where everything is possible if you have enough time, money, and luck. While the days of $1.99 breakfasts are over, the shows still remain one of the top attractions. One show that I dream of one day attending is Le Reve since it combines everything I love about the Cirque shows - but takes things to the next level. No matter how many shows I gone to, I'm almost always amazed at the lighting effects that they manage to produce. However, I've never really thought about what goes into it and what it might be like to be the guy that makes the magic happen. 

  • Tips to Prepare an Emergency Kit For Your Next Road Trip

    I love taking road trips and some of my favorite ones are a long distance through some rather barren destinations. However, even if your idea of a road trip is something a little less ambitious it's always good to have emergency supplies ready. 

  • Tips For Planning An Ultimate Date Night

    Things can sometimes get stale after being in a relationship for a number of years. It's easy to fall into those patterns where you know what your partner likes and so you end up going to the same places and doing the same things. Now think back to when you were just getting started. Back then, you worked hard to impress each other and cherished every moment. That can happen again but it isn't just "going to happen", so here's some tips to help you plan the ultimate date night.

  • Five Steps to Prepare Now for Next Year's Taxes

    Wow, you're almost there and it's time to take a break - right? Nope :( Taxes are really an all-year type of thing and the good news is that if you take this perspective then it makes your spring a whole lot easier to manage. One of the big differences between Block Advisors and "just a tax preparer" is that they take a higher view of your finances and that's important for anyone running a business - no matter how small it might be.

  • 15 Ways To Save Money On Your Next Road Trip

    With the weather warming up, a bunch of you are about to hit the open road for Spring Break and even more of you will be planning family vacation trips this year. While you are going to be saving money almost immediately by avoiding air travel, that's just the beginning. As someone who has been enjoying road trips since I was a little kid, I've learned quite a lot about this subject and look forward to sharing my best advice with you!

  • Year Round Tips For Entrepreneurs to Avoid Tax Related Stress

    Back when I was younger, taxes were easy - I went to my dad and just told him what my income was and with a few squares filled out and a handful of signatures I was off to the post office to get my refund. Today though, things are different and pretty much everyone I know has a part-time gig of some sort. Whether they are working with a ride share company or have a blog, there are all sorts of things that you need to consider all year long to make sure that you are set for tax season.

  • Tips To Have a Great Golf Game and Improve Your Score

    Golf as a game is almost as mental as it is dependent on your skill and talent, so here's a few tips to help you have the best golf game possible. Ultimately, it's up to you and what you want to get out of your golf game. There's no reason that everyone needs to be a pro able to compete on an international circuit. The most important factor is that you enjoy what you are doing and have a great time.

  • Tips For Interacting With and Helping Disabled Veterans

    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association. All opinions are 100% mine.

    Sadly, over the past ten years, I seem to see more and more veterans in wheelchairs or with artificial limbs. Others have even more severe injuries. These aren't "old guys" with normal ailments, but younger guys too... ones that have sacrificed their youth and vibrancy for the relative peace and prosperity that we enjoy at home. While I think most of us welcome them in our hearts - it is sometimes difficult to express our gratitude to veterans in general... and only gets more awkward when they happen to be disabled. Hopefully these tips will help make things easier the next time you are in a meeting, dinner party, or simply sitting next to each other while waiting for the bus to work.

  • Five Tips for Traveling Safe While Working

    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of 3M for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

    I travel a lot and it seems like this fall I've been on the road almost every week for one thing or another. Heck, I was in the Caribbean last month but unfortunately I still had to work. That means bringing with me a bunch of gear including my laptop so I thought I might share some tips with you about how I manage to travel safe - while still working.

  • Tips For Rocking Christmas Parties This Year

    It's that time of year again - along with the crush of end of year tasks and an explosion of shopping for friends, family, and neighbors there is a seemingly never ending list of Christmas parties that you are obligated to go to. This is your opportunity to be the guy who all the other guys want to be but just like being an athlete it takes training and the right gear to make it happen. 

  • Tips To Make Sure Your Garage Is Ready for Fall

    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of TRUFUEL® for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

    Winter is coming and that means that you are about to put away your leaf blowers and string trimmers but also prepare your winter gear like snowblowers, chainsaws, and generators. When I was younger I thought it was simply enough to empty the gas from these machines and store them away where it was dry. While that's is still important (unless you use TruFuel!), over the years I've learned that the harsh winter conditions need more preparation than this to ensure that my machines are ready to fire up again in the spring.

  • Tips for Making an Epic Champagne Toast

    One of the most important social things that a man can do is to make a great toast and so that's what we're going to be talking about today. From capturing your audience's attention with the right sentiment to ensuring you have the right champagne for the moment, there are a lot of elements that go into making that moment special. 

  • Five Fall Tips To Help Tundra Owners Save Gas

    Gas isn't as expensive as it once was, but for those of you who own trucks like the Toyota Tundra, every little bit helps. Here's some advice for getting the maximum gas mileage from your truck.

  • Advice From an Old Guy On How To Manage Life's Most Stressful Situations

    As you get older you discover that there's a lot of BS that simply isn't worth freaking out about. All those little annoyances don't really matter compared to simple pleasures like a clean shave, a sunset, or a kiss from someone special to you. I sort of wish I had that advice when I was younger - or more correctly, that I had listened to those older guys who tried to share their wisdom with me. The reality is that daily life is full of situations that are designed to trip you up.

    Everyone faces these challenges but it's those of us that deal with it effectively that manage to succeed in life and get the girl... car... house... or whatever it is you strive to achieve.

  • Design Tips for the Ultimate Sports Themed Game Room

    You have just managed to secure yourself a game room, a man cave... a haven that will play host to your friends and plenty of fun hours. The only thing that’s missing is the décor, so just how do you go about creating the ultimate sports themed game room?

    Well guys, you are in luck as we are about to take you through some fantastic suggestions that will make you get to your feet and head straight into your game room, ready to start work.

  • Advice for Staying Healthy and Managing Diabetes While Traveling

    As fun and exciting as travel can be, it almost always causes disruptions to your existing routines. Most notably, these include eating, exercise, and sleep schedules - all things that are essential for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. For people with diabetes though, these are more than just minor disruptions and so it's important to consider ways to maintain your routine and plan for those inevitable disruptions before it becomes a major issue needing immediate attention.

  • Back To School Tips To Make You King Of the Campus

    It's back to school time and as I look around, I see so many cool things that the kids today have that I wish I did 20 years ago. Probably the biggest change I see is that everything today is digital and it isn't just a laptops. The kids today have tablets, photo frames, music players, digital cameras, and probably other devices that I'm just not cool enough to know about. Despite our age differences, there is some wisdom that I'd like to pass down to our kids and to the young guys out there to help them become King of the Campus.

  • Tips for Getting Ready for Football Tailgating Season

    Can you believe it? Summer is almost over and that means that it's time to pack the hibachi grill, fill the cooler with ice and head out to the parking lot to pre-game with your buddies. Football tailgating is a legendary ritual for many of us, so here are some tips on how to do it right. With skill, practice, and creativity, your football tailgate might even be awesome enough to not just get the appreciation of your buddies but the looks of jealousy from other guys around you. Are you ready to get started?

  • 10 Tips for Snacking on Summer Road Trips

    If you are anything like me, road trips and snacking are synonymous and that can either be a fun experience for everyone involved... or like I found out a couple years ago, not so much! See, normally I'm pretty straight-edge and go for cookies or crackers, and maybe some Twizzlers Twists or other candy that doesn't melt. During a stop in Maytag, Iowa though I was overcome by how cheap Maytag blue cheese was and so I just had to buy some. Let me tell you - after a few hours sitting on the dashboard a few things happened. First - the car smelled really bad. Second - I started to feel sick (eating blue cheese in a hot car during the summer is just dumb). Third - my brand new car earned it's first "love mark" since the cheese melted a bit and the enzymes and grease ate a spot on the dashboard that two years later I still can't get rid of!

  • Five Tips For Preventing Wrinkles in Your Clothes While Traveling

    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Faultless/Bon Ami Company    for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

    Wrinkles are almost inevitable when traveling but it doesn't have to be that bad if you make a few changes to how you pack and act. Plus, you'll want to bring your secret weapon - Faultless Premium that comes in a travel size that is perfect for hiding away in your suitcase. This can be our little secret and your buddies and co-workers will always wonder how you are able to look so great even when you are away from home!

    Ready to learn how to prevent wrinkles when traveling? Let's get started...

  • Tips for Keeping Your Car Happy This Summer

    Summer is here and while it might be time to enjoy a cross-country road trip, a day at the beach, or a late night looking at stars from the back of your pickup truck, this is GO TIME! for your car. Heat, direct sunlight, severe weather and more can all combine to present a direct threat to your car, in more ways than one.

  • Road Trip Tips for Traveling With Your Dog This Summer

    Are you planning a trip this summer? If so, I think it is awesome that there are so many new options for dog friendly hotels, restaurants with dog friendly patios and at least here in California you can even take your dog into a lot of retail stores too. Niki Belle loves to travel with me and one of her favorite things to do is look out the window as we do so.

    However, no matter how dog friendly a destination is, you've got to get there somehow. These five Road Trip Tips provided by Milk-Bone and Milo's Kitchen should help make that new road trip even more enjoyable for you and your best friend!

  • Fitness Tips for Running In Winter

    Sure, the weather is great outside right now, but that doesn't mean that now isn't the time to start planning for the winter snow that is just around the corner. Bummer, yeah I know!

    Winter is a period when time slows down and laziness sets in. It can be easy to blame your laziness on the weather and kick back and stay indoors but your body is not going to be easy on you just because it’s cold outside. We often sit through the season and find ourselves completely out of shape at the end of winter. Well, it doesn’t have to be that way. Winter can be a great opportunity to engage in an activity that you usually won’t be able to indulge in.

  • Men's Style and Fashion Tips for Summer

    Summer's officially here and so here's some tips to help you look your best during this sunny season. Now’s the time to refresh your closet with a few summer style essentials. To get you started, here are some top fashion choices for the coming months.

  • 10 Tips to Get the Perfect Custom Suit

    Every stylish man needs at least one sophisticated, unrivaled suit. While most businesses have instituted "casual workplace wear" these days, there is no debate that a well fitted suit will instantly make any man look better to women, as well as being more respected by other men. In fact, possibly even more important is that when you look good you feel good and that confidence boost will make EVERYTHING you do better and more effective. Whether you wear it to work or don it for a special occasion, you definitely want to have that one suit in your wardrobe which sets itself... and you, apart from the rest.

    A lot of men think buying a high-quality suit implies rushing to the nearest high-end store or bespoke tailor, and purchasing a suit which costs a ton of money. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. Getting a great and a well-fitted suit is easier and more personalized when you get it custom made.

  • Tips Every Man Should Know about Buying a Car

    Buying a new car can feel like stepping into a minefield for any guy. There's a lot of money at stake and if you don't know exactly what you're doing, you could end up paying more that intended for something you don't absolutely love. Luckily, help is at hand. We've taken some tips from car experts and put together this car buying guide. We're always looking to share advice too, so if you have a favorite tip we'd love for you to leave it as a comment at the end!

  • Five Grilling Tips To Make You King of the Grill This Year

    It's almost summer and that means it's time to break out the grill again and hopefully shine as the dinner time hero you know you are. However, even the best grill masters out there didn't get that way without some practice, common sense, and advice passed down to them from their elders.

    Smart & Final! is one of my favorite places to shop, especially when it comes to entertaining. It's the perfect place to start if you are planning a family BBQ this year but even when planning a nice romantic dinner for that special someone, it's a great place to shop. The thing I love about Smart & Final! is that they they have some great private label brands and since they carry warehouse sized items at great prices. 

  • Tips for Taking Care of Your Dog While Traveling This Year

    My wife and I don't have kids - so our dog, Niki Belle, is our fur baby and child in probably more ways than a couple in a similar position might understand. When we first got her, we nervously prayed that she would be ok with doing road trips and were blessed that she indeed did not get car sick and was happy to curl up and relax or sit and look out the window. As anyone knows though, that's only part of the equation when it comes to taking care of your dog on the road. 

  • Tips for Tips For Getting Your Car Road-Trip Ready

    header-imageThe lure of the open road is every man's dream, with the promise of freedom and spontaneous roadside hijinks along the way.

    Whether you're driving up into the mountains for a lads' snowboarding trip or hugging the coast on a family holiday, you'll want a car that is up for the challenge.

  • Barrington Pools: Swimming Pool Safety Tips

    free-form-poolPool safety month may be over but pool safety is always important to Barrington Pools, and essential to remember all year round. With the weather getting warmer and going swimming gets that much more enticing, we thought it was time to provide a refresher course in pool safety. Remember, this is important to know - whether you have a pool at home, or if you go on a Father's Day guys weekend with your kids.

     

  • Tips for Renting a Car for a Road Trip

    mustang-trunk-spacePlanning for a road trip as part of a mancation can be a long and arduous process. There’s the deciding where to go, sorting out a hotel for the area, and a rental car should you need one.

    Car rental can be one of the most important aspects of planning a road trip, especially if you are heading abroad to embark on yours. Here are a few things you should bear in mind if you’re thinking of hiring a car as part of your trip.

  • Eight Tips for Road Tripping

    buffalo-trace-visitor-centerGetting ready for a last minute summer road trip this year? Ryan O'Reilly, author of the travel novel, Snapshot and To Nourish and Consume shares some tips to ensure a great mancation road trip!

    Now is the season for road tripping. That glorious season when doors fling open, car engines start and people disappear into the backwater of the country. At the moment, a couple of friends and I are embarked on one such adventure. As I write this, I am seated at a picnic table somewhere on the side of highway 16 in South Dakota.

  • Mancation Travel Planning Tips

    Are you sitting at home reading this blog, looking at all the super cool mancation ideas and wondering where to start or how to plan the perfect mancation? Don’t worry, these tips should help!

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