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  • 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!

  • Hottest Road Trip Destinations To Explore This Summer

    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of A/C Pro. All opinions are 100% mine.

    For many of you, summer is synonymous with road trip season and under normal circumstances that can be a challenge to stay cool. However, I love adventure and sometimes that takes me on some pretty extreme trips as far as temperature goes. If you are like me then it makes sense to do what you can to keep your car in the best shape possible so it does what it is supposed to do for you. Just as important as a great road trip destination is ensuring that you stay cool and comfortable inside - even when temperatures outside might soar well above 100 degrees!

  • Awesome Fantasy Suites & Themed Adult Hotel Rooms For Couples Looking For Fun

    Traditionally, our wives and girlfriends sit and wait for us to pick a hotel that they want for Valentine's Day - but why can't we turn the tables and do things differently? We scoured the internet looking for epic hotel ideas that will inspire romance this Valentine's Day in a completely different manner than the typical 4-star resort with breakfast in bed!

    Each of these motels caters to fantasies or have themed rooms that will make your Valentine's Day that much more fun compared to a eewwey gooey, boring romantic night at a typical hotel with red roses and chocolates.

  • 11 Things Golf Fans Need to See At the World Golf Hall of Fame

    There are "Hall of Fame" museums for virtually every sport and pastime out there, but based on our recent tour of the World Golf Hall of Fame in St. Augustine, Florida - this is one that every golf fan MUST visit at least once. What I loved about it is that our group ran the spectrum from "golf experts" to "novices" (me), yet everyone learned something new and all of us had a great time exploring the history of this amazing sport. For me personally, I think it also changed my impressions of golf and opened my eyes for just how much history and diversity have influenced this sport once limited to rich white guys in Scotland.

  • 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.

  • Castillo de San Marcos Where Golf History and Military History Meet

    Military history sites make for one of my favorite places to explore on a guys weekend. It's even better when combined with golf, fishing, craft beer and palm-tree-lined beaches like they are in St Augustine Florida! Castillo de San Marcos is located just outside the "old city" and is the oldest masonry fortification in the continental United States. Only Castillo San Felipe del Morro in San Juan, Puerto Rico is older. However, you might not realize that it was also the site of the first golf course in Florida!

  • I Chose Wisely When I Visted Ponce de Leon's Fountain of Youth

    It's motto is "where legend meets history" and people there describe it as "classic Florida roadside attraction meets real world archaeological site". Whichever way you choose to view it, the Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park is absolutely worth visiting when you Saint Augustine. During our initial drive-by on the tourist trolley, I wasn't sure what I was going to find there since it seemed like a classic tourist trap but honestly it did a great job of bringing the nearly 500-year history of America's oldest city to life in a way I didn't quite expect.

  • Awesome RV Mancation Trip Ideas

    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 blog post.

    When vacationing in an RV, you don't have to worry about where you're going to stay and adding those costs into your trip. In many cases, if you plan on a mancation involving the great outdoors, you'll be able to stay closer to nature when you bring along an RV.

  • Best Fishing Spots In The United States

    Fishing is the perfect opportunity to unwind, take in beautiful scenery, and do something you enjoy either by yourself or with a group of friends or family members. If you visit the same fishing spot quite often, a change of location can be good for you. It may seem like a difficult task to find that ideal fishing spot that has everything you're looking for, but there are many great areas available right in America.

  • Fishing in Charlotte Harbor and the Florida Gulf Islands

    There’s an off the beaten track, very special place in Florida that provides endless opportunities for every type of fishing imaginable: surfcasting; fly-fishing in salt water and freshwater; back-bay fishing; kayak fishing and of course, deep sea fishing.

    This secret spot is Charlotte Harbor & the Gulf Islands, on Florida’s Southwest Gulf Coast, one of the state’s premiere fishing destinations.  The beaches and barrier islands of Charlotte Harbor & the Gulf Islands have been attracting anglers since the Calusa Indians populated the salt marshes more than 1,500 years ago. Halfway between Sarasota and Fort Myers, this collection of former fishing villages has evolved into nine charming, low-rise coastal communities and four barrier islands clustered around the state’s second largest harbor.

    Today, 84 percent of Charlotte Harbor’s 830-mile shoreline remains protected from development to preserve this haven for outdoor enthusiasts.

  • Reliable Fishing Reports are a Florida Angler’s Best Friend

    Florida is home to some of the country’s best fishing. Many prize catches have come out of the waters of the Sunshine State. From saltwater fish caught in the Gulf to freshwater catches out of the state’s many rivers, lakes and ponds, Florida really is an angler’s dream. Before you head out, rod in hand, it’s a good idea to check the Florida fishing reports.

  • Sawgrass Splash - Signature Cocktail of THE Players Championship

    Summer is right around the corner, and with the change in the season comes the need for a new, refreshing cocktail. The Sawgrass Splash, the signature cocktail of THE PLAYERS Championship (May 5-10, 2015), takes summertime refreshment to the next level. Perfect for golf fans and cocktail enthusiasts alike, this vodka-based cocktail is made with GREY GOOSE® L’Orange and a tasty blend of simple syrup, lemonade, orange and lime juice. Whether you’re celebrating the 19th hole or tanning by the pool, THE PLAYERS Championship’s Sawgrass Splash is a go-to summer cocktail. It’s even better in person.

  • Unlock the perfect Florida Keys Mancation

    The Florida Keys are one of America’s best kept mancation secrets seemingly tucked away into the southeastern corner. For the guys that chose this destination, a  weekend of fishing, bar-hopping, historic sites, and outdoor fun awaits on this stretch of sun, sand, and sinful fun.

    The Florida Keys are composed of five major islands amongst dozens of smaller ones so there is something for everyone  and every style of getaway to be found here!

  • Our Favorite Top 10 Hotel Pools Worth Planning a Trip to Visit

    Almost all hotels and resorts have pools, but in the ever competitive travel market, there are few resorts that take the concept of a resort pool a step further with extreme opulence or features you never even considered. The following are our top ten favorite ultimate hotel swimming pools.

  • Experience the Quieter Side of Florida's Coastline this Winter with Someone Special

    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Gulf County, Florida for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

    It's winter and while that might mean that your vacation plans are skewing more towards snow covered mountains than the Florida Gulf Coast, this is sill a gret time to visit Florida and experience the best that Gulf County Florida has to offer including fish, walks on the beach and even cocktail parties at the GCFL Welcome Center to give you an opportunity to meet with other winter guests and hopefully make some new friends!

    There are so many fun things to do when you Come visit GCFL that we put this roundup of our top 5 ideas together for you. Which is your favorite?

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    Take a Long Romantic Walk On the Beach!

    Sure, you might be more used to enjoying the seashore in sandals and shorts, but walking on the more than 43 miles of shoreline and beaches during the winter is pretty great too with the crystal white sand and far fewer people competing for that "perfect spot" in the sand.

    Beaches in GCFL are consistently ranked among the best pet friendly beaches in the country too, so you won't have to leave your dog at home on this vacaton.

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    Kayak Tours through the mysterious Dead Lakes

    Looking for a way to see nature up close and personal while working off that cheesecake from last night? Gulf County Florida offers some great swamps to paddle through as you see this beautiful natural habitat without the roar of a motorboat.

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    Fishing

    Whether you chose to fish off the coast, exploring the inland waterways, or from the back of a sea kayak, there is something for everyone in GCFL including more than 20 different varieties of salt and freshwater fish.

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    Horseback Rides on the Beach

    If quiet walks on the beach are a great way spend time together then doing it on horseback is even better! 

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    Enjoy the Sunset over the Water

    Unless you are on the West Coast or in Florida, you just can't understand how beautiful it is to see the sun set completely into the infinity edge of ocean (or in this case the Gulf of Mexico). In fact, Cape San Blas's white sand beach is among the best places to watch the sunset over the water and has earned the title #ChampionOfSunSets.

    A stroll along the water at dusk is the perfect opportunity to hold hands, sneak a kiss or two, and maybe even keep warm by sipping on some hot cider while forgetting about the stresses back home. This is your chance to relax and enjoy spending time together.

    If you still aren't convinced then you should check out the GCFL Winter Fun Events calendar for even more ideas of how to spend your vacation there or make sure to signup for the newsletter on Come visit GCFL for offers, insider tips, and more ideas to help you plan an amazing trip.

     

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  • Live Like a Celebrity at $7,500 per Night in Miami's South Beach

    The economy might suck for some but if you want to live like a rockstar then times have never been better! Check out this amazing suite at the Hilton Bentley in Miami's South Beach neighborhood that goes for between $2,700- $7500/ night!

  • Escape the Cold with a visit to Miami's Jazz in the Gardens

    Need an excuse to visit South Florida this spring?

    No, I didn't think so but here's something to think about... Jazz in the Gardens starts March 14 and features host D.L. Hughley and a cast of other celebrities including: LL Cool J, Jamie Foxx, Trey Songz, Kelly Rowland, Anthony Hamilton, Stanley Clarke, Rachelle Farrell and Boney James.

  • A Romantic Day at Walt Disney World!

    header-imageDisney might not be the first place you think of for romance, but surprisingly it was a fantastic romantic escape for Heather and I recently. Between "Dark Rides", "Thrill Rides", nostalgia, and just plain fun - Disney World can truly be the "Magic Kingdom" for your relationship!

  • Shores Resort Daytona, Coke Zero Race Package

    header-coke-zero-nascar-logoDaytona is one of my all-time favorite destinations for a mancation or even just a quick guys weekend. The Shores Resort is one of my favorite places there as well, and now it is even better with a Coke Zero, NASCAR Race Package.

  • Beach Party Destinations For an Awesome Lads Holiday

    No longer satisfied with party on home ground, there is a growing group of travelers that prefer to hit up clubs, parties and festivals around the world. Just as there are fashion capitals that fuel fashion tourism and nature centers that ignite our passion to explore the great outdoors there are places around the world that attract the best of the best in terms of DJs, clubs and loyal fans. Whatever style of music you’re into there is a party destination for you. Here are three of the world’s best.

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