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  • There are all sorts of guys getaways, but at the core of a mancation is letting loose and being manly men without regard to many societal norms. That means it's OK to fart and burp but there are phrases that should never be uttered (unless you want to face the ire and ridicule of your comrades!).

  • The annual marijuana celebration "4/20" is this week on April 20. Unlike past years, this year sees the addition of several new states where the drug is now legal for adult recreational use. These include my home state of California where we're starting to see both the good - and bad of the policy shift. As someone who supports legalization, it's important to remember that just because something is legal, it is still a privilege. Don't abuse it! That includes knowing your physical and mental limits as well as when and where to enjoy it responsibly.

  • It's spring and that means that it's time for "Spring Cleaning"... that's never fun for anyone, but now's a great time to clean up your garage. While you might have shoved stuff in your garage over the winter, chances are you could use some extra space this summer for everything from a mancave, party pad, workshop - or even parking a car. We like the idea of turning it into a mancave most though!

  • Air Conditioning is an essential part of life nowadays, and anything of real value needs utmost care and attention. Are there hot and cold spots in your air-conditioned room? Do you have pressure imbalance - strange whistling noises, doors closing by themselves, drafty areas - anywhere? Are you getting little to no air coming from your AC? Is your AC blowing warm air? Now that spring is here, it is the perfect time to take a look at your air conditioner and plan for any updates that might be needed - before the summer rush!

  • Auto insurance can be confusing and there are TONS of options today. The most important thing to remember is that while you probably will never have to use your auto insurance policy, it's still important to shop properly for it. To help with this, here are some tips that you can use to save money on auto insurnace.

  • 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.

  • Going hunting with your dogs can be fun and help you to flush out prey as well as retrieve the kills for you through the brush, grasses, and water. This should be a positive experience for both you and your dogs, but it is important to properly prepare them for their first hunt. The following guide walks you through a few tips to use to ensure that you are able to create a great hunting experience for you and your dogs.

  • Most people have looked up into the night sky and become enchanted by the moons beauty and thought about taking a photograph. Unfortunately for most of us, what's ultimately captured doesn't reflect what we saw with our eyes. However, that can change with the right equipment and a bit of patience to get the right shot. Whether it is a lunar eclipse, a full moon or something in between, the sight is breathtaking when you get it right!

  • At this point, most guys I know have at least some history of wagering, betting, gambling... we've done it at the track, in Vegas casinos, or simply on poker night with our friends. However, the concept of online gambling has been something that is both appealing - and scary for a lot of us. For me, the scariest part of anything is simply not knowing what to expect. 

  • Colds... everyone hates them and most of us get one at least once per year. Despite this being one of the most common sicknesses, most of us really don't understand what it is or even why they are called colds in the first place. Let's take a look and learn some cool facts about colds.

  • 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.

  • One of the scariest things for Americans traveling overseas for the first time is a fear of "pickpocketers". This is mostly a lost art in the United States for a variety of reasons (though digital theft is becoming more common), but overseas physical as well as digital pickpocket incidents continue to be all too common. While there is no 100% guaranteed way to protect yourself, here are some tips to help reduce the likelihood that you'll be a victim.

  • Aside from the destination itself, deciding where to stay is probably the most important thing to determine. Typically for me this has ended up being a hotel room or a resort villa but another great solution for a group is a vacation rental such as the one we stayed in on Anna Maria Island, Beachy Villa Vista provided to us by Island Real Estate.

  • For most people, taking a Caribbean cruise is an opportunity to simply lay back and relax. There’s free food, entertainment, and interesting conversations from people from nearly every part of the world. There’s something else though that everyone does on vacation … but few people think about. Taking great photos. After all, nearly every ship has amazing sights on board plus takes you to beautiful locations nearly every day.

  • Let's face it, no matter what your plans are for an epic mancation adventure with the guys - something as simple as a cold can ruin everything. Fortunately though, there are some easy things you can do to avoid a cold (or at least reduce it's duration and intensity). Here are some of my favorite tips to make sure that being sick doesn't ruin your fun!

  • 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. 

  • The most basic thing that you need to know about when choosing the right attire for any occasion is knowing what kind of occasion it is. An occasion can either be formal, informal, or semi-formal. Each occasion has a particular "dress code" or clothing rule that people have to follow.  Formal and informal are understandable, but what event can be considered as semi-formal? Semi-formal is less dressy than a formal but dressier than an informal.

  • Everyone knows that exercise is important. Your health depends on you exercising on a regular basis. Unfortunately, if you lead a busy lifestyle, squeezing in 30 minutes of exercise isn’t always easy. The good news is, there are plenty of tools to help you get the exercise you need and keep you motivated enough to exercise on a regular basis.

  • With the weather turning cold, I know that many of you are looking at your basement or garage and thinking how nice it would be to build a home gym - rather than trudge through the cold for your daily fitness routine. Let's take a look at how you can do things right!

  • There are few things in life that are more satisfying and rewarding than restoring a classic car. Throughout the process, you are essentially breathing new life into a machine which may have lay dormant for years, and this is an incredibly enjoyable feeling. However, it is also one of the most time-consuming, tedious, expensive and occasionally frustrating activities one can engage in, and you must be certain that you are ready for the challenges as well as the rewards before committing to a project.

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