Travel ideas for mancations, guys weekends, and romantic getaways
  • Cool Guy Trip Ideas for a Father and Son To Do Together

    With Father's Day here - but really any time of year - it's important to think about some cool ideas to do together as a father and son. While some of these ideas are better for dads to take their kids, and some are better for adult relationships - one thing is constant. That universal constant is that these are trips that will provide an opportunity for a father and son to bond outside of the normal day-to-day experience. Conversations will happen, skills will be learned, hugs will be had and at the end of the experience both parties will have had an incredible experience that only the two of them share.

    So - are you ready to check out some super cool Father and Son guys trip ideas?

  • Educational Father and Son Weekend Getaways

    It's always a little sad to see summer come to an end. But just because summer is over and the kids are back in school does not mean you can't still have great weekend vacations and quality family time. Think outside the box and take your child some place memorable. Here are six ideas for educational weekend getaways that your children will be sure to talk about for weeks to come.

  • 7 Places You Must Visit on the Island of Kauai

    It was about 6 million years ago that the island of Kauai emerged from the Pacific Ocean. It was over 1000 yeas ago that Polynesian travelers first saw this majestic island rising from the ocean waters. It was over 150 years ago that the first boat of Europeans arrived. And it was just today that our latest batch of guests arrived.

  • A Visit to the John Wayne Birthplace and Museum

    When it comes to icons of manliness, one person comes to mind more than any other - The Duke! John Wayne or Marion Robert Morrison was born on May 26, 1907 in rural Iowa and would go on to become one of the greatest movie stars in America as well as a cultural icon across virtually every other medium too.

    Anyone who has ever watched a John Wayne movie deserves to visit the museum here and explore some of its artifacts as well as learn more about this legendary actor. In addition to the museum itself that just opened in 2015, you can tour the home where he was born.

  • 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!

  • Follow Us on Our Road Trip from San Diego to Montana and Back!

    This year's annual road trip is going to be a long one and we're setting off to explore virtually all of the Western States in style with Ford who has provided us with a 2017 Ford Explorer Platinum Edition. On our trip, we're going to be exploring national parks including Glacier and Yellowstone as well as fly fishing in Montana, a Def Leppard concert in Salt Lake City, and other adventures along our nearly 4,000 mile route!

  • Chase Guttman Is Taking Photography to New Heights

    Chase Guttman is an award winning travel photographer and a drone photography pioneer who has traveled the world and frankly achieved success by looking at things from a different angle. We had a chance to chat with me and learn more about how his craft and some of the awesome places he loves to visit.

  • 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!

  • (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.

  • Ukrainian International Airlines New York to Kiev and Back Review

    Prior to my trip to Ukraine last week, I was extremely nervous - the question in my mind for weeks was, "how bad will Ukrainian International Airlines be?" There's no getting around the facts that this is a small national airline with fairly old aircraft and budget prices. At least in terms of flights to New York from Kiev, it is a "cheaper" way for people to go home to see family and for a handful of business people that want to avoid connections in Europe on the major carriers. If you want a cheap direct flight from New York to Kiev this is your only option and depending on which cabin you happen to have selected seats in you will have a dramatically different perspective on the flight.

  • 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!

  • Orca Encounter at SeaWorld San Diego is a Great Show that Still Inspires

    Last year was a sad one for anyone who enjoyed "animal shows". Not only did we lose the Shamu shows but other similar acts such as those found in circuses shut down as well. Faced with this change in audience demands, SeaWorld - an organization that has always done great work with conservation and research - had a tough choice. On one hand, they had custody of these amazing animals that simply can not be safely returned to the wild after decades of domestication. On the other, they knew that the age of "animal entertainment shows" was over. Ultimately Orca Encounter isn't going to make the eco warriors happy, but I think it does a great job transforming the Shamu show into something more appropriate for today's audiences. Don't worry though - you still get to see jumps and if you sit in the first few rows, you will still get soaked!
  • Tips for Taking That Perfect Travel Photo Through a Car Window

    I take a lot of road trips each year to explore different places. There's something exciting about exploring and seeing not just tourist destinations but all those spots in between. Unfortunately taking photos through the window of a moving car is among the most challenging shots to take but with a few quick tips, you can make sure that your shots look great!

  • 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.

  • Here's How You Can Travel Like a Millionaire This Summer

    I'm a big fan of bucket list experiences and if you are creative, there are ways you can travel like a millionaire without having to actually be one. Here’s some good news: you don’t have to have millions of dollars lying around to buy your own private jet, yacht or tropical island!

  • Arkansas Delta Food Finds Worth Traveling For

    One of my favorite parts of traveling to a new area is trying new foods and traditions around dining. What I found while visiting the state, sponsored by Arkansas Tourism, frankly was confusing and exciting at the same time. While I expected BBQ and soul food, what I found along side those staples was completely unexpected such as cheese dip, fried tamales, and chocolate gravy!

  • What Are the Best Canadian Cities to Move To?

    It seems to be a hot topic these days among my friends. There's a feeling that our "United States" may be beyond repair and it's time to seek greener - or at least snow covered pastures living among our neighbors to the north. Between the stunning scenery, forward-thinking culture and diverse climate, there's no reason to not want to settle down in Canada. Whether you're a native Canadian or you're looking to call the Great White North home, you have plenty of options to choose from when it comes to finding a safe, fabulous place to raise a family.

  • Exploring the Sights, Tastes and Sounds of Eastern Arkansas

    When I first shared with friends that I was heading to Arkansas, the first thing most people asked was, "Why? What's there?" Honestly I didn't really know what to expect aside from some music history and hopefully some good BBQ. After spending four days in the Delta region I can't wait to go back.

  • Interview with Bob Chambers from Generali Global Assistance

    Many travelers find it easy to dismiss "travel insurance" and choose to roll the dice hoping nothing will go wrong. Unfortunately, stuff can and does happen beyond your control that can wreck your journey. The more I talk with the people behind the policies though, it becomes clear that they are people like you and I that just want to go out and explore new places and bring back amazing stories each time they travel. 

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