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  • Historical Road Trip Destinations for Understanding Race in America

    Race is a difficult topic to explore for most Americans and for far too many people, the word is a trigger that raises barriers that put people in a defensive position where they pretend things didn't happen. As someone who travels constantly, I've learned that this isn't just an American reaction - it is a human one. As I travel I must be open to my views challenged as I experience new things. By talking with different people I've been blessed to see, hear, touch, and taste a lot of different perspectives. Combined with my love of history, experiences like this have given me better context to understand complex issues. Even more so though, it has given me the understanding that most things have many sides. I encourage each and every one of you to make an effort to open your minds, visit sites like these and simply take the time to listen, learn, and explore history when you do.

  • Golf, Rum, and Fishing on an Ultimate Caribbean Mancation Cruise

    When you think of a Caribbean cruise, typically it's all about relaxing on beaches and sipping fruity frozen drinks - and I enjoy that too. However, for guys looking for adventure, the Caribbean offers WAY more than that. In particular, Eastern Caribbean cruises offer a chance to play some of the best greens in the world, explore rum distilleries, and chase amazing game fish too. Of course, there's even more excitement on board the ship as you visit islands including Antigua, Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Kitts, and St. Maarten.

  • How to Plan a Vegas Bachelor Party (and not piss off the bride)

    Vegas bachelor parties are the stuff of legends and that's why you see them so often in movies like The Hangover and even Last Vegas. Simply put, there is no other place on earth with all the things for a perfect bachelor party like you will find in Las Vegas. Unfortunately, with opportunity comes the chance for danger and too often when you think "Vegas Bachelor Party" the image of topless dancers and dangerous debauchery comes to mind, but there's more to Vegas than that. You can still have a great time and send your buddy out in style without pissing off the bride (too much).

  • Preparing a Travel Budget For Summer Road Trips

    Preparing a travel budget is one of the most important parts of being a happy and successful traveler and even though road trips can be less expensive than other travel options, that doesn't mean you don't have to prepare a budget. In fact there are several unique variables here that need to be taken into consideration - not the last of which is fuel price and consumption rate.

  • Tips For Purchasing a Used Motorhome

    It's the middle of winter and you probably have some friends who headed south to avoid the ice and snow up north. For retired guys and those who are self-employed and can work remotely, the idea of becoming a snowbird is a pretty attractive dream. While new RV's and motorhomes can be an exciting purchase, getting one that is slightly used can be a great option for those looking to save a bit of money. Just like with a car - the moment you drive it off the lot your purchase begins to depreciate. Here's what you need to know to make that used motorhome purchase a smart one!

  • Ultimate Mac and 11 Cheese Recipe!

    The trouble with going to other people's BBQs is that you can't be "King of the Grill" since it's their domain, but that doesn't mean you can't be king of the table and win bragging rights by having the biggest, baddest dish that everyone will be talking about next week at the office. Sure, anyone can bring "mac and cheese"... for goodness sake, it comes in a box and even college kids can make it. Let's dress this up a bit and make something that everyone will want a piece of.

  • A Guys Guide to Having A Fun Guys Weekend in New Orleans

    Of all the cities in the United States, it's hard to find a better mancation or guys weekend destination than New Orleans. The Big Easy – which deserves its nickname, by the way – boasts some of the best restaurants, music clubs and bars in the world, all in a fun, eccentric, party atmosphere.

    Guys who like fishing and golf will be amazed at the opportunities for outdoor recreation during the day. There's so much to do, you and your buddies might have to make the New Orleans trip an annual ritual.

  • Mardi Gras and New Orleans Theme Party Gear Guide

    It’s Mardi Gras season again and that means it’s time to get your party going. While this gear guide is designed for guys headed to New Orleans (or one of the other awesome cities that have Mardi Gras Celebrations!), you can use this guide to help create the ultimate Mardi Gras experience in your own home.

  • More than a Dozen Places In the United States Where You Can Ride a Steam Train

    Steam trains have a special place in my heart - as they do with millions of other guys and even some women too! These are giant hulking marvels of engineering represented the pinnacle of technology in their day but are still amazing to experience. In the age we live in where we covet silent, clean, smooth, and safe modes of transportation these great locomotives bring us back to a day when none of that was required - just getting the job done and opening up new opportunities to expand and profit.

  • Father and Son Weekend Trip Ideas in Atlanta

    When it comes to planning a father and son weekend getaway, it's important to have a good mix of options including education and heritage as well as just down right fun. Atlanta is one of those cities that has tons of opportunities like that! From fun learning at the World of Coca Cola and CNN Center to thrill rides at Six Flags, your guys weekend in Atlanta is going to be one to remember.

  • Cinnamon Sugar English Muffins French Toast Recipe

    While many people might look at English muffins simply as a platform to hold melted butter and some jam, for me they are much more versatile than that. In fact while I love them for breakfast and brunch there are a bunch of other uses for them as well. You can find more of those on the Bays English Muffins website, but for today we created a special recipe that combines two of my favorite flavors – French Toast and Cinnamon Sugar Toast.

  • Guac or Run to Get Some Wholly Guacamole Snack Cups

    While fresh guacamole scooped out of an avocado and mashed right in front of you is almost always the best option, that's not always possible and it's expensive. So, I've been a fan of Wholly Guacamole for a while now for parties, tailgates, and other opportunities when I just need to whip a relatively healthy and great tasting snack together. But what about bag lunches and road trip snacks? Thankfully, Wholly Guacamole has introduced their new Snack Cups to fill that space!

  • You Might Meet a Ghost When You Visit These Real Haunted Houses

    People have always been obsessed with the unexplained and the paranormal. The U.S. is home to hundreds of eerie and equally tragic haunted places. Planning a mancation sometime soon? Make yours unique and exciting by making it a haunting holiday! Check out these amazing haunted places!

  • 12 Awesome Uses For Duct Tape On a Fishing Trip

    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of T-Rex® Tape. All opinions are 100% mine.

    Everyone knows that plain ol' duct tape is a must have for any adventure, but how much do you really think about it? I was talking with some of my buddies about this and so we came up with some of our top ways to use duct tape on a fishing trip.

    The first thing to think about though is that not all duct tape is created equal. Prior to being contacted by the folks at T-Rex Tape, I would just go to the store and buy whatever was there. I didn't care about colors or features - I just wanted "duct tape" because it was a sort of miracle product that was good for everything from well, sealing holes in your duct work in your home to helping to get rid of warts on your fingers. I always have a roll in my bug-out bag that I bring with me on the trail for off road trips, in the car along with emergency supplies for a road trip, and of course when I go out fishing too. 

     
  • Exploring Hawaii With Blue Hawaiian Helicopters Tours

    A ride in a helicopter was on the bucket list for me and thanks to the awesome folks at Norwegian Cruise Line and Blue Hawaiian Helicopter Tours, I can mark it off my list! We took a short flight from Hilo to over the most recent rift zone areas to see the results of the most recent Kiluaua eruption and I must say... the results are humbling, yet thrilling to see both the power and beauty of nature from a completely different perspective.

  • Taking a Deeper Look at Keto Recipes - Sausage Bites and Roasted Radishes

    Everyone seems to be talking about doing a Keto Diet recently, but I'd never really looked into it that deeply. Plus, One of my restances to going back on a diet like this was how people all too often abuse "Atkins" style diets. There's absolutely no debate in my mind that this style of diet works - I lost over 100 pounds following a very strict regimen... but then gained more back after quitting. The key to being able to succeed though is focusing on balance and creativity. So, with that in mind I walked around my local grocery store a few days ago and dreamed up two easy to make keto recipes. My conditions for success were: 1) it had to taste great 2) it had to have good colors that were visually interesting and 3) it had to be easy to make. Plus, ultimately it had to follow a fairly strict interpretation of the keto nutrition guidelines.

  • 2018 Ram 2500: Ram Gave Us a Truck, We Towed a Boat

    Pickup trucks are useful things to have around. Especially heavy-duty trucks like the Ram 2500. This big, burly, towing machine has a maximum tow rating of 17,980 pounds (about 9 tons). So when Ram Truck asked us if we wanted to test drive their 2018 Ram 2500, we immediately started looking around to find something to tow. Anything larger than a jet ski or a teardrop camper would do. We ended up with a huge pontoon boat and a fun day on the water with the Wyoming Air National Guard!

  • How To Make Your Guys Getaway Camping Trip Bigger and Badder

    Anyone can go camping... but to do it right, truly is an passion that takes years to hone. Today though, classic style of camping in a pop-up tent that many of us learned in the Boy Scouts has been surpassed by options such as glamping and RVs are more popular than ever. So while I encourage you go gather your buddies and head out into the forest, field, or desert and pitch a tent the old way... here's some ways to make it bigger. Everything in life should be bigger, badder, and more awesome so here's some ideas on how to make your next guys weekend campaign adventure even more awesome!

  • How to Record Professional-Quality Videos Using a GoPro

    With the arrival of the GoPro 7 Black, the world is going crazy over this awesome little camera. Over the last few years, GoPro cameras have become synonymous with sports and action POV videos. Unfortunately, it's generally been a one-trick pony where it excelled at shooting in dangerous situations such as sports, racing, or underwater. But now it's a far more complete product. Despite the fact that they are ultra-portable and can be mounted practically anywhere, they aren't magical. You still need to have a plan and use the tool properly to record and produce high octane video sequences that people will want to share.

  • Top Hotels For Bachelor Parties in Las Vegas

    Almost any hotel in Vegas can host a great bachelor party, but some are better than others when looking for the ultimate Las Vegas bachelor party experience. Your choice of a bachelor party hotel sets the tone for the entire trip, and should be as unique as the guy getting married. Taking this into account, we’ve listed our top eight selections for bachelor party hotels in Vegas.

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