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Chicago is one of my favorite cities to visit and as someone who lived there for nearly a decade, it’s also a city I’m proud to share with friends when they ask for recommendations of fun places to visit. This is the city of big shoulders, a manly city where they aren’t afraid to grab a big beef sandwich dripping with juice, cheer on their favorite sports teams, and enjoy new and unique ways of looking at the world.

As the 4th largest city in the nation, Houston has something for everyone. You’re bound to find some great adventures in a city known for its chart topping comfort food, world-renowned rodeos, and rich history of space exploration. In addition to all these attractions, Houston sits right on the Gulf of Mexico, offering an array of activities from fishing to water sports and relaxing beach days. Spending the day in downtown Houston discovering the impressive architecture is an activity in itself.

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. 

Usually, when we think about museums, it is boring stuff that our wives drag us to but that doesn't have to be the way it is. Automobile museums make for a great excuse for a road trip and can be fun for an easy guys weekend or even a family getaway. Here's some of our favorite destinations around the United States as well as internationally.

There are some awesome long-distance bicycle routes in the US that you can try out this spring and summer. To complete these routes you must be an advanced cyclist with proper training.