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Travel ideas for mancations, guys weekends, and romantic getaways
  • Lads Holiday Guide to Kicking it in Barcelona

    header-imageThe most important word you need to know in Barcelona is siesta, because a solid afternoon nap is the only way to survive this non-stop party city that decided dusk till dawn just wasn’t enough.

    The architecturally gorgeous coastal destination is a man’s paradise; you can tan on hot beaches filled with hotter girls, navigate through two-and-a-half lifetimes worth of bars (yes, that’s statistically accurate), and grind at the notoriously hedonistic nightclubs that are packed till sunrise.

  • Stag Party Idea: Scotland Golf Course Tour

    With so many men touring the country, visiting the top stag party locations in major cities such as London and Manchester; maybe it is time that we broadened our horizons and embarked on something altogether new and refreshing.

  • Fishing, Hiking, Biking in Montrose Colorado!

    The folks at Montrose Colorado sent us some info about Guys getaways in their neck of the woods.

    In addition to hiking and fishing, this includes the upcoming USA Pro Challenge bike race from Durango to Denver.

  • Father-Son Mancation - Monterey Motorsport Weekend

    header-imageKensington Tours sends us quiete possibly the most amazing (and WAY over the top) mancation package I have ever laid my eyes on.

    This is a magical, once-in-a-lifetime Monterrey Motorsport weekend in sunny California. From the Concourse D'Elegance on the sacred greens of Pebble Beach to the Rolex Monterrey Motorsports Reunion at the famed Laguna Seca Track, this is the fully loaded adventure that Dad's dreams are made of.

  • 20 Fun Things to do in Virginia this Summer

    header-imageSummer is one of the most exciting times to visit Virginia.

    Road trip adventures, beach front fun, mountaintop cabins and lazy days on the water are just some of the many reasons to make Virginia their summer vacation spot. Virginia has just created a list of 20 ideas for cool summer getaways for guys looking to explore Virginia.

  • Carnival Glory Review - Boston 7-Day

    header-imageHaving cruised a few times in the Caribbean we wanted to do something new. A tour of New England and Maritime Canada, seemed like a great idea to explore a different area and show my wife some of the places I visited when I was younger. We had fun, the Carnival Glory is a great ship, but we learned a couple important things that will help guide us on future cruises 1) Sometimes the first trip on an itinerary is a bit rough 2) the "total cost" of a Caribbean cruise can be MUCH CHEAPER than other destinations 3) Sometimes you just need to be able to make your own fun when mother nature doesn't cooperate.

    Next year (2013), Carnival is set to bring the Glory back to Boston, but with Funship 2.0 Upgrades, and hopefully our cruise helped both Carnival and the various ports iron out any kinks that we experienced.

  • Road Trip Review: 2013 Nissan Altima

    What do you take when you start with a great all-around great suburban family car, toss in a bit of style, and then take Nissan's determination to make it the best car in the segment? I call it the new 2013 Altima. With an industry leading 38 mpg, chic modern styling, super comfortable seats, and a peppy engine tied to a silky smooth CVT transmission, this car is perfect for picking up clients, taking your daughter to her piano recital, OR zooming down the road with the buddies on a road trip!

    As you may remember from our last road trip review of the Altima, we loved the car - and our only main complaint was that the 4 cylinder engine wasn't peppy enough for us to call it "fun". With this review, Nissan outfitted us with a 3.5 L V6 with 270-hp instead. That immediately eliminated that issue for us and there was much rejoicing!

  • Awesome European Stag Weekend Destinations

    Choosing a destination for your stag weekend is probably the most important decision to make when planning your stag do abroad. Get it right and prepare to be toasted all weekend long for your excellent foresight and planning skills – get it wrong and be ready to incur the wrath of your fellow stag do revelers.

    Here, we’ll take a look at three top European stag party destinations that should be under consideration for any self-respecting group.

  • Scallop Season at Plantation on Crystal River

    header-crystal-riverWhile you might be more thinking about a fishing trip for your next guys weekend, how about trying scalloping instead? In addition to that, Plantation on Crystal River is located right in the middle of manatee central as well as having a fantastic golf course. 

    What more could you ask for?

  • Ever Wanted to Drive a Ferrari or Lamborghini?

    header-imageLast week I had what might be a one-in-a-lifetime opportunity. I got to drive a Lamborghini Gallardo and my other writer drove a Ferrari California. Together, these cars cost almost half a million dollars.

    But they were AMAZING. This opportunity was brought to us by Imagine Lifestyles, and while their core business is luxury rentals (cars, yachts, aircraft, property) they also host this Ultimate Driving Experience periodically in different cities.

  • Our Indy 500 2011 Experience

    indy-500-headerThis isn't quite a "Fathers and Sons" trip, but last year I was invited to join my Father-In-Law and his friend on their annual trip to the mecca of motor-sports, the Indianapolis 500. While I am for the most part a NASCAR fan I have become attached to the spirit of auto racing in general, so I had a fantastic time.

    Additionally, I am proud to say that I survived a flea-bag motel so bad that even the roaches didn't stay there, a thunderstorm that started while we were sitting atop a metal bleacher, and the hundreds of thousands of people who descend upon the Indianapolis Motor Speedway each year.

  • Preparing for the Indianapolis 500

    indy-500-headerWhile not for everyone, attending a world-class sporting event is an awesome excuse to round up the guys and head off on an adventure. Visiting the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is one such opportunity and certainly one that EVERY race fan should attend at least once in their lives.

  • Mancationing in Egypt's Beach Resorts

    Egypt isn’t just about the crumbling ruins sprawled out across the deserts, there is plenty more than crumbling going on there. Some of the world’s most bucket-list worthy dives and water sports are in Egypt’s Red Sea, and the modern beach resorts themselves are more than enough reason to head there for your lads holiday to Egypt. 

  • Golden Gate - Vegas' Original Casino Undergoes Re-Construction

    golden-gate-logo-250Founded in 1906 on poker chips, whiskey and wild women, the Golden Gate – Las Vegas’ original casino – is undergoing its first major expansion in 50 years. A hangout for Frank, Sammy and Dean during the Rat Pack era, the landmark property in downtown Las Vegas will keep its authentic Vegas vibe while adding a spectacular 35,000-square-foot, five-story luxury tower with 16 hotel suites, including two penthouses that will encompass the entire 5th floor.

  • Sharks, Fish Sandwiches, and Water Slide Races at Atlantis Resort

    headerimageIf you live in the United States, it is highly likely that you have seen the commercials for Atlantis - pictured as this gleaming Las Vegas-style resort emerging from powdered sugar Bahamian sands, with a gorgeous couple (or maybe a family) enjoying their stay there.

    What you don't see is that Atlantis is also a great spot for a group of guys to go for a long weekend, or even just for the day, since it is super convenient to the port of Nassau. That is how I got to experience the spectacle that is Atlantis Resort, during our cruise on Carnival Ecstasy, and I had a BLAST!

  • 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.

  • TripAdvisor Names Daytona Beach One of America’s Top Beach Destinations

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    Daytona Beach has been named one of America's top beach destinations by TripAdvisor. The popular resort area's 23 miles of beaches was ranked sixth in TripAdvisor's top 10 listing of Travelers' Choice Award-winning U.S. Beach Destinations.

    As you may remember, we visited Dayton a couple years ago on our "Daytona: The Original Mancation" trip and made some FANTASTIC friends there, so this award is no surprise to us!

  • TripAdvisor names Daytona Beach Named One of America’s Top Beach Destinations

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    Daytona Beach has been named one of America's top beach destinations by TripAdvisor. The popular resort area's 23 miles of beaches was ranked sixth in TripAdvisor's top 10 listing of Travelers' Choice Award-winning U.S. Beach Destinations.

    As you may remember, we visited Dayton a couple years ago on our "Daytona: The Original Mancation" trip and made some FANTASTIC friends there, so this award is no surprise to us!

  • The Great Race: 100 Classic Cars, 2,300 Miles

    classic-car-raceTRAVERSE CITY, MI – On June 23, as many as 100 classic automobiles will drive past the starting flag in Traverse City for The Great Race, a nine-day 2,300-mile road rally that will take them through Ontario, New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio before ending in Henry Ford’s hometown of Dearborn on July 1.

  • A Visit to Cleveland's West Side Market

    As if Beer and Sports weren't a good enough reason to visit Cleveland, the culinary scene there is actually pretty decent these days too. As a bit of a foodie myself, I am also always open to checking out unique places to get fresh, superior quality products.

    Unfortunately on this trip I wasn't able to actually purchase anything except the sausages since I was staying at a hotel, but don't worry! In our next piece we'll share with you some spots in Cleveland where you can stay and cook up an awesome meal after your visit to the market.

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