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Travel ideas for mancations, guys weekends, and romantic getaways
  • Top Places in the World to Enjoy an Ultra Masculine Golf Weekend

    Sport plays a big part in most mancations - and for many of you, heading off for a round of golf IS the mancation. If you and the guys are not talking about it, you’re probably watching it together or playing it together.

    Golf remains a popular hobby for many groups of friends and associates and it is also a great excuse to see some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. The following golf destinations are perfect if you want to spend some quality man time together and enjoy a round or two of golf... 

  • Climbing The Highest Peaks in the UK

    The UK is not even close to having any of the highest peaks in the world, but it is still an absolutely superb place for climbing. Scottish Highlands, Lake District and Peak District holidays will not disappoint any traveling climber, but, if you’re planning a climbing trip to the UK, what exactly are the best and highest peaks to tackle in the UK?

  • Ultimate Stag Weekend in Edinburgh Scotland

    Guest Post from a Man Tripping reader: Getting married last year enabled me to go on an epic stag do to Edinburgh that will long in the memory. Why? Check out the itinerary to see what me and my three closest buddies got up to in the Scottish capital, where he stayed in one of many spacious Edinburgh cottages ideal for small groups.

  • Gentlemanly Jaunts Exploring London City’s Luxury Lifestyle

    If you’re thinking about a trip over to the UK, then you’ve got to squeeze London in. Better still, spend five days or a week here if you can in one of the oodles of fantastic city apartments London has to offer. And, of course, London’s got to be done in the utmost style, so we’ve compiled a list of the top five things to do for a great gentlemanly jaunt around one of the coolest and classiest cities in the world. And, of course, we’ve suggested a couple of swanky central London apartments for you to stay at while you’re there, too…

  • Manly Stuff To Do In The UK

    If you’re planning a vacation away with the guys, then you should look no further than the UK. The country is teeming with testosterone and will not disappoint on any level. We take a look here at some of the best things for blokes to do in Britain – there really is something for everyone.

  • Montana Fishing Lodges Round-Up

    montana-fly-fishing-forrestersThinking about heading out into the wilderness for some Montana fly fishing? The Montana Office of Tourism was nice enough to help us out with a list of some of their favorite fly fishing lodges.

    I strongly encourage you to click on the links to check out the individual lodges. If you are anything like me, you will instantly want to whip out your checkbook and start making plans!

     
  • Turtle Beach Resort Review - Barbados

    On my recent cruise on the Carnival Victory, one of my favorite stops was visiting the island of Barbados and the opportunity to check out the fantastic Turtle Beach Resort. 

    One of the tricky things about finding a good resort is finding a good balance between great staff, activities, and amenities. I have to say that I was super impressed by the island of Barbados, and I would recommend Turtle Beach Resort for a great mancation - or for our UK readers, a Lads Holiday! (Barbados is apparently very popular with UK vacationers and has regularly scheduled direct flights from London).

  • Carnival Victory Review

    Cruising is one of the least tapped into mancation opportunities, but in reality to provides a great opportunity to party all day, see exciting sites, eat great food, and try things you maybe haven't tried in the past. We sailed on the Carnival Victory out of San Juan earlier this month and were absolutely impressed by what Carnival has to offer!

    With steak every night on the menu, some of the best beaches in the world, a bar around every corner, a chance to explore a new local beer and rum each day, and the opportunity to watch sports outdoors on a giant screen while waiters bring drinks right to you... can life get any better? 

  • A Southern Delaware Guys Weekend

    dogfishSouthern Delaware may not be the first place you think of when planning a mancation with your buddies, but you'd be remiss in not giving this location some serious consideration. Its central location makes it an easily accessible for from Washington, DC, New York, Philadelphia, or Norfolk, but feels like a world away.

    It offers a wide range of outdoor and action packed activities for adventure seekers, an active nightlife for the pub crawlers, and historic attraction for the culturally minded.

  • Norwegian Epic Mancation Review Guide

    Here we bring you a cruise ship guide to the best getaways for the perfect Cruise Mancation. The first ship we will focus on in this series is the NCL Norwegian Epic.

    The Norwegian Epic is perfectly equipped to cater for a Mancation and here is why.

  • Delaware Beer, Wine and Spirits Trail

    delaware-wine-ale-trailOnce again, it is time to start solidifying plans for that well-deserved annual getaway with the guys, and the Delaware Wine and Ale Trail awaits your thirst!

    The promise of leaving behind the intricacies of day-to-life for a few days with our buds is one of the things that keep us going throughout the year. So let's get going and see what's brewing in the tiny, but mighty East Coast state of Delaware!

  • Man Tripping in Sioux Falls

    stogeez-headerSioux Falls, the largest city in South Dakota, is quite the surprise. Not only are the people extremely friendly and the downtown bustling, but the city boasts a long list of manly activities that will keep a group of guys happy for a weekend getaway. Here are three not-to-miss favorites.

  • Mo Auto Racing In the Show-Me State!

    springfield-racewayCan you hear it? Can you smell it? Do you have the need . . . the need for speed? Well, you’re in luck; summer is auto racing season in Missouri. There are no wimpy little motors here. Real race cars don’t have motors, they have engines—big, powerful engines that push with the force of hundreds of horses, creating a roar that can be heard miles away.

  • A Visit to the Firefly Distillery

    firefly-vodka-bannerI am a big fan of Bourbon and have had a chance to visit a few bourbon distilleries, but on a recent trip to South Carolina I had the good fortune to visit the Firefly Vodka Distillery on Wadmalaw Island. Set in the back woods, surrounded by salt marsh and swamps and protected by alligators, the Firefly Distillery is a destination not to be missed on your next visit to coastal Couth Carolina.

  • A Grand, Rapid Guys Weekend in Grand Rapids

    downtown grand rapidsPerhaps best known for its multitude of office furniture manufacturers, Grand Rapids, Michigan, might not readily come to mind as an exciting and compelling destination for weekend getaway. For despite the huge money that's been sunk into a ton of new construction in a city with a beautifully historic core, I haven't really noticed that the city has done a fantastic job of promoting itself, at least into the Chicago area.

  • Living The High Life In Milwaukee for a Great Guys Weekend!

    Sometimes it is easy to fall into the trap of thinking we need to go somewhere extravagant on the other side of the country for a guys weekend. Man Tripping's newest writer, Seth shares with us his experience visiting Milwaukee recently for a Chicago Bulls away game - and much more!

  • Rock and Roll Days Inn Chicago

    days-inn-chicago-exteriorWhat would you say if I told you that I found the ultimate mancation hotel in Chicago - and it was a Days Inn. Wait, what? Did I just recommend that you consider staying at a Days Inn, rather than a swanky downtown hotel like the Trump?

    Yes, yes I did. This hotel has a rock and roll heritage, gangsters stayed here in the roaring 20's, it is walking distance to Wrigley Field, there are tons of bars and music halls nearby, and they even have a spa for men right next door!

  • The Palazzo Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas

    Vegas may be one of those places that is overwhelming when you try to figure out where to go for the ultimate mancation. We had the opportunity recently to explore a fantastic choice that we heartily recomend you consider as well, The Palazzo.

    In addition to being a great casino hotel, The Palazzo is also home to Lagassi Stadium, which may well be the pinacle of perfection when it comes to sports bars!

  • Park City and the St. Regis in Deer Valley

    Winter weather can snarl many a vacation plan, but for those seeking out snowy conditions Park City, Utah can offer a blast of fun. The mountain town features three ski slopes to choose from including the famous Deer Valley. Its location less than an hour’s drive from Salt Lake City International Airport makes it a popular spot thanks to cheaper flights compared to some of the other famous mountain destinations.

  • Golf, Fishing, and Hiking on a Palmdale California Guys Weekend

    DevilsPunchbowlRocks250x250pxIt’s been a long, arduous week at work. Your boss was complaining that you did not do the task he never informed you of in the first place, your clients have been calling you up all week demanding better results, and that stack of papers on your desk does not look like it will be getting any smaller in the near future. Fortunately, I have just the remedy for you: a weekend in Palmdale with just the guys. So call up your buddies and leave the wife at home, because this is dudes’ day out.

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