What manly vacations have you been on? Or what manly vacations would you like to go on?

Two years ago I went on a cattle drive in Montana. It was on a ranch outside of Bozeman and lasted for 7 days. Everyday we woke up (we slept in tents beside a river), ate from a chuck wagon, then rode horses through the desert rounding up cattle. We herded the cattle into different pins and separated the bulls from the cows and then rode back to camp in the late afternoon. At the end of the week we had a barn dance and also got to go swim and relax in a hot spring. Very cool vacation.

Another manly vacation I had the opportunity to go one was a fly fishing trip in Colorado. We went to a lake (I forgot the name of it) and slept on its bank and fished all day for 3 days. Eventually we moved further into the mountains for different fishing and got to see a lot of wildlife. Diet consisted of Elk, beef, antelope, duck, eggs and potatoes. 

I would really like to go to France and Germany and see the places my grandfather fought in during World War 2. In his memoir he mentioned a few cities and printed out a map of where he and his men were sent. 

Both of these trips I would go on again in a heartbeat, I had such a great time and got to be out in nature and experience new things. And going to Europe would be such an amazing history lesson and would be very cool to literally walk in my grandfathers footsteps. So how about you?

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Hiking in the (lower) Himalayas.

Walking a chunk of the AT.

Fishing in Canada. Never been but would like to go someday. Flying out to a remote island with a cabin for a few days. No cell, no iPad just survival supplies.

You'll love it up there.  It's every bit as good as you're probably thinking.

In a blatant effort to try and lure you to Alaska to go fishing you might want to check out the many US Forest Service remote rental cabins: http://www.fs.usda.gov/activity/tongass/recreation/camping-cabins/?...  There are also State owned rental cabins: http://dnr.alaska.gov/parks/cabins/access.htm  

We just rented one of the easily accessible cabins last fall:

There are also a number of private rental cabins and lodges. 

Went through eastern Tennessee in a rented RV many years ago, drinking way too much beer while thinking "this is why older folks love RVs; the bathroom is never far away."
We went through towns where the most permanent structure was a brick fast food chain restaurant.
Fascinating.

I don't know if this counts [not exactly a vacation], but I catch hold my old man sometimes and we go down to the river and spend the day fishing. It's a lot of fun and we get to spend some quality time later. Then we eat the fish for dinner! 

Been to Dubai, Singapore, Turkey and Sri Lanka, but with family, so not much 'manly' stuff. 

Would love to go trekking the Lycian Way in Turkey and the Inca Trail in Peru...

http://pioneeroutfitters.com/  Or most any of the other 300 licensed Alaska big game hunting guides.  Some also offer fishing too. 

Or:

Oshkosh Airshow

    For me, I would have to try a cattle drive first. Then I would like to scratch off one of those back country fly fishing trips in Montana where you pack in on horseback.  Finally, I would really like to see Africa, and maybe do a little hunting while I was there.

This was the cattle drive I went on. Fished every night along a creek that ran through camp. Before the cattle drive I had time to go down to the Yellowstone River and do a little fly fishing.  http://www.montanacattledrive.com

Thanks, Karl. I will check out these areas. My two married sons and I are thinking of making a week long trip to somewhere remote. Cabin camping, fishing, swimming and just getting back to nature and away from the grind. So Canada or Alaska looks perfect for our manly vacation.

Kayaking is probably a better idea here than swimming.  My house is about half way to the glacier from here.  You would not believe some of the hiking trails. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uLPtmCroQ8

http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=fishregulations.sport 

http://www.dot.state.ak.us/amhs/

http://www.flyalaskaseaplanes.com/

Hopefully these links will help.  It is impossible to describe Alaska to folks in the l. 48 so it is especially fun to show off to visitors.  I'll be glad to try and help if I can.

BTW where in PA do you live?  I grew up (sort of) near Waynesburg.  

There are a lot of lodges and liveaboard charter boats too like: http://www.flyfishalaska.com/   The USFS and DNR cabins are a lot cheaper but you have to book them online the minute they come open on the 1st. 

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