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?
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.
I suggest backpacking in the tropics. Apart from the noise of the birds and animals it is a very peaceful experience.
I've been on plenty of holidays. How "manly" they are is up to you, really.
I usually go on holiday with my dad. Throw mum into the mix, and you get all kinds of problems.
Dad and I generally like going sightseeing, picking, antiquing and bargain-hunting. We're drawn like moths to flame, to any flea-market, antiques shop, junk-shop, or bric-a-brac fair in any town or country we visit. And we've brought back an impressive array of things.
Regardless what kind of holiday you go on, every man should know how to read a map and know compass directions. In the family, that task generally falls to me. Without their mobile-phones and GPS and Google Maps, my parents and my brother would be wandering around Europe for days not knowing where the hell they are.