Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Top mancation destinations

Continuing on the theme of mancations (i.e. man vacations), here are some online lists of suggested trips.

Top 10 Guy Trips (ShermansTravel)

1. Catch a baseball game in Boston
2. Cook in Napa
3. Drink beer in Bavaria
4. Golf in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
5. Off-road in Death Valley
6. Party in Las Vegas
7. Play cowboy in Lajitas, Texas
8. Spa in Chicago
9. Sport fish in Panama
10. Surf in Sydney

Top 6 Mancations (Adventure: Your Travel Blog)

1. Road trip: Los Angeles to Grand Canyon to Las Vegas
2. Homeplace Ranch, Alberta, Canada
3. Thailand hike, bike and kayak
4. Japan’s Furano Ski Resort
5. Legend Golf & Safari Resort in South Africa
6. Shark diving in South Africa

Top 5 Mancations (Party Travel World)

1. Daytona Beach, Fla.
2. Kentucky Bourbon Trail
3. Crystal Lake, Michigan
4. Las Vegas
5. Tampa, Fla.

Top 10 ‘Mancations’ (TripAdvisor)

1. Las Vegas
2. New York City
3. Miami, Fla.
4. New Orleans
5. Denver
6. Kailua, Hawaii
7. Louisville, Ky.
8. Portland, Maine
9. Savannah, Ga.
10. Milwaukee, Wis.

Top 15 Geekiest Vacations (eWeek.com)

Here are the first 10 on the list:

1. National Computer Museum in Mountain View, Calif.
2. Tour of Silicon Valley tech landmarks (HP Garage and Googleplex, in Palo Alto, Calif.; Yahoo headquarters in Mountain View, Calif.; and the Intel Museum in Santa Clara, Calif.)
3. World Science Fiction Convention
4. Movie and TV show locations (New Zealand, “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy; Snoqualmie Falls in Snoqualmie, Wash., “Twin Peaks.”)
5. The Queen Mary 2
6. National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., and the Udvar-Hazy Center in Dulles, Va.
7. International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C.
8. The Quark Bar in Las Vegas
9. Space Camp in Huntsville, Ala.
10. The Star Wars Odyssey Tour

Top 20 Mancations (The Man Truth)

1. Tristan da Cunha, the most remote inhabited island in the world, located in the south Atlantic Ocean
2. Comic-Con in San Diego, Calif.
3. The Burning Man Festival in Black Rock Desert, Nev.
4. Angels Falls, Venezuela
5. Mardi Gras in New Orleans, La.
6. New Year’s Eve Celebration, Times Square, New York City
7. Trans-Siberian Railway, which connects Moscow with the Russian Far East
8. Cattle drive
9. Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colo.
10. Las Vegas
11. African Safari
12. Redneck Games in East Dublin, Ga.
13. Skiing in Colorado
14. Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio
15. Grand Canyon
16. Tomatina in Bunol, Spain
17. Polar Bear Plunge, Coney Island, New York
18. Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain
19. The Battle of the Oranges in Ivrea, Italy
20. Queenstown, New Zealand

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