6 Awesome Getaways For Men

There’s no shame in admitting it; every guy needs a getaway at least once a year. I won’t say what, or more likely who he’s trying to get away from (as I think you know) but we all need a bit of time to reflect now and again. I’ve been to over 40 countries and I can safely say that there is a destination for every guy out there. Here are a few of my favorite getaways for men.

I’ve been to over 40 countries and I can safely say that there is a destination for every guy out there. Here are a few of my favorite getaways for men.

Bangkok:

Grand Palace Bangkok 2

One of the most amazing places I visited on my world tour.

When you arrive, my first tip is, DO NOT get a taxi or any transport for that matter! It took me almost 2 hours to get five hundred yards. The traffic is horrendous. Aside from traffic, you’re going to want to be careful of tuk-tuks aka death traps that will take you for a ride in every sense of the phrase.

Now you know that what is there to do? From massage parlors to bars, this is the night life we all need when getting away from the stress of working life. The massage parlors are, in my opinion second to none and I am talking about a normal massage here ;) There are too many massage parlors to name, just ask in any bar and you will be on the right track.

The drink is cheap, the women are beautiful, and the city is alive.

The Sheraton Beer Vault at Four Points is on the must visit list. Open from 11.00 to 01.00 with great draft beers.

Cloud 47, Rooftop Bar. This looks like an expensive bar., however, for around 150 Thai Baht ($4.5) you get an ice cold beer.

The Grand Canyon

Although it may not seem the ideal men’s getaway, the Grand Canyon is spectacular.

At one mile deep and 277 miles long, carved out by the Colorado river check out the remote West Rim’s Skywalk, a glass-bottomed bridge built in 2007 that extends out over the canyon, if you dare. I warn those who do not like heights, it can be scary.

You can also go white water rafting on the Colorado river, around five million people a year flock here, they can’t all be wrong.

The Himalayas

annapurna-base-camp

This is for the more adventuress men among us. I spent a few weeks trekking in Nepal in various parts. There are many trekking routes such as those through the Annapurna region, near picturesque Pokhara. It takes around three days of walking from the road to reach Chomrong, at 2,000m high it gives excellent viewing for not one but three peaks, with forests,

It takes around three days of walking from the road to reach Chomrong, at 2,000m high it gives excellent viewing for not one but three peaks, with forests, rivers, and rope bridges. A typical trek is going to last between 10-14 days.

Not exactly guys drinking holiday, but it would be fun when you get back and tell all your mates who bottled climbing the highest mountain!

Rio De Janerio

Let us start on Copacabana beach, having a cool pint of chopp (draught beer) on the beach from one of the many open-air bars that line the beach.

Sit back and enjoy watching the thonged ladies having a game of volleyball, or join in a friendly game of soccer with the locals, always worth a challenge after a beer or two.

Once you head off the beach (if you can drag yourself away from all those scantily clad bodies) Why not go up and see JC (Jesus Christ) himself, at the top of the Corcovado Hill, the views from the top of here are spectacular, make sure you go on a clear day, so you won’t be disappointed.

As for nightlife, the bars are too numerous to mention and a new one seems to open as another closes, but you can be sure of an ice cold beer in whichever one you pick. Most of all, don’t forget…They are hosting the 2014 soccer World Cup!

Amsterdam

There probably is not anything I can put here that you guys have not already read about, but bear with me.

Okay, the travel brochures will even mention the red light district. But I bet they have not walked the streets! Yes, I admit it I have. I promise you will never tire of seeing these ladies in their entire refinery.

Getting dragged into a room and possibly the most beautiful woman you have ever set your eyes on says ‘I would like to’…well you get the picture, no I did not succumb, but you get the picture. Better than the brochure? There

There is, of course, all the weed café’s, why not have a special cake and coffee, (their words not mine). As for the bars, you will not be able to try them all, but I suggest you do try!

There was one (I cannot remember the name, sorry) an English owner would buy you the first shot as you walked in, and promptly hurled the glass in your direction, but by the grace of God it hit the wall and not you, I think the weed and drink may have finally got to him.

But if any of you do go there and find this pub, send me the address…Please!! A stag-parties dream getaway.

And if drinking and ladies aren’t your things…well, it’s still a charming city to walk around and the people are quite friendly.

Australia

BridgeClimb Sydney Flags Morning

I just have time to add Australia as I have just been there. I am not putting one specific place as I think you should visit as many places in Australia as you can.

Personally, I went to Darwin, Cairns, Perth, Sydney and Alice springs. The weather is great, there are beaches at just about every corner, the Australian guys love a drinking competition. Thinking they can out drink anyone, they didn’t beat me, then again I have had many years of practice being ex-services.

So jump on a plane, start at Alice springs. Hire a car and head in whichever direction you fancy, better still, get the lads together, hire a Winnebago and have what could possibly the best lads night/s out ever!

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