Mancation Summer Traveling in 2019
You haven’t really experienced the world unless you’ve gone mountain biking, trekked through an ancient site, conquered a summit, or swam with sharks (maybe not that last one). For the adventurer at heart, planning a summer vacation involves much more than sipping cocktails on the beach. We’ve combed the web to find what like-minded adventure enthusiasts have voted as the best Mancation destinations. If you want to experience nature at its finest and take your Mancation to the next level, then you need to try these options.
There’s more to it than just the rodeo in Texas, one of the top-rated mancation destinations for…wait for it – helicopter hog hunting. For those who dream of shooting hogs from a helicopter, this is going to be a dream mancation. You can go on a hunting trip to a private 2.5 million-acre ranch land and choose from 11 different helicopter models. If shooting at a living thing isn’t your style, then there are also skeet, sporting clays, 5-stand, and a 2000-yard rifle range options.
If you’re up for some Bushcraft, then head on down to San Diego, California, and take a two-day California wilderness survival course. In this manly summer vacation, participants get a strictly no BS curriculum that’s going to teach them everything they need to know about living in the wild. Learn how to tie basic knots, build emergency shelter, forage for food and water sources, and make your own knife. If you want your next adventure to be a learning experience, then this is the mancation for you.
Just so you know, Chicago looks great from the air! But don’t take our word for it. Go on a special tandem skydive thousands of feet above the Chicago skyline. While this is not the mancation for the fainthearted, there’s some comfort in knowing you won’t be jumping out of a plane at 14,000 feet above ground alone. You will be accompanied by an experienced skydiving instructor, but you will get to fly the parachute if it opens (just kidding, sure it will).
You Really Should Skydive Over Chicago
Hawaii consists of eight main islands. Known for its lush greenery, luau celebrations, and pineapples, Hawaii has a secret world under the waves. Hold your breath as you take deep wreck dives with experienced divers at different spots around Honolulu. You also get to choose from different wrecks that are both near and far from the shore. This mancation gives you the opportunity to experience the underwater world like you never have before. Explore ship wreckage that’s hundreds of years old, enjoy the occasional swim with dolphins, and come out a better man.
It seems appropriate to circle back to where your adventure began – Texas. If you love watching WWII movies and have often wondered what’s it like to be inside a real tank, then this could be your best (and only) chance. Take part in the premier Tank Driving and Shooting Adventure at the OX Ranch. Drive through 18,000 acres of the scenic Texas Hill Country in a German Leopard 1A4 battle tank and wake the neighbors as you shoot 40 rounds with the M60 machine gun and a high impact 105 Howitzer Artillery Piece. Planning a summer vacation here is the closest you are ever going to get to a modern battlefield unless of course, you join the arm