Nothing gets men fired up like time away from the rigors of daily demands or bonds them more closely than through shared experiences. With that in mind and with Spring approaching, here are 10 recommendations for a brief but memorable road trip that will provide quality bonding time for you and other men but won't break the bank. You won't spontaneously form friendships with men that are characterized by intense loyalty, honesty, sacrifice, and memories, so be intentional and spend some time away from the routine making memories that will last a lifetime. Here's some ideas to help you get started.

1. Barbecue Tour

Make a three-day loop through Missouri, Tennessee, Alabama, and the Carolinas for some of the best barbecue in America, featuring a variety of styles. You might want to allow yourself an extra day off for recovery. Get started HERE.

2. Fenway Park

Every man should make the pilgrimage to Major League Baseball's oldest active venue. If you time it right, you can enjoy watching the hometown Boston Red Sox battle their hated arch rival, the New York Yankees. Learn about the Fenway Tour.

3. Fly Fishing

Read up and seek the help of a guide if you're a beginner, then take off for a truly challenging fishing experience in one of the world's picturesque rivers. A refreshing way to unplug from the chaos of a busy life. Here's the 12 best states for fly fishing.

4. Hike the Appalachian Trail

The Appalachian Trail is 2,181 miles of beauty extending from Maine to Georgia. If that's not enough, the International Appalachian Trail extends into Quebec, Canada. Watch out for black bears, rattlesnakes, and moose! Check out these 12 great hikes on the AT.


Even if auto racing isn't your thing, it's an experience every man should have—feeling the thunder of a 40-car field coming down the straightaway under a green flag. Bring your earplugs and some sun block. Review the current Sprint Cup Schedule.

6. Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest

Held every July 4th for roughly 100 years, join 40,000 live spectators in Brooklyn to watch international rivals Joey Chestnut and Kobayashi attempt to break Chestnut's record 68 hot dogs in ten minutes. Find out everything you wanted to know about Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest.

7. Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail

Eleven gorgeous locations featuring 468 challenging holes of golf—all within a day's drive of one another in the state of Alabama. A great way to spend a three-day weekend. Reserve your tee times at any of the eleven Robert Trent Jones courses.

8. Ranch Experience

Horseback riding, river rafting, hunting, fishing, and camping under the stars are just some of the experiences men can have at one of the hundreds of working ranches in North America. Begin your search for an awesome ranch getaway HERE.

9. Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum

The world's largest collection of motorcycles with more than 1,200 different models. Bikes on display range from 1902 to current-year, with styles ranging from recreational to racing. Located outside Birmingham, Alabama. Plan your visit to Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum.

10. Cigar Excursion

If you enjoy a good stogie, you probably have a favorite place nearby that you and your friends visit regularly. But why not take this experience on the road and make a tour of a few of the top cigar shops in the country. Here’s the best cigar lounges in the country to help get you started.

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