Spring is finally beginning to blow in, with the end of April beginning to offer us some warm days at last, and you can finally begin to dream about your plans for the summer. If you have your luggage tags and passport cover prepped and you’re raring to start your next big adventure, look no further. There are tons of exciting places to visit. If you’re looking to start crossing things off your bucket list, however, we recommend you start with one of the following five locations. We’ve done some research and truly believe that these are the top 5 places every man needs to see in his lifetime.
From the food and alcohol to the looming stone castles, it’s hard to imagine a place better equipped for men than Scotland. Edinburgh is a particularly rich area in Scotland. We recommend starting with Edinburgh Castle, which in addition to teeming with history has some amazing views of the city. Edinburgh also houses Arthur’s seat, the center of a group of hills overlooking the city, which offers a fairly easy hike for a spectacular view. Finally, there are a number of attractions in the city, from the Museum of Scotland to the Scottish Whiskey Experience.
Nothing screams masculinity like the Colosseum in Rome, a huge arena that was once the site of gladiatorial matches. Rome also sports some of the world’s most impressive architecture and art, including the Pantheon and the Sistine Chapel. And, of course, you’ll never enjoy Italian food as much as you will in Italy.
New Orleans, Louisiana
If you’re looking for music, art, and fun, New Orleans is the place to be. New Orleans is the birthplace of jazz and home of the arts. There’s music playing on practically every corner and in practically every bar. Plan your New Orleans vacation around one of their many festivals for an especially upbeat time.
Maasai Mara, Kenya
A man is not a man until he’s faced a lion with his own two eyes. The safaris offered in Maasai Mara, Kenya, offer you one-of-a-kind access to some of the world’s most impressive beasts, including lions, elephants, and rhinoceros. Maasai Mara also offers a variety in cultural experiences, and if you’re interested you can even enjoy a round or two of golf.
The Sphinx. The Great Pyramids. Egypt offers a bevy of exciting things to see. If you grew up watching The Mummy you’ll be especially enthralled by seeing Egypt up close and personal. We recommend taking a tour in Cairo to get the most out of your experience.