Here in Australia, the footy season is almost over hereand judging by the Ashes results, this summer of cricket won’t be worth watching. It’s coming to that time of year where we can’t rely on the fixture to get us time with the boys. We men are in trouble! It’s the time where your partner takes control of the remote and after one too many episodes of Offspring and Masterchef, I think it’s time you rally the boys for a ‘Mancation’, but what can you do? It may sound like hard work to organize, but don’t worry – I’ve done it all for you! Check out these ideas.

Here in Australia, the footy season is almost over hereand judging by the Ashes results, this summer of cricket won’t be worth watching. It’s coming to that time of year where we can’t rely on the fixture to get us time with the boys. We men are in trouble! It’s the time where your partner takes control of the remote and after one too many episodes of Offspring and Masterchef, I think it’s time you rally the boys for a ‘Mancation’, but what can you do? It may sound like hard work to organize, but don’t worry – I’ve done it all for you! Check out these ideas:

The Coast with the Most

Gold Coast at Night
Photo: syauqee mohamad / Flickr

Get the boys together and book a trip to the Gold Coast. If you don’t live at the Gold Coast don’t worry – no matter where you are, it is the perfect distance away from your tedious life. Book your accommodation, get in the car or on a plane and go.

Make the most of the beach, the nightlife and the scenery (guys you know what I mean). Why wouldn’t you take the opportunity to go to Movie World Australia? Make the most of their car shows, thrill rides and enjoy a cheeky beer at their ‘Dirty Harry Bar’ dressed as the The Man of Steel – that might be something that’d embarrass the ‘missus’, but she’s not there, and the boys will be more than supportive.

Take a Tinny Safari

Fishing Cairns, Australia
Photo: Brian Gratwicke / Flickr

Get on a boat and fish in Cairns. There are plenty of fishing trips offered in tropical Cairns. Far North Queensland offers the full fishing experience and what better way to do it then with a tinny in your left hand, a fishing rod in your right and your best mates by your side. That Cairns sun will have you coming home looking like a bronzed god.

The King of the Circuit

Rally, Australia
Photo: Ricardo Ramirez / Flickr

Enjoy the city of Sydney for all it has. The beaches, the bars, the food and while you’re at it, why not take the boys out rally car driving in Colo Heights. Get behind the wheel of a Subaru WRX or a Lancer Evo and feel the rush of adrenaline as you compare lap times with your mates. The fastest lap winner is obviously the better man.

Forget Glamping

Campfire at Sunset, Australia
Photo: Rolfe Kolbe / Flickr

Go camping – wherever that may lead you, just get away to somewhere where your phone has no service. This means no drunk dials and no regrets. Make the most of your ‘Mancation’ and enjoy the campfire, the cold ones, and the banter between your mates. If you take your dog along with you and it starts to talk, you know you’ve had too many.

Hey, High Roller

Melbourne at Night
Photo: Fernando de Sousa / Flickr

Visit Melbourne and live it up at the Crown Casino. Why not dress like a ‘high roller’ and see if you and your boys can beat the ‘Big House’. After you’ve run out of luck, check out some of the many bars around the city, I’d recommend you go to Smith Street Fitzroy. A good thing about Melbourne is, there’s always something happening- You just have to make the most of it.

Getting away with the boys is not so much a holiday but a necessity. And since I’ve done all the hard work for you, there’s no excuse – Get out there!

Note: By Jessica Hannah

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