Life is what you make of it, right?
Leave behind a legacy, take a journey into the unknown, and embark on a path of turning all of your dreams into a reality starting today.
They say you live once, but does it really mater when you can accomplish so many things in a single lifetime…
Gentlemen, this is your life, make it memorable, make things happen…
Chapter 1: 100 Things To Do Before You Die
Hit the track and let the rush take over your body as you peak speeds that would make any highway cop grasp his doughnut just a little bit tighter. With an arsenal of mankind’s finest machines at your fingertips the real challenge isn’t driving: It’s figuring out which one to drive…
The Nissan GT-R, Lamborgini Aventador, McLaren MP4-12C, Audi R8, and Aston Martin Vantage S, among others; need I mention more luxury cars gentlemen? All of which are available at an affordable price tag at Exotics Racing located in the sunny Las Vegas. $299 buys you the freedom to savor every second behind the wheel.
You’ll also want to cruise along the:
Great Ocean Road
Free falling with nothing surrounding you but gravity’s’ pull will make you feel like you’re on top the world; and the reality is… you will be. Breathtaking views encompassing your entire vision will literally change the way you see things.
Because it’s one thing to look out the airplane window, and another to be jumping out of the plane itself. When you’re ready to take the leap and of course, have mustered up your courage, consider Skydive Dubai for the ultimate experience. You can also skydive over Mt. Everest in Nepal.
There’s nothing more manly than venturing out into the woods and hitting the trails. Put down the cell phone, the laptop, and every other piece of technology connecting to you indoors. They can’t replicate the real beauty of nature: the lakes, forests, canyons, waterfalls, and mountains. Once you really explore deep into mother nature you’ll witness more than what just meets the eye from the window of your car.
The giant redwoods, granite mountain faces and spectacular views are all hidden just waiting for you to discover them at places like:
Glacier National Park
Pacific Coast Trail
Arches National Park
Yosemite National Park
John Muir Trail
Redwood National Park
Dolomite Mountains, Italy
Even Henry David Thoreau himself ventured into the woods because the truth is gentlemen, it can have a powerful experience on your life:
“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practice resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms.”
You’ve seen the war action movies and you’ve played the video games, but now it’s time to turn it a real experience. The same guns you’ve played with in games like Call of Duty, Metal of Honor and Battlefield, are all available for you to shoot with. Yes, I’m talking about the M4, MP5, AK-47, and Glock 17 among others.
And even if those don’t tempt you enough, then just consider this guys.. How about firing a minigun that pumps out an insane 250 rounds, or a wide arsenal of automatic machine guns? The smell of gunpowder has never smelled so good. You can make this adventure happen in Las Vegas at MGV.
At temperatures of 1,292 to 2,192 °F this liquid lava will burn your skin merely from the radiant heat if you’re close enough to it. But don’t let that deter you from sightseeing incredible eruptions and remarkable lava cascades down the slopes.
Protective gear will let you get a first hand view of volcanoes like the Mount Mayon in the Philippines. In the past 400 years this wonder of nature has erupted an impressive 40 times, leaving nothing behind but only rock and ash in its fierce path.
Make sure you visit:
Mount Pelee in Martinique
Mount Bromo in Indonesia
Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica
Popocateptel in Mexico
Kilauea in Hawaii
Mount Etna in Italy
Shishaldin in Alaska
Taal in the Philippines
Pacaya in Guatemala
Witness the most remarkable form of roman architecture and engineering ever in existence; plus the largest amphitheater in the world to date. Built in 80 AD, the Colosseum has stood the test of time against earthquakes, leaving behind most of the most iconic symbols of Imperial Rome for the future world to marvel upon.
Believed to have held between 50 and 80 thousand spectators at a time, it showcased executions, battle re-enactments, animal hunts, dramas, and other public spectacles.
You might be at the top of food chain on land, but go ahead and take a dive deep into the treacherous waters of darkness. It will be a legendary experience you’ll never forget as natures ultimate predator surrounds you with a thirst for blood. Massive great white sharks will eerily lurk within inches of a protective cage, giving you that up close, face to face experience.
When you’re ready to drop the anchor and exchange your floaties at the community pool for swimming with the sharks, you’ll want to take a trip to South Africa. Shark Cage Diving guarantees you’ll see sharks or your money back; plus they have insurance, which to be honest, doesn’t matter much if you happen to be, well.. Shark food.
Sharks not your thing? Swim with manta rays instead.
Anyone can pick up a six pack of beer from the store and call it a day, the real reward comes from sipping your very own, hand-crafted brew. And while it may seem complicated at first glance, the process is quite easy; there’s a ton of pre-made kits for beginners out there.
Select from the best malts, yeasts and mixes to create your very own version of heavenly perfection. Bottle it up, share it with family and friends and savor every sip of success.
Once you become a true beer connoisseur, visit Oktoberfest: A 16-day long, polka-music inspired, beer festival based in Munch, Germany. Also check out Argentina’s National Beer Festival, and the smaller ones in places like the U.S., Canada, Brazil, and Ireland among others.
Another thing to do before you die: Create your own drink, and get it on the menu at a bar or restaurant.
And leave it for a month straight. Groom it accordingly and embrace your manliness. There is one thing in this world women cannot do, and what is that you ask? Grow a beard; men are entitled to this traditional right at birth. To refuse to accept it would be a shame gentlemen. Your body does this naturally, it makes you look handsome, and it distinguishes you with more character.
But don’t just base it all on how it looks, for there is much more at hand here: During this month take note of how it feels, the newly found attention you command from others, and the encouragement you share with other men to fulfill their own wish to grow a beard. How can you get started on this passage? It’s simple, grow your beard, now!
I don’t mean switch places with your boss at work and ask for his office desk and chair.. I mean start a real business! Take action and go after that idea you’ve had locked away in your mind for years now. Between your ears there’s a goldmine of ideas, don’t let them go to waste; most men do.
Become the confident leader you’ve dreamed of and inspire other men in the process; leave behind a legacy. Build the best products in the world, build an iconic brand, and share it with the next generation. Hand down the family business to your son, teach him the business world, inspire him to walk in your footsteps to accomplish even greater things in his lifetime.
More things to do before you die:
Have coffee with the CEO of a Fortune 500 company.
Pitch your product or business idea on Shark Tank.
And eat your catch. Cast your line into the darkness of the sea waters and bring to light big game fish. Imagine wrestling with a shark, and having the pleasure of sharing the grueling, but oh so rewarding, experience with others who ask about your legendary sea stories. You’ll catch monster-sized tuna, marlin, and swordfish among others; gentlemen these aren’t your shallow water fish!
Don’t believe me? Just take a look at this video:
1,000 Pound Hammerhead Shark Giant Fish Caught
Young or old, I can’t think of anyone who would have a bad day catching a baseball at a major league stadium. Foul ball or grand slam, the feeling of catching a ball is definitely one to remember. It is American’s favorite pastime after all…
The best baseball stadiums to tour and do this at:
AT&T Park: San Francisco Giants
Wrigley Field: Chicago Cubs
Oriole Park at Camden Yards: Baltimore Orioles
Busch Stadium: St. Louis Cardinals
Target Field: Minnesota Twins
Fenway Park: Boston Red Sox
Coors Field: Colorado Rockies
Kauffman Stadium: Kansas City Royals
Dodger Stadium: Los Angeles Dodgers
PNC Park: Pittsburgh Pirates
Great American Ball Park: Cincinnati Reds
Get your heart set on finishing a marathon or competing in a triathlon. Start devoting your time to training, nutrition and endurance, and you’ll discover the prestige and honor waiting for you at the finish line. You’ll be beaten and out of breath, but your mind will come alive, and you’ll feel like Julius Caesar.
And what did he do gentlemen? Conquer!
Win the battle over your body, and put your mind to the ultimate test when you feel as if you can no longer keep going. At the end of the day you will feel nothing short of being a champion.
Even if you’re not interested in marathons or triathlons, keep these goals in mind: Master a run of 10 consecutive miles and run a mile in under 5 minutes.
Ever wanted to soar across the sky like your favorite childhood superhero, but gravity kept you down? Have you thought about becoming an astronaut, but realized the training and rigorous stress tests were just way too demanding? Here’s your chance to effortlessly make it happen, and leave that weight holding your dream down behind.
With zero gravity space flights you’ll experience the same weightlessness as you would on Mars and the Moon. That’s one-third and one-sixth of your actual weight if you’re curious. But the real deal happens when you’re in zero gravity…
You’ll float freely, allowing you do to things like somersaults and Pac-man style M&M eating challenges on board. Call yourself Superman if you please, because for a few moments there, you really will be.
Make an impact on someone’s life, be the reason for their positive change. Teach someone something they’ve always want to know, but were too afraid to seek out the answers for. Yes gentlemen, anyone can be a mentor, no matter the subject or experience; all that is required is a willingness to be there for them.
Volunteer, coach a youth sports team, become a business coach; the opportunities are endless and so are the true rewards you’ll gain. Take the time to be a leader, showcase your courage to rest of the world, and inspire others to follow in your footsteps.
Guardian of the Khafra pyramid, this half lion half human has puzzled specters with its mysterious Greek mythology, legends and stories. Some wish to discover lost secrets, others hope to find hidden passages underneath this massive natural stone monument. One thing scientist can agree on though, is that it was carved from a one gigantic limestone mass; at a world record of 66 feet tall and 240 feet long.
This Egyptian colossus will humble and profound you due to its massive, sheer size. It’s a sight you cannot simply prepare yourself or your mind for in advanced; the same goes for the Pyramids. With 138 of them dating all the way back to 2630 BCE, (the third dynasty), there’s certainly a lot to take in.
You’ll want to visit the Giza, located on the outskirts of Cario; specifically The Pyramid of Khufu, which is the largest of its kind. Known as being one of the only Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still standing today, there’s a reason it’s so remarkably famous.
Adventure on a desert safari riding one of nature’s most laid back and relaxed animals through the sunset. It’s a surreal feeling, even though… At first glance, camels might intimidate you with their size, plus riding them might seem like a challenge, but it’s actually a very enjoyable process. The hardest part to riding a camel is simply getting on and off, and I can assure you they don’t fuss or get spooked like a horse would. In fact, they don’t even seem to mind having you on their back at all.
Just remember to keep calm and you can’t go wrong. Even when you’re stopping and it seems like the camel’s head is going to dive right into the sand, it won’t. Their back legs will fold down slowly, and you’ll be absolutely fine!
Intrigued.. What’s the best place to ride a camel?
Desert of the Sinai: Egypt
Sahara Desert: Morocco
The Silk Road: China
Thar Desert: Jaisalmer, India
The Gobi Desert: Mongolia
Ever wanted to feel like a Top Gun? Instead of watching the video action, you’ll be in the actual cockpit flying a real fighter jet. The first person experience is a thousand times more gratifying as you perform maneuvers including flips, turns and drops in the sky. And if you think that sounds like quite the thrill ride, just consider that your average rollercoaster ride experience is 1.5-2 G positive and 0.5G negative for a few seconds at a time.. (That’s upwards at 2 times your body weight, and downwards at one a half times it.)
Now imagine fighter jets like the F 14, 15, 16 and up which do 8 to 9 G’s positive sustained. Yeah, you just lost your lunch.
If that sounds too intense, consider learning how to flying a helicopter or perhaps riding along inside of one. Their loud and the ride can often be quite choppy at times, but the views looking downwards are absolutely breathtaking. Looking down at mother earth from the top of the sky will be unlike any other experience you’ve had in a lifetime.
Just imagine flying over Las Vegas at night and taking in all the city of lights, or perhaps getting a bird’s eye view of the grand canyon.
Glide along the beautiful canals of Venice rowing an iconic Gandola, voga alla veneta rowing style. Just make sure you aren’t caught in the tourist trap where loud Italian exchanges of words, and bumper to bumper Gandolas ruin the experience. Truth is, you can learn how to row yourself, and venture down the back canals to avoid the packed main areas. Perfect for getting away alone or with a beautiful woman.
These awe inspiring structures will fill your mind with imagination as you gaze upon their size and surroundings. From the snow covered castles built upon the rocky mountaintops to castles encompassed by water on fortified islands.
No matter what castle you set your eyes on, one thing is for certain is, they are breathtaking. And I’m not just talking about the medieval castles you’ve seen in storybooks… I’m talking about these:
Mehrangarh Fort: India
Mont Saint Michel: France
Rocca Guaita Fortress: San Marino
Eltz Castle: Germany
Neuschwanstein Castle: Germany
Jal Mahal: India
Bodiam Castle: England
Matsumoto Castle: Japan
Potala Palace: China
Lichtenstein Castle: Germany
Been cannoning? How about cabrewing? Let’s step it up a notch gentlemen.. Go whitewater rafting with a group of friends and experience a rush like no other. Mother nature will push you through rapid rapids with sheer force making your heart race, and your body fighting to get a grip on the paddle. The only thing that will keep your cool is that massive surges of water splashing their way on board.
No matter if you choose a difficulty rating of 1 to 10 or (1-VI), drifting through the Grand Canyon will be one experience you’ll forever remember. Nothing beats the scenic great outdoors.
Also consider: Whitewater rafting at Cherry Creek, California
Drawing crowds in excess of five to thirty thousand people, Thailand full moon parties appropriately deserve being called “one of the world’s best rave spots”. Celebrated every night of, before or after a full moon, these intense parties carry on throughout the night until sunrise the next morning.
Music is diverse with everything from R&B to trance, house and reggae among others, while alcohol is plentiful and always in hand. There is a dancing frenzy, fire shows, and nothing short of all out craziness and insanity. Colorful lanterns light up the surroundings and artwork is present everywhere you look.
It literally is the party of the world, with people from all walks of life and corners of the globe.
Prized for its incredible scuba diving, the Great Barrier Reef features a diverse variety of some of the best ocean life in the world. The underwater Australia expedition will expose you to nature at one of its most beautiful forms. Fish swim will all around you, while the sunlight will light up the colorful coral teeming with life.
Hop onboard your helicopter, aka the world’s best chairlift, and climb upwards to worlds most preimer remote elevations. Glide down the snow topped mountains while taking in the peaceful, pristine wilderness. Let the fresh powder rip into the air as you cut and carve your way into the snow.
Ski or snowboard your way down the five best resorts:
Park City and Deer Valley: Utah
Whistler: British Columbia
Weighing in at an impressive 400 to 675 pounds, the Siberian tiger will give you a new perspective on nature’s wildlife once you see it in person. And perhaps another once you consider the population of tigers around the world is dropping at a rapid rate. Currently it’s estimated there are only 3,500 to 4,000 tigers left in the world; a massive drop from the 100,000 counted in the early 1900s.
The more you know: Tigers can eat up to 88 pounds of meat in one sitting. They hunt alone stalking their prey, and consume everything from sloth bears, crocodiles, pythons, ambar deer, water buffalo, and wild pigs. Quite the menu…
Another life experience to do: See a giraffe in the wild.
With the internet you have almost every part imaginable available for restoring a car. That is, if your wallet can afford the expensive project to begin with. But can you really put a price tag on an old car you have an attachment with? Most don’t, in fact we’ve all seen countless vintage and restored cars selling for millions of dollars to the highest bidder.
There’s something about classic cars that draws us in; the horsepower, the styling, the driving experience. Whatever it may be, turning the key and hitting the gas pedal just feels right.. And even better in car you personally restored. The time, craftsmanship, and willpower to bring the forgotten back to life, all makes the process worth with.
Some cars to consider restoring:
1964 – 1968 Ford Mustang
1967 – 1969 Chevrolet Camaro
1972 – 1973 Dodge Challenger
1972 – 1974 Plymouth Barracuda
1968 – 1970 Dodge Charger
Ride the world while ripping along the beautiful ocean waves crashing down all around you. Surfing is all about taming the perfect storm right after you build up your hopes with every paddle. The moment you catch a wave you get an instant sense of achievement. You’re starting to turn, you stand up with confidence, and glide forward in absolute disbelief.
How can such an incredible feeling exist you might ask… You’ll feel as if you’re a part of the ocean itself while harnessing natures power to push your board. The cool breeze and sea mist will brush your face, and the sound of the wave breaking will remind you, that yes, this is all very real.
The best places to surf in the world:
Gold Coast: Australia
California and Hawaii (The North Shore): North America
Jeffreys Bay: South Africa
Mentawai Islands: Indonesia
Santa Catarina: Brazil
Just the thought of walking out to the tip of this shocking 2,300 foot cliff is enough to make those fearful of heights feel ill. Forget about the four-hour mountain trek just to get there, or the fact that it’s nearly thousand years old…
The legendary Trolltunga in Norway is the leftover result of a precambrian bedrock formed from frozen glacier water during the ice age. Men with enough courage, or should we say men who can muster up enough courage, can put their mind to the test by sitting at the edge of this wonder of nature. Breathtaking views of scenic untouched nature, high up in the snow and moss covered mountains, will make you contemplate on the true beauty of the world.
Fill the sails with the breeze and the let the wind skim your boat across the vast blue sea. It’s just you and the ocean; there’s no noise, no smell from the engine sipping down fuel, just peace and the majestic nature sound. Watch as the sun sets and strikes down on the ocean leaving behind magnificent colors in its path. Wake up in the morning to hot coffee and an splash in the cool, invigorating sea water.
Spend enough time sailing and you’ll come to understand your passion for adventure, your need for wisdom, and develop a sense of responsibility and respect in the process.
If you’re curious, take a look at Alex and Taru’s story of sailing; I really enjoy reading about their voyages!
Things to do: Sail from one county to another.
Witness bright lights dancing majestically around in the sky in shades of red, yellow, violet, green and blue. These incredible Auroral displays are the result of electrically charged particles from the sun colliding as they enter into the earth’s atmosphere. For the science curious, the colors produced depend on oxygen and nitrogen: Green color occurs when oxygen is 60 miles above the earth, red for 200 miles, and blue for nitrogen.
The best places to watch them:
Northwestern North America: Yukon, Nunavut, Alaska and Northwest Territories
Southern Tip: Greenland and Iceland
Unbelievable scenery makes the 2 hour flight from mainland Europe absolutely worth it. Located in the Gulf Stream in the North Atlantic, the Faroe Islands feature lush landscapes and peacefulness you won’t find anywhere else in the world. Majestic mountains soar throughout the island in eighteen different locations, while the ocean is never out of sight.
No matter where you venture off to, you’re always within 3 miles of the coastline.
Take a leap and let yourself go as you free-fall downwards with nothing holding you back except for bungee cord. For the adventure seeker it’s a rush unlike no other. And if you’ve ever gone skydiving you’re in for a surprise, because the sensation is all too real when you’re this close to the ground.
Other men see it as a terrifying experience just thinking about it; after all, it is comparable to falling out of a building which would frighten almost anyone. But if you can get over your fear of heights and the mental challenge of things, then there’s little to worry about. The bounce backwards may appear violent at first glance, but the actual experience itself causes no discomfort at all. Yes, you may scream like a little girl in the process, but you’ll love every moment of doing so.
Where: Bungee Jump from Royal Gorge Bridge (The world’s highest suspension bridge)
Just eight miles from the Keflavik International Airport, this geothermal spa is worth is definitely trek. It’s situated on a lava field in Grindavik, Iceland, and offers warm, steamy blue waters rich in skin healing minerals.
White silica mud covers the floor which makes for the perfect exfoliating and deep cleaning mud mask. Relax in peace, float around without a care in the world, because the Blue Lagoon is the perfect place to do so.
Zyzz, Nick Scott, and Arnold all did it, what more inspiration could you ask for? There’s are no excuses left to hold you back gentlemen, only goals to accomplish. You know the real reward and if you don’t by now, you will discover it all in due time.
Stop envisioning training as a way to get healthy just because your doctor said to do so. Forget about thinking what type of body women want the most. Do it for yourself, do it because: you want to be in charge of your life, you want to accomplish something, you want to feel that pride every morning you wake up. Transform your body, master your mind, and go the hardest you can during each and every workout at the gym. Get shredded.
What is Burning Man? What isn’t Burning Man… That’s the real question. Self-expression, art, and self-reliance are all a part of this week long annual event of freedom. Explore sculptures, dance, watch as temples and the man burn down, and gain a new outlook on life.
You’ll come to better understand the human experience as you connect with other people who encourage the virtue of acceptance and community. It’s a place without advertising or commercial involvement, and instead bases itself upon the act of giving gifts to share with others.
Ever wanted to just bet it on all black and see what happens? I’m pretty sure all of us have. In fact, it’s something every man should do in his lifetime.. Why? Because you never know the odds until you give it a try. Take the risk, one you can afford to lose of course, and try your luck.
You don’t have to be a serious gambler at all, I’m not myself. Nor do you have to bet your entire life savings all in one spin, just have fun and experience it responsibility. Sometimes it’s weird how our luck works out; it’s a mystery that no man has ever been able to solve.
The best place to do this at: Aria Las Vegas
If I told you that you could save someone’s life this very moment would you do it? What if it was just as simple as a small prick in the arm.. Even if you absolutely hate needles, that second or two or fear surely wouldn’t stop you right?
Donating blood might end up saving your family or friends some day, and if it doesn’t consider it’s simply the right thing to do. You’ll feel good about doing it plus a sense of accomplishment knowing that you gave someone else a second chance to live. That in it itself is pretty remarkable thing to think about gentlemen.
Venture out into the woods and feel the pulse of nature while hunting wild boar; or pursue deer, moose, bear, and wild duck if those should suit you better. There’s nothing wrong with hunting if you’re respecting the principals of wildlife conservation. Ancient times participated and the inherited instinct is among all men today, embrace it.
The stimulating feeling is one to definitely share with friends and family, and the reward of fresh, healthy meat and jerky afterwards is something to savor. Take along your son as he enters into manhood, and teach him the real beauty and power of nature. Hunt in a way that isn’t based on ego or dominance, but instead focus on a journey that helps you find inner peace, and a better understanding of nature and your connection to it.
“A dry martini,” he said. “One. In a deep champagne goblet.”
“Just a moment. Three measures of Gordon’s, one of vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake it very well until it’s ice-cold, then add a large thin slice of lemon-peel. Got it?”
– James Bond: Casino Royale (1953)
I wouldn’t advise you to become a full-time bartender, it’s certainly not for everyone, but every man should at least have the basics down. It’s one thing to pour a simple glass of beer, another to know to the difference between ale and lager, and how to make a proper Martini.
Learn how it’s done and you’ll have a little more appreciation for the care bartenders put in their craft. And that final product they hand you across the bar just might seem a bit better than you had once thought before.
With a price tag of $5.7 billion dollars, yes billion with the letter B, the five star Marina Bay Sands hotel definitely delivers on the luxury experience. Their Skypark Infinity Pool will blow away your wildest expectations as you grin as wide as the architect who got his building plans approved. Who could have ever imagined an infinity pool located 57 stories above the ground, let alone actually agree to build it?
Whatever the reason, the surreal and stunning views of the Singapore financial distract and Marina Bay deem this project absolutely worth it. A swim in the world’s largest elevated pool will give you a one of a kind experience you’ll never encounter elsewhere.
If there’s one place you want to be before the clock reaches midnight on December 31st, it’s Times Square. Surrounded by millions of specters bustling with cheer, astounding lights and the modern world’s skyscrapers in sight, it doesn’t get any better than this.
It’s more than a celebration, it’s where the world holds their breath in anticipation for the ball to drop in those last few seconds of the year. Balloons and confetti fly everywhere, while everyone in the crowd collectively welcomes you into the new year with overwhelming and unprecedented joy.
Things you might have wondered: At 11,875 pounds there’s a good reason the ball is the center showcase. Covered in 2,688 Waterford Crystals with over 30 thousand LEDs, it’s able to display more than 16 million colors and over a billion different patterns.
In order to reach this remote lava field hole, you’ll need to step down the ladder close to a hundred feet below ground level. It’s quite a terrifying climb (Wear flip flops and go slow, the platform can be slippery), but well worth it once your swimming in the crystal clear sea water. You can see the brightly colored fish swimming around your feet and the crabs clinging nearby onto the lava rock.
Lush vegetation hangs over the edges and drips water on downwards for an amazingly light splashing sound. The entire area is well cared for, plus the walk to the Sua Ocean Trench itself is takes you on a stunning garden path.
Man’s true best friend. A dog’s loyalty holds no bounds, they will stick with you forever. To put that in perspective, a German shepherd named Captain sat in grievance by his owner’s grave for six years. These courageous canines have saved lives throughout history, and with the wag of a tail, warmed the hearts of all men around the world.
Perhaps it’s time to adopt a dog and save a life yourself… Imagine coming home to an animal that will always give you unconditional love. Sure, they might chew up the rug a bit or get into a war with the toilet paper roll once in awhile, but dogs always seem to mysteriously put a smile on our faces every time we walk through the door.
And if you’re not already aware, adopting from the shelter is an excellent choice! While rescue dogs may be associated with a lot of myths and rumors, I can assure you it’s safe to ignore them. After all, they are just “myths”. As someone who’s adopted an older shelter dog in the past, there is nothing to worry about gentlemen.
Great dogs to adopt:
Jack Russell Terrier
Dating back to King Phillip II of Spain (1527-1598), there’s a good reason Cubans are world famous and have reputation as being the finest on the market. With over one hundred steps involved these rituals have stood the test of time, never ceasing to abandon the passionate care and stunning attention to detail. Unlike others they aren’t composed of various blends, which gives them that strong aroma and authentic taste aficionados desire.
Even though they were popular to begin with, things really took a turn when John F. Kennedy enforced the economic embargo against Cuba in the 60’s. For enthusiasts, it made them harder to acquire outside of the U.S., but that hasn’t stopped millions of Americans from vacationing in Cuba to enjoy them.
Tattoos are like Pringles, once you pop… you really can’t stop. When you get your first one done, chances are you’ll want another. They are mildly painful for the most part, cost a sizable chunk of change, and keep you glued to the chair for hours.. So why do one in five US adults even get them in the first place?
Because it’s a rite of passage, a form self-expression, and ultimately your own choice. Tattoos can be for remembrance, an enjoyed passion, or something meaningful in your life. It’s not about manliness, society’s influence or acceptance, it’s all about you.
Awhile ago I wrote a men’s tattoo guide so you know what to expect when getting your first one. There’s also a top 50 best men’s tattoos photo collection I put together to help you come up with some creative ideas.
Some men do it for the education, career and travel, others simply for the honor and camaraderie. No matter how you look at it, serving the country is entitled to the brave and proud patriotic. It’s one commitment that brings courage, responsibility, and the feeling of self-accomplishment all together in unison. Those in the military fearlessly defend our freedom, often giving the ultimate sacrifice: their life in the lines of battle.
Aside from thanking a veteran in person and expressing your gratitude, consider also paying your respect here:
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
USS Arizona Memorial
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall
Just imagine riding on top of a 1,500 to 2,000 pound animal doing everything in its power to pound you into the hard packed dirt. You’re tense, your heart is pounding, and no matter how hard you clutch onto the bull rope you will get slammed off. Most can’t last through the 4 seconds of pain after the steel gate opens, let alone 8 professional bull riders somehow mysteriously pull off…
The moment you make an impact on the ground things start becoming very real. It’s no surprise they call it the world’s most dangerous sport. One step in the gut means a trip to the hospital for a month long visit. Vests don’t stop from breaking bones, only the horns from going through you. Fractured necks and ribs, while torn tendons and ligaments are all too common.
Not ready to do it alone just yet? Try Running of the Bulls, (Pamplona Bull Run), the most popular event in Spain that’s been shown live to spectators worldwide for over thirty years now and counting.
Head out into the middle of nowhere and tear up your own trails in the hot desert sand. Let the engine roar as you hold down the throttle and really push the limits. Nothing beats the thrill of climbing steep terrain, nor the adventure of exploring the scenic Grand Canyon first hand.
Can you handle the heat, or perhaps come to terms accepting the weird physics? For thousands of years now people have been walking on hot beds of embers exceeding well into 1000°F. And to put that into perspective, the melting point of Aluminum is 1,221°F, while the world’s hottest fire walk peaked over 1750°F.
At an astonishing 1,168 feet above the earth you’ll find the world’s highest hands-free walk, the CN Tower EdgeWalk. It’s a five foot wide ledge built to make six brave men each feel like Superman at a time. You’ll slowly shuffle inches over to the edge of the platform as most do, lean back praying you don’t die, and let the harness release from your trembling hands.
The moment you boldly do, it becomes a feeling like no other. Your surrounded by gushing winds from the altitude, not to mention a momentous panorama view of everything in the city.
Grab your boots and gear up for a expedition climbing the highest peaks of the seven continents. You’ll challenge yourself to keep going as steep obstacles and the frigid cold weather pull you right back down. It’s the pinnacle test of a man’s strength and perseverance with a tremendously scenic reward waiting at the finish line. Every single step you take and every breath you exhale, will only bring you closer and closer to breathtaking views.
The Seven Summits:
Mount Kilimanjaro: Africa: Highest peak reaches over 5,800m high (That’s over 19,000ft)
Mount Vinson Massif: Antarctica: (4,892m/16,050ft)
Mount Kosciuszko Australia: (2,228m/7,310ft)
Carstensz Pyramid Australia: (4,800m/16,000ft)
Mount Everest: Asia: (8,800m/29,000ft)
Mount Elbrus: Europe: (5,600m/18, 500ft)
Denali peak: North America: 6,194m/20,320ft)
Mount Aconcagua: South America: (6,962m/22,841ft)
The Kakslauttanen Hotel, otherwise known as Igloo Village, will turn you into a believer that luxury and the great outdoors can coexist. This world famous resort is unlike any other of its kind, offering memorable nights spent sleeping under the stars. Cozy indoor fireplaces will keep you warm through the night, while snowmobiling will keep your blood pumping throughout during the day.
After some fun in the snow you’ll of course want to head to the ice restaurant to pick up your favorite drink. You’ll feel like the real James Bond in the movie Die Another Day. And if you think that sounds slick, wait till you see the Northern Lights just before heading to bed.