Every man understands the need for a men’s weekend every now and then. There will be no wife, children, or girlfriends just you and a few of your closest guy friends. Making plans for a guys weekend away can help you be a better father, husband, and friend by recharging your batteries.
You have plenty of options for awesome guy trip ideas, whether you’re planning the best bachelor party in history or just want a memorable weekend with the guys.
A great guy getaway will include activities that the entire group can participate in, as well as opportunities to interact with your fellow guys in an enjoyable environment.
Select your Troops as well as your Destination.
Choosing the right guys and the right place to go is the first step to a successful guys weekend. Here are a few simple tips on how to make it happen.
Only travel with your closest friends in general, especially on a quick guys weekend. You’re probably old enough to have traveled with a group of your male friends and know what works and what doesn’t. Of course, friends may want to invite other friends, which is perfectly acceptable.
Many times, the best guys for the trip are the ones who show up. However, make sure you know how big of a group you want to travel with. It’s pointless to plan a guy’s getaway if you’ll be disappointed if not enough people show up or stressed if there are too many people.
Because coordinating dates is usually more difficult than deciding on a destination, I prefer to choose a date first. There are a few tools that can help you with this. Using a poll is a popular tool. Typically, pick a general time of year for your weekend getaway, such as spring, and then poll every weekend within that time frame.
Choose a Destination
It’s time to pick a destination once you’ve decided on your dates. Do you wish to visit a city and partake in its nightlife? Or would you prefer to spend some time in the great outdoors? Do you want to spend all of your time at a golf resort or are you looking for one or two great golf courses? Maybe you want to go Jet Skiing in Dubai? Perhaps you and your male companions simply want to sample some of the local craft beers. Of course, you and your friends will most likely be looking for a place that provides a mix of these amenities.
There is no one-size-fits-all destination for a guys trip; the best destination for your guys weekend is one on which everyone agrees!
Last but not least, if someone is approaching a major milestone (for example, their 40th birthday or the birth of a child), give them more say or make them a tiebreaker. That makes things a lot easier.
Try Physical Activities
It’s important to stay active while on a guy’s trip, and we don’t just mean golfing. There’s something about getting out and doing something physical, like going on a nice hike, that helps to strengthen friendship bonds. Perhaps try something new that is both physically active and healthy, such as Jet Skiing or Flyboarding on Dubai’s beautiful beaches.
Eat to your Heart’s Content
Let’s wrap things up by talking about the most important thing to do during a good guys weekend. Eat, and eat, and eat a lot! Nature brings you together, but it’s when you’re eating with a great group of guys that you have the best conversations. It’s when you can catch up on your families, share parenting advice, and let your guard down and just have fun. The most important aspects of a guy’s trip are good food, good drinks, and good friends.