Dublin, Ireland (PRWEB) February 28, 2008
When the time comes to separate the men from the boys, only the ultimate "mancation" will do. Perhaps a new concept to some, the mancation is quickly gaining steam among males. Complete with its own Wikipedia page, the mancation has even made its way into popular culture (Vince Vaughn's "The Break-Up", for example).
For the "layperson", a mancation can be defined as a male-only holiday that involve sports, camping, gambling, chasing women and most of all drinking. No wives or girlfriends allowed. So leave the women and children at home and get ready to have the best time with the boys…one that you may or may not remember!
boo.com (http://www.boo.com) has combined its years of party experience to bring you the top five ultimate mancations on the planet.
1)Gone fishing -Clonakilty, Ireland
Fishing - let's face it, it's one of the manliest things a man can do! Clonakilty in Cork has some of the best fly fishing Ireland has to offer with plenty of bass, pollack and mackerel on hand ready to be caught! If fly fishing doesn't fit the bill then pack a few Guinness', sit back and relax on a chartered boat for some deep sea fishing, like the real fisherman do it - you can't get more rugged than that!
boo.com recommends: Quality Hotel & Leisure Centre, Clonakilty, Ireland (http://www.boo.com/clonakilty/hotels/quality_hotel__leisure_centre_clonakilty)
Rates from €79.00 per night
2) All Bets are Off! - Gambling in Las Vegas, Nevada
Las Vegas is the jackpot of mancations. The stakes are high and the drinks are free so get ready to pay up! With every possible gambling option available, there is no shortage of poker, Texas Hold'em or blackjack tables for you and the guys to join. Just remember to save cash for some of the late night entertainment options.
boo.com recommends: Paris Hotel (http://www.boo.com/lasvegas/hotels/paris)
Rates from €85.00 per night
3) Hit the Links--Golfing in Spain
There is nothing like a little healthy competition among men to get the mancation started. Grab your clubs, a box of cigars, maybe even a few six packs and hit the course. The area around Marbella in the South of Spain has the highest number of golf courses in Europe and the Gran Hotel Guadalpin in Marbella offers a special "green fee" for the top golf courses on the coast, making it the perfect spot for an extended golf holiday with the boys.
boo.com recommends: Gran Hotel Guadalpin Marbella Spa (http://www.boo.com/marbella/hotels/gran_hotel_guadalpin_marbella_spa)
Rates from €110.00 per night
4) Hit "The Wall" - Bobsleighing in Riga, Latvia
There are fewer than 10 places in the world where it's possible for the general public to hurtle down a track at over 100km/h for a one minute ride that will blow you away and one of them is in Latvia! The Riga bobsleigh drivers are from the Latvian National Bobsleigh team and feel the "Need-for-speed"! With the last corner named "The Wall" you can hit up to 6G (G-force), this one will certainly separate the men from the boys!
boo.com recommends: Avalon Hotel, Riga, Latvia (http://www.boo.com/riga/hotels/185458_avalon_hotel)
Rates from €60.00 per night
5) Football crazy - Manchester, England
Home to one of the world's most famous football clubs, Manchester is the ultimate destination for a football weekend away, one of the definitive mancations (as it combines what is arguably 2 of men's favourite pastimes, football and beer!). Head to the ground about 45 minutes before kick off to soak up the electric atmosphere and pick up some memorabilia. Win, loose or draw the city will be buzzing after the match where you can sip on celebratory pints, or drown your sorrows in one of the many pubs and clubs that Manchester has to offer.
boo.com recommends: Britannia Hotel (http://www.boo.com/england/manchester/hotels/britannia_hotel)
Rates from €62.00 per night
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