To be a man is a time-honored tradition, but you’re not exactly your grandfather, now are you?
While the rules of being a gentleman never change, the activities that give a man purpose and pleasure are forever adapting, expanding, and blossoming into new adventures. And this couldn’t be truer than during the summertime. You could say that it has something to do with the heat, the smell of suntan lotion, or the promise of making out in a summer storm. All we know is that you have three months to live a lifetime worth of summertime fun. And since you never know when it could be your last, we say, why not live this one to the fullest.
Here are fifteen suggested activities that just might make this your best summer ever.
Take a short (and a long) road trip
Have friends over for a BBQ
Take a hike (and we mean that in a positive way)
Hit up a baseball game, drink beer, eat a hot dog, and make a mess with your peanuts
Eat watermelon (and get the kind with the seeds, otherwise it’s just not the same)
Take a man nap (a hammock is what will make it a ‘man’ nap)
Grab lunch (or a beer) with an old friend you haven’t seen in years
Leave your phone at home, disappear for an entire day, and come home with a story worth talking about
Lie face up in the grass, and count the clouds until you rediscover the pleasure of simplicity
Take your girl on a picnic (tip: bring watermelon)
Reconnect with the moon and stars on a clear night
Challenge your fitness level with an activity you never thought you could do
Find yourself up a creek with a paddle
Plant something green with your bare hands
Build something out of wood that you will actually use before summer is over