Anyone who is anyone dreams of taking a road trip. Grabbing a group of friends, packing up the car and sticking on some amazing tunes is the dream. The freedom. The space. The desire to go wherever you want to go in the country is right out in front of you. All you need to do is choose where to go. Oh, and you need to work out a way to avoid being bored.
For many men, going on an adventure with their friends is one of the most enjoyable ways to spend the long summer nights. Being stuck indoors watching television or playing video games isn’t the most exciting thing, which is why many of us turn to the outdoors to spend our time. However, deciding what to do during the summer can be a pain and it’s likely going to be a failed holiday or trip if it’s not planned correctly.
Whenever you’re planning to go on any kind of travel, it can be very exciting. Not only do you have your future adventures to look forwards to, but the build up to going and the planning can also be just as exciting. But, when you’re hoping to go on a different kind of vacation, that excitement can often be kicked up a notch. Planning to go on a quiet, natural, off the grid style adventure break can be more exciting than any other kind. When it’s your first time embarking on a vacation like this, you may need a little heads up with the kind of travel gear to pack.
Men have been receiving some pretty mixed signals over the past several decades, a period that saw a general shift away from traditional masculine roles towards a more neutral – or perhaps feminine – way of being for society. Overall, this has been a good thing for society, but it has left generations of men “displaced”, cast aside by a world who no longer needs or wants their skills yet with no clear way of how, then, to act instead. It’s a complicated mess, one that doesn’t have any one obvious answer. Yet perhaps the key is to follow the versions of masculinity that are still permitted, such as the ones outlined below.
Picture this: you’re driving down the countryside with a beautifully crisp wind blowing through your hair. To your right is a clean and sparkling ocean, and to your left is a clear meadow with a line of trees bordering it. The sun’s coming down, so you decide to pull up close to the meadow and set up camp. You exit your truck and open up the back to reveal your camping gear. You spend the night camping on the meadow with your friends, sharing weird and wonderful stories as you snack on marshmallows over a dim campfire. The sun comes up and you’re on the road once more, looking for the next location to spend your night.