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Everyone loves a break when school's out for the summer and that includes men too. Whether you're single, married, or have kids, here are some ways you can relax and recharge while on this year's vacation.

Visit A Relaxing Destination

Modern research suggests that humans evolved from bag-like sea creatures. Over 540 million years, we have grown into land creatures. Yet we still heed the call of the ocean. And there's nothing more relaxing than spending your day on a serene beach facing the beautiful blue amid the sound of waves. There are countless places all over the world where you can visit for an experience like this. But some of the best include all inclusive surf retreats in places like Costa Rica. At the same time, you can take up a new hobby. Just watch out for the dinosaurs!

Relax and Recharge at a Spa Retreat

While most men don't consider a spa retreat at the top of their list of places to go to relax, more of us probably should!

Right now, studies show more than 47% of spa goers are men and this is led by the fact that spas are both adding services and designs more welcoming to male customers. While getting a good massage, a facial, or even just a scalp massage and shave or beard trim is an excellent way to relax, it isn't for every guy. Luckily, you can still enjoy a good body scrub on a relaxing spa day at home without anyone having to know!

Spend Some Time with Family

It's hard to find someone who doesn't have a family living somewhere enviable. Some people pack up sticks and move to far-flung locations like Japan, Australia, and beautiful cities in their own country. So why not take the opportunity to visit with family for a fun-filled catch-up. You can relax with your in-laws or relatives as your children get to know their cousins, aunts, and uncles better. Given all the problems the world faces today and coming out of the worst of the pandemic, there has never been a more important time to strengthen family bonds.

Disconnect from Stress

The modern world has a lot of ways to get you down. Which is the reason you need a vacation in the first place. Even if you don't travel, you need to disconnect from all sources of stress. It might be harder than you think, but you must remove yourself from anything that can ruin your time off. Begin by informing your employer that you won't be available. Then switch off your work phone and only associate with friends and family with your personal one. Finally, under no circumstances use social media unless it's to share images of your vacation retreat.

Practice A Hobby That Helps You Relax

Hobbies are amazing for passing the spare time. And 74% of us love to indulge our passions when we are off work. So if your hobby is your passion, then your upcoming vacation is the best time to do what you love. For instance, if you love photography, get out and snap some shots of summer flowers and nature. Or, if you're a talented painter, pack up your easel and get to work in a remote location. The only downside is that time seems to fly right by when you are doing something you love. So you might need to set aside more than one day for your passion.

Kick Back And Enjoy Your Own Yard

Of course, taking a vacation doesn't necessarily mean traveling. Many people put a great deal of time and effort into making their garden an enjoyable place. So why not enjoy it as intended? Summer sun and weather are generally favorable in most areas, so you can catch some rays during your time off. Additionally, it's a great time to play some games with the kids. And if you have the motivation, summer is a great time for inviting friends and family over. And through all this, the best thing about your garden in the summer is that it doesn't cost you a penny.

You should use your vacation time to relax and recharge this summer. For example, you could visit an ocean-side resort, visit wondrous places or just stay at home and enjoy your garden.

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James' passion for exploration and sense of duty to his community extends beyond himself. This means he is dedicated to providing a positive role model for other men and especially younger guys that need support so that they can thrive and be future positive contributors to society. This includes sharing wisdom, ideas, tips, and advice on subjects that all men should be familiar with, including: family travel, men's health, relationships, DIY advice for home and yard, car care, food, drinks, and technology. Additionally, he's a travel advisor and a leading men's travel influencer who has been featured in media ranging from New York Times to the Chicago Tribune, and LA Times. He's also been cited by LA Weekly "Top Travel Bloggers To Watch 2023" and featured by Muck Rack: "Top 10 Outdoor Journalists for 2022".

He and his wife Heather live in St Joseph, Michigan - across the lake from Chicago.