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Page 10 of 79 11 N O V E M B E R / D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 6 G O G O L F I N G If there is one activity that is consistently popular with men of the baby boomer generation, it is golf. A lot of these guys are accustomed to playing golf when they go on individual and family vacations, so adding some optional golf outings could be a great way to attract them to a group trip. You'll get bonus points if you can take them to destinations that are famous for their golf courses or manage to get them access to courses they might not be able to play on their own. Some guys just can't stand to be cooped up inside, especially in beau- tiful destinations where there is a lot to explore outside. And though you might already be including short hikes or guided naturalist walks in these ar- eas, these small tastes of the outdoors likely won't be enough to satisfy the nature lovers in the group. Men will appreciate opportunities to go hiking, biking, fl y-fi shing, kayaking, hunting or four wheeling on your trips. Local tour- ism offi ces and adventure outfi tters can help you manage all the logistics and equipment required for these ex- cursions. G E T O U T D O O R S There are hundreds of museums across the country that cover subject matter that appeals to men. So instead of dragging them through another historic home, treat the guys in your group to a visit to a manly museum. These institutions include auto museums, aviation museums, military museums and other simi- lar places where guys can geek out over cars, guns, airplanes and a host of other manly things. There's a surprising abundance of these types of museum; if you're not aware of what your destination has to of- fer, call the local CVB, and the staff can recommend some attractions in the area. If you frequently include meals during your group trips — and those meals involve the "tour menu" at the restaurants you visit — the food and drinks you offer may leave the guys in your group less than satisfi ed. Men tend to eat bigger portions than women and are more likely to want heavy meat dishes, as opposed to salads and vegetables, so ask your restaurant partners to offer one or two heavier options for your group. And if you in- clude drinks, don't forget that many men prefer beer or cocktails instead of wine, so you'll make them happier by offering a better bar selection. V I S I T M A N LY M U S E U M S B E E F U P T H E F O O D A N D D R I N K c ount S o in s h ome m use u a viati o l ar pl a a i rp la n r st , u o a airplan own.

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