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Love to love ... Our 5 Favourite Days of Summer

Man of Many show us how to spend them.

Chuck a sickie, find a rooftop to drink on, throw a shrimp on the you-know-where, and more. 

PHOTOGRAPHY Andy McGuire


Summer is almost upon us, which less a season and more like a long religious holiday, as we as Australians uphold the stereotype that we love nothing more than to hit the waves, bask in the sun and fire up the grill with a cold brew in hand. So, in honour of our most beloved season, we share our 5 favourite Summer daytime activities so that you too may aptly kneel before the altar of summer fun.

Drinking on Rooftops and in Beer Gardens
Drinking in the sun isn’t just about sinking copious amounts of piss. It’s about taking in the summer air and enjoying fun times with good mates. Where better to do that than at the nearest rooftop bar or beer garden? Thankfully, Australia is home to some of the best rooftop bars and beer gardens in the world. Sit down, soak in and drink up!

Sickies
Most of us first developed a thirst for the 'sickie' as early as high school. Remember pretending to be our parents and calling the school office to say our poor child was running a fever? Once in the clear, we sprinted to the beach while all the other suckers learned vocabulary words or some other pointless … Uh … Thingy. 

We might be a little older now, but the thrill of escaping the daily grind has never been sweeter. Here’s a tip: stay away from social media when chucking your next sickie to avoid being sprung. Also, if you’re coming up short on excuses don’t forget that your employer will virtually always stop asking questions once you tell them you have “an explosively upset stomach”. 

Day Trip
Whether near or afar, we love to travel. Leave the city to go hiking, to the beach or essentially anywhere that’s not work or home. Quick tip: plan the trip in advance so you and your group don’t waste half the time squabbling over an itinerary.

BBQ
We love meat and we love the summer sun, so what better way to enjoy both than a good old fashioned barbie. Gather your friends, toss the beers in the esky and fire up the grill. If you really want to impress a hungry crowd, learn how to cook the perfect steak.  

Spontaneous Adventure
Of course not all adventures need to be planned and they don’t need to be far away either. Odds are there’s a bounty of activities and destinations right outside your door: restaurants, bars, bike trails, short hikes, etc. Throw the guidebook in a drawer, step out beneath the warm blue sky and see where the day takes you. That’s the spirit!

Man of Many is a leading Australian online magazine dedicated to helping guys discover the latest in products culture and style.



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