In honor of Man Month this June, we invited six amazing and vastly different gentlemen to put their #ManSkills to the test. Over the course of a three-day Mancation at Travaasa Austin, they participated in various “manly” activities including horseback riding, grilling demonstrations, tequila tastings, spa treatments, archery and more. 

As we kick off Man Month, we would like to introduce you to these wonderful gents. Be sure to follow along as they experience the Ultimate Mancation and you can even enter to win this awesome trip.

Andrew Dobson

Andrew John Virtue Dobson lives on the internet (well, sort of). As the Editor in Chief of dobbernationLOVES, a daily lifestyle blog that inspires travelers to “Eat Well, Travel Hard, Live Better,” Andrew is always on the move. He is also a freelance journalist who contributes to Fodor’s Travel, Travel and Escape, the Vancouver Sun, The Province and Metro Newspaper Canada. Follow his #ManSkills on Twitter, @dobbernationLOVES

Eddie Zamora

Eddie is the LA-based foodie blogger behind The Yum Yum Foodie, a blog focused on food, wine and travel. He travels the world in search of places that move him. Follow his #ManSkills on Twitter, @TheYumYumFoodie.

Marcus Troy

Marcus is a lifestyle and fashion journalist who runs the men’s lifestyle blog, The Marcus Troy Experience. In his personal journal, he regularly shares his thoughts and ideas on fashion, footwear, travel, gadgets, music and people. He often refers to himself as a “cultural participant”. Follow his #ManSkills on Twitter, @MarcusTroy.

Ahmad Mzilikazi aka Naskademini 

He is the photographer who sometimes travels far just to get that shot! Twin brother of Marcus Troy, Ahmad is the man behind the camera and content creator at The Marcus Troy Experience. He also runs his own photography site, Naskademini. Follow his #ManSkills on Twitter, @Naskademini.

Tyler Sharp

Photographer, writer and videographer based out of Dallas, Texas, Tyler Sharp has a passion for storytelling. Specializing in environmental portraiture, americana and western lifestyle, travel and adventure documentary, he has sojourned extensively on assignment and slept under the stars in some of the most remote regions of the world. Follow his #ManSkills on Twitter, @tylersharpphoto.

Matt Bell

Matt Bell is a writer, traveler and adventurer whose stories appear in Esquire, Travel + Leisure, Men’s Journal, Thrillist, Private Clubs, Premier Traveler, The Huffington Post and many more. How would Matt describe his work? “Nothing makes my heart beat faster than the thrill of a travel…except finding the perfect words to describe the adventure.” Follow his #ManSkills on Twitter, @mrmattbell