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THE HERE AND WOW OF NICARAGUA TRAVEL

NIC AT NIGHT OR DAY IS A TRAVELER’S DELIGHT Once a hush-hush, off-the-beaten-path destination popular among audacious travelers, Nicaragua has come a long way from its complicated past and plagued image. ...

Lounge Life Stories

Featured Image courtesy of Lone Wolf Cigar Company & Lounge Photo courtesy of Castro’s Back Room COMFORT. RELAXATION. RESPITE. That feeling like our challenges and stressors are on hold. Just the right vibe for friends on the same wavelength to effort...

Cardamon – The Wallet, Reimagined

Do you have a wallet in your pocket? Of course you do, nearly every man in America carries some kind of wallet or money clip on them as part of their everyday carry essentials. I’ve had a series of major love/h...

Oscar Party Time

Jimmy Kimmel doesn’t have to be the only distinguished Academy Awards night host this year. Whether you live in Tinseltown, Oniontown or parts in between, you can be a master of ceremonies and create a memorable Oscar bash this Sunday for the 89th Academy Awar...
Cigar Etiquette

Cigar Etiquette

Cigar Etiquette by Randy Mastronicola The cigar universe is diverse in many ways. However, most agree that social interaction and an appreciation for finer things initially attracted us to the culture. Cigars...
Cigar Box Guitar

Making a Cigar Box Guitar

Legendary American Blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter, Lightnin’ Hopkins fashioned his own cigar box guitar in the 1920’s. He described his process: “So I went ahead and made me a guitar. I got me a cigar...

Travel Destination: World Golf Hall of Fame

There are golf getaways - and then there's the "Ultimate Golf Getaway" where you can immerse yourself in not just the game itself - but the history, passion, and personalities that make this one of the greatest sports on Earth. The latter is exactly what peopl...

Tech Review: Fitbit Charge 2

By Randy Mastronicola I grew up a New York City gym rat. I was schooled in no-frills boxing clubs and rough and tumble basketball leagues. Though I will admit to working out in some pastel-colored health clu...

Best Winter Fragrances For Men

By Jason Arshan Nik Tobacco and spirit notes have long been significant notes in fragrances, but while those notes find themselves in many fragrances they rarely are used in a way that captures the boldness ...

New Humidification System Now Available on IndieGoGo

Cigar Zen is excited to announce its new humidification system, BLÜME, coming to Kickstarter on November 8, 2016. BLÜME is a first-of-its-kind active and fully-connected humidifier that pairs ultrasonic humidification with an inventory management app for both ...

Take a Trip To a Desert Oasis

By Amanda Keeley-Thurman Hot. Dry. Unforgiving. Alluring. The desert is a place of intense elements and dangerous beauty. Spiky cacti dot the barren landscape. Tumble weeds roll across dusty roads. Oranges, ...

Hurricane Matthew Brutally Impacts Cuba and Florida

By Sabeeha Dhillon The Caribbean storm known as Hurricane Matthew, one the most damaging storms seen since Hurricane Sandy, has been ravaging the Caribbean and Eastern Seaboard since last week. Cuba was preparing for the worst, and hoping for the best, taki...

Apple Watch Series 2

By Sabeeha Dhillon It’s no surprise that Apple has upgraded another first generation device that may be more popular than it’s first. The Series 2 Watch is now available, and will shine a bit brighter than i...

In Memoriam: Arnold Palmer

Arnold Palmer ‘The King’ Passes Away At the age of 87, Arnold Palmer passed away early this week due to heart complications. He was admitted to the Pittsburg hospital Thursday for some cardiovascular work and ...

Everyday Carry Items: The Essentials

By Dave Johnson No matter who you are or what you do, you probably carry certain essential items on you. What you choose for your everyday carry (EDC) items says a lot about you. There are hundreds of potential items to choose from, so let’s narrow it down an...

Gear Guide: Gramm Works

By Benjamin Winokur Cigar ashtrays and travel humidors seem to be a dime-a-dozen these days. There are hundreds, if not thousands of cigar accessories out on the market today that are designed to improve your ...

Ready To Run

Great Thoroughbred racehorses don’t happen by chance. Years of research, careful training and attention to minute detail are part and parcel of what it takes to bring a horse to the top echelons of racing. B...

Apple Announces iPhone 7 and iPhone 7Plus

Today, Apple has announced the new iPhone 7 and iPhone7 Plus. Pre-orders for the new models begin this Friday, September 9, 2016, and be will available for purchase at retail, on September 16, 2016. Apple states that the new phones are 40% faster than the o...

Glasgow Tobacco Lords

By Amanda Keeley Thurman (Ed Note: In print, this article was incorrectly attributed Lanee Lee) "The people make Glasgow.” While that is the city’s motto, and while that may be true today; historically, it w...

Seven Products For Labor Day Relaxation

As strange as that may sound, the Po' Man Grill can help you make a meal as delicious as any BBQ joint, and is incredibly cheap to operate. It's portable and easy to set up, just light some charcoal, add the me...

Best of Bordeaux

A Guide to Sipping Through one of France’s Most lauded Wine Regions By Lanee Lee Located in the southwest, France’s Bordeaux wine region is a big deal—possibly only rivaled by Champagne and Napa in the world ...