Flipping through The Manual: Bluegrass belts, castles, alpine fly fishing gear

Burned out on apps, keys and screens? Improve your analog life this weekend! Digital Trends’ brother site The Manual exists to give men straight-up advice, from unspoken suit rules you need to know, to the latest in fashion, food, drink, travel, grooming and culture. Here are a few of our favorite stories to appear on The Manual lately.

Get your royal warrior fantasy on at Dromoland Castle

Get your royal warrior fantasy on at Dromoland Castle
Dromoland Castle

Every man dreams of his own castle, so if Ireland is your destination, Dromoland Castle is the place to stay.

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Blow your dinner guests away with homemade tortellini

Blow your dinner guests away with homemade tortellini
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Are you looking to get into the cooking game? Check out this brief guide on how to make tortellini, courtesy of Bluehour’s Chef Kyo Koo.

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On your feet: Greats keeps the hits rolling with The Royale 2.0

On Your Feet: Greats keeps the hits rolling with The Royale 2.0

Greats brand swapped out some lighter, more breathable materials for summer, and dressed their flagship shoe in smooth Italian leather. It’s an easy choice for summer kicks.

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Bluegrass Belts: Must have accessory

Bluegrass Belts: Must have accessory

Bring a little bit of Kentucky’s equine culture into your wardrobe. You’ll wear this belt all the time!

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Pack it in: Alpine fly fishing

Pack it in: Alpine fly fishing
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We took some advice from some alpine fly fishing experts at a local fly shop in Salt Lake and headed for some high mountain lakes in the Uinta Range’s Naturalist Basin in search of monster rainbow and cutthroat trout recently, and found a paradise of glacier fed lakes and twelve-thousand foot peaks.

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Booze Tripper, St. Augustine: Where you should drink when on vacation

Booze Tripper, St. Augustine: Where you should drink when on vacation

If you’re going to vacation in Florida, you should know where you’re going to drink before you leave. The St. Augustine Distillery has got you covered.

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Smart Home

Smart mirrors prove to be more beauty than brains

Smart mirrors are relatively new on the smart-home scene. We tested out the Viio Vezzo smart mirror, SimpleHuman Sensor Mirror Trio, and the HiMirror Plus+ to see which was the fairest of them all.
Computing

Is your PC safe? Foreshadow is the security flaw Intel should have predicted

Three new processor vulnerabilities have appeared under the 'Foreshadow' banner. They're similar in nature to Meltdown and Spectre, only they steal data from different memory spaces. Here's everything you need to know.
Home Theater

How to buy speakers: A beginner’s guide to home audio

From the difference between bookshelf speakers and monitors to the proper way to audition, our ultimate speaker buying guide has all the information you need to create your own home audio nirvana.
Movies & TV

David Harbour is 'taking risks' with Jim Hopper in 'Stranger Things' season 3

With a sophomore season as strong as its first, Stranger Things is now moving on to season 3. Here's everything we've learned so far about the Netflix series' upcoming third season.
The Manual

Unleash the power of the hellacious new KTM 1290 Super Duke R

Roads are meant to be fought. Do that fighting with the Super Saiyan-like KTM 1290 Super Duke R, a naked motorcycle ready for any fight.
The Manual

Don’t call it a dinghy: Jet Capsule is a luxurious ‘Compact Yacht’ for the rich

For those times when you need to roll up to the marina in a Star Trek-worthy vessel, this one-of-a-kind boat has you covered.
The Manual

Escape in style with the best ultra-light travel trailers of 2018

It doesn't matter what kind of traveler you are — weekender, hardcore explorer, gear hauler, etc. — there's a camper for you.
The Manual

The Dynamiq GTT 165 Foiling superyacht is the toy boat you deserve

This "boat" is a 165-foot pleasure craft for the 1 percent of 1 percenters.
The Manual

Aston Martin revives the DBS and Superleggera nameplates for an epic fusion

Details on the DBS Superleggera are scarce at this time, but we do know Aston Martin's newest ride comes with quite the backstory.
The Manual

A review of Roofnest’s new rooftop tents

These hard-shell tents from Roofnest provide the best night's sleep on the road no matter where you're headed.
The Manual

13 best road trip cars, from the practical to the drool-worthy

When you're road tripping, you want a car that can go the distance — maybe even cross-country. But you also need to balance practicality with style.
The Manual

‘Pollution Pods’ let you choke on the air of the world’s most polluted cities

Did you know that the air in New Delhi shortens lives by up to four years? "Pollution Pods" give you a taste of the type of air that residents of the largest cities in the world breathe in every day.
The Manual

See how the iconic Ducati Monster has evolved over 25 years

The Ducati Monster created the "naked" street bike category in 1993. Twenty-five years later, Ducati is celebrating the bike's birthday all over the world.
The Manual

Ducati’s raucous XDiavel S bruiser cruiser is a riot to ride

Why not be comfortable when you have the power of a neutron star supernova waiting to be unleashed under your right fist?