11 Best Bachelor Party Destinations

Congrats dude, you’re getting married. But first, the inevitable end of your singledom must be properly honored with a man-bash unlike any other. Here are our picks for the world’s most bromance-friendly destinations.

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Nikkie Kinzigner performs a trick with Tibetan terrier Reese, winner of an award of merit, backstage at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City. The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, first held in 1877, is the second-longest continuously held sporting event in the US, second only to the Kentucky Derby. 960 1280

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Dog handlers compete with their Shetland sheepdogs in ring 5 at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. 960 1280

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Pekingese Malachy poses for photographers after winning Best in Show at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. 960 1280

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Mickey, a 7-year-old Saint Bernard, takes a bath with the help of "Auntie" Frances (left) and owner/breeder Cathy (right). 960 1280

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Terriwood Mojo, a Cairn terrier, is styled by breeder/co-owner Tom Godwin, at the Hotel Pennsylvania. This is Mojo's third year at Westminster; he traveled from Washington State via plane. 960 1280

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Matthew Perry competes with his papillon, Cricket, in the Junior Showmanship Preliminaries at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. 960 1280

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Dylan, a sky terrier from Nova Scotia, is groomed prior to being shown at Madison Square Garden. 960 1280

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Andrew Mueller, 10, competes with his Cavalier King Charles spaniel, Stella, in the Junior Showmanship Preliminaries at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. 960 1280

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Derek, a standard poodle, is groomed by her owner Gail Wolaniuk of Garnet Valley, PA, backstage at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. 960 1280

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Dogs and their significant others wait backstage at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. 960 1280

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Emma Echols competes with her Yorkshire terrier, Tucker, in the Junior Showmanship Preliminaries at Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. 960 1280

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Irish setter Grand Champion Shadagee Caught Red Handed, winner of the Sporting Group, is handled by Adam Bernardin at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. 960 1280

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Contain Water Damage

Contain Water Damage

Water damage is one of the most common threats to phones, but a wet phone doesn’t have to ruin a trip. First, turn the phone off if it hasn’t done so automatically. Dave Dean, Founder of tech site Too Many Adapters, warns against turning it back on, since that can damage the circuit board. Next, put your phone in a sealed bag or container of dry rice for two days. It may sound like an old wives tale, but experts agree this can work as a first line of defense—although Dean feels it works better if your phone was dropped in fresh water instead of salt water. He also recommends silica beads (packets are commonly found in many food items) as another way to remove moisture from your phone.  960 1280

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Deal With a Shattered Screen

Deal With a Shattered Screen

If the crack is minor, place a screen cover over it, or use clear packing tape. If the screen is completely shattered, Johnny Jet, founder of travel site JohnnyJet.com, says to put the phone in a plastic bag until you can get the screen replaced. Be careful about cutting yourself on shards of glass. Phil Baker, president of the product design company Techsperts, says it costs about $100 to replace a screen, and repair stores can easily fix it.

 

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Conserve a Low Battery

Conserve a Low Battery

Everything from extreme cold to overheating can affect your phone’s battery life. If you need to use your phone, Dean suggests putting an iPhone in airplane mode (newer Android models also feature a battery saver mode) and turning off as many connectivity features as possible. Facebook, GPS and gaming apps are among the notorious battery hogs.  960 1280

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Troubleshoot a Frozen Phone

Troubleshoot a Frozen Phone

First try performing a hard restart by pressing the power button until it turns off. Then try turning it back on after a few minutes. If this doesn’t work, remove and replace the phone’s battery if your phone has a removable battery (not all do). As a last resort, do a factory reset, which will restore your phone to its original factory settings. However, you will lose all of your phone’s data unless it was recently backed up. 960 1280

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Replace a Dead Battery

Replace a Dead Battery

For certain models, such as Samsung, you can simply remove the back cover by pulling it off, then easily pop out the battery and replace it. Make sure the phone is powered off before attempting this. Keep in mind that you should use an OEM battery (original equipment manufacturer) so that it doesn’t void the warranty. 960 1280

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Address Overheating

Address Overheating

High temperatures and overuse are among the conditions that can cause overheating. Turn off any applications that are running in the background (e.g. Instagram, Facebook) or simply turn off your phone. Removing a protective case and placing your phone in a cool (but not cold) environment can also help. 960 1280

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Address Extreme Cold

Address Extreme Cold

If your phone has been exposed to arctic temps, turn if off, and place it in a pocket or wrap it in an item of clothing until it warms up to room temperature. Don’t try any heating methods on it.  960 1280

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8. Find a Phone Repair Shop

8. Find a Phone Repair Shop

Dean says small repair stores are a great option, particularly if you’re nowhere near an Apple store, or don’t own an iPhone. These are usually easy to find around the world. 960 1280

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9. Use Your Insurance

9. Use Your Insurance

Baker recommends AppleCare for iPhones and SquareTrade for Androids. Both of these plans cover international travel, but read the fine print to learn what a particular plan includes before buying it. While plans typically cover damage resulting from water, falls or other maladies, they might come with a high deductible. Some plans don't reimburse theft or loss either. 960 1280

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10. Switch to a Backup Phone

10. Switch to a Backup Phone

Many experts travel with a second phone, and it might be the best bet if you’re nowhere near a repair store and the usual fixes don’t work. Dean advises traveling with an old phone. “Make sure it’s still in a useable state; otherwise it’s just a paperweight if it doesn’t have the apps, contacts and information you need.”   960 1280

  

Gallery of Modern Art

Gallery of Modern Art

The diminutive but fascinating GOMA is tucked neatly into a former Carnegie Library in the heart of Glasgow's Merchant City district. Four floors offer changing exhibitions of Scottish and international works, from Andy Warhol to David Hockney to local celebrity Jim Lambie and rising Glasgow star Victoria Morton. The most popular modern art gallery in Scotland, it also has a great café, library and store. 960 1280

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Secrets of The West End

Secrets of The West End

The leafy West End is home to the University of Glasgow, which opened its doors in 1451. Divided into several different areas, top West End stops are shopping and café hub Byres Road and up-and-coming Finnieston. Just off Byres Road, and tucked behind the station for Glasgow's tiny subway system, quaint cobbled Ashton Lane is crammed with bars and restaurants. Hidden down a covered alleyway off a social stretch of Argyle Street, Finnieston's Hidden Lane is a brightly colored warren of artists' studios with a secret gem tearoom. 960 1280

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Glasgow Cathedral

Glasgow Cathedral

An ancient medieval cathedral in the city center, building started on Glasgow Cathedral in 1136 and there's been a place of worship on this spot ever since. The Cathedral Precinct is also home to St. Mungo's Museum of Religious Life and Art, named after the city's patron saint, and Provand's Lordship, Glasgow's oldest house, built in 1471. Nearby, the spooky, ancient Necropolis's 50,000 graves sprawl across a bleak hillside overlooking the city. 960 1280

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Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

One of Glasgow's bevy of free museums, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is the city's main museum and art gallery dates back to 1901 and is the most visited attraction in the UK outside London. Known particularly for its impressive Dutch Old Masters, French Impressionists and Scottish art, Kelvingrove also boasts 8,000 other items, including armor, taxidermied lions, tigers and bears, and a Spitfire fighter plane. 960 1280

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Take the High Road to Loch Lomond

Take the High Road to Loch Lomond

It's the biggest stretch of freshwater in the UK and it's just 20 minutes drive north of Glasgow, making it the city's backyard. Now part of a 720-square-mile national park, Loch Lomond is a wonderland for picnicking, waterskiing, hiking and fishing. 960 1280

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The Riverside Museum of Transport

The Riverside Museum of Transport

Made up of a striking modern building with jagged, gleaming, zinc waves along its exterior and a 19th century tall ship bobbling alongside, this cutting edge museum opened in 2011. Tracing Glasgow's contributions to road, rail and seafaring, exhibits span travel from steam trains to skateboards. 960 1280

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The Second City of the British Empire

The Second City of the British Empire

Twice-daily tours showcase the splendor of the opulent City Chambers and provide an eye-opening peek at Glasgow's past wealth, power and position as the Second City of the British Empire. Tours take in the Beaux Arts building's soaring archways, dramatic marble staircases, mosaic-tiled vaulted ceilings and gilded cornices, which explains why the 1888 structure has been used as a film stand-in for both the Kremlin and Vatican. 960 1280

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Glasgow School of Art

Glasgow School of Art

Designed by Scotland's beloved Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Glasgow School of Art is a fanciful building, full of Art Nouveau flourishes and unexpected design. Tours of the working art school take visitors behind the scenes and display both art and architecture. 960 1280

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A River Walkway

A River Walkway

The name "Glasgow" is the Scottish Gaelic for "dear green place," so it should come as no surprise to find the city has so many great public parks. The best ones -- the Victorian-era Botanic Gardens and 34-acre Kelvingrove Park -- are in the West End, linked by the wandering riverbank River Kelvin Walkway. 960 1280

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The Merchant City

The Merchant City

For designer wears, the Merchant City and its main thoroughfare, Buchanan Street, are the top shopping destinations in Scotland. Among the best spots to stop, the stylish, covered courtyard mall Princes Square has lovely Parisian details - and a smorgasbord of places to enjoy tea and cake. 960 1280

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The Burrell

The Burrell

Sprawling across a lush, grassy estate on the south side of the city, which is also home to Pollok House, White Cart River and 100 hairy Highland Cows, the modern Burrell Collection displays the artworks collected by shipping magnate Sir William Burrell. Burrell’s collection of items ranges from 5,000-year-old Egyptian jewelry to ancient Chinese pottery and 19th century French paintings. 960 1280

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