2. an activity that diverts the mind from tedious or serious concerns; a recreation or pastime.

We should all work diligently and earnestly in daily endeavors. After all, we all have responsibilities that must be discharged and people for whom we must look out.

Nevertheless, there is still plenty of time to partake in the little pleasures in life so that we can reflect on our lives and recharge our bodies and minds. These little breaks from responsibility are our diversions.

Below are three diversions that are a big part of my life. Hopefully, if you are interested in any of these topics, these pages will help you derive greater enjoyment from these activities.

Bars & Pars

A man needs to be able to get away from it from time to time. To recharge and refresh. To get reinvigorated for the challenges he must face in his daily life.

The BARS & PARS QUEST is a worthy diversion from the trials of life. Not only does it get one away from the home front for a few days at a time, but it allows for a guy to take a buddy along or go on a solitary adventure depending on his particular tastes.

We’ve taken the time to research the oldest bars in every state of our great Union (and we’re well on our way to visit all of them as well). What you’ll find is that not only does this QUEST provide diversion, but it also soothes the soul and reenergizes the mind through the time-tested means of road trips, whiskey & beer, getting in touch with our American forefathers, and great company.

In addition, we’ve kicked up the QUEST by also providing research on local public golf courses to play while on your travels. Because nothing quite goes together like golf and drink.

BBQ – Smoking & Grilling

Getting out one’s grill and engaging in the primordial activity of cooking meat over fire is one of the most satisfying diversions. Not just for the pitmaster, though. But perhaps most importantly for the friends and family for whom the pitmaster toils.

We have spend an inordinate amount of time perfecting the art of traditional American barbecue. From pork shoulders to beef brisket, and from ribs to chickens, we have the knowledge and experience to provide you with what you need to take your summer grilling game to the next level.


There a few greater pleasures than celebrating a hard day’s work by lighting up a handmade, premium cigar. Whether alone on your back porch or with friends or business associates, time with a good cigar is never wasted and therefore qualifies as a wonderful diversion.

We’ve taken the time to provide a little insight into the world of cigars. Gain a little knowledge and increase your enjoyment of your cigars.