Iron Chef Wannabe: Has Dad been whipping up the same recipes since you were a tiny tater tot? Enroll him in a culinary arts program so that he can graduate from nuking Hungry Man TV dinners to making a gourmet meal from scratch. The Institute of Culinary Education in NYC has a great selection of courses. Also, in addition to their legendary Paris culinary mecca, Le Cordon Bleu has several locations throughout North America from Atlanta to Sacramento.
When in Rome, Be a Gladiator: Who knew there was a market for gladiators in 2010? The luxurious Cavalieri Hotel offers training in ancient combat techniques with instructors from Rome's Gladiatorial School. The classes are taught in a private park overlooking Rome's skyline. Enrollment includes a snazzy tunic, Roman sandals, and a wooden training sword.
King of the Road: The BMW Performance Driving School in Greer, South Carolina gives motorcycle and car enthusiasts the opportunity to safely unleash their inner speed demon. Taught on a fleet of BMW's latest vehicles, there are courses for novice and experienced drivers.
Dad Loves Rock 'n' Roll: Have you caught Dad singing into his hairbrush or does he hog the mic at karaoke? Give him the opportunity to headbang with the best of them at Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp in Philadelphia, San Francisco, Dallas or Chicago. Participants get to jam, record a song, and perform with real rock stars from groups like Guns & Roses and Quiet Riot. Rock on!
PS. Be sure to pack Dad a bag of toiletries for his adventure. The Orvis Batenkill Canvas Travel Kit is on sale for $59 (reg: $79) and can be embossed with up to 6 letters for an additional $8.
Fill the bag with goodies from NIVEA for Men's new Revitalizing Q10 products. It includes Shaving Gel, Eye Roller Gel, and Double Action Balm. All of the products contain Coenzyme Q10 and moisturize, defend and soothe the skin. Affordable, effective and available at drugstores everywhere!