Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Are Your Feet Vacation Ready

Are Your Feet Vacation Ready?

Although rest and relaxation are the goals for most vacations, they usually involve a lot of walking and a lot of walking usually involves sore feet.

Some simple foot care tips include:
1. Wear thick, absorbent socks (acrylic instead of cotton) and change them often!
2. Dry feet thoroughly after bathing, making sure to dry between toes. Use powder before putting on shoes and even anti-perspirant on your feet if you sweat profusely.
3. Nails should be cut regularly, straight across the toe.
Check for ingrown toenails and avoid cutting them too short.
4. Moisturize your feet regularly and watch for athlete's foot fungus infections.
5. Massage any aching muscles after exercise and apply ice to any sore joints for at least 15 minutes.
6. Two pairs of shoes can be very helpful in making your vacation more comfortable. After a vigorous day walking, your shoes need almost 24 hours to dry out and become more functional.

"If you're not accustomed to long walks, start slowly and rest if your feet start hurting," says Crane. "And above all, have fun."
Information provided by: Dr Marybeth Crane

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Fun Things to do in Las Vegas

Have an awesome "Sin City" experience with your friends to give yourselves a much-needed break from the routine.
The number of hotel choices in Las Vegas can be overwhelming. The best thing to do is choose one that offers the best deals. One of the most remarkable hotels in the city is Wynn Las Vegas. Room rates can be pricey, but not on weekdays. Book a 640 square foot-standard room at Wynn Las Vegas and enjoy all the luxurious amenities the hotel offers at an affordable price.

The first thing you should do in Las Vegas is to head to the tallest free-standing observation tower in the United States, the Stratosphere Tower. At the top, you get to have a spectacular view of the entire Las Vegas Boulevard, popularly known as the Las Vegas Strip, glowing with all the colorful lights of the hotels and other surrounding establishments, the suburban communities, and even Mt.Charleston from a distance.

Liberace Museum is one of the most frequented attractions in Nevada and is often included in every visitor's "things to do in Las Vegas" list. Visit the Liberace Museum and pay tribute to the man that helped put Las Vegas in the map.The museum is home to the world's largest rhinestone along with Liberace's collection of pianos, cars, costumes and more.

Gambling, without a doubt, is the most popular of all the things to do in Las Vegas. If you don't gamble or have no idea how these games of chance are played, Las Vegas Hilton holds gambling classes (also called gaming classes) for everyone who wants to learn the mechanisms of poker, baccarat and all the other table games. Be sure to check on the schedule and rates for these classes. Most of the time, though, the gambling classes are free!

Las Vegas offers premier shopping experience to both its locals and visitors. Check out the Forum Shops located in one of the buildings of Caesars Palace Hotel Casino.Upscale retail stores such as Gucci, Jimmy Choo and Versace all in an infrastructure reminiscent of ancient Roman architecture will definitely entice people to make shopping one of the things to do in their Las Vegas itinerary. All the shopping will most certainly make you and your friends all worked up. Pamper yourselves with a foot or full body massage at The Spa in the Treasure Island. The amiable staff alone will make you feel relaxed. Other services offered are facials and body treatments, to name a few.

Las Vegas is a dining mecca. Whether you are craving for the all-American meals or you want to try something new, Las Vegas has a place for you. Emeril's New Orleans Fish House at the MGM Grand, is a must-try. Reservations are not necessary, but highly-recommended. After the very filling meal at Emeril's, go to Coyote Cafe for desserts, which is also located in the same hotel.
One thing you and your friends should experience in Las Vegas is its nightlife. Dress up and hit the dance floor at Tao located in the Venetian Hotel. Chances are, you might be drinking, dancing and rubbing elbows with Hollywood's party people.

This Las Vegas experience will make you realize why the city is coined the Entertainment Capital of the World. From morning to very late night, you will certainly find your hands full of all the interesting things to do in Las Vegas.

Provided by: David Reichman