For years, I’ve traveled the world seeking new cultures, dynamite experiences, and beautiful places, and while I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time, the wear is beginning to be felt throughout much of my body. From long hikes, city tours on foot, different beds every night, and months spent in a car seat, I’ve put myself through the ringer, and though I’d take nothing back, I must move forward each and everyday with the lingering effects of my travels. But I’ve found help in the form of a newly legal and exciting self-healing* approach.
When you hear “Las Vegas,” you probably picture a massive casino resort, or perhaps the entire “Strip” of them that occupies the most active part of the town. Indeed, the casinos remain the primary reason to visit Vegas, and the town is still an unrivaled destination for engaging in this sort of gaming activity. However, more and more over the years, Vegas has become a more comprehensive destination. It’s a place for entertainment, relaxation, cuisine, and all kinds of interesting experiences that have nothing to do with slot machines and poker tables.
For visitors to North America, Niagara Falls is among the most popular stops, and is up there with the renowned likes of the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone for a lot of outsiders. Niagara Falls is a natural wonder, consisting of three waterfalls that form at the Canadian-USA border in New York, where the Niagara River flows from Lake Erie into Lake Ontario. It’s a monumental sight that has unfortunately turned into quite a tourist trap, where on the Canadian side has been built up into a city surrounding the falls, though the USA side has been left a bit more undeveloped and is home of a lovely park and is home of the Cave of the Winds.
There are times on my travels that a place surprises you, and I had that pleasurable experience at Burnap’s Bed & Breakfast and Beyond. This family-owned B&B is the definition of a hidden gem, located in Sodus, New York, within a few miles of Lake Ontario. This grand Victorian mansion was built in 1876 and has been restored to much of its original glory by the Burnap family, who now run it as a versatile accommodation and events center.
Kennebunkport is a fashionable, quaint and charming town, nestled along the rocky coast just south of Portland. The coastal town is home of the Rachel Carson national Wildlife Preserve, and is known for its long sandy beaches, rocky coastline, and for its history (dating back to 1653). After experiencing the beaches, and the local wildlife, it’s customary for visitors to stroll the small town shops and boutiques, and then to stop at one of Kennebunkport’s many fine restaurants.
During the summer, the goto in foot fashion is either a type of sandal or a flipflop, but in both cases, you’re often giving up support in favor of a cooler, lighter feel. And while when I’m home from my travels I’m a notorious flipflop-wearer, I have began venturing out and am here to tell you that you don’t have to give up support and foot security during the hotter months. The worst part about wearing open-toed anything is that what if it rains? Or what if you want to go off the beaten path, even for two seconds? Well, there are options…
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