01Aug/17

Tips on Picking the Right Walking Shoe

Traveling means that you will be doing a lot of walking. Whether your goal is to walk the Great Wall of China or hike the Grand Canyon you are going to need a good pair of walking shoes. Walking brings with it plenty of health benefits. Some of the health benefits of walking include: helps you to lose weight, reduces your stress and anxiety levels, assists in controlling your cholesterol and blood sugar levels and more. While it is true that walking is good for your health, walking in the wrong type of shoe can cause a lot of damage and hurt to your body and joints. According to the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine the shoes you need will depend on what your plans are for them. For example, running shoes are not the same as walking shoes as walking shoes and not the same as running shoes. The one factor that does remain true no matter what you plan is that your foot should be kept stable as you walk or run with plenty of cushion and support. Last bit of advice comes from the American Institute for Cancer Research, which suggest you be sure that you …

19Jul/17

Visiting New York – Times Square

Where is Times Square

Times Square is actually a street intersection near West Forty-Second Street to West Forty-Seventh Street and Seventh Avenue to Broadway. Various nicknames exist for this section of Manhattan, including the “The Great White Way” because of the intense bright lighting along the nearby theatres of Broadway Street. The original name of Times Square was Longacre Square. However, the influential newspaper The New York Times constructed a new skyscraper building in the area which was named the Times Building. In addition, the publisher urged the city to build a subway station nearby. By 1904, the area was renamed Times Square.

Popularity

Everyone who visits New York visits Times Square. It almost is at the top of the list after booking low cost flights to New York. The roof of the Times Square building is used each year on New Year’s Eve as the location for the Times Square Ball drop. Times Square is also part of the first transcontinental highway systems in the United States known as the Lincoln Highway. Due to the incidence of high pedestrian, subway, and highway traffic, the area became a gathering place for people during holidays and celebrations of all kinds. …