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The Best Las Vegas Water Parks and Pools

The Best Las Vegas Water Parks and Pools

Good news for all water aficionados in Las Vegas. Water parks in Las Vegas are back after an eight year wait. The Splash Canyon is the new Las Vegas Water Park. Scheduled to open on Memorial Day weekend 2012, its season tickets are already on sale. Tickets are free for children up to 2 years and adults pay $29.99. Season passes retail for $99, $40 off the regular price of $139. The highlights of this Las Vegas Water Park include:

– A large wave pool perfect for body surfing

– A three-slide complex with tube slides

– A 1000-foot long lazy river

– Two seven-story speed slides: one called Strip Racer that has six lanes with a smooth descent and the other, dubbed the Cliff Hanger that has a one-lane steep descent.

The Park is also offers food outlets and carts, cabanas, retail stores, restroom, lockers, showers, restrooms, bathhouses, etc.

Located in Fort Apache Road, Splash Canyon is around 10 miles from of the Strip but is only a 10 to 15-minute ride by car.

For those who prefer to stay on the Strip but love the excitement of a water park we recommend the following Las Vegas swimming pools.

– Mandalay Bay: The Mandalay Bay features not only swimming pools but a beach! Yes you read it right, and it is an 11-acre beach with a wave pool and three swimming pools. There is tons of real beach sand and you can even rent your own cabana and bungalows. It also offers a 400-meter lazy river with Cabanas that are great for kids’ parties.

– Bellagio: Kids younger than 14 years old need to be with a guardian but the pool is heated all year round and does not close during the winter. Parents and kids will enjoy the Italian frescos and Renascence themed swimming pool.

– Tropicana: The swimming pool is located on an exotic tropical set full of palm trees and waterfalls. It closes for the winter but it reopens in March.

– Mirage: Like the Tropicana, The Mirage also offers a tropical landscape setting. The pools are large and are connected by lagoons and waterfalls. Heated all year long, these pools do not close for the winter. You can rent pool rafts and a cabana for your family.

– Excalibur: The Excalibur just recently doubled their swimming pool area and their all-ages pool features a water slide. Your kids will enjoy going for a swim in a medieval castle under the protection of King Arthur.

– Stratosphere: The Stratosphere offers a great combination of a pleasant swimming pool and an amusement park. The swimming pool, called Level 8 Pool, is located on the 8th floor of the hotel while the amusement park is located at the top of the Tower. The 8th floor of the hotel is a large recreational area accommodating not only a swimming pool but also a hot tub, caf?� and bars and spots where you can enjoy fantastic views of the Strip.

Some of these pools may be closed during the colder months from October to February so please check ahead of making any final plans.

So in summary, if your kids like water, there are plenty of Las Vegas swimming pools and now, even a Las Vegas water park. The fun is just waiting for you and your family.…

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The Benefits of a Sleep Apnea Machine

The Benefits of a Sleep Apnea Machine

When I was a child my father worked “swing shift” at a chemical plant in a nearby town. Some weeks he worked at night and slept during the day. He could be heard snoring all over the house. We thought it was funny then. Now I know it was a potential sign of a serious sleep disorder called sleep apnea.

Snoring is an indicator that your airway is not completely open. The sound of a snore is made when the air you breathe in has difficulty pushing past this obstructed area.

For most people who snore, the medical consequences are not severe. But for an estimated 5 out of 100 individuals, it is a sign of obstructive sleep apnea.

In addition to snoring, some other symptoms are excessive daytime sleepiness, restless sleep, high blood pressure, being overweight and waking up gasping for breath. Even if you don’t have high blood pressure during the day, you could have it when you first wake up due to the lack of oxygen you get when you do not breathe properly. If you awaken with headaches, this is a good indicator that your blood pressure is high due to respiratory disturbances during your sleep.

After being evaluated by a sleep specialist, if you are found to have sleep apnea, the best treatment for you is a sleep apnea machine, also known as a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine. This is simply a device that sits on your bedside table and delivers air pressure to you via a mask over your nose and mouth.

A CPAP machine will hold your airway open and allow you to breathe like you should. Using a sleep apnea machine will ensure that your oxygen levels stay where they should while you sleep. It will also help you to achieve a restful nights sleep so that you feel refreshed the next day.

There are serious consequences of leaving sleep apnea untreated. A CPAP machine is the optimum choice to maintain your health and overall well being.…

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Destinations in Jakarta That Kids Will Love

Destinations in Jakarta That Kids Will Love

A hotel in Jakarta Indonesia is an awesome destination for total relaxation and unwinding. Most, especially the luxurious ones, offer indefinite opportunities for anyone to enjoy their Jakarta vacations. However, not all take into consideration the fact that kids might come along. Thus, it becomes necessary to go out of the hotels and visit the different destinations that children will surely love in this Indonesian city.

A new recreation spot in Jakarta is constantly attracting tourists to the area, and is a good place to take the kids to visit. It is the Pondok Indah Waterpark, an ideal destination to escape the blazing heat of Jakarta’s weather.

The Pondok Indah Waterpark is definitely accessible to everyone. Many tourists prefer to go there because of the four swimming pools which are very impressive, due to the cold and clear blue water.

Kids will surely enjoy this attraction as the water park flaunts exciting slides and children’s pools. Adults will also love it here because of the Olympic-sized pool that it boasts. Bathing facilities are also provided, so guests will find retreating here to be very relaxing.

Aside from swimming, people coming to Pondok Indah Waterpark may also enjoy live performances. From time to time, the resort invites bands and artists to come to the water and provide entertainment to its guests. The stage is surrounded by a pool and provides a great atmosphere to be enjoyed by all.

Dining facilities are also abundant in the Pondok Indah Waterpark. Restaurants serve sumptuous meals, and there are small cafes serving light drinks for refreshment.

The Pondok Indah Water park near the big Pondok Indah Mall, so after the stress of shopping, tourists may settle for some relaxation in this wonderful resort.

To further enjoy Jakarta’s tourism attractions, parents may also take their kids to the Golden Snail. However, this is a place that not only the young ones will enjoy because of the impressive architectural style that this building boasts, even adults will love visiting this attraction.

The Golden Snail, better known as the Keong Emas, is an IMAX theatre which people visit for entertainment. Due to its distinct style, it is also a sight to behold for photographers and architecture enthusiasts. It is designed like the shell of a snail, hence its name. It flaunts a golden yellow color, and its construction was inspired by the Golden Apple Snail.

Interior-wise it boasts cutting edge technology, making it a definite tourist destination that should be visited. The theatre houses a huge screen which shows 3D films. Most of the time, the films played are themed ‘Beautiful Indonesia,’ thus showcasing the impressive culture, tradition and heritage of Indonesia.

The grand Golden Snail Imax Theatre is one interesting landmark of Jakarta. It is located inside the Miniature of Indonesia Park in East Jakarta. This is an interesting destination for the whole family and it will definitely increase their learning and knowledge about Jakarta.…

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Recreational Vehicle Obsession Or RVO

Recreational Vehicle Obsession Or RVO

With heavy heart and no small amount of trepidation I must share with you a new medical condition from which I unfortunately suffer. While some had previously noted symptoms, they did not fully manifest until last week. Once you read my account of this truly regrettable situation you will immediately recognize that I am definitely suffering from the malady.

There I was stopped at a red light when a gorgeous blonde crossed the street right in front of me. Of course I was watching this lovely young lady when out of the corner of my eye I spotted an RV. What a dilemma. Do I continue enjoying the lovely young woman or check out the RV? I wound up eyeing the RV and that was the final proof, I am suffering from a major case of RVO. In case you are wondering, RVO is more technically known as Recreational Vehicle Obsession.

Without a doubt you wish to know whether you or a loved one has succumbed to this dreaded new disease. Read on for indicators while trying not to think about Jeff Foxworthy.

If you have more than a nodding acquaintance with Wal-Mart greeters in three states, you might have RVO. If you have ever walked to the back yard and spent the night in your motor home, you might have RVO. If you have seriously considered cashing in your 401K to buy a motor home, you might have RVO. If the last time you saw your grand kids was at a Flying J in Midland, Texas, you might have RVO.

If your wife believes she lives in a motor home because you are in the witness protection program, you might have RVO. If it takes more than twenty seconds to answer the question; “Where do you live?” you might have RVO. If you pass on the Victoria’s Secret special to check the water level in your coach batteries, you might have RVO.

If your idea of winterizing is driving south, you might have RVO. If you forgot your wife’s birthday, but celebrated your RV salesman’s fortieth with a candy gram, you might have RVO. Now you know.

So what does a dedicated RV owner (and RVO sufferer) do when circumstances require a short respite from the road? Go to an RV show of course. I go to RV shows for two reasons: to see what I can’t afford and to get anything that’s free. The answers are usually lots and not much. I once lingered over the inflatable hot tubs, but my RV couldn’t carry an extra coffee mug. Nevertheless, I enthusiastically recommend RV owners and hopefuls check out every RV show possible. It is great fun to see what’s new and dream of tomorrow’s possibilities.

STUPID CAMPER TIP: Your RV is tall. Doesn’t seem like much of a tip does it? Read on: It seems my neighbor purchased a brand new class C RV. By way of celebration he invited half a dozen neighbors to pile in for the short excursion to a local restaurant. He was proudly explaining all the great features of his brand new RV as he pulled into the restaurant, literally. You see my neighbor wanted to do the gentlemanly thing and drop off his guests at the front door. Unfortunately driving to the front door meant driving under a brick portico (otherwise known as an overhang) and you guessed it. The brick portico ripped his AC right off the roof.

See you on the road RVO sufferers everywhere.…

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Tips For Going Through The Airport With Disabled Children

Tips For Going Through The Airport With Disabled Children

If you are a parent or guardian and have a child with a disability there are a couple things that you should know prior to starting your traveling. In this brief article, we’re going to go over five tips that will help you relax and have more fun while traveling with your child that has a disability.

If you take your child to the airport and have to go through the screening process you know it can be a arduous task to go through everything without your child pitching a fit. After you have received your travel tickets, you should contact the travel agent or airport and let them know in advance that you will have a child traveling with a disability and they will let you know how to plan accordingly. When you arrive at the airport and start heading towards the screening process, the best thing to do would be to let the screening guard know that you have a child with a disability and that you will need a little more attention. Also, depending on your child, you should let them know of how you would like your child treated during this time if you know that they will be getting upset. Obviously, you don’t want to be separated during this time so you may want to let them know that as well if they are wanting to do a private screening.

For the most part, screening officers are really gracious to assist in comforting the child during this time, but they also need to do their job with making sure everything is safe. So that everybody is on the same page, let the officer know what your child’s disabilities are and explain how that affects your child. This will help the officer to still do their job, but also not force your child into something that may be appositionally uncomfortable.

Because of some disabilities you should let the officer know if your child cannot be removed from their wheelchair or scooter. They will do their best to work around everything and still test everything they need to. At the same time, if your child is unable to stand just let the officer know so that they can do their pad-down search while they are still seated.

Most airlines allow one carry on bag during your travel, but ask your travel agent or the airline themselves how they handle medical pouches, supplies, equipment or other devices. Make sure that all medical containers are clearly identified and let offers know if there is anything that you don’t want X-rayed.

As long as you can be open and honest about everything, you should be able to get through with everything hassle free. The more that you know, the more fun and relaxing it will be.…

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Worldwide Travel 101

Worldwide Travel 101

Traveling is exciting because it almost forces us to live presently. We are so use to our everyday routine of the rat race and it is easy to check out and not be present. The key to happiness is living presently, and if you disagree just observe at a very young child. They are always present and more happy than most adults on this planet. Traveling excites the nervous system. There is adventure and new things to soak up while seeing a new area for the first time.

Here is the best news. Most people have this idea that it takes a lot of money to become travel. This is the biggest misconception in society today about traveling. It does not take a lot of money to travel. What it does take is overcoming the fear that surrounds traveling with little money. That is the hardest part. But, let me tell you something. If you can overcome this. If you break through your old paradigms of safety, you will experience the most freeing feeling you have ever felt. There is nothing like being on the road with a few dollars in your pocket and not knowing what bestows around the next corner of life. You will be as free as you will ever be!

Whether traveling abroad or traveling in your own country you will see and feel new experience like you have never felt them before. You will begin to understand new cultures and why they operate like they do. You will understand new ways of life and many prejudices will blow out the window. Your understanding of yourself and others will rise and wisdom will creep up on you like Santa Clause on Christmas.

Many do not realize this, in the past 50 years or so we have lost what the true meaning of travel was. It was not to escape, but it was to educate. Many families in the past used traveling to educate their children. This not only gave them knowledge, but also gave them wisdom.…

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Vietnam Will Capture Your Heart and Your Imagination

Vietnam Will Capture Your Heart and Your Imagination

The world has grown smaller. People today are traveling more and more, often eschewing the typical resort-type of vacation in favor of vacations of a more adventurous sort. If you are looking for a true adventure and new cultural experience then traveling in Vietnam could be the vacation of your dreams. This is a country that has survived both colonialism and many wars and has come out of them with an intense survivalists pride and a welcoming spirit. You will find that you and your dollars will be very much welcome everywhere in this beautiful and diverse country.

This country has so much to offer to the adventurous traveler no matter what your tastes may run to. There are stunning beaches, beautiful mountains, and bucolic rice fields that will capture your imagination. If you are into discovering the culture in an urban atmosphere then both the capital of Hanoi and the ancient imperial capital of Hue are cities that aren’t to be missed. Hue is beautiful situated on the banks of the Huong River and its ancient palaces, tombs and forbidden walls have been designated by UNESCO as a World Culture Heritage site.

The climate of Vietnam is surprisingly diverse, as well. In the winter months it is cold and frosty with snow in the mountains. While along the Mekong Delta that climate is quite hot year round. Vietnam also experiences the standard monsoon seasons that does the rest of southeast Asia with the winter months being the drier season. Food also is different depending on which part of the country in which you are traveling. As always, this is one of the best ways to immerse yourself in the wide variety of cultures that this country has to offer.

To fully experience the landscape and the people, cycling and trekking can be two of the more rewarding ways for traveling in Vietnam. If beach sports are more to your liking then you can find great adventure in kite surfing and windsurfing. There are lessons available for beginners as well as services for the more advanced adventurers. This country is vibrant and exciting and has emerged out of chaos into a viable travel destination. It is a country that will remain in your heart forever.…