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I Love My Feet Day: Where To Celebrate

Features & Advice | Lisa Iannucci | August 17, 2016

I Love My Feet Day: Where To Celebrate

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Today is I Love My Feet Day, so you have to decide if you want to get up on your feet and get walking or get off your feet and give them a little pampering.

If you’re ready to get up and go, the best thing to do is go for a walk or a hike. See if your community has a National State Park. The National Park Service, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, has a list of state parks on its website and most of them have hiking and walking trails and even schedule special events such as charity-focused 5Ks.

There are also thousands of miles of trails that are just waiting to be explored. For example, the Appalachian Trail, which is a 2,180-mile adventure goes through 14 states from Georgia to Maine and you can pick it up anywhere.

If you’re looking for even more adventure and you are ready to take your feet on a bucket list trip, try hiking Kilimanjaro, located in Tanzania, Africa. It’s roughly a 35-mile hike and when you finish climbing the 19,340 feet, you’ll be standing on top of Africa’s highest peak. The Grand Canyon in Arizona isn’t just something to sit back and admire. It’s also there for adventurous hikers who want to hike it from the the bottom to the top, or rim to rim.

Walking to airports, back and forth to hotels, to meetings and hours of touring can definitely take a toll on your feet. Looking to pamper your piggies instead of subjecting them to the harsh hikes? Think chocolate because Hershey’s Chocolate Spa at Hotel Hershey is a great place for you is dip your toes into a vat of chocolate and come out with smooth heels and toes. Hotel Hershey has 54 treatment rooms and offers chocolate hypnotherapy treatments, chocolate sugar scrubs and chocolate bean polishes.


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