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Helpful Tips:

Watch your weight when traveling.
  • Eat a good meal AT HOME before you head for the airport.
  • Pack some healthy snacks to munch on your trip.
  • Bring a pair of older running shoes to use at the hotel gym or other places.
  • Take advantage of fun activities on your trip. Even a walk in the park is better than sitting in front of a TV in your room.
  • Restaurant portions are huge! Eat half, or less, and take the rest with you for later.
Enjoy your trip and remember, you don’t have to gain weight while traveling.

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Independence Day - 4th of July, USA

In the U.S.A., the Fourth of July is a national holiday celebrating the adoption of their Declaration of Independence. The celebration is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, political speeches and ceremonies, and various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States.

As it turns out, the actual legal separation of the American colonies from Great Britain occurred on July 2, 1776 when the resolution of independence was approved in a closed session of Congress. From the outset, Americans  celebrated independence on July 4, the date shown on the much-publicized Declaration of Independence, instead of July 2.  I suppose that the 2nd of July would have been Ok, but it just doesn’t have the same “feel” to it. But that’s just me. 🙂

That covers the USA pretty well, but what about other countries, nations and people? Interestingly enough, there are a lot of “Independence Day” celebrations around the world. It would be silly to assume that the USA is the only nation to ever declare independence from some other country, nation or whatever. want a list? Go here.

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