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Going scuba diving or skiing? Don’t forget the HeatWraps

2012/09/15by Donna Hull


Snorkeling to see live coral at Moon Reef in Fiji

Are you an active boomer traveler who enjoys warm weather activities like scuba diving or snorkeling in a tropical island setting? Alan and I count snorkeling excursions in Fiji and Bora Bora as two of our top boomer travel experiences. But, then again, we like cold weather fun too. I’ll never forget our first snowshoeing experience at Hidden Meadow Ranch in the White Mountains of Arizona.


Snowshoeing at Hidden Meadow Ranch near Greer, Arizona

One thing to remember about trying new activities like scuba diving or skiing, you’re not going to know how your back will react to that new activity until the day is done. Nothing is worse than to be on a vacation with a sore back and no way to alleviate the pain. That’s why I recommend packing ThermaCare HeatWraps in your carryon. They provide up to 16 hours of pain relief. I don’t travel on an active vacation without them.



Rally for Relief and win a scuba trip to Mexico or a ski trip to Utah

Would you like to win a scuba trip for two to Cancun, Mexico? The prize includes airfare, four-night stay, scuba excursion and $700 spending money. Or, perhaps you’re a cold weather fan. In that case, you might like to win a ski trip for two to Park City, Utah. The prize includes airfare, 3-night hotel stay, car rental, lift tickets and $500 spending money. All you have to do is Click the like button at the ThermaCare page on Facebook  to enter the Rally for Relief contest. Besides the the scuba and ski tours, you’ll also be entered to win the $16,000 Grand Prize, which will be awarded after October 16, 2012. Don’t like to scuba or ski? ThermaCare is also giving away trips like biking in Sonoma and Napa Valley; tennis in Phoenix, Arizona; hiking in the Grand Canyon; and golf in Palm Beach, Florida.

Extra chances to win TOMORROW on Rally Day, the 16th of each month

More chances to win: visit the Rally for Relief app on Facebook TOMORROW,  SEPTEMBER 16 (Rally Day) for an extra entry into the $16,000 Grand Prize drawing. You’ll also be entered in the monthly contest to win more cool prizes. Including September, you have two more months to enter.

Win a gift pack of ThermaCare HeatWraps now

Curious to find out if ThermaCare HeatWraps will offer pain relief for your boomer backache? My Itchy Travel Feet is giving away a gift pack of 16 samples of ThermaCare for Lower Back and Hip. To enter, just post a comment at the end of this post telling us if you would rather scuba or ski. Of course we hope you pack your ThermaCare HeatWraps, just in case you experience back pain. Please include your email address for contact purposes. Contest ends on Sunday, September 23, 2012 at 11:00 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time. Winner will be announced as soon as possible. According to our general contest rules, the winner must be a U.S. resident and respond within 48 hours of receiving the notification email; or we chose another winner.

We have one more ThermaCare product giveaway scheduled for October, 2012 so come back to enter.

Disclosure: I am participating in a sponsored campaign hosted by ThermaCare. I received compensation for this post. While all opinions stated are my own, I make no claims about ThermaCare as a product or its effectiveness.

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UPDATE: September 23, 2012, 11:00 p.m: this contest has expired. As soon as the winner acknowledges receipt of my email, I’ll make the announcement.

A boomer travel and lifestyle authority who is exploring the world one activity at a time. Besides writing and publishing My Itchy Travel Feet, she also writes about boomer travel for My Well-Being Powered by Humana, Make It Missoula and is the author of New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure.

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Suzanne September 17, 2012 at 10:48 am

I’de like to try out scuba diving!


September 18, 2012 at 6:21 am

I love to snorkel and it does use different muscles, particularly when you are in shallow water and trying not to touch the coral.
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sheryl September 18, 2012 at 6:29 am

Skiing is not my forte – so I guess that answers the question!
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Living Large September 18, 2012 at 9:37 am

We went ziplining last week and both of us did fine with that. Me and indoor skydiving? Not so much. My husband went through with it, but my back was aching just trying to stand on the soft surface waiting my turn. I backed out.
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September 18, 2012 at 11:05 am

I’ve never done either. With Therma Care I would give both a try:-)
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Livivua Chandler September 18, 2012 at 1:17 pm

I would rather ski- i like to ski


September 19, 2012 at 7:39 am

i need a heatwrap badly.
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MyKidsEatSquid September 19, 2012 at 8:02 pm

I’m all for discovering new activities. I recently tried both ziplining and indoor skydiving. I loved both. But yes, at the end of the day my back does ache!


Jane Boursaw
September 23, 2012 at 12:14 pm

Just in time! I love to both snorkel and ski, though with winter approaching my mind is getting in gear for those gorgeous cross-country ski outings.
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