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While travelling is an exciting and fun way to explore different places, it will be more enjoyable if you have your essential things packed with you. Often times when people come to find lodging in St George, they find themselves missing something they desperately need. We want you to avoid that so that your stay in St George will be a positive as possible.

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Sometimes trips are sprung on you and you don’t have much time to prepare, nonetheless, you do not want to pass on potential thrilling experiences; you have to go. When you have limited time to pack your essentials, what are the things that you cannot do without when travelling? When this happens you do not want to be caught off guard you have to be prepared for future impromptus. The following are things that you should have in your emergency travel kit. Whether you keep this in your car or somewhere in your room easily accessible when the time for an impromptu travel trip knocks on the door.

  • Clothes

A simple top and a pair of shorts will do. You can still squeeze in a pair of jeans and another shirt so you have two sets. These shall be enough for a weekend trip. You can always wash what you previously wear in case you decide to extend the trip.
It is essential to have a jacket with you. Depending on the weather, decide which type of jacket is more appropriate. For a rainy season, a water repellant jacket with a hood is more suitable. If you need a thicker jacket, it is best that you wear it in transit.
These should not be forgotten, the underwear. You should prepare not less than two sets. Again, if you are extending your trip, these are easy to wash so you can use them again. If your bra is padded, put your undies inside the cups and make the cups face each other to form a globe.

Depending on what and where the trip is, bring at least a pair of socks which you can use when the weather gets colder. If you are on a hiking trip, have a few additional pairs.

  • Bath Essentials

A pair of a retractable toothbrush’s and a small tube of toothpaste will be enough. You also need to have travel size soap, shampoo and a deodorant. Bring two smaller but thin bath towels which are extra absorbent that will not take much space in your bag. If you’re a woman, a small pack of sanitary napkin and a panty liner will be helpful in case you have or are expecting to have your period.

  • Swimming Suit

You need to have a swimsuit that is placed inside a Ziploc. You just squeeze it to remove excessive water and place inside the Ziploc once you are through swimming. A pair of slippers can be also a break for your feet and is essential especially when your trip includes swimming.

  • First aid kit

You should have a small bag to contain basic medicines like pain relievers, for diarrhea, for allergies and other medications depending on what medical conditions that you have.
There is a need to constantly wash your hands. If there is no chance to wash them, you can use alcohol to disinfect your hands. Alcohol – Keep a handy bottle in your bag so you can disinfect your hands when you can’t wash them.

You also need to have some band aids which you can use to cover blisters in your feet or any other open wound you might have.

  • Practical items

Depending on the nature of your trip, it would be nice to have a pocket knife as this could be very helpful. A flashlight is one of the things that you must not do without. Make sure that aside from the batteries inside the flashlight, you also have spare batteries to ensure you do not run out of batteries.

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When you are staying outdoors or lodging in St George, there could be lots of insects which can bite you and give you allergies or get you sick. You need to have something to ward off mosquitoes.
A map is particularly essential especially when you are travelling to a place you have not gone to before.

And it is more enjoyable and really important to bring a good camera. This will enable you to preserve the memories of all your travels, particularly these impromptu trips. To go with the camera is of course the charger so you can use the camera on all the days of your trip; just recharge the battery after each day’s use.

  • Cash – Have enough cash for your trip as not all places have ATMs. Keep cash in separate bags so you don’t lose all your money if you lose a bag.

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What are Best Things to Do in St George?

When you come to stay in St George, you often quickly ask yourself, what are the best things to do in St George? In truth there is so much to do here, so many places to see, so many things to experience. And one of them is a very popular, and only getting more so sport of rock climbing. There are some great places to go rock climbing in St George, so if you’re looking for things to do in southern Utah, do some rock climbing.

Things to Do in St George

In truth rock climbing can be a slightly expensive hobby and while you are taking time to save money to buy all the necessary gear and equipment, you could prepare yourself physically. This will ensure your safety as you begin to climb. It is important that you are fit enough before you embark into rock climbing. This sport shall challenges your physical capabilities and strength along with your mind and spirit so you have to make sure you are physically ready so you may fully enjoy this type of sport.

1.  Prepare your heart and your lungs.

You will need to perform aerobic exercises to strengthen your heart and lungs to keep up with the demands of a continuously difficult activity. Aerobic exercises are trainings to make your heart and lungs to become more efficient. These aerobic exercises include running and swimming among many others. You will need a few months to fully prepare your body before a climb. You have to exercise at least thrice a week for about 30-60 minutes for every session. You keep a record of your heart rate before and after your exercises. When you heart rate decreases with the same amount of exercise, it would mean that your heart is getting more efficient.

2.  Strengthen your leg muscles.

Running is the best way to strengthen your leg muscles. As your legs get accustomed to the exercise, intensify your exercise by running on inclined or steep surfaces to get your legs familiarized and get used to moving from place to place as rock climbing does require lots of movement at an angle that your body is not accustomed to do.

3.  Go to a climbing gym.

What you can do to see if you are ready for the big climb is to actually climb. You may hit an indoor climbing gym and see how you cope up with the rigors of this training. If you see that you are ready, you may set yourself up to climb. Mountains consist of many slopes which would help condition your muscles as you move from place to place like what you do in hiking. More importantly, your muscle groups will likewise be conditioned especially which is actually helpful in lifting your body in an ascent. It would help to join a mountaineering climb group that’s doing training climbs. Not only will these trainings get your lungs more accustomed to thinner air when you are in high altitudes, it also helps condition your brain to proper coordination of your hand and leg movements as well as prepare your mental alertness. In doing training climb, you could see how ready you are physically. When you find yourself gasping after a few minutes of ascent, then you will need to exercise more. You should climb at least once a month to get you fully prepared for climbing.

4.  Don’t eat before you climb.

Before the climb, you should not get used to filling up your stomach as this will not help but will just stress the gastro intestinal system and revert from your accomplishments.

5.  Increase your carbs.

You may try to increase your carbohydrate intakes which would help you store glycogen in your muscles. You need to eat more of the foods containing low glycemic indices as they can help increase your short term energy storage but avoiding increasing your blood glucose level.

6.  If you have medical conditions.

For those having certain medical conditions such as heart disease, asthma, hypertension and diabetes, it is essential that your doctor is aware of this and that he allows you to climb. He would most likely advise you what you should do, what medications to prepare before going for the climb. If you have problems with your muscles, bones, tendon or just recovering from a sports related injury, you should see your orthopedic surgeon for pieces of advice.

7.  Get the proper gear.

As you are given time to prepare financially, you should choose the proper gear. You will need a bag specifically appropriate for rock climbing in St George. Do not forget the shoes as this is one of the most important parts of your gear. Make sure it fits you perfectly; not too fit. If your shoes do not fit your feet really well, it could cause you to make necessary adjustments that will require more energy causing the climb to become more difficult.

Exciting Adventure of Rock Climbing in St George

Everyone could employ different strategies how you could prepare for a climb. There is actually no right or wrong for as long as you train physically to get you ready for the next climb. Aim for the top and get to enjoy the view from there. So again when looking for lodging in St George, and things to do when you come here take a look at rock climbing.

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Dear Ramada St. George guests,

We won’t be offering our usual Tuacahn packages this year. However, we will still offer the same 15% discount on our rooms as part of your Tuacahn getaway. All you need to do is reserve your room ahead of time and show us your Tuacahn Broadway in the Desert tickets or confirmation when you check-in. Check out our Tuacahn Packages page for the complete details, instructions, and the discount code you’ll need.

We look forward to you staying with us again this year to see some great shows and enjoy our wide range of complimentary amenities.

Thank you,
Ramada St. George

September is a great time to visit Southern Utah! The temperatures are beginning to drop, making St. George a great place to vacation!

Twist the Night Away is back in Southern Utah! It is a production from the 50′s, based in Branson, MO. “Re-live the music of the 1950′s as we Rock Around the Clock with the Everly Brothers, Jerry Lee Lewis, Patsy Cline and Elvis just to name a few. This cast will take you back to the era of rich harmonies, classic love songs and unforgettable dances that will leave you wanting to Twist the Night Away!” Tickets are $17.50 at the door, but if you book through the Ramada Inn, they are only $15!!

You better saddle up, because it’s time to ride! The Lions Dixie Roundup Rodeo is being held September 13, 14 and 15. Every night at 6:00 PM, the gates will open up, where they will have entertainment until 7:30 PM. Friday night is pink night, so make sure to wear your pink. All of the proceeds go to help various breast cancer funds. On Saturday, they have the rodeo, which you don’t want to miss!

You better make room on your calendar, because these are some events you won’t want to miss! The St. George Ramada Inn would love to make your stay a relaxing one, so make sure to give us a call and leave the rest to us!

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