The world is natural medicines, or alternative medicines as some dub it, has been on fire as of late, especially in my home state of Ohio. CBD or Cannabidiol, the non-psychoactive compound found in the Cannabis sativa plant (also known as hemp, marijuana, ganja, and the list goes on and on) has been legalized nationwide, and was put in a sort of grey area in Ohio up until about two weeks ago when the governor finally signed it into legal decriminalized status. CBD is a natural medicine that has a lot of people excited, but let me explain why…
I remember the days when once your phone was dead, that was that, and there wasn’t anything you could do about it, unless you were in a place for a time with charging wire in hand. Not only were the phone batteries sparse and small in capacity, but they seemed to burn energy faster than I could replenish it, but perhaps that was simply me, being a fast-paced, mind-racing worker bee who asked a lot out of his devices.
As a modern tech traveler, I bring my devices everywhere. If I’m photographing a remote location, I’ve typically got my laptop, hard drives, tablet, and phone with me, among a few other choice pieces of gear, and so it’s always very important to ensure I’ve taken safety precautions for each. I’ve been in another country and had my rental car broken into and my gear stolen, and I’ve been caught in the rain on more than on occasion. Things happen, and you have to be prepared if you don’t want to lose your precious electronics and the data on them.
Now, having learned the hard way many times, I carry a special waterproof pack and I outfit most of my gear in hardshell cases where possible, as well as in waterproof sacks, because you truly never know when disaster might strike. Every hard drive is stored in a waterproof sack, every device is stored in a shockproof, waterproof case, as is my laptop and tablet. I’ve lost precious images that were never seen by another human, because of a freak accident. It happens, and it sucks, and it’s heartbreaking.
Thinking back and now in my mid-thirties, I often consider what my biggest highlights are. I explored Europe and Northern Africa for nine months as a backpacker, I road tripped around the entire US, I explored deep into consciousness and even deeper into the literary minds of our species. But out of all of that, perhaps the most memorable moment was a camping trip with loved ones on top of a Wyoming mountain. It was midnight and we simply chatted and stared up at the clearest sky ever, watching the largest meteor shower I had ever seen.
Cầu Giấy in Hanoi is one of the city’s commercial centers and has seen plenty of recent urban development. Over time, it’s also made it a good shopping spot thanks to its trendy clothing stores. What’s more, it’s also made Cầu Giấy hotels great options for travelers looking to visit Hanoi. But there’s more to do in the area than just shop or book a convenient accommodation. There are also some interesting places you can visit if you want a more touristy experience during your stay.
Few experiences in life are as rich and rewarding as hiking in the natural world, among the forests, mountains, deserts, and coast line. Beyond what these experiences teach us, they make us feel alive and at home, especially for me when I’m exploring an untouched forest that’s grown wild for thousands of years, relatively undisturbed, because there’s a sort of vibe or energy, or mood that fills me up and takes over my mind, putting me at ease and welling me up with a distinct sense of belonging. Belonging, as if I’ve returned to a place I had known all along and should never have left.
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