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Will The New Recreational Laws In LA Affect Marijuana Delivery?

With these new recreational laws going into effect, how is it going to change the game? As of right now, the delivery game has been strictly medical cannabis related, despite what type it comes in (edibles, concentrates, etc.), and has had its fair regulations on it. With adult-use marijuana delivery coming into play, we could be seeing an entirely new set of standards on medical delivery as well.


What Does Adult-Use Cannabis Delivery in Los Angeles Mean For Me?


It means a lot of things. For instance, you’ll be seeing a lot more branded delivery vehicles out on the streets, and the industry is going to boom for job seekers. It’s still up for debate how much of a good thing this is (it’s absolutely a step in the right direction, but it’s going to take some getting used to). Industry giants are going to pop up like weeds (pun intended) and corner in on the game, especially with L.A. becoming the newest player.


States like New Hampshire and Alaska are coming through on recreational reform as well, allowing citizens over the age of 21 to purchase recreational marijuana through delivery services. We could be seeing a lot of the same laws from those states being applied to Los Angeles while this trend continues to sprout all across California, and that could be a very good thing.


The country tends to look at Los Angeles for a lot of things; it’s the frontstage for a lot of activist activity, and the introduction of adult-use marijuana delivery services is certainly going to be on the news and front pages for a while. Is the industry going to be affected in L.A.? Absolutely. Is it going to be an all-positive thing? Let’s see how January goes first and go from there.


What Moisturizers Does Timeless Carry With Hyaluronic Acid?

Hyaluronic acid is a highly desirable moisturizer for anti-aging skin care products.  Therefore, you can find it in many of the anti-aging products available from Timeless Skin Care.  The reason that hyaluronic acid has a good reputation among skin care products is that it can hold a thousand times its weight in water.  It occurs naturally in the connective tissues of the human body.  You may have heard that your body is about 60 percent water; hyaluronic acid is one of the reasons for that.  Fortunately, Timeless offers hyaluronic acid in a variety of formulations.

Timeless Pure Hyaluronic Acid

The pure line of Timeless products consists of skin serums with a single active ingredient.  One product in the Timeless pure line is Pure Hyaluronic Acid.  The product is simply a one percent solution of hyaluronic acid.

Timeless Serums with Hyaluronic Acid

Timeless also offers a variety of combination skin serums that contain hyaluronic acid.  You can find hyaluronic acid in the following Timeless serums:

  • Coenzyme Q10 Serum – contains hyaluronic acid, plus Coenzyme Q10 to promote collagen synthesis and Matrixyl 3000 to protect the skin from sun damage
  • Hyaluronic Acid + Vitamin C Serum – a five percent concentration of Vitamin C, plus hyaluronic acid and Matrixyl 3000
  • Matrixyl 3000 Serum – just hyaluronic acid and the wrinkle fighting ingredient Matrixyl 3000
  • Vitamin C+E Ferulic Acid Serum – ferulic acid, the antioxidants Vitamin C and Vitamin E, and hyaluronic acid

Hyaluronic acid is just one of the safe, trustworthy ingredients that you can find in Timeless anti-aging skin care products.  The products also have powerful antioxidants and organically sourced botanical ingredients.  When you go to the Timeless website to find hyaluronic acid products, you will find many other things to like when you keep exploring the Timeless product line.


What on Earth is a French Press?

You may have heard the words French press or coffee press bandied around in recent years and questioned as to what on earth one of these new fanged gadgets is. If this is the case then fear not as we have put together a quick guide as to what a French press is, how you can use it and why you would want to. The short answer to this is that a French press is a tool which you can use to make coffee in the home. These pieces of kit have really risen to prominence in recent years and here is a little bit more about this kitchen product.

What Is It?

A French press is actually quite a basic piece of kit that comes in many different styles, designs and with different materials. The basics of the press are that it is a jug which features a lid with a filter and a plunger that go inside the jug. The idea is to plunge your coffee before you drink it so that it is well filtered.

How To Use It?

In order to use the press, you need to buy some coarsely ground coffee beans which you will place in the bottom of the jug. Next you add piping hot water and wait for the two to mix together and brew to your taste. Finally you plunge the filter down through the jug which forces the water down and the remnants of the coffee beans up. After doing this, you will be left with a jug of fresh coffee, perfectly filtered and ready to pour.

Why Use It?

The reason why many people have decided to start using French presses, and the reason why you need one in your life, comes down to taste. In terms of making coffee in the home, the flavor which you get from coffee that has been made using a press, is far superior to the flavor which you will get from a machine or from instant coffee.

Aside from the flavor, many people turn to the press to make their coffee as it really looks great and turns drinking coffee into more of an event. If you have people in your home and you offer them a coffee, walking out with a French press is a real crowdpleaser.

Should I Buy One?

If you love coffee, then the answer as to whether or not you should buy a French press is a resounding yes. With this gadget you will be able to prepare the richest and freshest coffee, and look great whilst doing so. There are a huge amount of presses on the market and there is one to fit every style choice and every budget. These presses   are incredibly durable and bar you dropping it on the floor, the chances of it breaking are very low indeed. Why not try a cheap press first to see how much you use it and if you find that you fall in live with this coffee, you can then purchase something a little more up market.

It’s never too late to travel. Here’s why…

If you have ever thought that your days of traveling are over or that you have missed the chance to see the world because of your age, it is time that you started to change your opinion. Traveling has no age limit, there are no requirements on how much experience you have or may not have and the simple fact is that if you have the desire to travel, then you need to do it.

Across  the world there are thousands of people on the road just like you who are perhaps there later years or have decided to travel years after the ‘normal’ travel age. If you need any more convincing, here is exactly why it is never too late to travel.

Parties and Budget Living

When most people think of travel or backpacking, they think of the youngsters out there who are living on a shoestring and spending their evenings partying. A certain romance has been attached to this way of living and many are fooled into thinking that it is the only way to travel. In truth, these youngsters miss 90% of what traveling is about when it comes to exploring other countries and cultures and they arrive home with nothing but stories of hair raising adventures and hangovers. You have the chance to really see the world without living this lifestyle, remember that just because you go to a country, does not mean you have lived it.

Better Appreciation

As you age, you gain a finer appreciation of the differences between people from different countries, you have a greater interest for their history and their culture and you will actually find yourself in a far better position than someone younger than yourself, to relate to cultures around the world.If you have kids for example then you are likely to look on parents from around the world in a different way that you would have done when you were younger. This higher level of appreciation means that you can enjoy traveling far more.

Opening Your Mind

It can be easy to get stuck in your ways after a certain amount of time and stop challenging yourself to be creative and look past the norm. Whilst traveling opens up young people’s minds it will also do the same for you and you will come home with renewed vigor and a very different take on the world than before you left.


Believe it or not, traveling is good for your health and this who go traveling have been shown to live a little bit longer than those who do not do so frequently. When you travel, you spend much more time outdoors and much more things doing exercise such as walking, hiking and other activities which you may take part in. Travel can also help you with infections as you will be exposing yourself to different types of bacteria which your body can use to strengthen your immune system in the future.

If you thought it was to late to travel, think again!

The best food Italy has to offer

Unfortunately there are many foods around the world that have not exported very well when they have left their country of origin. Mexican food for example is nothing like what you think it is when you actually visit Mexico and it is tough to understand why the Tex-Mex variety that we eat, is more popular than the original, and beautiful traditional Mexican cuisine.

Another victim of this is Italian food and somehow the world got the notion that what makes Italian cuisine is nothing more than pizza and pasta. I always find this interesting because when you actually travel to Italy, you will soon realize that their cuisine is about much, much more than just what you can find in a store in the USA. I wanted therefore to give you some Italian foods which I fell in love with during my time in Tuscany and Rome, and why you must try them.


Like many delicious foods around the world, this meal actually started out as being considered a poor man’s food. Back when people had servants , the servants would collect the unfinished bread of their masters and the vegetables which were left on the plate. They would build the bread and vegetables in water and then eat it for their own meal. Thankfully the making of the dish are now a little cleaner but the origin is the same and the flavors and texture of this meal are simply beautiful.

Tortellini en Brodo

This is a real staple dish in northern Italy and it is often enjoyed during the holidays in the country. Unlike with most tortellini dishes which are coated in thick and creamy sauce or served with a ragu, tortellini en brodo sees the tortellini floating in a chicken broth. This is a dish which reminds me a little of an Italina wonton soup and the mixture of veal broth with fresh pasta pieces and some Parmesan makes this a delicious dish which you simply must try.

Osso busco alla Milanese

I am a big meat lover and so I was over the moon when I saw this delicious meal on the menu. This is a dish which uses veal shanks, far more popular in Italy than anywhere that I have visited, which are braised slowly and then served with a sauce of white wine and vegetables and a side helping of gremolata which is a rich and garlicky sauce. This is a dish that keeps on giving an just as you reach the end of the meal, you will find some little nugget of meat inside the veal bone which have been coated in the succulent sauce.

I absolutely adore Italian food and when you are actually there, you get to taste all of the flavors and the ingredients which have been added to your dish, much more than I can say for any Italian meal which I have eaten elsewhere. When you visit Italy you will see that it is not just the food which tastes good but the entire culture around food is avery healthy and vibrant one and you won’t want to stop eating when you get there!

5 things to eat in France

I have never really sampled much French cuisine but I was really looking forward to doing just that last month when I went to Paris for the first time. Unlike with other countries like Italy and Mexico, I honestly didn’t know what kind of food to expect and in truth I as absolutely blown away by what I tried during my time in the country.

I wanted to share with you then, my top 5 dishes which I think that you simply must try if you happen to be visiting France.


I don’t want to say that this is just a beautiful and ornate grilled ham and cheese sandwich, but the truth is that this is a beautiful and ornate grilled ham and cheese sandwich. The difference however between eating it in a French bistro and eating it in your kitchen back home, is the quality. Not only is the cheese tastier and gooier but the ham is thick and tasty and the bread is far more beautiful than anything you could buy in a store.

Duck Confit

This was perhaps the only French dish which I had heard about prior to my visit to the French capital and it was actually the first thing that I ate when I arrived. I learned that they actually devised this dish as a way of cooking duck so that it could be used in the future and what they do is cook duck thighs in their own fat so that they stay moist and juicy. Thankfully someone realized just how tasty they were straight away and the dish was born. The best place to eat the dish is in the Southwest of France and the blend of crispy skin and soft, succulent meat is just mouthwatering.


You have not eaten a croissant until you have eaten one in Paris and the difference in quality and flavor is gargantuan. The freshness and crispiness of the croissants here has to be tried to be believed and it is no surprise that croissant chefs must train for years before they are allowed to make their own.


Interestingly, this dish is named after traditional bicycle race which takes place between Paris and the north of Brittany in Brest. You will find this little beauty in the patisseries and it is round piece of soft chop pastry which has been filled with praline buttercream with caramelized almonds on top, there is nothing better to eat with your fresh coffee than this masterpiece.


They may not be the most impressive haute-cuisine but the crepes which you can find in Paris are absolutely breathtaking and well worth a mention on this list. I don’t know if it is the batter, the cooking method, the fresh ingredients or a combination of the three but the crepes here taste like nothing you’ve ever tried before and I more than had my fill of them during my time in France.

The best hiking shoes – my advice

There are fewer things that put you in touch with nature quite like a good hike and I have spent at least 2 or 3 weeks each year for the  last 10, on hiking trips around the world. I love to explore anyway and hiking enables you the complete freedom to discover the world around you in a way that car, bike and air travel simply cannot.

I always focus very heavily on what I buy when it comes to my hiking equipment and after many years of making mistakes in terms of what I took with me, I now have this down to a fine art. One such decision that I always find tough, is which hiking shoes to buy and it has only been very recently that I have got this decision just right. If you are in the market for some hiking shoes, here are the most important things that you need to consider before you even look at brands or models.


Picking the size of your hiking shoes is not like when you shop for trainers or boots, where you can give yourself a little leeway, hiking shoes have to be just right. If you allow for space at the front or the sides then your feet will be moving around a great deal as you walk and this means blisters, something which could potentially ruin your trip altogether. If you have hiking shoes which are too tight, you will do terrible damage to your feet and end up with any number of problems. The reason why this is so difficult to gauge is that as you walk, your feet will swell so you must have a little bit of room free to allow for this. Try to find hiking boots which have around 0.5 centimeter of space on each side, this should be enough to give you feet space to swell and avoid them being too loose.


Honestly, unless you are an Instagrammer looking for likes, leave the fashion choices at the door when you are picking your hiking boots. First of all you will usually find that the prettier the boots, the worse that they are and it is far better to focus on practicality rather than fashion. The second point to make is that even if you get some beautiful boots which fit like a glove, they won’t stay beautiful for very long once you hit the mud, dust and water.

Tough Decisions

When you are hiking, your feet are the most important part of the operation and you should look after them at all costs. If you have spent a pretty penny on some comfortable and durable hiking boots, and then after your first hike you realize that they are not suited to you, it is time to sell them. This is not easy to accept but the truth is that you don’t know how good the boots are until you have tested them. If you are not ruthless in this decision, you will only cause yourself more problems in the future.

Spend time on making the right choice and accept that you may not get it right first time.


I Left my Heart in Cuba

I had wanted to go to Cuba ever since my communist revolutionary phase that I went through as a youngster. Thankfully I left that phase behind but I never lost the desire to go to Cuba and last year I was fortunate enough to make that dream a reality. I had really wanted to visit Cuba before it was open to the whole of the US because I had read some pretty scary thing about what business people were planning to do there, and I wanted to see the Cuba that I had read about, not one with Starbucks and hotels.

Thankfully Cuba was everything that I had hoped it owed be and I can honestly say that I left my heart there, and here is why.

Che Guevara

Whatever your opinion on Che may be, you can’t deny that he was a very important person in the history of Cuba and whether you think he was a terrorist or a revolutionary, he was after all and icon. Walking in the footsteps of Che was pretty magical and from the murals on walls throughout the country, and visiting his old house, I absolutely loved seeing all of this evidence of my one-time hero.


Because of the way in which Cuba operates, there are no bar or restaurant chains which means that every time you go out to eat you are guaranteed a different experience. In my view this was a huge positive because there are no rules on how food should be served or how places should look which really lends itself to the restaurant owners getting creative.


You don’t have to travel too far in Cuba to hear some local music or even just a guy playing the guitar in the street. What I loved most about this is that instead of walking past the music like we would do in most countries in the world, the locals immediately start to dance and sing to whatever is playing.


For some reason many people overlook the beaches in Cuba and instead focus on the way of life and the way in which the government has shaped the island, I prefer to do both. The beaches throughout the country are spectacular and whether you are in the city or out in the sticks, you can find golden sand and crashing waves which instantly relax you.

The People

I wasn’t sure what the Cubans would make of tourists, I know that tourism isn’t new but I had notions that there would be some kind of isolation mentality, I was very wrong. In truth the people were kind, welcoming and incredibly hospitable and I would return to Cuba for the locals alone. Whether I was in a bar, a restaurant, a shop or the street, everyone said hello, asked where I was fro and were dying to now what I thought about the place that they call home. Super friendly locals always make for a better trip and that’s exactly what you’ll get in Cuba.

Why I could live in Costa Rica

Last year I went with some buddies on a surf tour around Costa Rica and I immediately fell in love with the place. I know that this may sound as though I had  good time on my vacation and therefore think I could live there but the truth is that I saw more than enough of how this place works and operates, to believe that I could comfortably set up home there.

There are many ex-pats living throughout Costa Rica, they all seem to be very happy with their decision to move and here is why I think that I could comfortably join them one day.


The biggest draws of the country is the incredible nature which they have on offer and what I loved about it in particular was that it exists everywhere. I know that ‘nature’ exists everywhere but I am talking about incredible and varied natural settings which you find throughout Costa Rica. You don’t have to go very far to find yourself in the thick of the rainforest, surrounded by indigenous wildlife and miles away from the ‘real world’.


The weather here is pretty much always hot and sunny and even though there is a bit of humidity, I could definitely get used to the hot climate here. We did get caught in one rainstorm during our time here and when it rains, it really rains, I think however that the infrequent nature of the rain means that it would never really cause a problem.


The Costa Rican government really do have eco-friendliness on their minds and the country is around 80% efficient, way more than any other country in the world. I am very environmentally conscious myself and I think that this way of life could really be attractive to someone like me. I love the fact that this is something which exists throughout the country and their focus on conservation and bio-diversity is something which makes the country highly appealing.


Not only is this one of the best countries in the world that I have ever surfed in, it is also jam-packed with lots of other activities and for someone like me, this is absolutely perfect. I love the great outdoors and whether I am kayaking, climbing, caving or surfing, these kids of activities really make me happy. I love the wide range of activities that exist here and if I were to live here, I would most certainly spend a lot of my time getting active around the country.


If I were to bring my wife and young child down here I would need to ensure that they would be safe and the crime figures in Costa Rica most definitely suggest that they would be. I have rarely seen or heard about any high crime rates here and I felt extremely safe throughout my time in the country. Sometimes one needs to be a little pragmatic and safety is a high concern for anyone with a family, thankfully this seems like a really safe and secure nation.

5 Tips for traveling solo as a female

If you are considering solo travel as a female but you have been put off by the scaremongering and horror stories which you may have heard, it is time to rethink your approach. Let’s not sugarcoat it though, traveling as a female on your own is unfortunately very different to traveling as a male and there are additional precautions which you need to take.

Thankfully, in over 10 years of traveling solo, I have never ran into any real trouble and I like to think that this is because of the smart and sensible approach which I have always had. If you are thinking about going traveling on your own, here are 5 top tips to take with you.


The first step is to make sure that someone back home always knows where you are and when. Make sure that before you travel that a family member or friend has your itinerary and that you check in with them as you leave and arrive at your destination. This may strip away some of the freedom element that travel gives you but it will make sure that you can stay safe, and that if you aren’t, someone will be quick to realize it.

Stay in Groups

If you are worried that you may be in danger or even if you feel slightly uneasy in a particular place, make sure that you tag on to, or at least stay near, bug groups of people. Something bad is far less likely to happen if you are in big groups and doing so will discourage anyone who was perhaps looking to cause you harm.

Dress Smart

I don’t agree at all with the “she was attacked because of the way that she was dressed” opinion, but it does make sense to review how you are dressed depending on where you are. For example, I would never walk through the middle of Calcutta wearing a short dress and plunging neckline as I know that the men there see this as an invitation. The key to dressing abroad is to try your best to blend in, the more that you stand out, the more of a target you become.

Always Know Where You Are Going

Before you set off for a new location, make sure that you know exactly how to get there as nothing screams victim more than you standing on a street corner with a map in your hand. What you are looking for when you travel is to become one of the crowd as often as possible and you should know exactly where you are going at all times. IF you do get stuck, head into a coffee shop bathroom or something similar and have a quick check of your map, whatever you do, don’t do so in public.

Hotel Salvation

Make sure that your hotel is not in a sketchy area or and isolated location before you book. Equally if you are heading to a city which is potentially dangerous, don’t be frightened to spend a little extra on getting a nice and secure hotel. The hotel could prove to be your sanctuary if things get dangerous and you will be thankful that you spent the extra.

Don’t worry too much about traveling alone, whilst there are dangers, being smart will keep you away from them.