A “Likkle” Piece of Paradise

A “Likkle” Piece of Paradise

Insights into Jamaica’s Cannabis Friendly Events and Culture   By: Melody Hayhurst For many people, thoughts of Jamaica and ganja go hand-in-hand. As cannabis is a deeply ingrained and often visible part of both Jamaican and Rastafarian cultures, ganja smoking tourists have been drawn to the island for decades. Its vibrant music and culture, beautiful beaches, lush forests and rivers, delectable cuisine, friendly locals, make Jamaica a true tropical paradise. From swanky all-inclusives to Bud…

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Casa Bello

Casa Bello

A Victorian Bed and Breakfast in the Heart of Santa Rosa   Convenience, comfort and charm come together at Casa Bello, a 19th century, Victorian-style bed and breakfast located in downtown Santa Rosa. The home is nestled at the entrance of the city’s historic Cherry Street neighborhood. The majestic structure was built in the 1870s, and is made from redwoods grown in Northern Sonoma County. A blue exterior, red door, and picket fence give it…

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The Winston House

The Winston House

Seattle’s First Canna-Friendly Airbnb Nestled in the Beacon Hill neighborhood of Seattle, the city’s very own bud and breakfast, Winston House, offers much more than imagined. I expected a chic, three story cabin on a quiet street… what I got was more than I envisioned.    In my head the house was simple, yet comfortable, with tie dye or Bob Marley tapestries adorning the walls under blacklights and glow in the dark pot leaves. The…

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Oregon Coast Edibles

Oregon Coast Edibles

A Taste Through the Dispensaries of the Scenic Coast       My decade-long travels for fiber (see “Eco Printing Cannabis’s  Landscape” in August 2016’s edition) have brought me up and down the Oregon Coast. As a California resident, and 215 card-holder, I had trouble finding medication along the way. It is needless to say that when recreational cannabis became legal in Oregon, I was excited. This made traveling easier and more enjoyable. However, the…

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Oregon and the Giant Peach

Oregon and the Giant Peach

The mission statement above, the sign that greets all who enter this sacred space, speaks volumes to the sheer weight of our summertime frolic symbolized by the peach. This place is the single greatest romance I have ever known, an event that is the spiritual manifestation of a welcoming tune playing faintly in the distance- audible only to those careful enough to listen and follow the song. Musicians and artists from all over Oregon and…

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River Rat: Madison River

River Rat: Madison River

When you are used to being around the ocean your whole life, it is obvious that it stays with you and you constantly think about it when you are away from it. However, being away from the things you love can sometimes be the biggest blessing, it can also be extremely difficult to find happiness and to be creative with that happiness. Living in Montana is amazing, but like I said, for me growing up…

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Bud & Breakfast

Bud & Breakfast

WEEKEND RETREAT Bud & Breakfast It’s here. Humboldt County’s first Bud & Breakfast. HIGHWAY 36 When a traditional bed & breakfast just doesn’t cut it, visitors will soon have the option to experience a magical getaway in the mountains of Humboldt County’s Highway 36.     While the owner of this soon-to-be Bud & Breakfast wishes to remain anonymous until marijuana is legalized, the construction of the cabins are already underway.  “This retreat will be built…

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Back Road

Back Road

– Sean Jansen – The term “back road” is something that resonates with me on a deep level, something I strive for everyday with my photo and writing career. Pursuing the unknown and going in a different direction with my work and seeking the opportunity to rise above. Using exploration and adventure to get there. However, I feel the word “adventure” has been used in ways of over-exaggeration. Adventure, to me, if I were to…

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California’s Highway 1

California’s Highway 1

California’s Highway 1 Fort Bragg to Monterey Keith Warwick, PE The portion of California’s Highway 1 (California 1) from Fort Bragg to Monterey presents a fascinating, nostalgic environment. The highway has a unique charm and character that is significant to California residents and visitors alike. In California, until about 1900’s, most roads were simple cleared dirt roads.  They were suitable for travel on foot, by horses or by horse- or mule-drawn wagons, but in inclement…

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The Road to Shelter Cover

The Road to Shelter Cover

The road to Shelter Cove isn’t so much a back road as it is the only road into and out of this tiny seaside village. Winding and narrow, this 23-mile stretch is more like a roller coaster you can drive you’re car on than a road, but it’s well worth it the trip. The Shelter Cove road takes you straight into the heart of the fabled Lost Coast. Beginning in Redway, the road travels through…

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