Top 5 Media Buying Agencies in the U.S.

Top 5 Media Buying Agencies in the U.S.

When it comes to media buying, there are definitely some agencies that outshine the competition. We recently asked some of our favorite marketers who they thought were the country’s top media buyers, and this is our list. These media buying agencies top our list as we steered clear of the marketing agencies that have more brand recognition than they do satisfied clients. Follow along as we share with you our top 5 media buying agencies.

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1. Metric Theory – Denver, Colorado

The people we reached out to about this had one thing in common, and Metric Theory was number one. When we asked about Media buying agencies in the U.S., we were not surprised that a company from Colorado topped the list. Colorado is a cool state that has made greenery legal for recreational use, talk about fueling the creative marketer in you! While media buying may not be as creative as content creation, it still requires some serious knowledge of the industry. Good job Metric Theory, the good folks of this country have taken notice and made you our top pick for media buying agencies in the U.S.



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2. Richardson Media Group – Portsmouth, New Hampshire

This agency operating out of Portsmouth has a strong reputation in the marketing community. We searched the internet, social media, and polled our readers, and it was clear that Richardson Media had to make our top 5 list. Richardson Media operates out of Portsmouth but services the greater Boston area and surrounding cities. Businesses from East to West made mention of them, and this says a lot about a company when companies across the country are name dropping you. Hopefully, they aren’t Patriot fans.

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3. Media LTD – Baltimore, Maryland

This group is making some serious noise in the world of media buying. They were mentioned frequently among the rest of these agencies that made our list. This group of world-class marketing experts can help you extend your reach with unstoppable momentum that will keep your business going strong. They’ve been in business for over 25-years and have a reputation as a premier media buyer in Baltimore. Can their marketing efforts give your business the kind of momentum that Lamar Jackson currently has? You can only hope so!

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4. Love Adv – Houston, Texas

These guys can do everything a mid- to large-sized agency should do, from PR to motion graphics. But really, they do it all. Loved by our audience, this group of innovative marketers have the chops needed to make a name for themselves int the media buying business. I took a quick peek at their website, and it looks like a pretty cool place to work. I’m just puzzled that a digital marketing agency in this day and age doesn’t have an SSL certificate on their site. This isn’t about the technical nature of anyone’s website, though. This is about the power of the people voting for an agency that kicks-ass at media buying!

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5. Haworth Marketing – Minneapolis, Minnesota

Number 5 is alive! They might have come in 5th, but at least they made our top 5 list of media buying agencies in the U.S. Seriously folks, this is an achievement to be proud of. I don’t want to rain on their parade, but they don’t have an SSL certificate as of this writing either… Come on guys, secure your site already! Ok, enough banter – these folks are the real deal, and they have made a name for themselves as Minnesota’s go-to media buying agency. We had an email response from someone out of Montana that made mention of them, so again, another business getting recognized from out of state businesses. It looks like they have a pretty sweet view from their office; also, that’s always an appealing perk when looking for employment.

Congratulations to these five badass businesses for making our top 5 list of media buying agencies. If your company made this top 5 list, you should hold your head high with pride and treat your employees to a happy-hour free-for-all. Just saying, you have to keep that unstoppable momentum!

5 Best Up And Coming Criminal Lawyers In America

5 Best Up And Coming Criminal Lawyers In The U.S.

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Everyone who was around in the ’90s knows the names Robert Shapiro, Johnnie Cochran, and Robert Kardashian. Famous for defending OJ Simpson in one of the countries most famous trials, these three A-Team lawyers put together a defense that eventually won OJ his freedom. That was the 90’s though, and today is a new era of criminal defense attorneys that specialize in the defense of their clients in the most crucial moments in their lives. Attorneys anchor the legal system, and there are some currently practicing law that deserves to be acknowledged for their fine work. So without further ado, we bring you our top 5 list of Americas best defense attorneys.

1. Patrick Collins

Wilmington, Delaware
Patrick is an absolute animal in the courtroom. He works closely with his clients to represent them to the fullest in a court of law. He is notorious for selecting favorable juries and helping his clients navigate the legal process as they prepare for their day in court. Patrick received his degree from The Widener University School of Law in 2005. This man is truly a rising star that will find his name mentioned in years to come when others talk about the top defense lawyers in the United States.

2. Jason Lawrence

Fort Bend, Texas
Jason is the best criminal Lawyer in Texas. Truly a rising star in the Lone Star State as his criminal defense strategies in the courtroom have earned him the recognition he deserves as a no-nonsense lawyer in Texas. His ability to capture the imaginations of a jury and convince them that his clients are not guilty is a true talent and a testament of what we can expect as he grows into one of the countries most aggressive and successful Criminal Lawyers in the U.S. Jason graduated from Baylor magna cum laude with a BA in political science. He later attended law school in Dallas where he earned his degree from SMU Dedman School of Law.

3. Keith B. Johnson

Augusta, Georgia
Keith is an absolute stud, earning his degree from Michigan State University school of law in 2008, he currently serves on the executive board of the Augusta Bar Association. Keith is smooth in the courtroom, has a knack for criminal defense, and was once considered one of the top 40 best lawyers in the country under 40. Keith is a compassionate, intelligent, diligent, and honorable man that practices law professionally in Augusta, Georgia.

judge bench4.Timothy Bilecki

Honolulu, Hawaii
Timothy might be the smartest lawyer on this list, he obviously chose one of the most beautiful places to practice law, off the shores of Honolulu, Hawaii and I imagine he has never regretted that decision since making that move there. That’s an assumption though, and we all know where that gets you. Timothy graduated from the University of Miami School of Law in 2002. Timothy joined Kieth Johnson on that top 40 list under 40. Timothy is a natural, and his ability to paint pictures into the minds of a journey has made him a very successful criminal defense lawyer practicing in Hawaii.

5. Vijay R. Sharma

Skokie, Illinois
Sharma tops our list at number five and for no other reason other than he’s the 5th badass lawyer we found while researching criminal defense attorneys in the U.S. He very well could have made top three with a little more research, but we are pinched for time, so here he sits at number five. Vijay should feel proud of making this list, this guy is a phenom. Getting a degree from John Marshall School of Law in 2005, he is currently practicing in Skokie where he is also part of the American Society of Legal Advocates and the National Lawyers Guild. Vijay also made the top 40 under 40 lists and is a true professional in the courtroom.
If you are unfortunate enough to be convicted of a crime but are lucky enough to live in any of these states where these lawyers practice law, you can consider yourself lucky. Being a criminal in a state that has great defense attorneys is a blessing for even the hardest criminal.

Top 10 Fishing Charters For Your Next Trip

Chartered Fishing Trips You’re Going To Love

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If you are a hobbyist or even a committed sports fisherman, then you probably find yourself searching the web for new places to discover fishing trips. While there are hundreds, if not thousands, of charters available, the experience will tell you that they are not all the same. Here we have done some research based on client testimonials, Google reviews, Yelp reviews, and website information to bring you our top 10 list of fishing charters to try next time you are thinking about some downtime on the open water casting a line and forgetting about your onshore troubles. Save travels to all that make the journey to the sea, fishing is truly a rewarding sport.


The Kenai Peninsula
Alaska Fishing Charter

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Alaska is still one of the greatest wild frontiers that exists. From sports fishing, to big game hunting, Alaska has everything for everyone. The fishing charters in Alaska are plentiful. and some are going to better experiences than others. Check out Alaska Fishing Charter to learn more about the charters they offer and the fish you can expect to catch when trolling in the open ocean waters off the Alaskan shoreline.

“Alaska Fishing Charter offers highly productive Kenai fishing trips and Soldotna fishing charters. We are service oriented and know how to find and catch Alaska Salmon and Alaska Halibut. We will take you and your group Alaska King Salmon Fishing, Sliver Salmon Fishing, and Sockeye Salmon Fishing. We also offer Alaska Halibut Fishing Charters that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Anglers that wish to try their hand at fishing for Salmon and Halibut in the same day can try on of our Alaska Combo Fishing Trips. Call Alaska Fishing Charter today to book the fishing trip of a lifetime. You will be Alaska charter fishing from boats custom designed and built right here on the Kenai Peninsula specifically for Alaskan saltwater sportfishing. Our boats are 28ft and 32ft and are powered by reliable and quiet twin Honda 4-stroke outboard motors. Both boats have fully enclosed heated cabins with restroom facilities and extra large open fishing decks. Both charter fishing vessels are equipped with state of the art electronics including global positioning systems, fish finders, depth sounders, VHF radios, CB radios, cell phones, and top quality fishing gear. We are very safety conscious and have our boats inspected annually by the Coast Guard. Our equipment meets or exceeds all Coast Guard requirements.”

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Los Gringos Charters Cabo San Lucas

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You can’t beat the experience leaving the shores of Florida and gliding out to sea on a chartered fishing trip with a world class group of guys. Jesse is ex-Coast Guard and true captain of the open waters. His knowledge of the sea is above and beyond many of the captains I have ever had the luxury of chartering with. The experience you get when working with these guys is second to none. The fishing charters they lead through Cabo San Lucas are the best around. Cabo is a premier destination for sports fisherman and hobbyist alilke. This resort city is a notorious destination for stars and celebrities as it sits on the tip of the southern peninsula in Baja Mexico. Made extremely famous in the 80’s by the rock group Van Halen, Cabo began to see an instant influx in tourism after the mead-band released their hit song Cabo Wabo. Sammy Hagar has continued to live and be a part of the community as he’s opened a local cantina called Cabo Wabo Cantina. If you want a taste of the good life, good fishing, and good times, check out these Gringos out at Gringos Charters.

“If you’re looking for your next excursion in Los Cabos, Belize, Costa Rica, or Panama you’re in the right place! We specialize in offshore sport fishing, but we offer a variety of experiences. We can customize charters, yacht rentals, beach activities, whale watching, and tours to fit your needs and budget. Los Gringos Charters is proud to be an American-owned company. We have English-speaking staff, so your experience from booking to the conclusion of your activity will be simple, yet fun. Your happiness matters. We want to exceed your expectations and we look forward to being a part of your next vacation or business trip.”

Newport Beach, California
Newport Landing California

Newport fishing chartersNewport is close enough to other California vacation destinations that this is a great choice if you’re looking to mix up your fishing trip with some other adventurious excursions. The California coast lines are full of fish and your experience with Newport Landing is guaranteed to be nothing short of amazing. These guys know the open waters off the California coast and will show you an experience of a lifetime.

“Newport Landing offers fishing trips open to individuals, families, and all size groups. Trip lengths vary from our popular ½ day (5-hour excursions) and ¾ day (full day excursions) to overnight trips and longer. Newport Landing provides everything you need to make your trip a great fishing experience. Our captains and crew provide years of fishing experience that is invaluable in helping to make each fishing outing relaxing and successful. Interested in a private charter? We do that, too! Newport Landing has a complete selection of boat sizes and trip lengths to accommodate almost any size group for a wide variety deep sea fishing trip lengths departing from the legendary fishing port of Newport Bay.”

Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Dragonfly Sport Fishing Massachusetts

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Bluefin Tuna and Seabass is all I needed to hear to want to jump aboard this magnificent charter. Cape Cod is a place you need to visit regardless of your fishing preferences. There is history here, and even better, there are a ton of fish here for the taking. Grab your line, cast your reel, and feel the relaxation of a chartered fishing trip form Dragonfly sport fishing.

“Climb aboard with Dragonfly Sportfishing for one of Cape Cod Fishing Charters’ lifetime experiences! We offer deep sea fishing charters for Striped Bass, Bluefish, Bluefin Tuna, and Black Seabass. Cape Cod has some of the world’s best sport fishing opportunities, and the Dragonfly was custom designed and built to maximize your chances of catching a trophy fish. The boat is fast and comfortable with all of the Coast Guard certified safety equipment and high-end fishing tackle you need to make your day on the water safe and successful. My 45 years of fishing experience in local waters guarantees you will have the best shot at an awesome fishing trip. Whether you are a seasoned angler or ready for your first experience with the sport, I look forward to having you aboard. Let’s go fishin’!”

Maui, Hawaii
Maui Fishing Charters

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Hawaii is a destination that all people need to make at some point in their lives. The food, culture, and our beauty of the land and waters is a site to be seen. Hopping aboard with Maui Fishing Charters will give you a perspective of the land and water like you have never seen before. The fish that you catch is amazing, and the locals really know how to prepare fresh fish dishes like Poke and other sushi varieties.

“Maui sport fishing (a.k.a deepsea sportfishing, offshore trolling) is the most popular form of fishing in Hawaii. The catch may include blue marlin, striped marlin, yellowfin tuna (ahi), wahoo (ono) and dorado (mahi-mahi). The longer you fish for the better your odds! Roughly a half dozen Maui fishing charters feature shallow water bottom fishing. This is conducted closer to shore, with lighter tackle, typically drifting over the reef. Bottom fishing trips are popular with families and those preferring a shorter day on the water. “What will we catch? Can we keep the fish? What’s the weather going to be like? Will I get seasick? What’s the best time to fish on Maui? ” Here you’ll find a wide range of information and resources to help you plan your Maui fishing charter.”

Rockypoint, Mexico
Del Mar Charters Rocky Point Mexico

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One of my favorite places to vacation, Rockypoint, Mexico continues to boom as U.S. and local investors continue to pump money into the Rockypoint experience. The resorts, condos, and beach house rentals are all filled with the accommodations you would expect from any other luxury beach resort. While you’re there, you gotta check out Del Mar Charters. They offer a unique experience as their local guides take you on a fishing charter that can only be experienced in these waters.

“Sailing in Rocky Point, Sunset Cruise, Bird Island Trip, Deep Sea Fishing Charters, Snorkeling and Kayaking-Del Mar Charters offers a variety of boating experiences to enhance your Puerto Penasco, Mexico vacation! The 42-foot catamaran “Tempo” is perfect for a small group (up to 18 passengers) that enjoy a variety of activities including ….Sailing, Snorkeling, Kayaking, Sunset Cruises, and Isolated Beach Adventures. The 30-foot open bow, dual engine Cobalt “Marilyn” offers a short comfortable ride to our well known local snorkeling, kayaking and sightseeing spot, Bird Island, where you can enjoy many different varieties of sea life. We also charter fishing trips and offer kayak rentals.”

Craig Kurth – Owner: Originally from Southern California, Craig bought the 42-foot catamaran the “Tempo” and moved to Puerto Penasco Mexico to follow his dream and started a career in water sports.
Captain Oscar: Oscar has been a boat captain for over a dozen years, skillfully captaining the boats and maintaining them as if they were his own. Oscar also serves as a snorkel and sightseeing guide, always going the extra mile to take care of our passengers. Oscar is fluent in Spanish and English.

Galveston, Texas
Cowboy Charters Gavelston Texas

Texas fishing charters

What’s more Texan than Cowboy? This fishing charter is the go-to authority on fishing charters in Texas. Jump on the boat, grab your gear, and get ready to join a group of guys that really know their way around the water! This tough Texas size group will show you an experience that you just can’t get anywhere else in Texas.

“Cowboy Charters is not your typical Freeport or Galveston fishing charter, it’s a Gulf of Mexico deep sea fishing adventure! We are a full-time first class deep sea fishing charter company that runs out of Galveston and Freeport. We run hard and fish further than the average Gulf Coast fishing charter companies out there. We leave the dock for fishing before the others and return after they have sent their customers home. Our full day offshore fishing trips are at a plus fuel rate, and we will work hard to not just earn our money, but more importantly, earn your repeat business.”

New York, New York
Fishing Charters NYC

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New York doesn’t necessarily scream fishing excursion when I think about the waters of Hawaii, Florida, or Mexico. However there is some great fishing to be done there and nobody better to do that with than Fishing NYC. With over 40 years of experience, these guys have been fishing these waters longer than I have been alive. Give them a shout and find out why they are NYC’s premier fishing charter.

“Fishing the New York Bight for over 40 years. Extensive knowledge of NYC & offshore waters, Fish species, Boat & Electronics, and Safety procedures. Captain Joe Specializes in Fly and Light Tackle Fishing which includes Fly Fishing, with his custom hand made flies, Spin Fishing using Jigs, Soft Plastic lures, Plugging Swiming and Topwater. Other techniques include Live Bait and Trolling”

Virginia Beach, Virginia
Matador Sports Fishing Charters Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach sports fishing

Matador Sports Fishing Charters are hands down the best in Virginia Beach. To troll the open waters with a captain like Jake Hiles will provide you with a fishing experience that you will never forget. Deep sea fishing is one of my favorite things to do, and these guys have absolutely nailed it in these waters.

“Whether you’re looking for offshore deep sea, inshore or wreck fishing, Captain Jake Hiles will give you a fishing trip you’ll never forget. Our home base is the famous Mid-Atlantic fishing region. Virginia Beach offshore waters are perfect for deep sea / deep drop charter fishing. Whether you’re a seasoned fisherman or a total novice, everyone in the fishing party has a great chance of catching something. Gulf stream fishing fans love the reel-screaming action. There’s no feeling like a mighty fish taking the bait. The rod bends as marlin, sailfish or tuna zips off yards of line. Your angling skills will be tested to the limit. Don’t worry if you haven’t yet acquired such fishing skills – Captain Jake will be there to help at every turn. After all, there’s nothing better than hands-on learning to gain experience!”

Charleston, South Carolina
The Reel Deal Charters Charleston

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South Carolina, another great place to vacation, grab a beer, and go fishing. The Reel Deal Charters are Thee Place To Go! A fun group for sure that will show you around the area, help you find success, and share the joy of the catch with you. If you have contemplated a fishing charter in South Carolina, this is the place to go.

“Fishing in the Charleston area is good all year round but as in any place in the world, there are better times to catch them than others. We at The Reel Deal Charters take great pride in ensuring you have a productive and enjoyable experience. Our staff are skilled professionals and can teach you all the tricks of the trade. Fishing is more than putting a piece of bait in the water. Depth, structure, water temperature, barometric pressure, and bottom composition are just some of the factors taken into consideration when fishing for a specific species. We promote catch and release of all fish but have no problem with you keeping the catch for a nice dinner. All South Carolina Department Natural Resources and federal regulations are strictly adhered to. All boats are fully equipped with the latest electronics and tackle to ensure a great day of fishing in the Charleston area. All licenses, baits (live, cut, or artificial) and tackle are included in the price of our charters. We now offer fish replicas being made of your catch, if you have a fish that you would like replicated just let the captain know so that they can get accurate measurements, weight, and some great photos. The taxidermist will create the exact replica of your caught fish. If you had to by law or wanted to put that once in a lifetime catch back into the water, this service will allow you to hang that fish on your wall for a lifetime of memories.”

Top 5 European Imports 2019

Top 5 European Imports 2019

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If you are a European car enthusiast then you have definitely heard of the cars that made our 2019 list of top European Imports. Mercedes Benz, Maserati, Audi, Range Rover, and BMW are this years featured automobiles on our Top 5 European Import listicle.  If you are new to European luxury cars, this list will get you familiar with some of the best models on the road. Owning a European luxury import can be an expensive decision, make sure you are financially prepared to cover the costs involved with ownership. From registration fees and general maintenance, to warranted part replacement and manufacturer recalls. Also, it would be wise to find a qualified mechanic for European Imports. Having a trustworthy source to take your vehicle can save you time, money, and have you back out on the road enjoying your vehicle sooner than later.

  1. Mercedes-Benz S-Class

The Benz will always be mentioned, this may be a personal preference, or this just may be the fact that they produce a truly superior luxury automobile. Mercedes has been in the automotive game since 1926 and has been crushing the industry since its inception. The Mercedes emblem represents class and sophistication and has been long been an American Icon imported from the shores of Germany.

The 2019 S-Class is truly in a class if it’s own. While its body style may not be as sleek and sexy as some of the other European Imports, it stands out among the crowd with reliable performance and exceptional functionality. The smooth ride glides along the road as a luxury sedan should, and with enhanced air suspension and adaptive dampers, it almost feels like you’re floating on cloud 9. The nine-speed automatic makes the operation of this vehicle effortless, and the 48v hybrid electric powertrain technology only increases the performance and the overall experience of the drive. This vehicle was engineered to please high-end consumers, and it did not fail. It’s extremely quiet, comfortable, fast, and functional. Operating this vehicle is easy and precise with a well laid out dashboard and pristine interior. The touchscreen on the dash is big enough to make you wanna park the Benz and have your own drive-in movie night right in your driveway. The S-Class rivals any of the top luxury European imports to date.

  1. Maserati Quattroporte

The Maserati Quattroporte is another European import that screams sophistication and wealth. I remember the first time I laid eyes on one, I was instantly drawn to the innovative body style and the name Maserati. This beast of a machine is almost limo-like with it’s extended wheelbase and roomy interior. It boasts what many of the big-body luxury sedans do these days, high-end comfort with sport-like performance. The interior is plush and designed to impress, any other luxury import looking for an example to follow should open the door of the Quattroporte and take a peek inside.

  1. Audi A8

Audi A8Audi has long been a favorite of mine, my buddy Sam had one in High School that we would roll around in and I have fond memories of those times. Nostalgia aside, this European import just screams badassery and is one of the more advanced high-performance luxury imports on the road today. It is said that the Audi A8 surpasses the Mercedes S-Class with its in-car technology and hi-tech chassis. There are turbocharged versions of this automotive masterpiece that comes in diesel and standard petrol. These vehicles are all-wheel drive and boast a 48-volt electrical system to give it hybrid-like functionality. The interior of the Audi A8 is something that was designed for the elite, it truly is a breathtaking interior. This is a smooth drive with plenty to offer in the city and on the road. The Audi A8 will not disappoint anyone that gets behind the wheel.

  1. Range Rover

I am all about luxury vehicles that operate on-road as well as they do off-road. The Range Rover is often seen on city streets traveling among the lesser SUV’s in a class of its own. It’s not often you see a Range Rover out in the hills plowing through some off-road terrain, but when you do, you know that the person behind the wheel it taking on that terrain in luxury. The Range Rover has long stood the test of time as one of the world’s most elite off-road/on-road vehicles. The newest model doesn’t waver from that status and only continue to impress and carve themselves out as an industry leader. This vehicle is a luxury on-road experience first, and a off-load 4 wheel drive vehicle second. The luxurious interior is roomy enough for you and your family to ride the town in comfort, while the tank-like exterior was built to keep the outdoor ambiance levels low, and the rugged impact of exterior terrain as minimal as possible. Driving a Range Rover puts you in a class that many wish to be in, and taking ownership of one of these will let you experience why first hand.

  1. BMW 7 Series

BMW 7 series importAre there any other combination of three letters that define luxury? Not in the automotive industry! The BMW 7 Series has been in production since the late 1970s and has continued to revolutionize what luxury vehicles should be. They represent what it means to take pride in design, and take pride in ownership. BMW owners have long been the envy of other automotive enthusiasts. The 7 series has always lived in the shadows of the Mercedes S Class, but this year BMW showed up with this version of their classic car. It’s a vehicle that embodies luxury and performance that only BMW owners are aware of. It’s their biggest push to rival Mercedes since the 7 series hit the pavement. The luxury air suspension provides a ride smoother than silk, the infotainment system will keep you on course and entertained like never before. Two wheel and all-wheel drive options are available depending on your needs. This is a smooth quiet ride and it handles like a sports car. From a functionalist perspective, this car deserves to be in the top 3, as a European luxury import it sits comfortably at number 5.

The importation if European automobiles has made driving in America a far more luxurious experience. As the years pass, the exterior designs and interior modifications continue to improve and make European imports stand out among other automotive imports entering the country.

Top 5 Sports To Learn Online

The 5 Best Sports To Learn Through Online Training

Online Sports

Let’s face it, there are loads of different sports out there to play. Some sports can be performed by individuals, some in small groups, and some require very large groups. There are sports that require extreme physical fitness, strength, and speed. However, there are also sports that don’t require you to be in peak physical condition and focus mainly on body control, mental fortitude, and vast understanding of how various elements of the game interact with each other.

That being said, to be truly good at any sport one must dedicate time and effort to practice. Many athletes hire coaches to help train them. Coaches can be expensive, and sometimes you can’t practice at all unless you have someone physically there to train with you. Online training (paid or free) is a great alternative for training when you don’t have a coach or other athletes to practice with.

I don’t know about you but I usually prefer sports that don’t require large groups, where you need other people to train. That’s your friends here at PageFlakes have created a list of sports (which are generally considered individual sports) that you can master on your own, through personal training and online tutorials & drills.


golf online training

Golf is one of the best individual sports out there. Sure, you can go hit some balls with a friend (which is a lot of fun), but when it gets down to the nitty-gritty it’s just you, the club, and the ball. In order to be good at golf, you have to understand the way the club and ball interact with each other. You also have to have a solid understanding of how your body motion effects the swing of the club.

If you look up online tutorials of golf you’ll be sure to find outstanding players who are ready and willing to give you tips, tricks, and drills that you can practice next time you’re out on the course. In fact, there are many golf drills that you can practice in your backyard. That is why golf is such a great sport to learn through online tutorials.


Bowling Online Tutorials

What’s more fun than heading out with some friends (or a fun date) and going bowling? I’ll tell you: it’s heading out for fun night and blowing your companions’ minds when you are awesome at bowling. Honestly, most people aren’t very good at bowling, and your friends will be very impressed with you when you show off some great coordination and strength on your lane.

Bowling tutorials are readily available online and can help you move up from your novice status very quickly. Having knowledge of how to throw the ball, the spin of the ball, pros and cons of varying ball weights, and different oil patterns and conditions on the lane (to name a few) will greatly improve your overall performance and score.


tennis online tips

Tennis is an awesome sport which requires good hand-eye coordination, strength, speed, and mental sharpness. It can be played between 2 people (1-on-1), or in groups of 4 (2 vs. 2). Despite the fact that it can be a group game, tennis is largely considered an individual sport. Your skills grow when you learn to better react to different situations. Practicing your tennis skills can be done on your own, which makes it a great sport to learn online.

You can practice a lot of the skills and drills on your own, either at home or on a tennis court. One way to do this is to learn new drills and techniques online, then use a tennis ball launcher to practice what you’ve learned. Different tips you can learn online may include proper footing, body positioning, racket positioning, ball spin, etc.


great cycling online drills

Who doesn’t like a going for a nice weekend bike ride? Get the most out of your ride by looking up some online cycling tutorials. There is online training for all levels of cyclists- from the leisurely weekend rider to a club/professional cyclist. Learning some drills that can strengthen your legs, core, and balance will drastically affect your ability to enjoy cycling.

Many cycling tutorials will help teach you the differences between various bicycle parts and their pros and cons. Online training can also prepare you for varying weather and road conditions, and difficulties. Having a strong knowledge of how to react to different environments and situations will absolutely help you go that extra mile. When it comes to online cycling courses another huge advantage is that you don’t actually have to leave your house and go on long rides to practice what you’ve learned. You can use a stationary bike (spin bike) to practice your drills in the comfort of your own home.

Martial Arts

martial arts drills online

Martial arts are all about having complete control of your body and mind. Within the umbrella term of martial arts, there are many various forms- mostly focused on self-defense and self-control. These other forms can include Karate, Taekwondo, Muay Thai, Jiu-Jitsu, Krav Maga, Capoeira, and Kickboxing. Each form focuses on a different style of self-defense (grappling, punching, kicking, weapons, disarming, etc). For each variation of martial arts, there are loads of online tutorials. If you’re new to martial arts, try out a few and see what style you like the most.

Once you have found the form of martial arts that you like, check out some online training. You’ll find that there are many high ranking martial artists who have created videos teaching different skills and drills that you can practice before you get into your dojo/training center. Not only can you learn the intricacies of how to move your body during different moves, but you can also learn about the thought and reasoning behind these moves, so you would be able to apply them to real-life situations. Learning the fine details online will also improve your performance when you’re on the mat practicing with a partner.

Top 10 Most Common Terpenes

10 Naturally Occurring Terpenes Found In Cannabis

cannabis terpenes

With edible marijuana being consumed like candy it’s no surprise that the buzz around terpenes has generated a lot of interest in the cannabis community. Those with a green thumb, or with any knowledge of growing will probably tell you that terpenes are the essential oils found in a plant that is responsible for aromatics and flavor and can be extracted and infused into CBD oils and the best marijuana edibles. With more and more states legalizing marijuana, the production of edibles has increased drastically over the years and the demand for terpenes are at an all-time high (literally). So that begs the question, what exactly is a terpene?

Weed smokers around the nation are becoming more familiar with this household term that is gaining popularity like CBD oils have recently. With so much talk about terpenes, I think we should understand why they play such an important role in flowers and edibles. Terpenes are what give the plant you are smoking its unique smell, and those edibles you are buying the unique “weed flavor” that some of them have. Other edibles are being infused with terpenes from other plants to add fruity flavors and unique combinations of flavors to these products.


As more people are getting into the edible business there is a higher demand for terpenes as producers are trying to innovate more flavor combinations with unique products as the market expands. Marijuana growers are also seemingly more interested in terpenes, in an industry that once focused purely on THC content, more and more growers are finding that flavor is becoming equally important in a market full of cannabis enthusiasts and aficionados. Because of this, growers are working hard to improve the flavor profiles of their plants by maximizing the levels of terpenes in the crops they are growing.  

There are also medical benefits associated with terpenes that we are just starting to really understand. When one strain of cannabis provides medical treatment and another is not as effective, we can look to the terpene profiles of the strains to gain a better understanding of the role they play when consumed for medicinal purposes. With hundreds, if not thousands, of cannabis terpenes, the possibilities are almost limitless. These are the top 10 most common terpenes found in the cannabis plant.

Top Organic Terpenes

terpene flavor profile

  • Limonene

The Limonene terpene is one of the most common terpenes being used today. It can be found in foods, drugs, cosmetics, and detergents. This popular terpene is very aromatic and is being produced at high levels and can be found in many cannabis strains. This herbal compound’s medicinal values are actively being researched. Limonene terpenes offer a unique taste and can enhance the experience in flower, edibles, and full spectrum CBD oils.

  • Pinene

Another one of the more popular terpenes is Pinene. It has a very unique flavor profile, is common in cannabis, and carries a unique pine-scented bouquet. This terpene can also be found naturally occurring in pine needles, dill weed, basil leaves, the rosemary plant, and parsley.  The two types of Pinene are alpha-pinene and beta-pinene, however, alpha-pinene is most prevalent terpene found in the cannabis plant. Alpha-pinene also happens to be the most naturally occurring terpene found in natural plantation around the globe.

  • Myrcene

Myrcene is another popular terpene found in cannabis and we are fans of the aromatic terpene. Myrcene can be found in many of the strains being produced around the world. It’s unique flavor profile and aromatics make it a desired terpene among growers. It has a very earthy aromatic to it that has hints of musk that are similar to clove. There are also hints of spice and fruity elements that have been related to grapes.

  • Linalool

The Linalool terpene is not necessarily specific to cannabis strains. It has an aromatic characteristic that resembles lavender with a hint of spiciness. The terpene is common and can be found in over 200 types of plants. The terpene is naturally occurring enough in plants that consumers will ingest over two grams of linalool each year through the foods they consume.

  • Delta-3-Carene

The Delta 3 carene terpene is a cannabis terpene that carries a sweet, earthy aroma with undertones of pine similar to Pinene. Delta 3 carene can also be found in rosemary, basil leaves, bell peppers, cedar, and turpentine. The Delta 3 carene terpene is also commonly found in cosmetics, and perfumes, and has is known to be a naturally occurring antihistamine. It is said that this terpene may be the culprit for cotton mouth and the red eyes often associated with cannabis use. Delta 3 carene may also be a reliable source for combating fibromyalgia, osteoporosis, and arthritis. Delta 3 carene may also promote memory retention and increase mental awareness.

  • Eucalyptol

Eucalyptol is another terpene frequently found in cannabis. This terpene has a cooling scent that is often found in eucalyptus, rosemary, bay leaves, mint, mugwort, tea, basil leaf, sage, and certain strains of cannabis. Eucalyptol, like Delta 3 Carene, can also be found in cosmetics, lotions, essential oils, balms, and body butter.  

  • Beta-Caryophyllene

Beta-caryophyllene can be found in cannabis among other plants. This terpene profile is naturally occurring in basil, oregano, rosemary, copaiba, clove, black caraway, lavender, and cinnamon. The terpene is known to have anti-inflammatory benefits and through controlled studies, researchers are beginning to understand the benefits these terpenes can have on our health.

  • Humulene

The Humulene terpene is naturally occurring in basil, clove, hops, and cannabis sativa. It has aromatic hints of earthy, woody, and spicy herbal notes you might be familiar with from cannabis use. Even though cannabis is commonly associated with the stimulation of one’s appetite, the humulene terpene has been found to suppress hunger.

  • Borneol

Borneol a popular perfume making terpenes that can be found in over the counter products. Borneol has a minty, camphor-like aromatic note. Borneol can be found occurring naturally in camphor, ginger, thyme, rosemary, sage, marjoram, and mugwort. It’s also been noted that Borneol has a medicinal value associated with fever reduction.

  • Terpineol

Terpineol is a monoterpene alcohol, it’s made up of 4 different isomers (alpha, beta, gamma, and terpineol), alpha-terpineol is the most prominent one. Terpineol has been isolated from natural oils such as pine, petitgrain, and cajuput. Although naturally occurring, it is commonly manufactured from the more-readily available alpha-pinene terpenoid. It is a colorless liquid with a pleasant aroma and a sweet, lime flavor. With its naturally enjoyable smell, it’s been used to enhance the fragrance of perfumes and cosmetics. Terpineol is also being used in CBD oil blends and full spectrum products.

more than 200 terpenes in cannabis The most common terpene found in the cannabis plant is myrcene. Beta-Caryophyllene, humulene, and pinene terpenes have been shown to have anti-inflammatory effects and are commonly infused into CBD oils. With all the potential health benefits of full spectrum extracts, it’s no wonder consumers are preferring them over isolates. In addition to the cannabinoids, the terpenes found in these full spectrum extracts can provide aromatic results that keep consumers coming back for more. For those seeking terpene infused extracts, let the aroma of the product guide you to the most terpene rich products on the market.

If you are in looking for quality terpenes for your edible products or line of CBD oils, we recommend that you check out some of the internet’s best-kept secrets, quality, organic terpene blends are being produced and sold to vendors across the country looking to infuse their edibles and CBD products with the best flavor profiles on the market. Companies like Xtra Laboratories are leading the way with cannabis and fruit-flavored terpene blends.

Top 5 Best Ways To Unclog Your Drain

The 5 Best Ways To Unclog Your Drains On A Budget

kitchen sink clogged in Toronto

Drains clog, and it usually sucks when they do. There is never a good time to have your plumbing back up and cause a stink. Drains clog for many reasons, hair, foreign objects, grease, and natural causes like root systems. Yes, tree roots can grow into your pipes and cause them to clog up, especially if items are going down the drain and toilet that shouldn’t be. Most of the time drains can be unclogged with some elbow grease and a few household items. Other times you may need to call upon a local plumber to come and clean your pipes for you. If the clog is located deep enough in the pipeline then you may require an industrial snake to get deep enough to loosen up the debris and pull it out. There are great websites out there like Advanced Plumbing in Toronto that can be great resources for finding plumbing solutions, and finding plumbers if needed. If you don’t have a local plumber that you can call upon, then you can take these 5 simple tips for unclogging drains and do your best plumbers impression. Good luck!


  1. The Hanger

Depending on the depth of the clog, an old wire hanger stretched out should give you enough reach to get ahold of hair clogs and foreign debris that might be logged just out of reach of your fingers. A hanger can operate like a snake, once you run it down the pipe you can twist it so that it scrapes and collects the debris or objects that are causing the drain to clog. If you bend the end of the hanger like. Fish hook before feeding it down the drain pipe, you will increase your chances of catching something in there, especially hair. The hanger isn’t as effective in the toilet bowls as it is in sink and shower drains. I do remember a time though that I recovered a pair of eyeglasses from the toilet using a coat hanger.  

  1. Boiling Hot Water and Dish Soap

Boiling hot water is great for so many things and unclogging drains is one of them. You can try it first without dish soap, but I always just pour it in first and let it sit for a few minutes. Soap and hot water are great for loosening up grease and grime, it can also act as a lubricant and help lodged objects that are stuck slide through. I usually use something like Dawn dish soap, pour about a quarter to a half cup down the drain and let it seep into the nooks and crannies needed to get things to move. Next, take some boiling hot water and start slowly pouring it into the drain, add a little, wait a minute, add a little, wait, rinse and repeat. Again, this is not something that is going to be effective for unclogging the toilet, but is great for sink and shower drains.

  1. Drain Snake

This is more than just a household item, you are going to need to make a trip to the local Home Depot and drain snake operator in torontopurchase yourself one of these, and that is the only reason it is third to the first two. A drain snake has a much further reach than a hanger and is typically designed to twist and turn as it snakes through the pipe. Most snakes have a claw-like extension that claw and grab at hair and debris in the pipes as you fish them through. Some snakes are operated manually, while others are machine operated. I am a huge fan of snakes and have a few on hand at all times. Mine are all manually operated, one day I may upgrade to a motorized plumbing snake. Hopefully, I never clog a toilet so bad that I need a motorized snake to shake things up.

  1. Draino Max Gel

I’m a fan of all their products, I have unclogged some nasty backups in the shower before with Draino. This makes the list at 4 because it’s not a common household item, otherwise, it’s the first thing I reach for if I know the pipes are clogged from hair and debris. Draino Max Gel is not something you use if there is a foreign object lodged in the pipe, nor is it used much in toilets. Draino is great for kitchen sinks that have grease and debris clogging up the pipes, it’s also good for bathroom sinks, and the hair clogs that typically happen in them. Pouring a bottle of Draino down the pipe and letting it sit for 15 minutes is a great way to get an idea of what you are dealing with. Small time clogs that have hair or grease building up will almost always be resolved with some liquid Draino, if the bottle doesn’t clear the clog, time to get a snake or hire a plumber.

  1. Baking Soda and Salt

unclogging drain in torontoThese are ingredients most of us have in our homes, and while it would make sense to rank it above Draino because of availability, it just hasn’t been as effective for me with my clogs. This is an effective unclogging method for new clogs. Maybe you gave the dog a bath, or maybe someone in the house shaved in the sink, or maybe someone dumped some bacon grease down the kitchen sink and didn’t run hot water with it. There could be many reasons like these that a drain could clog, having an accessible resource like baking soda, salt, and hot water available to address these issues promptly is a great start and can also be used as a preventative measure. The concoction is also pretty harmless, so there isn’t concerns about skin contact.

What Are Fluorescent Dyes

What Are Fluorescent Dyes?

excitation moleculeWe had an interesting request to blog about the Fluorescent Dyes that are out on the market. Before we do that though, let’s get you up to speed on Fluorescent Dyes. One of our content writers studied chemistry in college and had this to say.

Most biological research laboratories depend on Fluorescent Dyes during standard tests that require the use of fluorescent molecules. The dyes are becoming more widely used as more people researching are finding just how versatile these fluorescent dyes can be in addition to their sensitivity levels and quantitative capabilities. These fluorescent probes have many uses in the lab, they can detect protein location and activation, and have the ability to identify complex protein formations, in addition to conformational changes and monitor advanced biological processes in vivo.

The real benefit of these fluorescent molecules (fluorophores/fluors) in the laboratory is that they have a unique reaction to light that passes through them when compared to other molecules. As the light passes through, it actually gets absorbed by an electron of a fluorescent particle. This then generates energy in the electron and propels it to an exited state. While this moment of excitation is happening, there is energy that begins to dissipate from a molecular collision and/or gets transferred to a proximal molecule, and the energy that remains then gets emitted as a photon which intern brings the electron back to a grounded state. Typically, the emitted photon will carry less energy, as a result it usually has a longer wavelength than the photon that experienced excitation, this allows the emitted fluorescence to be distinguished from the excitation light. The excitation produces an emission from the fluorophore that is cyclical, and until the the fluorophore is damaged beyond use, researchers can continue to excite the fluors until it reaches that stage. Because of this, the fluors can emit numerous photons repeatedly during this cycle of excitation, as a result the emissions and fluorescent molecules can continue to be used for a vast range of research.

Fluorophores can thus emit numerous photons through this cycle of excitation and emission and fluorescent molecules are therefore used for a broad range of research applications. You can learn in detail how fluorescent molecules work.




Fluorescent Dyes

diagram of Alexa Fluor 488

• Alexa Fluor 488 Dye

This dye is very bright, it is a fluorescent green dye that experiences excitation that is commonly suited to the 488 nm laser line. This dye is great for generating stable imaging and flow cytometry. It should also be noted that the Alexa Fluor 488 dye is pH-insensitive over a very wide molar range.

These probes that contain high fluorescence in addition to high photo stability are often times better for detecting a low-abundance of biological micro structures that illuminate with increased sensitivity. It’s common for Alexa Fluor 488 dye molecules to become attached to a protein molecule when exposed at high molar ratios without experiencing significant self-quenching. This can enable brighter conjugates, and and provide a more detailed detection.

• Cyanine Dyes

Cyanine dyes are specific molecules that contain a polymethine bridge between two unique nitrogen atoms that have a delocalized charge. As the result of this structure, cyanine dyes are known to have incredibly high extinction coefficients. There are different substituents that allow for the control of these properties, those most commonly being absorbance wavelength, photo stability, and fluoros.

• IR Fluors
“Bright, photostable and hydrophilic near-IR dye that is spectrally similar to Alexa Fluor® 750 and Cy7® Dye.

Bright and hydrophilic, far-red-fluorescent dye excited by the 633 nm or 647 nm laser lines.”

• MB Dyes

M.B. Dyes Chemical & Silk Ind. (Pvt.) Ltd. is a manufacturer of diversified auxiliary chemicals and dyes/pigments for Textile, Leather and Paint Industries. We also deal with many raw materiel used in these industries. We produced gamut of these chemicals for customer convenience to lessen their worries regarding raw material regular supply from a single source. Our manufacturing unit is located in Gadoon Amazai Industrial Estate Swabi NWFP and producing more than 110 products.

• Classic Fluorescent Dyes

What’s a fluorescent probe? It is a fluorophore that has been designed to localize in an isolated region of a biological specimen or to react to a specified stimulus. The Fluroprobes are fluorescent and give researchers the ability to identify specific components of complex bio-molecular structures that include living cells. The dyes have also been used regularly to modify things like amino acids, peptides, proteins, carbs, and other bio-molecules.

About Fluorophore
From Wiki:

“A fluorophore (or fluorochrome, similarly to a chromophore) is a fluorescent chemical compound that can re-emit light upon light excitation. Fluorophores typically contain several combined aromatic groups, or planar or cyclic molecules with several π bonds.

Fluorophores are sometimes used alone, as a tracer in fluids, as a dye for staining of certain structures, as a substrate of enzymes, or as a probe or indicator (when its fluorescence is affected by environmental aspects such as polarity or ions). More generally they are covalently bonded to a macromolecule, serving as a marker (or dye, or tag, or reporter) for affine or bioactive reagents (antibodies, peptides, nucleic acids). Fluorophores are notably used to stain tissues, cells, or materials in a variety of analytical methods, i.e., fluorescent imaging and spectroscopy.

Fluorescein, by its amine reactive isothiocyanate derivative FITC, has been one of the most popular fluorophores. From antibody labeling, the applications have spread to nucleic acids thanks to (FAM (Carboxyfluorescein), TET,…). Other historically common fluorophores are derivatives of rhodamine (TRITC), coumarin, and cyanine. Newer generations of fluorophores, many of which are proprietary, often perform better, being more photostable, brighter, and/or less pH-sensitive than traditional dyes with comparable excitation and emission.”

5 Best Places To Buy CBD Oils Online

Where To Buy CBD Oils Online – Our Top 5 Online Stores

Most CBD oils and products that are derived from the oils can be found online. The world of CBD oils has taken off and the internet wasn’t slow to adjust and monetize. CBD oil sites are showing up on every corner of the web, some are legitimate companies, making legitimate efforts to provide high-quality CBD oils as pure as possible. Others in the game could care less where the CBD oils are extracted from, or if they are truly organic or not, nor do they care about the amazing health benefits CBD’s provide to people suffering from inflammation, anxiety, arthritis, TMJ, and other chronic illnesses. I use CBD oils, and I must say that there is a sense of calm that comes over me when I ingest them. I prefer the soft gels over vaping or even the candy, but that’s just preference. The convenience of buying CBD online is obvious, the drawbacks, of course, is that there are world class jerks out there trying to snatch up your hard earned money and selling you low-quality CBD oils in return. The other perks when purchasing online is that you can go read product reviews, watch testimonials, and engage other users online to learn more about their experience. Facebook groups and CBD forums are a great way to go about this. Social media is a hot spot for information, if someone has purchased CBD oils online, chances are they have shared the experience on social. So dig around and see what you can find about the vendor before jumping in and making a purchase. Reaching out to a vendor and seeing how responsive they also speak volumes about the experience you can expect to have. Responsive vendors that answer questions in a timely manner should be considered trustworthy, if you reach out to a vendor and don’t hear back for a few days and the response doesn’t fully answer your question, you might want to think twice about buying from them. Know what it is you want before you buy, research the products, and gain an understanding about what you should expect the CBD oils to do for you. Any website out there that is making outlandish claims and promises of cures and miracles should be avoided. Whatever your reason for buying CBD oils, we hope that you find what you are looking for and it provides the relief you are in need of. On that note, these are our top 5 places to buy CBD oils online.

1. Medicinal Essentials

essential hemp oils

Our experience with Medicinal Essentials was great. We reached out via email and the response time was almost immediate, and that email exchange eventually led to a phone call where the conversation turned into something far more informative than I would have expected from an online vendor. I ordered CBD Oils and some topical salve. My joints from years of grappling are inflamed and the topical salve was recommended to me. I used the product for a month and I was rather surprised by the results. My elbows, wrists, and knees felt relief. My wrists hurt most of the time and having a topical ointment I can rub on for temporary relief is a blessing. I do a lot of typing during the day, then grapple in the evenings and neither of those arts are good on my joints. This experience as a whole was the best one I have had yet, the customer service was phenomenal, and the products were everything they talked them up to be. This is now my go-to spot online for buying CBD and Hemp products.

2. Green Roads World

where to buy cod oils online

Buying from Green Roads World was also a solid experience. They are much bigger than Medicinal Essentials, so I didn’t get that warm “mom and pop” feeling when I was having email correspondences with whomever I was dealing with. The product shipped in a timely manner arrived in nice packaging and appeared to be everything they were advertising online. The 1500 MG dose was enough to take the edge off and allowed me to get the shut-eye I was in need of. It’s nice being able to consume something like this, relax, and not be high. The other benefit is that there isn’t the groggy feeling in the morning like you might have from smoking some green leaf. I do like the way the products were displayed on the website, it was a clean interface, easy for me to navigate, and I liked the selection they had. As far as taste is concerned, the CBD Oils were comparable to those I got from Medicinal Essentials.

3. Try The CBD

online store for CBD products

These guys are located in Colorado, and these days I pretty much love that place. I have made trips there in recent months and have really enjoyed consuming legalized marijuana while there. The community in Boulder is solid, it has the best dispensary in Colorado there, and the breweries have some really good local brews on tap. When I found Try The CBD online I immediately liked the landing page. Pretty much everything seemed to be on the page in an ongoing scroll. I like scrolling down a single page, rather than bouncing from page to page searching for different products. The experience was pretty good, the shipping time took a little longer than the others at this point but it turned out to be worth it. The oils really tasted different, there was a unique flavor that my palette picked up on but I couldn’t identify it. The CBD oils worked as advertised, again, taking the edge off and providing me the sense of calm I prefer at the end of my work days. I also ordered the CBD Shatter which I had never had before and was impressed by the flavor of that. After reading the description I found out that there are added terpenes for added flavor that mimics the strain profile of popular marijuana plants. They titles their website Try The CBD, so I did and I was impressed.

4. Barlean’s

bar leans hemp and cbd oils

Barlean’s is located in the Pacific North West which made them cool long before I ordered from them. If you have never made that trip, go visit and enjoy the local scene. Marijuana is legal in Washington State, and it was called the Evergreen State long before marijuana was ever legalized. Barlean’s seems like a pretty cool place, they make all sorts of healthy oils and CBD Hemp oils just happen to be one of them. The website was a little slow, and I’m a pretty impatient guy, so the lag was enough to get me shuffling in my chair, then I took a rip off my CBD pen and all was good. Seriously, it’s like that. I had contact with Barlean’s and asked a few questions about their products, these people definitely knew what they were talking about and you could tell they were passionate about what they did. All the enthusiasm was expected though, they make oils for a living including fish oils, flax oils, coconut oils, and CBD hemp oils. It was no surprise to that I was greeted on the other end of that line by a well informed CBD enthusiast. The products shipped on time, and they arrived well packed and ready for consumption. The oils were good, I would buy again. The only thing that didn’t jump out at me was the flavor. That might have been because I had previously tried that terpene infused CBD shatter from Try The CBD and the flavor was amazing. The overall experience was solid though.

5. Bluebird Botanical

bluebird botanical CBD oils

These guys are doing it, I have seen them grow from a small little operation to absolutely crushing it online. I really like the product, I think they truly care about where their product is sourced from and the quality of the CBD shows that. I used to order from these guys regularly a year back but ventured on to try some of these other vendors that have been making noise online. I would definitely buy again but didn’t make a purchase to review for this article. I’ll tell you that when I was buying from them, they were super responsive, CBD oils shipped quick, produced tasted great, and the people I felt with all seemed to be genuine and truly cared about the experience people were having online with their products. The website was really clean, easy to navigate, and loaded pretty quick. I see them around a lot now, not sure how they got so big so quick but they did it. I had to squeeze them into my top 5 list for a few reasons, most of which are listed above, but one vibe I really got from them is that they really cared, it wasn’t just about getting a sale, it was about helping people and that always counts for something in my book.

Top 10 Weed Dispensaries In The U.S.

Our Top 10 Weed Dispensaries In The U.S.


If you blaze then you dream of the day that the state you live in legalizes weed for recreational use. Until then, you’ll be scoop’n Zips from your buddies pad on the low. The states that have legalized the natural herb have benefited from the taxation of the previously illegal natural herb. The industry itself has exceeded the $6 Billion dollar mark and other states in the U.S. are salivating at the lips to get in on this smoking hot business opportunity. Until that happens though, people are traveling in droves to visit states where weed has been legalized. I just happen to be an avid traveler, a joker, a smoker, and a midnight toker! Because of this great self-serving job description, I have given myself I have had the luxury of traveling to states where it’s legal to exchange greenbacks for green bags. To be totally honest and transparent, I haven’t visited every dispensary in the U.S. and probably not even half of them, but I have been to some pretty cool ones, met some really cool people, smoked some great weed, and had some amazing times doing it. That being said, this is my top 10 list of weed dispensaries in the U.S.


1) Helping Hands – Boulder Colorado –

boulder dispensary

There was just something about being high in Boulder that had me in a state of Zen. It might have been that bubonic chronic that made me choke, shiiit, it ain’t no joke! Or it could have been a combination of the awesome natural landscapes, the people, and that natural herb. There is something about smoking in certain environments, with certain people, that can make the experience so much better. It’s like that beer you crack on Friday night when you get home from work, it’s just a better beer when you are drinking it with your buddies at the pub. Helping Hands Dispensary in Boulder was the perfect storm of quality weed, good people, and the beauty of Colorado outdoors nearby.  


2) World Of Weed – Tacoma, Washington –

tacoma dispensary

World of anything is pretty cool. World of weed takes the cake though. With all it’s brilliance, it’s also located in a state that has amazing landscapes and natural outdoor beauty. What could be better than rolling a joint and walking around the base of Mt. Rainer? Its awe-inspiring and we recommend you try it if you ever make the trip. Tacoma is located south of Seattle and has always been more of an industrial area due to its ports and location. In the past 10-15 years, Tacoma has really cleaned up its act and has become a desirable place of residents just south of Seattle. This weed shop couldn’t have picked a better city to set up. Tacoma is thriving and timing is everything, this shop has definitely picked the time and place to do this. The display cases here are really cool, the staff is rich with culture, and they know their weed. Washington State has always been known as the Evergreen State, and now they are really living up to that name.


3) Essence Cannabis Dispensary – Las Vegas Strip –

Las Vegas dispensary

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas…. Unless your friends capture everything on phones and push it to social media. It also helps if you smoke enough weed to forget what you did, then there are never any worries of spilling the beans. Vegas is one of my favorite spots in the country. I love the outdoors and that will always be priority #1. But there is something about a weekend in Vegas to get excited about. The fact that you can legally purchase mind-altering drugs on the Las Vegas strip just made those trips to Vegas that much better (and safer). This is a cool, dark little spot that you can kick back in and get super high in. It’s the kind of environment that promotes mega bong hits and a kickback atmosphere. Vegas is a balls to the wall kinda place, people drink till they can’t think, and burn till they can’t learn. With all the excess consumption that takes place there, Essence Cannabis even keeps a nurse on staff during business hours for anyone that can’t handle their weed smoke.


4) The Greenhouse – Glendale, Arizona –

Glendale dispensary

The Green House. That’s all I need to know, to know I wanna go! Arizona summers are blazing hot, so is the weed that burns in my bong! Marijuana is not legal in Arizona for recreational use, but that hasn’t stopped the medical dispensaries from popping up like boners. The competition is stiff, so these shops need to get creative. Glendale is about 30 minutes outside Phoenix and is where the Arizona Cardinals stadium is. If you have a medical marijuana card in Arizona and want to venture into Glendale, The Greenhouse is a cool little spot to score some burn. It’s got a very structured atmosphere, it runs like a corporation, and doesn’t necessarily have that hippy feel to it like Helping Hands, but it’s cool. If you like quality herb, and you are in Arizona, this is one dispensary to check out.


5) Nectar – Portland, Oregon –

portland dispensary

I have always been a fan of Oregon. The microbreweries in Portland and the surrounding areas have brewed up some amazing sauce. The coastal communities are amazing and definitely ideal places to roll a little and stroll a little. If you have never walked the sandy beaches of Oregon while smoking a joint you are missing out! Not to worry though, there are miles of beaches that are waiting for you and marijuana is easily accessible thanks to Nectar! Nectar is one of many cool dispensaries in Oregon, it’s a multi-chain location, and is well known for its quality plant life. They are very dialed into the local community and the growers that harvest their crops. Talk to the weed heads behind the counter and you will notice real quick that these guys/gals know their pot!


6) Pot Shop – Seattle, Washington –

Seattle dispensary

Back in the Evergreen state for another mention. I should also mention that Seattle has been coined The Emerald City for longer than I have been alive. This is telling of the weed industry there. Located up on Queen Anne, this little hemp haven is conveniently close for anyone coming in from the downtown area or the Eastside. Queen Anne is a cool little area that is rich with culture and now weed. Cruising through Queen Anne to score some righteous nugs for the weekend sounds like a pretty epic adventure. I think it’s time for anyone visiting or living int he area to swing by the Little Pot Shop of Horrors to and experience it for themselves. 


7) Humboldt Patient Resource Center – Arcata, California –

humboldt dispensary

Humboldt County! That name goes back 20+ years for me. It was legendary in the 90’s. If you scored a bag from Humboldt, it was always chronic, always potent, and always pricey. Who knows if that weed actually ever was from Humboldt, but nobody ever sold schwag and claimed it was from Humboldt. There was always something about Humboldt that made it the weed Mecca of the West Coast. From California to Washington state, everyone smoking weed knew of Humboldt County. Now, you can waltz right into Humboldt without having to know a grower and snag a bag of the infamous grass from a local dispensary. While this place definitely lacks culture, it does provide an amazing service to patients that need their weed for medical reasons. Those reasons are usually more important than recreational reasons, both are good reasons to smoke though.


8) The REEF – Detroit, Michigan –

the reef dispensary

Any dispensary that uses the word REEF is a place I wanna visit. That’s the kind of weed slang (reefer) I was toss’n around like a frisbee as a kid. There was some foot traffic we noticed coming in and out of a home not far from this dispensary, that might have been the real reefer operation that was operating on the DL if you know what I mean. This place though got our attention from the name alone. We stopped in and it didn’t disappoint. The weed was stanky, sticky, icky, and green like that goblin. This little pot shop was opened up along 8 Mile Road, makes you wonder if B-Rabbit and the D-12 delinquents frequent this joint.


9) ReLeaf – Las Vegas, Nevada –

relief dispensary Las Vegas

Back to Las Vegas for another brother! Look, the Raiders are about to relocate here in a few years, you gotta open up them weed shops here for that alone. But this place was far fancier than any Raider fan could dream of being. This place looked like it should have been featured in The Robb Report, or Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. The dispensary was beautiful, reeked of weed, had beautiful people working the counters, and offered upscale weed smoking products and utensils. This might be the first place I visit if I score a Jackpot on the slots.


10) The Green Solution – Denver, Colorado –

green solution weed dispensary

And back to Colorado where this all started. Denver was awesome, fun place to be and again the atmosphere made the experience even better. They had plenty of weed to choose from and it was all chronic. They were also active growers and were involved in the local scene. The place was located downtown only about 10 minutes from the Ballpark and is a great place to stop before you watch a game or head out into the city for the night. Cool little vibe, cool people, and cool products.