Jiaogulan – The Poor Man’s Ginseng

Jiaogulan is a herb that is grown in several parts of eastern Asia. The herb grows on a vine which makes it able to grown in many areas, conditions, and seasons. Though it can grow several places, there are particular times, season, and locations in which the herb thrives. The History of Jiaogulan Despite the fact that Jiaogulan grows in many parts of Asia, no early documentation of its history can be found aside from China’s account. The earliest available information was dated way back in the beginning of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644 AD). Back then, this plant was recognized as a add on in times of famine and not as a medicative herb. Jiaogulan’s medicinal function was not recorded …

Android Apps for Your Tablet While Travelling

Travelling is an integral part of our lives in today’s world. Location is no more a constraint for us to carry out our activities across the globe. Technological advancements in the field of mobile computing has boosted this trend, as people are now using their smartphones and laptops to leverage the latest technical benefits on the run. Google-powered Android tablets and cell phones are the most popular among travellers, mainly due to the fact that there are several apps available on the Google play store that makes travelling an enriching experience. Here we take a look at the best apps that a traveller should always carry on their Android tablets: a. TripAdvisor: This travel website has been operational for a …

How To Create An Emergency Plan In 6 Easy Steps

1. Get Your Household Information Squared Away Emergencies happen with little or no warning, so it’s essential to have all your household information easily accessible. That includes insurance documents, birth certificates, passports, and local maps. Place these items inside your emergency kit and have it stowed away. Create secondary copies of each document and place them inside your car emergency kit. Having two sets of prints ensures your prepared to respond to any emergency, on the road or at home. 2. Know Your Local Hazards To build an effective emergency plan, you need to know the hazards that are most likely to affect your family. Is it a tornado, a power outage, a flood? Understanding is important. Because it gives …

Travel – Protect Yourself While Travelling

Travelling is one of the most interesting activities in one’s life. However, when you travel to a strange and unfamiliar place, you are very likely to be attacked, especially when travelling to third world countries. Tourists are usually very easy to be noticed and taken advantage of because they usually wear quite different clothes, bring a camera along and have a lost look on their face. So how can tourists protect themselves against being attacked in a new place? Learn about the place you are travelling to carefully in advance. You should use the internet to find information about the culture and custom of the country you are going to as well as the contact information of your embassy in …

Travelling Tips for the Disabled

Unlike in the past, today people with disabilities have been recognized, and are less discriminated against. In many countries there are legislations that protect them and make their life a little easier. Also many public buildings have been designed or renovated in order to accommodate people with disabilities. With all these improvements, people with disabilities are now able to travel for vacation or a business trip to places far away from their home. However, with all these improvements we have made, travelling for people with disabilities is still a challenge for them, especially when they are travelling alone or, they are travelling to an unknown destination. Below is a guide to help people with all forms of disabilities to travel …