Destination Wilderness: Wanderlust

When was the last time you let yourself swirl? When was the last time you gave in to pleasure? When was the last time you let your imagination run wild? When was the last time you dreamt? When was the last time you discovered? When was the last time you tasted ecstasy? If all your answers were a long time ago and you want to experience all these sensations at once, try wanderlust and go backpacking: Feel what you feel and you won’t regret a moment!

Ibn-e-Batuta wasn’t just a famed traveler and scholar but also a very eloquent scribe for no one has ever described travelling more exquisitely and expansively, as he did, over 700 years ago. He said ‘Travelling: it leaves you speechless (and) then, turns you into a storyteller!’.

And that is it! Travelling is more than an experience: it’s a phenomenon that a very select few get to taste in its virgin sense; and those who do get to drink from its exotic wells, will rarely settle for anything else. Read anyone accomplished and you’ll find how travel inspired their stories; or read the revered Sufi sage, Rumi, and hear him say that travel brings power and love back to your life.

It is sad to see our generation missing out on this passion and thereby, denying themselves opportunities of a lifetime. Despite the incredible globalization and infrastructural leaps abounding all around us, only a handful of us will ever choose to step foot on foreign shores or even locally remote areas.

We, as a society, have let ourselves get engulfed by paranoia – of the unknown, of economic sustenance and of physical security – and these qualms are depriving millions of experiencing places, moments and lives beyond the realm(s) that we know of. Wouldn’t it be ironic, today, to have your birthplace and tombstone, within a ten mile radius?

Most of us blame the West for its unforgiving portrayal of our society, people and culture; and we loathe their media for not showcasing the real country we dwell in and it’s pretty true. However, another stark reality is that this also works backwards. Imagine all our ideas about all places foreign being equally contrary to facts!

There is a whole lot of truth that is out there – waiting to be explored first hand and yet, here we let our hearts and mind rust amidst hearsay. We are criminally putting a scope limitation on our horizons, knowledge and may I say, our dreams and visions! To quote, Saint Augustine, “The world is a book and those who do not travel, read only a page”.

I could go on and write those typical blog pieces which enumerate a dozen or even scores of reasons to travel but I am looking to strike a different chord here. This is about the very soul of undertaking travel without clinging on to business, educational or other conventional tags: this is about sparking fire in your blood: this is rebellion – in its purest form.

Travelling’s essence is discovery, exploration and experience. This is very different from the mainstream commercial tourism that we see today: this form is more about the journey than the destination: this travel is not about splurge hotels and plush dining but about camping and meeting the unknown: this travel is not about meticulous planning but about letting yourself wander: this is not about finding anything but yourself: this is about getting lost in a sublime immersing experience that comes promised when you prepare to throw caution to the winds.

This sort of travel not only ensues in a completely fresh opportunity to re-discover life around us but this is also going to be surprisingly timeless, inexpensive, easier to plan and yet, it’s going to be a very heartfelt one. All it will ever take is courage and giving in to your first ever expedition. Travel once, with all your heart and this addiction will find its way into the deepest recesses of your heart and soul.

Travelling will allow you to challenge yourself, it teaches some very invaluable lessons to lead a memorable life, it lets in relaxation and celebration, it gives you that much needed escape, it lets you meet the real yourself, it confers upon you new dimensions and perceptions, it fuels an insatiable ambition inside you that is enduringly calm and fulfilling yet passionately electric and finally, it bestows you with freedom!

Haven’t you ever dreamt? Ever noticed where does it all begin from? How do you dream? The first step to dream is more often than not, a flight to another place or setting or environment or situation – and that exactly is how powerful journeys can be!

Humans were bestowed with feet not roots for none of us is exactly meant to stay: It’s not just the mountains that are calling: it is the whole universe calling us to explore and find our own answers. Most unfortunately, it is us who refuse to listen and give in to inertia!

Our society is mostly made up of settlers and you will find a keen sense of lethargy embedded in them but listen to Rumi, he says that when setting out on a journey: do not seek advice from those who have never left home: (and) do not be satisfied with stories or how others have fared: unfold your own myth! And remember that towards the end, you only regret the chances you didn’t take.

I shall again borrow Rumi’s eloquence and expression to sum it all up. “Respond to every call that excites your spirit. Ignore those that make you fearful and sad, that degrade you back towards disease and death!”

And that’s it, we all need to go out there, on our own, for our own and to be of our own! This is when you spread things and fly!

We are not meant to live away in cages and there is no better way of experiencing the climax of free living than packing your backpack and going on your dream voyage that you have been putting on backburner for quite a while now: your time is now: do not let anyone or anything dictate your plans. Go, taste some elixir of adventure; and wherever you choose to go, go with all your heart; and you’ll never be alone!

Rise and shine, everyone!

An Introduction To The New HTC Flyer Tablet

When looking to buy a mobile device, there are many factors that play a role in the deciding whether or not a person will make the final purchase. One of the most popular mobile devices to hit the market is tablets. Tablets are a great alternative to a laptop computer and are much faster and can accomplish more than a smart phone. One of the newest and welcomed tablets is the HTC Flyer. It is slightly smaller than the typical tablet computer but it is as fast if not faster than the best tablets currently being sold. With the power of an Android Operating System and having the HTC Sense UI, this tablet could become a huge success.

One of the most noticeable differences about this particular tablet is that the screen size is only 7 inches. This is significantly smaller than the common tablets but the resolution is much better as far as viewing videos and playing games. The resolution of the screen is 1024 by 600 pixels which is much higher than most tablets. Many laptops do not even have resolution equivalent to this tablet and that is what makes this a great device to travel with. The screen also has HTC Scribe technology which allows users to take notes and draw directly on the screen.

Another great feature that makes the HTC Flyer worth purchasing is the cameras that are built into the body of the device. The rear camera is 5MP and is great for taking photos of just about anything. Usually, a 1MP camera will take photos that can be printed out without any noticeable distortion of the image. A 5MP camera is great for printing out larger copies of a picture or for taking pictures of objects that are farther away. The front facing camera is only 1.3MP is meant for video chat or taking photos of the user. This is a good feature because users do not have to stand in front of a mirror to take their own picture to upload to a social networking site.

One of the most important features for a tablet is its processor and memory. The HTC Flyer has a fairly good processor. The processor of the tablet is a 1.5GHz processor that comes with 1GB of RAM. This is enough so that users can play their games without any problems and videos will play smoothly without very little buffering time. The 32GB of built in storage memory will be sufficient for most users but there is an option of expanding by using the microSD slot.

Overall, the HTC Flyer is a very portable tablet and is much more functional than a cell phone but the screen size may be an issue among people that are accustomed to the larger screens. With the speed that the processor provides and the resolution of the screen, users can enjoy full length movies without worrying about not enjoying it because of the screen. The battery life of the tablet is adequate enough to view a movie without the battery needing charged which is always a good thing for devices that are meant for travel.

Writers Who Scribe About Daily Events Should Never Run Out of Good or Remarkable Content

Be happy, engaged and content with your life, write, in detail about your contentment, it’ll provide you with plenty of content for a book, article, passage or poem. The material base for life-event writing is endless. Everyone has new, different or awesome daily adventures, so if you capitalize on your own daily circumstances, happenstances and life choices, you will have plenty of content by where to base your writing material. Only a lack of imagination or invested interest can preclude your writing and writing idea/content success!

Some of the best advice that I can give is what has worked the best for me in my writing inspiration for writing articles, poetry or for simply journaling. WRITE FROM DAILY INSPIRATION. Let me give you some circumstances that grant you copious abilities to journal. You can create an article or poem by sheer inspiration,or as an open invitation to realize that your life events- when written can convey something truly interesting or amazing to your readers and maybe even for you!

* Walking the dog- Talk about or write about the beautiful scenery, the greenery or let your wandering mind guide your written passages immensely, intensely or whimsically. YOU get the picture LOUD AND CLEAR, you know what I mean, right?

*Cooking dinner~ Most everyone has traveled, out-of-state, or out of the country, or wherever you’ve been, cooking is a world of spices,tastes, people, places, cultures, events and memories. NOTE: Cooking and smelling recreate memories in your brain that cause you to have an emotional outpouring of expression. I remember Louisiana the most when I smell creole food, crawfish and extremely tasty rice dishes. I can write about the many adventures discovering Louisiana along with fellow co-workers that hailed from that amazingly flavorful state. I worked in a different office than they did, but in our global society, I spoke to people from out-of-state more than I spoke to people who sat two cubicles away from me. WOW, isn’t the workplace amazing in 2016?

* Inspiration by unknown or little-known people, places or events- How many times have people been inspirational, in a life- altering change that you made, in your thoughts for wanting to expand your horizon? I have countless senior citizens, in my area of the city, that are taking WordPress classes, computer programmer classes and so many new fangled ways of advanced technology that I am both embarrassed and impressed at the same time!

I went to a funeral and heard a very extensive eulogy about a very dear friend last month, when her husband spoke about her knowledge base and accomplishments, it was such an inspiring way to live. A 70 plus year-old woman probably died because she was generally fatigued by what she had accomplished in her short seventy years. That gives me pause and inspiration to write an adventure about my life story, thus giving me need for more life adventures, adding material and hope for an interesting retirement story, like hers!~

I enjoy learning from you and from others offering me knowledge continuously!