Happy Travelers Tours is proud to present our  guide to weed smoking devices! They vary in use, size, convenience and popularity and, with advances in technology, stealth!

We’re going to discuss

  • Rolling Papers
  • Cigars
  • Pipes
  • Bongs
  • Vapes and Volcanoes

Sounds like fun! Ready, let’s go!

Rolling Papers

Paper is derived from one of the most versatile plants on the planet, providing raw material for everything from plastics, to clothes, shoes and rope. But when it comes to paper we often think about smoking. But did you know there are many materials for great for rolling papers?

Rolling papers have a slow burn rate, making them a great option for joints, blunts, or cigars, and can be found in both thin and thick varieties. If you like to roll your own smokes, you will love the quality of rolling papers.

Rolling papers are an all-natural way to roll your own cigarettes or other herb setups. If you are concerned about what you may be smoking through your papers, check to make sure your papers are a safe and environmentally-friendly choice. Other rolling papers, especially flavored ones, can contain additives, dyes or chemicals used in processing, but not.

Fact is, rolling papers provide a perfect blend of plant material designed specifically to enhance and improve your smoking sessions, making it a fan favorite among tobacco and herb enthusiasts worldwide. Besides the all-natural side and the durability, is also a bland, and largely tasteless substance. This means it will not interfere with the flavor of what you are smoking!

Read more about Joints, Blunts and Spiffs in this Blog Post


Cannabis cigars are basically extra large joints that are packed with premium flower, rolled in resin, hash, or another concentrated cannabis product, then wrapped in cannabis leaves and left to cure. It’s one way to include nearly every part of the plant in your product.

Cannabis cigars typically involve several layers of plant material, so the price can vary from $100 for a small cannagar to hundreds or even thousands for a luxury piece made with the finest top shelf ingredients. But with that much potency packed into each hit, chances are it will take you some time to smoke the whole thing down, giving you plenty of time to savor it!


Pipes made for smoking cannabis, sometimes called pieces or bowls, are made of a variety of materials, including metal fittings, ceramic, borosilicate glass, stone, wood, bamboo among other materials. Subtypes include one-hitters, bubblers, chillums, glass blunts, corn cob pipes, and standard hand pipes.

Pipes vary greatly in shape and materials, and most are handmade. The common thread between them is having a narrow screened receptacle (“bowl”), a “stem” (which may be a long flexible tube as on hookahs and vaporizers), and a “mouthpiece”. The smoking material is placed in the receptacle and affected with a heat source while air is drawn through the bowl and stem to the user.

Blown-glass pipes and bongs are often intricately and colorfully designed. In addition, hand-held pipes and one-hitters have many different names around the world:

Name of PipeCountry


Bongs, which you may also know by slang terms like bubbler, binger, or billy, are water pipes used to smoke cannabis. They’ve been around for centuries. The word bong is said to have come from the Thai word “baung” for a bamboo tube used for smoking weed.

Today’s bongs look a lot more complicated than a simple bamboo tube, but they all come down to the same basic process. Bongs come in all shapes and sizes. Some are very basic with just a bowl and chamber. Others are colorful, mouth-blown works of art. At the end of the day, they all do basically the same thing: filter and cool the smoke that comes from the burning marijuana.

Bongs generally feature a small bowl that holds dried weed. When you light the weed it combusts. Meanwhile, as you inhale, the water in the bottom of the bong bubbles (or percolates, if you want to get technical). The smoke rises up through the water and then the chamber before entering your mouth and lungs.

Please read more about Bongs here in our Blog Post: What is a Bong?

Vapes and Volcanoes

When it comes to Vaping, there is a lot of controversy and confusion about what is safe, how they work and, in fact, what a “vape” is.

Vaping is a verb and it means to consume tobacco or cannabis without inhaling hot smoke. Instead, a vaporizer heats either dried herb (e.g, tobacco leaves or cannabis flower) or manufactured “oils” to a specific heat which creates a reaction causing the substance to vaporize, which can then be inhaled as a vapor, versus smoke.

Are they safer? It’s debatable. Are they convenient? Depending on the circumstance, using a hand-held vape pen might be preferable to using a pipe or smoking a pre-roll.

The original vaporizer is the “volcano”. The Volcano has a reputation for excellent performance every time you fire it up, without any fuss or setup. It’s easy to load and assemble, fills bags quickly, and makes tasty vapor that is always cool and comfortable to draw, thanks to the bag system and full convection heating.

An original Volcano is expensive, running upwards of several hundreds of dollars. Conversely, vape pens, which are hand-held versions of the larger Volcano, cost anywhere from $20 (for disposable units) to under $100 and can either vaporize ‘oils’ or ‘concentrates’ or flower.

Here’s a link to our Blog Post on Vape Pens 

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MountainTop Wine-and-Weed Tour

Sip-and-Sniff Sunset Tour

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