Road trip from Granada to Cadiz

Let’s dive right into this week’s speedlink.

Many of us view the past through rose-tinted glasses, talking about the “good old days” and how things used to be. Ariane Khachatourians explores this concept a little further by discussing the value of nostalgia, particularly when it comes to certain music and the feelings those songs can elicit. We may yearn for the carefree days of our youth, for instance, or those “heartbreakingly awesome times that make me feel alive and like everything is exactly as it should be.”

Good food can be found in so many places. It’s a bit of an older post now, but Melody Fury put together a great little #foodporn collection for what to eat in Austin during SXSW 2014. This was posted back in March, as that’s when the festival was going on, though I’m sure you can still indulge in the hand-pulled noodles, craft beers, fish and chips, chicken and waffles, eggplant fries and other goodies if you go now.

Summer is definitely upon us and for many families, that could mean it’s time to load up the station wagon and head out on an adventure. Trent Hamm has some excellent tips on how you can save money on your summer road trip, like ensuring you pre-research each stop in advance and you take advantage of any hotel amenities. My last road trip was when I went to visit Banff about five years ago. Maybe it’s time to hit the road again.

The one and only Joseph Planta is back in the interviewer chair, this time chatting with Gloria Macarenko about working at the CBC for an amazing 25 years now. She has been a staple of the evening newscast for a very long time and she recently started hosting a weekend program called Our Vanmcouver too. If you’ve watched any news in Vancouver in the last quarter century, there’s a good chance that Macarenko has reported on it.

Last but not least, we have some handy grammar advice from Maeve Maddox on when you should hyphenate certain prefixes. In the case of American English, you may drop the hyphen completely to form “nonnegotiable,” whereas British English prefers writing that as “non-negotiable.” There are even instances where a space may be appropriate, like “your mouth will be extremely dry post surgery.” I encourage you to read my post on power of the hyphen to further expand on this topic too.