Can you believe it’s already the end of May? Before you load up the family station wagon for the summer road trip, take a virtual journey with me as we visit with some terrific blogs and bloggers from around the web. As with most of these speedlink collections, there’s a little something for everyone.

Kicking things off, fellow dad blogger Jason Greene explains how his parenting style is clearly illustrated by where he sits. This includes where he chooses to sit at the dinner table, just as much as where he sits in the living room for family movie night. Where do you sit with your family?

By now, you’ve likely heard the story of the girl who was pulled into the water at Steveston pier by a wild sea lion. The family has come forward to say that they are considering legal action against the SFU student who published the now viral video on YouTube. As William Kowalski points out, though, you are free to take pictures and videos in any public place in Canada.

Speaking of photography, piers and public places, Megan Kennedy recently had the opportunity to enjoy the annual spot prawn festival at Granville Island. These delicious west coast treats are only around for so long, currently being sold at around $20 a pound. What’s your favorite way to prepare them? Raw like sashimi? Simply boiled or steamed? Deep fried?

Switching gears to parenthood, James R.C. Smith outlines some of the biggest lessons he has learned as a dad in the first 18 months. It’s alright to be tired, because as you might imagine, just about all parents are tired all the time. And just when you think you’ve got it figured out, they change.

But what about the other side of the story? Claire Shefchik describes her experience as the child of a dad blogger. Even before Addie was born, I struggled with what it means to put your kids online and how this will impact their lives as they get older. Am I setting her up for ridicule?

While the recent post by the Financial Diet’s Jane Hwangbo can certainly be interpreted as a “humblebrag,” she brings up some very valid points. You have to be really worried about what happens when you build a financial life based on consuming. It will never be enough and trying to chase happiness through things will always be an empty pursuit.

As we try to sort out what’s going to happen with the provincial government here in British Columbia, let’s take a step back with Niko Bell. He took the time to highlight some of the invented Chinese names used by non-Chinese BC politicians during the campaign and what they all mean. You’ve gotta play to the demographic. Just be careful the translation doesn’t come off as “boring and unmemorable.”

Adventurous mama Shannon Grochowski recently welcomed a fourth bundle of joy into her growing family. In her eyes, motherhood ruined her. She thought she was going to be this picture of corporate ambition until she yearned for the life of a stay-at-home mom. In her own words, he will “always choose to be beautifully and utterly, ruined.”

Last and certainly not least, we live vicariously through Kendrick Uy and his trek to Machu Picchu. He documented his journey with photos every step of the way, from the first train ride to the subsequent bus to his exploration of the ruins themselves. Truly breathtaking and definitely something on my bucket list!