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What’s Up Wednesdays: Pursuit of Happiness

September 21st, 2016

A couple of weeks ago, a friend of mine asked a rather poignant question: Are you happy? It seems like no matter how many ducks we get in a row, happiness can be fleeting. We must continue to chase it. With that, we start this week’s blog post collection with Brian S. Turner . He […]

What’s Up Wednesdays: Rising to the Top

September 14th, 2016

It’s Wednesday, so we’re off on another virtual stroll through the blogosphere. (Do people still say “blogosphere” anymore?) Anyone who is friends with Bob Buskirk on Facebook will know that he loves posting positive life affirmations. And one of the most important life lessons he has learned in his 32 years is that material possessions […]

Sunday Snippet: Steve Maraboli on 9/11

September 11th, 2016

“I will never forget feeling scared and vulnerable… I will never forget feeling the deep sad loss of so many lives… I will never forget the smell of the smoke that reached across the water and delivered a deep feeling of doom into my gut… I will never forget feeling the boosted sense of unity […]

What’s Up Wednesdays: Island Lifestyle

September 7th, 2016

Let’s dive right into this week’s speedlink. As stellar as international travel might be, you really don’t have to venture far from home to have a great time. Take Katherine Petrunia. She recently enjoyed a two-night getaway on Bowen Island with some of her favorite girlfriends. A short 15-minute ferry ride away from Vancouver, Bowen […]

What’s Up Wednesdays: Capture the Magic

August 31st, 2016

It’s Wednesday, so we’re going on another journey through the Internet in search of great blog posts. Now fully engulfed in her “full nomad” lifestyle, Steffani Cameron looks back at her travels through Croatia earlier this year. In particular, she was entranced by the quiet solitude of towns like Hum, population 17. With a landscape […]

What’s Up Wednesdays: Tell Better Stories

August 24th, 2016

It’s Wednesday again, so let’s get over those hump day blues with another speedlink. We have Britany Robinson starting things off with some advice on how you can tell better travel stories. Whether you’re recounting the terrific Tuscan dinner you had in Florence or the Napa Valley wine tour you just took, just skip the […]

What’s Up Wednesdays: Making Decisions

August 17th, 2016

It’s Wednesday, so that means it’s time to get over those hump day blues with a whirlwind tour of the blogosphere again. We start off with Trent Hamm coming to terms with being cheap. For the longest time, he insisted that he was simply being “frugal,” because being “cheap” carries a different set of connotations. […]

My So-Called Instagram Life

August 12th, 2016

One of the best ways to keep up with my life is to follow me on Instagram. While I might share links on Twitter or spark conversations on Facebook, Instagram is where I post pictures and videos that offer a glimpse into my daily existence as a work-at-home dad, food lover, and tech blogger. If […]