Cash Or Chargex – Money And Currency On The Road

Travel Money Tips - What Currency To Bring And Where To Keep It “Spend it while you can – money’s contraband. You can’t take it with you when you go. Spend it while you can, before it’s taken from your hand. There’s no free ride in this Carnival World.” - Jimmy Buffett It may not make the world go around, but it certainly helps travelers get around the world. We work hard to save it just so we can turn around and spend it. And the slower we travel, the less of [...]

By |2019-02-22T21:29:13-07:00April 30th, 2018|Categories: Travel|Tags: |0 Comments

Goin’ Down The Road – On Tour With The Grateful Dead

So Many Roads To Shakedown Street - My First Grateful Dead Tour “The bus came by and I got on. That's when it all began.” - Grateful Dead Tour Bus I have no idea. I had seen them twice before, but this is my first tour and my first exposure to life on the road. We don't have a car, so Rick and I “straddle that Greyhound” in Toronto, bound for Alpine Valley – somewhere near Milwaukee. Traveler's cheques seem like a safe option, but I never think about where I [...]

By |2019-02-22T21:29:32-07:00April 23rd, 2018|Categories: North America|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Something In The Water – Healthy Hydration

Healthy Hydration - Drinking Water Treatment “Blue are the life-giving waters taken for granted. They quietly understand” - Jimi Hendrix Not A Drop To Drink Many of us who are privileged enough to live in the developed world take many things for granted. Immediate access to clean drinking water is perhaps the most useful advantage to our health and welfare that can be desired. The fact that water is piped directly to our kitchens, bathrooms and laundry rooms is one thing. The convenience that hot water comes out of one faucet [...]

By |2019-02-22T21:29:59-07:00April 16th, 2018|Categories: Travel|Tags: , |0 Comments

Benares Or Bust – Overland Odyssey Through Central India

Overland Travel In India - An Odyssey By Bus And Train “Take me to the station and put me on a train. I've got no expectations to pass through here again.” - Rolling Stones Slow Travel, Whether You Like It Or Not Of the two ways to get overland from Khajuraho to Varanasi, neither is very convenient. So, we opt for both. Overland travel in India is usually pretty slow travel, whether you like it or not. The train doesn’t actually go from Khajuraho, but from the “nearby” town of Mahoba. The [...]

By |2019-02-22T21:30:41-07:00April 9th, 2018|Categories: Asia|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Rethinking Plastic – Life In The Polymer Age

Plastic Pollution - Life In A Polymer World “I was born with a plastic spoon in my mouth.” - Pete Townshend Plastic Pollution Plaguing the Planet We wouldn’t get far in our day without it. Although it has only been around for less than a hundred years, its ubiquity compels our dependency on it. The vast majority of products manufactured today include it in some form or another, if they aren’t made out of it entirely. It is lightweight, durable, versatile, convenient and cheap. Human civilization has moved from the Stone [...]

By |2019-02-22T21:31:01-07:00April 2nd, 2018|Categories: Conservation|Tags: , |0 Comments