Consumer anarchy and the Buyerarchy of needs

Consumer anarchy and the Buyerarchy of needs

A fellow Canadian created this tongue and cheek challenge to help us draw attention to a more sustainable way to consume. Actually, I don’t know if that was Sarah Lazarovic‘s motivation, but I am using the illustration to draw attention to

Q&A The Cost Benefit Of Travel

Q&A The Cost Benefit Of Travel

I decided to change things up a bit and ask a bunch of questions of myself. As I sit on a terrace of a little café in Athens, recording all our expenses, it gets me to thinking about costs versus

There is freedom in diversity

There is freedom in diversity

Back in 2002, Wade Davis gave these comments in an interview where the question was asked, “why does diversity matter, if nature and society are changing all the time anyway”? Just as there is a biological web of life, there

The cure is in our wisdom

The cure is in our wisdom

What if we did not need anymore new drugs to be developed or any new medical treatments to be found? What if the key to a healthy life, was in our personal wisdom? Imagine being able to live another decade,

Difficult to explain, job titles

Difficult to explain, job titles

It started when I was young. My Dad’s job was really hard for me to understand, let alone try and explain it to others. He was a ‘Drilling Manager’, for Imperial Oil whose main consumer facing brand, in Canada, is

It might be time to get involved

It might be time to get involved

As the world seems to be reeling from one political upset to another and many people are standing around pointing fingers of blame at each other, it might be time to get involved. Imagine if we treated our democracy as

Up, down & sideways :) thoughts on long-term travel

Up, down & sideways :) thoughts on long-term travel

After 277 days since leaving our home and saying goodbye to life as we knew it, we are staring down the last 48 days until we move back. We have 2 more countries and 4 cities locked and loaded for

Family travel, essential alone time

Family travel, essential alone time

The one thing a person must have is time alone. When we decided to travel together as a family, we didn’t consider how much time each of us would require. Some people can get by on very little and others

Walking the wall, a view from the edge

Walking the wall, a view from the edge

We have had the pleasure to visit many ancient architectural sites, on our trip around the world. While the city walls of Dubrovnik are not the oldest, they are easily accessible and extremely impressive. Not just for the scale of

Our kids have outgrown us

Our kids have outgrown us

It was bound to happen, at some point. During the course of this travel year, our teenaged kids have grown taller than their parents. Our son has inched up over everyone else in the family and our daughter is not