Let me get this out of the way right out of the gate: this is not a sponsored review. This is merely me sharing my stream-of-consciousness contemplation of music-as-service in the hopes that it helps others.
What is Spotify?
I would describe it as a music service that gives you access to (pretty much) every song, ever. But it’s more than that. It has fantastic curated playlists, playlist sharing, and even a feature to download the songs to your device for offline listening – a huge plus for plane rides and trips where roaming becomes an issue. Continue reading
A while back, one of my partners at work shared something with me that has stuck with me ever since. I don’t recall the exact way he said it, which is unfortunate since he’s so eloquent, but the gist of it was this: Continue reading
I have started traveling more and more for work. As I get more miles under my belt, I’m picking up some new things to pack when I travel. These are three things that make it into my bag when I travel that make my trips so much more enjoyable. Continue reading
I attended the Brooklin Beerfest last week. It’s become a big annual event (actually, there were two this year) put on by Brooklin’s 1847 Wine & Beer Bistro. The event takes up not only the entire bistro, but also Grass Park across the street. They had a good assortment of craft brewers on hand, including Mill Street, Flying Monkeys, Old Flame, Amsterdam, Beau’s, Brock Street Brewing Co., Waterloo, and Smithworks. Continue reading
So there’s this pair of super ugly buildings right on the lakeshore in Toronto. Real eyesores. I posted about them a while back because I couldn’t believe someone looked at the building proposal, slated for prime waterfront and stamped “OK” on them. They basically exemplify all the worst qualities of “beige”. Continue reading
“Costco is for members only.”
That’s what I think of every time I walk in. I remind myself that this is an elite club that only those with $60 and some photo ID can join. Continue reading
Today I was formally introduced to Sync 3. This is Ford’s newest iteration of their hands-free, touch-screen info-tainment system. Ford brought out the engineer in charge of the design to walk us through what’s new and then let us loose on a fleet of Sync 3-equipped Ford Escapes to test it out for ourselves. Continue reading
The Telegraph has listed their take on the world’s best drives, and each seems worthy of a a spot on the list. From Norway to Africa to California – these all deserve to be on your bucket list.
Head over to The Telegraph to see the complete list, including what car to take on each of these glorious drives.
Some people make up their minds for life on cars. “I had a GM product in the early nineties and it wasn’t very good. I’ll never buy a domestic vehicle again” is a good example. I believe in second chances, though. I believe someone (even car companies) can change their stripes. Here are three examples of cars I once thought were the worst, and would now consider buying. Continue reading
Of course there are mainstays that everybody looks at when they need a new “family” vehicle. Most people don’t break out of the box. And I get it, I really do. If you’re willing to drive a van, you get a Dodge Caravan if you’re budget is tight, or a Honda Odyssey or a Toyota Sienna if you have a little more to spend. And if you’re not a fan of the van, you’re almost certainly going to set your sights on some sort of SUV.
Most people who ask me about what car to get say, “I really want an SUV”, and I just don’t see why. They drive worse than cars. They’re worse on gas than cars. And they usually have no additional utility over a hatchback or wagon. The only quality an SUV gives you that cars don’t is that they’re tall.
So, what would I recommend people look at if they want to break out of the box? Here are three cars that are a little bit off the beaten path that I would send people to look at in 2015. Continue reading