Why You Should Be Using a Car Share

Car shares are gaining popularity all over the world, and for good reason. Here’s what you need to know about car share programs and why they’re so great. What is car sharing? Car sharing is a type of car rental. Unlike traditional rental cars, however, you rent the car for shorter periods of time and pay by the mile or length of time you use the car. Car share services have cars parked...

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Posted in: Auto, Saving Money, Travel

What makes a great neighbourhood?

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This past Sunday, Brian and I got a chance to sample food from local restaurants and browse the goods of many local vendors during Car Free Day Vancouver.  It’s an annual event held around several Vancouver neighbourhoods and encourages residents (and visitors!) to leave their vehicles at home, reclaim the roads (if only for a little while) and enjoy a day out amongst the locals.  There was...

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Posted in: Philosophy

Updates: Oct 21 – 27

I’ve got a confession to make. I don’t like Halloween. CF and I have tried to get into it in the past, and always been disappointed. There is much made of going out to the bar or to a party and it just never delivers on the build up. That said, for the past two years I’ve worked at the wine store on Oct 31, which is always good for a laugh. I’m not working the 31st this year,...

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Posted in: Weekly Updates

Questioning the necessities – Owning a car

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Growing up, I lived the rural lifestyle. I believed that part of becoming an adult was owning my own car. Often, owning a car makes a log of sense in a rural setting. Sporadic transit and long distances between amenities can make car ownership logical. Now I live in the city, and as part of a growing urban population, the necessity of owning a car is something that can seriously be questioned. Costs...

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Posted in: Minimalism and Frugality, Philosophy

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