Since departing on our global trip we have covered the equivalent of 40 000 miles, which is almost twice around the equator, visiting 4 continents, 12 countries and 40 cities - and we're only getting started.
Travelers typically beseech the weather gods for blue skies and sunshine, but some people live for a little drama every now and again -- it often makes for a better story -- and for those types there's storm watching.
In 2013, the City of Sydney ran a trial program with 30 inner-city apartment buildings, and the results were promising. Buildings that took part in the Smart Green Apartments program dramatically reduced their water use (by 25 percent) and energy use (by 30 percent).
In 2015, Sydney was named one of the most expensive cities in the world. For travelers, this means that prices for activities, accommodation and food are often quite high compared to other destinations. Yet it's quite possible to experience Sydney cheaply.
I was lucky enough to study abroad this past semester at The University of Melbourne. During my four months on exchange, I was able to live like a local in Melbourne, and travel to many different cities on weekends.
While national governments have struggled to work together to solve the global-climate crisis, mayors are cooperating through organizations like the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) to deliver concrete results.
How do Australians do so many things so well? They combine tremendous pride in their work with a friendly, light-hearted sense of humor that you can't help enjoying. Of the 32 countries we have visited as a family, Australia is our new #1.
Let's get this one out of the way. San Diego is the textbook example of beautiful year-round climate. It's never too hot and never too cold, with a very minimal amount of that pesky California fog to get in the way--when it does roll in, it burns off pretty quickly in the morning.
Focusing on where our humanity intersects with data is the future of work. Bringing the human element back into work will inevitably pay off in the bottom line as well. Reclaiming that is what all companies and individuals need to focus on in our world today.
A bull shark emptied Australia's Bondi Beach of people for nearly two hours on Friday, and had its 15 minutes of fame. But by Saturday, it had all but been forgotten in favor of a different breed of shark.