Biking the Golden Gate Bridge

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In San Francisco nothing is better for body and soul than biking across the Golden Gate Bridge.

What better thing to do on a vacation than to exercise while experiencing nature at its best.

You can do the eight mile journey from Fisherman’s Wharf to Sausalito in about 2 hours.

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Rent a Bike: Of the many places you can rent a bike my go-to rental company is Blazing Saddles (2715 Hyde St.) near Fisherman’s Wharf. They have a super-friendly staff and some great deals. You can rent a bike for 24 hours for $32, but you can find a coupon for a $5 discount at many hotels.
  2. Go for a Ride: The ride will take you across Crissy Field on the bay and then up to the Golden Gate Bridge. Cross the bridge and make your way over to Sausalito for a quick bite.
  3. Have Lunch in Sausalito: This place is like Little Italy along the bay. My personal favorite is Taste of Rome (1000 Bridgeway, Sausalito) for reasonably priced wine, salads and pizza.
  4. Catch the Ferry back to SF: You will see some amazing views of San Francisco as you make your way across the bay. Sit toward the back of the ferry for the most sweeping panoramas and views of Alcatraz, the bay and even some sea life. We spotted some sea lions swimming just off the back of the boat.

San Francisco is a cyclist’s dream. Don’t miss this ride. You’ll never forget it.

Flight Hub Is Legit and Awesome!

img_4400I recently did business with a travel company that’s been getting scorched on online reviews.

With the help of blogs, social media, and message boards, an angry customer is much more likely to tell others about his or her bad experience than a happy customer is. This is the argument of marketing expert Pete Blackshaw in his book Satisfied Customers Tell Three Friends, Angry Customers Tell 3,000: Running a Business in Today’s Consumer-Driven World.

This seems to ring true for the travel company I used to book my flight, Flight Hub.

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Ticket Prices to San Juan in September

IMG_4355If you’re like me, you’re always checking ticket prices at Google Flights for a quick getaway.

And September and October offer some of the year’s best deals. The nice thing about traveling south to Latin America from the U.S.  is that there’s hardly ever a time zone change.  So, you can get away for a few days without taxing yourself too much.

Here’s a great deal to get down to San Juan, Puerto Rico for a few days.

IMG_4352For $261, Delta flies non-stop into San Juan from JFK. Plus, Delta allows you to bring one carry-on bag for free. If you do check a bag, it’ll cost you $25 each way. Though, for a few days of travel you won’t need one.

Save your money for a daiquiri or that fedora that looks so good on you.