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San Francisco The manifestation of the Dream

Herve has had a dream of working in one of the Hightech companies in Silicon Valley. We both loved San Francisco when we travelled there in 2015 with the girls. The journey to get here has been a long and challenging one in many ways. The interview proces
Tags: Travel, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Herve


Beekeeper Continues to Dominate in the Hotel Technology Arena; Named ‘Top Operational Product’ for Employee Engagement by HotelTechReport

San Francisco, Jan. 17, 2019 — Beekeeper is on a roll! This week the company earned its fifth hotel technology award as a "2019 Top Rated Operations Product" by HotelTechReport for its Employee Engagement app that helps hotel teams "save time, improve efficiencies and collaborate better." Winners were selected from more than 180 of the top technology products around the world. The HotelTechAwards are the industry's only data driven awards platform with winners determined not by a handful ...
Tags: Travel, San Francisco, Hotel Technology Arena, HotelTechReport


United’s Plan to Put New Business Class Seats in 787s Which Fly Their Longest Routes

United made a splash introducing its new business class product two and a half years ago. Boeing 787-9s though operate United's longest haul flights, so it's appalling they have the airline's old business class product — the same old seats running San Franciso – Newark fly San Francisco – Singapore. They were delivered with old seats, and to date United had not even announced a plan to ever put new seats in them. Continue reading United’s Plan to Put New Business Class Seats in 787s Which Fly...
Tags: Travel, Advice, Singapore, San Francisco, Newark, Boeing, United, San Franciso


Best coffee shops in Chicago

When you think of a great city for coffee in the US, it’s likely that Seattle or San Francisco is the first to come to mind. Chicago is probably not on that list for you, but it should be. The City of Big Shoulders has actually been a major player on the coffee scene for a long time, with some excellent coffee shops and boutique roasters producing some superb gourmet coffees. If you’re looking for the perfect cup in the Windy City, check out these 11 places with the best coffee in Chicago. 1...
Tags: Travel, Coffee, US, San Francisco, Chicago, Seattle, All, Saigon, Marty Mcfly, Coffee Shops, Bridgeport, South Side, Lakeview, Lincoln Square, South Side of Chicago, Logan Square


DoorDash is officially live in all 50 states

Hot off the heels of a $250 million funding round and a lofty $4 billion valuation, DoorDash is launching in an additional six markets. As of today, the service is live in Anchorage, Alaska; Billings, Bozeman and Missoula, Montana; Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Fargo, North Dakota; Morgantown and Huntington, West Virginia; and Cheyenne, Wyoming, making it the first on-demand food delivery startup to operate in all 50 U.S. states. “In the past year alone we’ve more than quintupled our geographic fo...
Tags: Travel, Food, TC, Softbank, San Francisco, North America, DST Global, Khosla Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, Doordash, Morgantown, Anchorage Alaska, Cheyenne Wyoming, Tony Xu, Fargo North Dakota, Huntington West Virginia


US cities with the most coffee shops

When it comes to a city’s coffee options, more is always better than fewer. Because while you can count on a Starbucks on every corner, you can also count on the worn-out playlist of the same coffee every time. A wide range of options is part of what makes the best coffee cities in the world, well, the best coffee cities. Variety is what keeps our caffeine addiction interesting. While searching for the best places for coffee lovers to live, ApartmentGuide recently took a look at the US cities...
Tags: Travel, Utah, US, America, San Francisco, Portland, Michigan, Starbucks, Vancouver, Salt Lake City, Portland Oregon, Seattle, Berkeley, Pittsburgh, University Of Michigan, All


Hotel Tech Report Ranks Beekeeper Among the ‘Top 10 Best Places to Work in Hotel Tech 2019’

San Francisco — Coming on the heels of a widely-successful 2018, Beekeeper was named among the "Top 10 Best Places to Work in Hotel Tech 2019" by Hotel Tech Report. The award recognizes technology companies with an exemplary vision, mission and team and that helps fast track diligence for hotel tech buyers who want to learn about the best vendors to work with.
Tags: Travel, San Francisco


Peace, Love, and Avocado for All

San Francisco is home to the original hippie, the flower child borne of the 1967 Summer of Love, though only faint traces of the counter culture movement remain today. Largely replaced by tech workers with smartphones in their pockets rather than floral ornaments in their hair, it disappoints me to no end that we don’t even have an outpost of Flower Child out in the bay area. Had it not been for a trip out to Austin, TX, I never would have even known of the peaceable chain. During my whirlwind f...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, Food, Restaurants, San Francisco, Austin, Recipe, Baking, Brussels, Healthy, Vegan, NorCal, Austin TX, Entree, Portobello Mushroom, Flower Child the Mother Earth Bowl


California camping [4]

This will be the last installment of this mini series from October 2002. We left Death Valley and headed even further south, through the Mojave Desert and on to Salton City and Borrego Springs. We had a campsite reserved in the Anza-Borrego State Park. Again, there were very few campers around and we had a great choice of site. The rustic shade shelter and stone picnic table at our site, with the Jeep and Collette, of course. Some of the sites available included beautiful stone shelters with l...
Tags: Travel, Usa, Camping, California, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Central Valley, Santa Barbara, Palm Springs, Death Valley, Ken, Collette, WCS, Mojave Desert, Borrego, Borrego Springs


Cassis Home Renovation Project

    If I did not have such a great team to work with I would never agree to step in and project manage such an undertaken of Cassis Home. Plus if Ching and Gary were not good friends of mine and if they weren't one hundred percent behind every decision I make I would never be doing this. But since the "Team" is behind me and creativity is free rein this is one of the best projects, that am lucky and happy to be part of it.  What I mean is that this apartment was good enough, it was livable but ...
Tags: Travel, San Francisco, living in France, Gary, Rene, Yann, Ching, Cassis, Love Don, A Fisherman's House in Cassis, French la Vie


Travel: Largest cruise ship ever to be based year-round in Southern California coming to Long Beach

Come December, Southern California cruisers will say “ahoy” to the new 4,000-passenger Carnival Panorama, currently being built at the same Italian shipyard where the ship it’s replacing, the 3,100-passenger Carnival Splendor, was constructed a decade ago. Just months away from a sea test at the Fincantieri shipyard near Venice, Italy, the Panorama is the third vessel in Carnival’s Vista Class, following the 2-year-old Carnival Vista and 9-month-old Carnival Horizon. It will not only be Carnival...
Tags: Travel, Australia, California, Mexico, La, Singapore, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Hawaii, Italy, San Diego, Long Beach, Trevor


California camping [2]

Just a few more shots of our first day out on this trip back in 2002. The car is my 1992 Jeep Cherokee Sport. It was a great vehicle. I was commuting in it at first, but after I got the job in the city I used the subway to go back and forth to work. The car became our weekend errand and recreational vehicle. The '92 Jeep with its roof rack and "basket case." I fitted the Jeep with a roof rack for bikes, then I got an attachment for the rack called "the basket case," or something funny like tha...
Tags: Travel, Usa, California, France, San Francisco, North Carolina, Ken, Collette, Carolina, WCS


California camping [1]

Set the WABAC machine to October 2002. Ken and I took a camping trip through eastern California. We left San Francisco and headed up and over the Sierra Nevada mountains to our first destination on the eastern side, a campground near Twin Lakes. At some point, we stopped for lunch. Then, as we climbed up over the Sonora Pass, it started to snow. Not a great beginning, but it wasn't a big storm and we made it through. It started snowing as we drove over the mountains. This is a car on the road ...
Tags: Travel, Usa, Camping, California, San Francisco, Sierra Nevada, Ken, Collette, WCS, Mono Lake, Sonora Pass


The healthiest countries to move to

Being healthier is one of the most popular of New Year’s resolutions. For some, this may include making big life changes — like moving — that make it easier to get and stay healthy. And healthy places aren’t just those with lots of gyms and juice bars. Places to make lifestyle changes are those that share a worldview of health — where physical health is important but so are access to outdoor activities, mental health, low-stress levels, fresh food, quality healthcare, and strong, supportive ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Japan, Sweden, Australia, California, US, San Francisco, Spain, Healthy Living, United States, Italy, Ikea, Switzerland, Starbucks, Moving


Samsung will unveil the Galaxy S10 February 20 in San Francisco

CES has never been much of a mobile show for Samsung — not with Mobile World Congress a little over a month away. But the company did use its big platform this week to announce the announcement of its next flagship smartphone. Turns out the Samsung’s not unveiling the Galaxy S10 in Barcelona, either. In fact, the handset will actually make its debut a week before Barcelona’s big mobile show at a standalone Unpacked event in San Francisco. So thanks, Samsung, for those extra frequent flier mi...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Hardware, Samsung, San Francisco, Barcelona, Huawei, CES 2019, Galaxy S10


Throwback Thursday

Ken found some old photos on one of his disk drives the other day. I had forgotten about them. Some were photos that I took while Ken was away from home, using one of his digital cameras. These two were taken in September of 2002. We were still living in California. I drove up to Auburn from San Francisco to see our friend Sue, and our dog Collette came with me, of course. We visited a couple of wineries near Sue's house there. Me and Collette, happy in the grass. She was a great dog! She was ...
Tags: Travel, Usa, California, San Francisco, Auburn, Ken, Collette, WCS, Throwback Thursday


US cycling team does Tour du Rwanda

Passion can overcome nearly any obstacle. Coupled with hard work and perseverance, it can even take you around the world. A new Matador Originals video series chronicles the travels of Team Illuminate, a San Francisco-based professional cycling team on a mission to do two things: participate in professional racing events around the world and, in the process, spread the word of the bicycle to communities in the places they travel. “We’re racing to illuminate the bike and how it brings individu...
Tags: Travel, US, San Francisco, Iran, United States, Cycling, Johnson, Rwanda, RWC, North and South America, Sandrine, Christopher Johnson, Kris Evered, Bike-race, Team Illuminate, Tour Du Rwanda


Where to travel by zodiac sign

Maybe you think astrology is stupid. Maybe you think it’s a bunch of hippie-dippy junk science people use to excuse bad behavior. “Well you should have known I was going to was going to cheat on you, Janet. I’m a Scorpio!” Ok, well put that aside for a second. Because if you buy into astrology — if only for the time it takes to read your horoscope — it can be pretty entertaining. And sometimes, surprisingly accurate. Besides, even if you’re not into astrology, there’s a good chance someone yo...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Instagram, Montana, Mexico, La, Israel, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, America, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Barcelona, Colombia, Thailand, Maine


Family travel resolutions for 2019

It’s time for more ambitious family travel goals. The kids are older and they’re ready for more than an overpriced Disney weekend. Maybe it’s time to take them camping. Perhaps you want them to start appreciating art. Or maybe you just want your little ones to be more adventurous. Whether in Broward County or Buenos Aires, there’s a great big world ready to be seen. Follow these family travel resolutions — and start exploring it. 1. Spend more time in the great outdoors. Photo: Monkey Busi...
Tags: Travel, Family, California, Disney, US, America, San Francisco, Barcelona, Chile, Italy, Luxembourg, Venice, Sagrada Familia, Chattanooga, Buenos Aires, Gaudi


Run an inn on an island in San Fran

If your new year’s resolution is to spend less time online or in front of the TV, taking this job might be the perfect way to do it. The keepers of the East Brother Light Station, on a small island off the coast of San Francisco, are looking for a replacement to run the island’s lighthouse and inn. “As much as we would like to call ourselves lighthouse keepers, that’s definitely not in our duties out here,” said Jillian Meeker, who runs the property with Che Rodgers. “We’re responsible for ru...
Tags: Travel, San Francisco, San Francisco Bay, All, Rodgers, Coast Guard, San Fran, Meeker, Travel Jobs, Lighthouses, Lighthouse Keepers, Jillian Meeker, Che Rodgers


Political ‘fixer’ Bradley Tusk seeks $70M for Tusk Ventures’ sophomore fund

Longtime political operative Bradley Tusk got his start in Silicon Valley in 2011, when a little-known founder of a transportation startup requested his help surmounting regulatory barriers. That founder, Travis Kalanick, couldn’t afford Tusk’s $25,000 fee, so Tusk agreed to accept half of his payment in equity. As you can imagine, that deal worked out pretty well for Tusk, whose shares in Uber are now said to be worth $100 million. Tusk (pictured) spent several years advising Uber’s expan...
Tags: Travel, Lyft, Uber, New York, San Francisco, House, Venture Capital, Silicon Valley, Travis Kalanick, Illinois, Eaze, Tusk, Chuck Schumer, Mike Bloomberg, Santa Monica Los Angeles, Bradley Tusk


SAS Big Fare Sale to Scandinavia

If you’re eager to book your first trip of 2019, Scandinavian Airlines just made your destination choice a lot easier. Its “BIG Fare Sale” is offering heavily discounted trips from the United States to Scandinavia, for as low as $417 round-trip. Flights from the US to major cities in Finland, Denmark, Sweden, and Norway are all included. Many flights are nonstop, though some have brief layovers. But considering a typical round-trip flight from the US to Europe can cost upward of $850, a short...
Tags: Travel, Europe, New York, Boston, US, Sales, San Francisco, Chicago, United States, Norway, Scandinavia, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Helsinki, Sas, Oslo


Hurry: Business Class to Sydney on United, Air New Zealand Under $1500 Roundtrip

Right on the heels of one of the best airfare deals we've seen in a long time being honored, you can fly Chicago - Sydney roundtrip in business class from $1492. This is on Air New Zealand (fly Chicago - Auckland non-stop on their 787 and on to Sydney) or fly United through Los Angeles or San Francisco. At this price you can definitely get yourself to and from Chicago for the journey. Continue reading Hurry: Business Class to Sydney on United, Air New Zealand Under $1500 Roundtrip...
Tags: Travel, Advice, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Sydney, United, Air New Zealand, CHICAGO SYDNEY, United Air New Zealand, Chicago Auckland


7 Air Travel Myths – Fact and Fiction

We’ve all been there. Someone says, “This is the trick to finding the cheapest airfare ticket” and so begins a long and confusing explanation that leaves you wondering what’s real and what’s just a myth. We’re here to help, to bust some myths, sort fact from fiction, and save you some money. Myth #1: Your favorite cheap airline always has the best deal False. No airline always has the cheapest deals, not even Frontier or Spirit or Ryanair. A recent look at fares from Los Angeles to San Franci...
Tags: Travel, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Spirit, United, Frontier, American Delta, Allegiant Frontier, False Airlines


This Week in Travel – Episode 245

This week Jen Leo, Chris Christensen, and I are joined by this week’s guest Spud Hilton., former Travel editor of the San Francisco Chronicle. We have a discussion of what happened in travel in 2018 and what we think might happen in 2019. We also talk about the travel newspaper section as we have talked … Continue reading "This Week in Travel – Episode 245" The post This Week in Travel – Episode 245 appeared first on Everything Everywhere Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Podcast, San Francisco, This Week In Travel, Jen Leo Chris Christensen


20 Tips for Traveling Alone for the First Time

Is this the year you will finally take that first solo trip? I was probably like you 12 years ago obsessing on how I was more intimidated than excited about traveling alone for the first time. In 2006 I left my corporate career to take a career break and travel around the world for a year primarily solo. I had never undertaken anything like this before and wasn’t an experienced traveler. The fear of traveling alone for the first time poured out of me in the form of tears. As my sister left me in...
Tags: Travel, Google, Germany, India, San Francisco, Spain, Ireland, Nepal, Santiago, Morocco, Italy, State Department, Google Maps, Caribbean, Solo Travel, First Time


2019 Exhibitions in Florence and Tuscany: a Year of Art

The list of 2019 exhibitions in Florence and Tuscany is shaping up nicely, giving us art lovers something more to look forward to – if only there were time to see them all! Expect to hear a lot about Leonardo Da Vinci this year, all over Italy, as we celebrate the 500th anniversary of his death. Connected to this is the show celebrating Leonardo’s teacher, Verrocchio, a combined effort of Palazzo Strozzi and the Bargello. The lineup of exhibits runs from some interesting Renaissance shows all th...
Tags: Travel, San Francisco, Barcelona, Rome, Washington Dc, Italy, Exhibit, Venice, National Gallery, Headline, Florence, Duke, Marina Abramovic, Pitti Uomo, Siena, Tuscany


Scenic train rides to ski resorts

Ski vacations truly are the antidote to the post-holiday winter blahs. But sometimes getting to said ski vacations involves inching your way up an icy, two-lane highway, spending more time crammed in your car than speeding down a mountain. Much like traversing cities, trains help people avoid the pain of traffic en route to their ski destinations. Whether day trips near American metros like Denver or week-long excursions through foreign terrain in, say, Switzerland, taking a train to the moun...
Tags: Travel, New York, Minneapolis, Colorado, Boston, America, San Francisco, Chicago, Alaska, Skiing, Washington Dc, New Zealand, Switzerland, Tom Brady, Jasper, Philadelphia


Travel News: December 28, 2018

2 hospitalized after heavy turbulence on American flight USA TODAY A passenger and a flight attendant were hospitalized after an American Airlines flight hit heavy turbulence and was diverted to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport Wednesday night. Flight 5781, an American Eagle flight operated by Mesa Airlines, landed safely in Texas after encountering weather issues, American Airlines told USA TODAY.   Royal Caribbean Issues Crime Warning in Nassau, Bahamas Travel Pulse Royal Caribbean has ...
Tags: Travel, Usa, Texas, Toronto, San Francisco, Philadelphia, The New York Times, American Eagle, Royal Caribbean, Pittsburgh, American Airlines, National Park Service, News And Deals, Austin Bergstrom International Airport, Nassau Bahamas, Strip District


Best month for cheap flights

Traditionally, January is the epitome of winter misery. The bright lights and festive music of Christmas have all come down, and all you’re left with are 4:00 PM sunsets and an ice scraper to keep you warm. Tack that on to credit card bills from the holidays that literally make you avoid opening your mailbox, and it’s time for a little escape from reality. You shouldn’t let those astounding holiday bills keep you from it, either. Not that we’re preaching financial irresponsibility, but accord...
Tags: Travel, Florida, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Barcelona, Chicago, Washington Dc, Paris, Mexico City, San Jose, Dublin, Seattle, Cheap Flights, January



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