San Francisco is close, and yet so far away:
Archive for the ‘travel’ Category
Saying Something Nice About the Sunset District: It’s Right Next to Strawberry Hill / Island in Golden Gate ParkTuesday, November 25th, 2014
I’ll tell you, I used to live in the Sunset District, for a short time, when I was in my twenties, and now I’m in my forties and most of what I remember is the relentless fog.
And these days, I keep hearing from the current residents, the Fog Truthers, people who Deny The Fog.
Some people in the Sunset go there every day / every week, so good for them.
And all the Airbnb’ers of the Funset should get on over there as well, if only just once.
So there, I’ve said something nice about the Sunset…
The View You Get From the Cavallo Point Lodge Looking Towards San Francisco – It Includes a Lot of Dead Grass, As It ShouldFriday, November 14th, 2014
I’ve never stayed at the Lodge myself, but it looks pretty sweet.
A slower pace of life:
These days, the Great Lawn is full of brown grass:
When oh when will our drought end?
What It’s Like to Stay at a Mid-Market Hotel for $60-Something per Night: “Budget Inn,” 1139 Market StreetThursday, November 13th, 2014
Well, here’s an upbeat take:
Hotel Tour : Budget Inn San Francisco CA by DieselDucy:
Compare that with Yelp – a very low one-star rating:
“I want to leave, but it’s already 1am and we are both too afraid to leave our locked room. We get 4 hrs or interrupted sleep (the walls are paper thin and the doors have cracks in them), pray that we didn’t get exposed to tuberculosis, hepatitis and/or herpes and book it out of there. Trust me folks, this place isn’t worth the $60. I’ve stayed in $15 hostels while traveling though Europe that were both cleaner and safer than this place.”
And there’s this:
” If you have less than $150 night for a decent place to stay, youre actually safer just camping at golden gate park than any of these SROs…”
And there’s the bedbug allegations, natch.
I mean, extremely. There’s no way they’d be hanging about the Western Addition like this, without a clue whether their next step is to the north, south, east, or west, but for Airbnb, or something like Airbnb.
Of course, some welcome this development and others don’t.
No matter, it’s an ongoing revolution
Ahora Más Que Nunca: “Hawaiian Airlines to Launch Daily Non-Stop Service Between San Francisco and Maui”Thursday, August 14th, 2014
United will soon have competition, once again, on SFO-OGG and OGG-SFO.
(I’ll tell you, I’ve flown to Oahu, you know, on bidness, using Continental and United and all and that worked out I s’pose, but one time I had to go to Maui for a wedding and I didn’t realize that not giving United an extra $20 for Economy Plus meant that I was going to end up sitting in Economy Minus (effectively – United calls it Economy but it’s def less roomy than the old United Economy) and, to boot, first-world problem, this was on a old Boeing 757 narrow-body Flying Pencil. Man, my butt was all the way back but my knees were hard up against the seat in front of me – it was no picnic. Since then, one time I got upgraded to Economy Plus for free and that was a triple beam lyrical dream in comparison. Otherwise, in all my years, I’ve always flown Economy / Coach (except for the Emirates excursion flight I took for 60 minutes SFO-SFO on an A380 complete with shower stalls) and man that United flight to Maui really stands out. My point is that Hawaiian’s newish A330 widebodies have got to be better than what United used to offer SFO-OGG and OGG-SFO.)
All the deets:
“Hawaiian Airlines to Launch Daily Non-Stop Service Between San Francisco and Maui
HONOLULU, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — In a continued effort to expand its service in the Bay Area, Hawaiian Airlines today announced it will offer non-stop service between San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Kahului Airport (OGG) beginning November 20, 2014, allowing more access to the Hawaiian Islands from one of its largest North American markets.
“This year we’ve brought back our San Jose to Honolulu service, offered new seasonal non-stop flights from Oakland to Kona and Lihu’e, and now we are launching daily service between San Francisco and Maui–all in response to the robust demand we’ve received from the Bay Area,” said Peter Ingram, Hawaiian Airlines executive vice president and chief commercial officer. “We are very pleased to connect two existing gateways in our network together, offering Hawai’i residents another way to travel to the Bay Area, and Northern California travelers another reason to visit the Hawaiian Islands.”
The non-stop service between San Francisco and Maui will begin with flights four times a week from November 20, 2014 before moving into daily service beginning December 17, 2014. The new daily service will add a total of more than 210,000 seats to both San Francisco and Maui travel markets per year, and will be operated by Hawaiian Airlines’ wide-body, twin-aisle Airbus 330-200 aircraft, which seats 294 passengers, with 18 in First Class and 276 in the Main Cabin.
A Fun Couple Visits San Francisco – These Old People are Younger Than You, Effectively – Tourists are Good People, Believe It Or NotWednesday, June 4th, 2014
As seen on troubled Taylor Street – they’re waiting for a bus or something right next to the Hilton:
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So just because you own property and sponsor house parties for weak-willed electeds such as Mark Farrell or London Breed, that doesn’t mean you’re better than this couple.
In fact, it makes you the opposite, you NIMBYs.
Believe It Or Not.
The Parkside Outer Sunset is for Lovers: “HOT TUB VACANCY” – There’s Always Room for One More at the Ocean Park MotelWednesday, May 28th, 2014
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