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Hertz Dream Cars: BMW M5

In June, I rented the BMW M5 from Hertz SFO for 24 hours.  It was my first time driving a “M” BMW. It was simply amazing. The exhaust sounded deep and the advanced sport settings made it a blast to drive. Alpine White is one of my favorite BMW colors....

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Favorite Credit Cards

I’m often asked which credit card is the best to use. Unfortunately, there are so many factors it is hard to give a quick recommendation. During the past couple of months I’ve been recommending my favorite credit cards to friends and family. 2 Best Personal: -Starwood (SPG) American Express -Chase Sapphire Preferred 2...

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How to cleanup your iPhone camera storage

The last thing that you want to have happen while you are away from home is your iPhone run out of space. Many travelers now use their mobile phones to take pictures, videos and use apps to get around. If you purchased the smallest capacity iPhone then you might have...

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How to stay connected around the World

I’m always asked how I stay connected while traveling the world. There are many ways to stay connected while traveling but I always try to figure out which method is the most cost effective and convenient. Some methods include: adding an international plan to your existing mobile phone plan, renting...

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Mapping your Flights

Have you ever wanted to visualize your trip when it involves multiple flights, connections and destinations? There is an awesome tool called Great Circle Mapper located here: http://www.gcmap.com which will map out your journey. It will even include the total miles flown. Below are 2 upcoming trips I’ve mapped out. Give it a...

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Hertz Dream Cars: Audi R8

In January, I rented the Audi R8 from the SJC Airport location. This car is shared between SFO & SJC Hertz locations. I booked it in February 2013 and was able to get the reservation with unlimited miles for $405/day. The standard now is 75 miles plus $3 per mile after...

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Best Worldwide ATM Card (No ATM Fees!)

If you are traveling around the world or just can’t seem to find your Bank’s ATM conveniently located near you try the Charles Schwab Checking account. No ATM fees anywhere in the world and foreign transactions are billed at the exact FOREX rate at the time of the transaction when...

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LoungeBuddy

I’ve been using LoungeBuddy since their launch in July 2013 and can’t imagine traveling without using it to determine which lounge I can access during my time at airports. Once you create a profile with all your airline statuses, credit card programs, etc. you are presented with a list of airport...

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Global Entry Card (includes TSA PreCheck)

I applied for Global Entry in June 2011 and received approval in August 2011. In all it took ~90 days including an onsite visit to SFO for an interview. The card is valid for 5 years and costs $100. This is a complementary benefit for Personal, Small Business and Corporate...

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Airline Guide: Virgin America

Since starting service out of SFO on August 8th, 2007, Virgin  America has become a premier US airline and only airline based at  SFO. My 1st flight was from SFO-JFK in November 2007. I was simply amazed at the quality of service, comfort of the seat and amenities provided to...