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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...

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Giveaway: 20 Delta Drink or Headset Coupons

Happy Easter! Since today is the 20th of April, I have 20 coupons to giveaway. Each coupon is valid for 1 free beer, cocktail, wine split or headset on a Delta operated flight. They expire December 31, 2014. If you plan on flying Delta this year, leave a comment below...

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Getting to SFO and using the SFO AirTrain

SFO is my primary home airport and parking at the airport ranges from an exorbanant $18-45 per day depending on the area you choose to park (http://www.flysfo.com/to-from/parking). Over the past few years I’ve taken CalTrain, parked at Millbrae BART, ridden SuperShuttle and utilized Uber car service to reduce my cost. CalTrain:...

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Hertz Dream Cars: Tesla S P85

I booked the reservation through the normal Hertz.com website in August 2013 for a rental weekend in March 2014. Locking in a rate of $160 per day and unlimited miles made it a no brainer. The opportunity to drive a ~$100K car at that rate seemed worth it for a...

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