What can you buy for $1 in California? Answer: a pack of gum, a pencil, and an express bus ticket from San Francisco to Los Angeles! That's right, for less than the cost of a cup of coffee you can take a Megabus from Frisco to Lalaland. Feeling a little guilty about that $4 Blue Bottle latte now, aren't you?
Greyhound, the United States' largest long-distance bus line, has recently expanded its new premium, non-stop service to the West Coast. On May 2, Greyhound Express was introduced in California ahead of the summer travel season. This new service can get you from Los Angeles to San Francisco via Oakland or San Jose, and from Los Angeles to Sacramento via various locations in California’s Central Valley region.
Ah, the golden age of train travel -- it was faster than a horse, more comfortable than a Model T, and at times a very glamorous way to get around, especially in the American West. Then the space-age appeal of commercial jets, not to mention the fashionable flight attendants of Pan Am, left train travel in the dust.
If you're flying to/from San Francisco on American Airlines or Virgin America this summer, you're in for a treat -- after more than two years and $383 million in renovations, the San Francisco International Airport's Terminal 2 opens for domestic flights on April 14. It's the first LEED Gold-certified terminal in the country, and its unique, forward-thinking design aims to make travel more comfortable and convenient for the modern traveler.
I went to Sacramento expecting to have a fast-paced tourist experience full of new places and activities to tell future hostel guests all about.