Lyft expands free car rental program to SF; will include electric cars

I posted recently about Lyft’s program that offers drivers in three cities free rental cars when they drive a certain amount of rides per week.

Now San Francisco drivers can get in on an even better version of the offer: Free electric vehicles, which could drastically reduce the gas expenses for drivers. Continue reading

Joggers escape close call with tree branch in Golden Gate Park

The evening sun was streaming through Golden Gate Park’s panhandle on a clear Sunday, dogs trotting happily along next to their parents.


Then I heard fire crackers and an earthy boom, and saw people running toward something a few hundred feet ahead of me. As I got closer I saw the massive chunk of a tree that had fallen right onto the exercise path. Continue reading

Uber v. Lyft duel still bringing us free rides

Ridesharing tech companies Uber and Lyft want your business, bad. That means occasional free rides and discounts for us.

While free rides for new users of these apps are always available and easy to find, free rides for existing users are somewhat rare.

Today I learned about a few free ride opportunities for existing users:

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Why a new San Francisco rule ended my stint as an Uber/Lyft driver

I don’t know how they found me, but they tracked me down, and they found me.

As the letter from City Hall trembled in my hand, I quietly bid farewell to my time on the front lines with my fellow San Franciscans, as a taxi driver. Or, a rideshare driver rather. And I’m not really a San Franciscan. I’m from Florida. But I live a hang glide down the beach from San Francisco now. The laughter, the tears, the middle fingers(not from or at me necessarily), all came flooding back.

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Why Frontier Airlines is so misunderstood; Plus check out their new non-stop SF-Orlando route

If the topic of this post doesn’t make it apparent, I love budget travel. That’s why I fly Frontier Airlines more than any other airline.

So, I was psyched to get an e-mail from Frontier this morning announcing a new non-stop route from my current home airport in San Francisco to the airport of my birthplace and family in Florida.

The route started in July, and I’ll tell you below the photo why I fly Frontier, and why I’m so enthused about this new route.

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