More posts by Ryan Bender

Travel Tip #15: Which Airport?

Flying to Europe

Choose where you leave from and where to fly to carefully. You can save hundreds of dollars by doing a little research.

First, where are you leaving from? Are there other airports within a couple hours by bus, car or train? When you are searching, put those airports in as departure options and see what comes up.… Continue Reading →

Eiffel Tower

The Iron Lady People Actually Want to Visit

Just try and think of Paris without thinking of the Eiffel Tower. Couldn’t, right? You’re not alone. The city’s landmark structure is so iconic, it is nearly impossible to think of Paris, and indeed, the whole of France without it coming to mind. … Continue Reading →

Travel Tip #14: When to Go?

Airfare tips

Airfare Tip #1: When should you go?

If you get a choice, traveling during spring or fall offers cheaper airfare, decent weather and shorter lines. Travel over the summer or holidays is the most expensive – with the kids out of school and the weather warm, this is the time when families hit the road or head to the skies for some sight seeing and R+R.… Continue Reading →

London Eye

The London Eye Sees All

When you go on vacation, going to the top of things is often high on the list of sightseeing activities, and London has its fair share of tall buildings and monuments. However, the London Eye is one of the easiest, accessible and most spectacular ways to get an eagle eye view of  London.… Continue Reading →


Fine Italian Dining in Downtown San Francisco

Fino Ristorante and Bar is a cozy little place just off Union Square that has quiet, comfortable dining area that stands in stark contrast to the crowds and noise of this tourisy area. The entrance is around back, so follow the neon sign arrow around the corner.… Continue Reading →

Travel Tip #13: Finding Good Prices on Airfare

Leaving on a jet plane

So you are thinking of going on a trip, huh? You’ve saved some money and gotten some time off work, so it’s hasta luega to to the daily grind, and you’re off to see the world! First of all, congratulations-deciding to go is the biggest hurdle. Probably the second biggest challenge, however, is finding reasonable airfare.… Continue Reading →


Sushi at Ozumo in San Francisco

Best Sushi in San Francisco

That’s what Yelp said, and we concur. Located near the Ferry Building, Ozumo is a large restaurant featuring a sushi bar, grill, sake lounge and dining areas. The restaurant offers lovely views of the Embarcadero and the Bay, but you would not know this from the entrance on Steuart Street.… Continue Reading →

Sears Fine Food

Great Food With a Side of Nostalgia

Along the cable car line on Powell Street just north of Union Square is a San Francisco institution: Sears Fine Food. Sears opened it doors in 1938 and has been serving steaks, seafood and cocktails to locals and tourists alike for over 70 years.… Continue Reading →