Posts Tagged ‘San Francisco’

Inspired by The Clash…..

October 25, 2008

Should I stay or Should I go?

A couple of days in San Fran or stay at home for some R&R – perhaps a lightning trip to Snowdon?

How to decide? Aha, back to the Trundlin equation – a complex algorithm of time, money, weather and relationships.

For the moment I’m pondering……

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City airports….

September 9, 2008

If you have ever flown into, or out of London, then you will know that neither Heathrow (LHR) or Gatwick (LGW) Airports are actually in London. Nor is Stansted (STN), or Luton (LTN).

LGW, STN and LTN are all 25 – 30 miles outside of London, LHR is a little closer. (I’ve excluded London City Airport (LCY) from here as although its in the heart of the London Docklands it can only accommodate STOL (Short Take Off Landing) aircraft so has a limited short haul reach.

Transit time from airport to city the world over can be a surprise if you don’t research.

Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) to India Gate, New Delhi?  – Seven miles

Lisbon Airport to Lisbon waterfront? – Three miles

San Francisco (SFO) Airport to Fisherman’s Wharf? – Thirteen miles. Stretching it a little, but still an easy trundl away.

Choose your airport carefully and trundling along comfortably at your destination can make all the difference to to a leisurely break.

Lisbon - Airport 3 miles north!

Lisbon - Airport 3 miles north!

Leaving the rat race, as quickly as possible…..

August 27, 2008

The surest start to a relaxing break is making the transition from urban to rural as quickly as possible.

My favourite cities tend to be bordered by water. Think San Francisco or Seattle, rather than Paris or Berlin.

There can be no way more majestic to leave a city than to walk, ride or drive across the Golden Gate bridge.

Once across there is a resort with the most fantastic vista. No, not Sausalito. About a mile before, there is the newly opened Cavallo Point (www.cavallopoint.com), a lodge that has all you need to relax. Being located in Marin County means all you need for an active or relaxing break are to hand.

I haven’t stayed there myself, but fully intend to, next time I’m in SF, if only to check out the wildly varying reviews on www.tripadvisor.com.