Travel with Grant is Moving to the Bay Area this Weekend
Good evening everyone, I have some big news to share. Yesterday, I accepted a position with a technology company in San Francisco and I will be moving up to the Bay Area this weekend. I will be staying with my cousin in Walnut Creek (east side of the bay) and commuting via BART daily. This is a totally new experience for me. For the first 25 years of my life, I’ve lived at home with my parents. This weekend will mark the beginning of a new chapter in my life.
What does this mean for the future of Travel with Grant?
I will continue to blog a few times a week, probably less frequently than I do now. Based on my work schedule, I will probably blog in the mornings and evenings and maybe sometimes on the weekend.
I won’t be able to take as many vacations as I did throughout 2014 (but hey, there are 52 weekends a year which equals 104 days of vacation every year). I want to meet some NorCal readers and bloggers, so I will try to do a few NorCal Meetups and the occasional OC Meetup back home. I will still attend as many travel conferences as I can:
- TravelCon in Anaheim, CA the weekend of February 28 (presenting too!)
- FTU Advanced in San Diego the weekend of March 6
- FTU Advanced in Dallas the weekend of April 17
Walnut Creek / East Bay has some of the same grocery stores and pharmacies as Orange County, so my MS opportunities will be similar. I will need to scope out the local area and see how MS-friendly the stores are. I will still share some new MS opportunities and deals I discover.
What will be the hardest part of moving to the Bay Area?
Adjusting to the weather of the Bay Area will take some time to get used to but I just bought a heavy duty waterproof jacket at Macy’s today, so bring it on Mother Nature! Adjusting to the BART public transportation system will take some time to get used to, luckily there are a few iPhone apps that can help me. And lastly, adjusting to life away from home will probably take the longest to get used to. I guess I should figure out how to do my laundry and run the dishwasher before I leave home…
I am working on a few blog posts, but might not get to them until next week. I have been experimenting with my Target Redbird Card (spoiler alert: it is awesome!), dealing with PayPal customer service regarding PayPal My Cash Cards (not awesome), and sharing some pics of my private tour of the US Capitol in Washington, DC from Monday morning (pretty awesome).
Got any words of advice? Please leave a comment below and share your wisdom with me. Talk to you all later!