san francisco road trip to napa & yosemite on a budget | vlog
After finishing up work in San Francisco, James flew over from London so we could explore the Napa Valley and Yosemite National Park together! But did we manage to do it on a budget?
IN THIS VIDEO:
Turkish Airlines (good airline – just don’t sit with 20 kids…) – https://www.turkishairlines.com/Elite World Business Class Hotel (nice hotel, but remember, it’s at the airport and not in the city kidssss) – https://www.eliteworldhotels.com.tr/elite-world-business-hotel.aspx
Virgin Atlantic – https://www.virginatlantic.com/
Virgin upgrades explained – https://www.godsavethepoints.com/2018/05/15/how-to-upgrade-virgin-atlantic/
Cityscape Lounge – http://www.cityscapesf.com/
Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar – https://www.tongaroom.com/
Axiom Hotel – https://www.axiomhotel.com
Louis (for CLAM CHOWDER WITH A VIEW!) –http://www.louissf.com/index.html/
Sixt Car Hire – (see COSTS below for more info!) – https://www.sixt.co.uk/car-hire/usa/san-francisco/san-francisco-airport
Car Insurance – MoneyMaxim – https://www.moneymaxim.co.uk/
Bounty Hunter – http://www.bountyhunterwinebar.com
Love Home Swap – https://lovehomeswap.mention-me.com/m/ol/ux5jm-chelsea-dickenson
LHS Video 1 – https://youtu.be/QG4q7-5eNUE
LHS Video 2 – https://youtu.be/0IJXyAa4OPQ
Napa River Velo – https://www.naparivervelo.com/
Napa Valley Vine Trail – https://www.vinetrail.org/
Domaine Chandon – http://www.chandon.com/tours-and-tastings/
Andretti Winery – http://andrettiwinery.com/
Oxbow Public Market – http://oxbowpublicmarket.com/
Yosemite National Park – https://www.travelyosemite.com/
Tunnel View – https://www.yosemite.com/what-to-do/tunnel-view/
Yosemite Falls – https://www.yosemite.com/what-to-do/yosemite-falls/
Sentinel Bridge – https://www.yosemite.com/top-10-yosemite-photography/
Mirror Lake – https://www.yosemite.com/what-to-do/mirror-lakemeadow/
Spinway Nor Cal Bike Hire – http://spinwaynorcal.com/
Napa General Store – https://napageneralstore.com/
Sixt Car Hire – we paid £120 for the car for 3 days. We could have got it a lot cheaper but James likes a somewhat decent car to drive so we selected a ‘premium’ model. What is important to note is that Sixt is NOT at the car rental area of the airport. You have to get the air train (free train service) to that place, and THEN a free shuttle to Sixt. Super annoying.
Love Home Swap – James and I have paid £180 for our Love Home Swap membership for 2 years now. In our first year, we stayed 6 nights with it at some totally unreal places so for what works out at £30 a night, we absolutely LOVE IT. We stayed 4 nights in this place in Napa so even if we weren’t to stay elsewhere for the rest of the year (unlikely), this would have cost us just £45 a night. So. Still a total BARGAIN!
Andretti Winery – We were too busy chatting to the guy on the bar to film but we just got one glass of wine each at this place for $15 each. However, the couple next to us were sharing the $30 sharing menu so that’s a fun way to try everything but keep down costs!
Petrol – is super cheap in the US compared to the UK! Driving from San Francisco, and then all the way to Yosemite and back, we spent around $80 on fuel.
Bike hire. If you’re lazy like us, hire the bikes from the car park which means your 5 hours will work out cheaper. If you’re active AF and want to go from 10am – 7pm, hire from Napa River Velo for the best bang for your buck!!
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The seriously stylish Japanese pod hotel that only costs £20 a night: https://youtu.be/PdM5oRop7Zw
3 bed Parisian house for 2 weeks for FREE: https://youtu.be/h4uv0t1b4u8
How to find cheap flights: https://youtu.be/py94JIK8ii8
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