Travel Notes to Self:

  • Never take Super Shuttle or any other discount shared van service. It always takes 3x as long as you think it will.
  • Never take public transit to or from the airport if it's dark out. That means it's either too early or too late for the hassle. And there's a good chance the trains and buses aren't running anyway. You'll get stranded.
  • The security scanners mess with the magnetic strip on BART tickets. Your prepaid card will almost always get f***ed up.
  • Travel is ridiculously stressful. Go with with expectation that you will have delays, miss connections, lose sleep, snap at strangers, eat Xanax like it's candy and possibly cry.
  • You're an adult. You make a decent living. Swallow the guilt and take a cab.