This post is a blatant selfish request for help from readers to help my son moving to Bay Area in California in the summer of 2017. He has a lot of integrity…unlike his dad who never stops selling and whining woohoo!
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My son accepted a fantastic offer to do a summer internship at Veritas Software based in Mountain View, CA in the Bay area. It is a 12 week internship starting on May 23, 2017. We are both extremely busy (me selling away here since I have no integrity lol) and him with final exams starting shortly. A good friend of his also got the same offer. And there is another classmate who will be interning at Intel and he also may be available to team up with housing.
Any feedback and ideas are welcome! On several topics:
The most pressing need obviously. We all know the challenges living in that area. Friend’s mom is helping to research places as we speak. Looking for a place as close to the workplace as possible ideally. Offer included $5k housing stipend (grossed up for taxes!) which of course is very nice. Looking at apartments and Airbnbs. I offered to rent a van and charge rent to his two friends as they can eat and shower at work but he was not thrilled with the idea (joking). Looking at Craigslist too.
Me, the miles addict, I told him to be creative and…why not a hotel? Yes of course I am thinking selfishly here…I book it under my name and I make Quadruple Diamond…if we can keep it at $200 per night for three people may not be as bad and surely more comfortable with free breakfast, free wifi, clean sheets every day, gym, swimming pool, maybe a shuttle bus, wine reception perhaps…Thinking out loud. Also no ideas about rents and how much we are looking at. This just happened this week!
Since we specialize in hotels around here and we will visit for sure, any great deals in area hotels with points? Or if we all come, any fantastic hotel worthy to use a free night cert (Fairmont, IHG and Hyatt)?
This is definitely new territory for me. My son is 19 years old and he has never tried to rent a car by himself. Obviously, having transportation and the cost shared by two or three boys will be much better. I told him for now not to worry about it as I am sure Uber and Lyft is widely available.
Not sure how the public transportation is there. Or should we look into Turo at all? If the transportation to/from work is solved and they can walk for food at night…they won’t need a car other than the weekends most likely.
Any car rental companies refuse to rent to under 25 year olds or we should just expect a steep rate?
My son is more of a foodie type than all of us. I eat everything and I prefer free lol. He likes Japanese and Korean food the most but open to all. Any places in the area that really stand out that are low to fairly priced?
Things to do/visit/see
We were hoping to keep him near us for this summer but when this offer came in we knew it was no contest. And he wants to get away, you know, become his own man without us looking over, I get it. So, looking for any ideas for must do/see things, fire away!
Please excuse the interruption from the constant whining and begging for clicks, it will continue on Sunday. With some integrity I hope to find before then 🙂
Actually the Sunday post has four links so far. The one about the dildos is amazing, hardcore education right here at TBB. For free. Without integrity…hey, it kind of rhymes woohoo!
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