I help everyday people bring more exciting bucket list experiences and fun things to do to everyday life.

Crafting a San Francisco bucket list? Or just looking for Bay Area places to visit? In the session of the Everyday Bucket List Podcast, I chat w/ Lisa Thompson of Coupons.com.  She’s got you covered w/ ideas for interesting restaurants including Ayesha Curry’s restaurant (Steph Curry’s wife) & exciting things to do at a variety of price points. Also, get the scoop on ways to save for travel & great tips for cutting costs. Listen in on her life changing bucket list idea & her own personal journey to solo travel.

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Today’s Guest

I’m happy to welcome Lisa Thompson to the Everyday Bucket List Podcast!

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You can also listen to my podcast on Apple Podcasts. Here’s my recent episode about Bay Area Places to Visit & Save Money for Travel here. I’m also on Stitcher and many other platforms. Photo of Golden Gate Bridge by Xipu Li on Unsplash

Lisa Thompson of Coupons.com

Lisa Thompson is a seasoned writer, savvy shopper and lover of deals – especially on designer handbags and kitchen gadgets she’ll never use. She has been a Savings Expert at Coupons.com since 2011, helping consumers learn how to save money after spending several years as a paper coupon-toting mom of four (who could recite every free kids’ meal within in a 50-mile radius). She’s been educating consumers and savvy shoppers for over 10 years. Her superpowers: Finding travel deals and saving on foods that make it look like you cooked when you really just meal-prepped. 

What You’ll Learn About Places to Visit in the Bay Area

  • Find popular as well as unique places to visit in the Bay Area including wineries, outdoor things to do as well and more
  • Get ideas for where to go for a long vacation, weekend getaway, day trip or find something today.
  • Discover different types of cuisine as well as scenic places in the Bay Area
  • Also, Lisa let’s us in on modern ways to coupon, shares a variety of ideas to save for travel as well as how to make travel affordable

Resources for Bay Area Places to Visit

  • Googleplex is Google’s headquarters. Located near San Jose. It also includes a public park.

Hotel Recommendations

Lisa recommends The Ritz Carlton in San Francisco for a bougie experience.

Here’s a list of other hotels to choose from as well.

Some of Lisa’s Everyday Favorites


  • Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert – One of her favorite movies was based on this book.
  • Untamed by Glennon Doyle

Other Book(s):

Also, check out The Everyday Bucket List Book if you want to get serious about a travel bucket list or other types of unique bucket list ideas that you can do in everyday life. The worksheets and the Now and Later Ruleā„¢ help you prioritize and connect the dots financially.

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