This post was sponsored by Uber, but all opinions are my own.
As most of you may know (or maybe not) I live about 1 hour outside of NYC in a beach town. I love the calm salty air and the sound of silence that hits me when I step off of the train. While sometimes I dream of living in NYC, Long Beach feels like my home, but it does come with downsides. I have to commute back and forth for work which means a lot of time spent in transit (probably like 6 hours a week, at least). And that isn’t even counting the time spent driving to this train (the LIRR) about a 5 minute ride from home!
During these Spring/Summer months when everyone visits the beach, there’s absolutely no parking spots, so I rely on uberX to get me to the train and home, and it’s a lifesaver. It’s so amazing to step off of the train after a day of work or meetings, and know my uberX will be waiting for me within 3 minutes or so of requesting a ride! I never carry cash around, and I love that with Uber I don’t have to worry about that! It’s cash-free with upfront pricing, so I know what I owe, and just pay it with the connected credit card.
The other plus, is that Matt and I can share one account! We both commute, but feel like it’s silly for us to each have our own account, since we share everything else (even a bank account!) With family profiles, we can share 1 account, and have the bills go to the same place. Someday we can add Hudson in too! 🙂
Here’s some snaps of a typical commute for me:
It feels really fun and personal bringing you guys to my local train station. I’ve grown up taking the train from this station, and I’ve made this commute for so many years on and off that it feels like it’s a part of me. After getting off the train and requesting my ride, I meet my Uber in front of the station.