Category Archives: Enjoying your Life

Tips and tricks about leisure, tourism and daily life in the San Francisco Bay Area and when living nearby Stanford. This category is full of good ideas for the weekend, where to shop, anecdotes about the local culture and things to do to connect with others and meet people.

My Top 6 Hikes in the Bay Area

These are my favorite 6 hikes and they are very different by nature. They are all between San Francisco and Santa Cruz. 1. Wilder Ranch State Park. I love to take the Ohlone Bluff Trail for a few miles and see the waves crash onto … Continue reading

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Things I Wish I Knew Before I Moved to America

Landing in a new country is really like being a teenager again. Learning the language is just part of the whole relocation. Expats must re-learn all the basic rules of living together: the things your parents and your experience have … Continue reading

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Trailing Husband Settles into the Bay Area “Like a Boss”

It’s a new year and the perfect time for an inspirational story!  Recently, Jasper, a trailing husband, wrote about rebuilding his life and the importance of a guys’ night out.  I have the pleasure of knowing a trailing husband from … Continue reading

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Sugar Cookies – A Family Tradition at Christmas

A few weeks ago I wrote about two important Christmas traditions. One – cutting down a tree, and Two – baking sugar cookies. I’ve done both now, so I guess Christmas must be getting close. I don’t think I’ve ever … Continue reading

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Family Traditions During the Holidays

It’s the time of year when traditions are prevalent.  Some were purposely and thoughtfully created while others just evolved.  For example, I sought out the perfect wooden advent calendar with the intention of opening 25 magical doors becoming tradition in my … Continue reading

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