Category Archives: Getting Settled

Tips and tricks about how to get settled in the San Francisco Bay Area or when coming to Stanford. From moving, to renting to daily things you have to do when you arrive.

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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Guys Night Out – Rebuilding My Life

After my wife and I moved to the US, my wife started working at Stanford and I was in our new house without a job. So I needed to rebuild my life. In the first few weeks I was busy with settling down. I needed to buy … Continue reading

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How to Buy a House in the Silicon Valley – Part Two

A couple of weeks ago, Nicoletta shared her experience of researching where to live, and purchasing a house. It was a challenging journey. This week, she shares all the details about the process and paperwork that’s involved in purchasing a … Continue reading

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Seven reasons to ride a bike in the Bay Area

I’m from the Netherlands, the country with more bicycles than inhabitants. This blog post about bicycling is from my Dutch point of view. Seven reasons to bike in the Bay Area The weather is almost always good There are hardly any hills There … Continue reading

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Fall Mystery Fruit – Exploring CA

On the East Coast I was an avid gardener.  I knew my zone, understood the soil, weather, pruning expectations and least of all, I could identify plants and trees.   None of my East Coast knowledge translates in California.  Plants that … Continue reading

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