Guilt and Not Being There in Times of Need

It is almost inevitable that during your time abroad, occasions will arise, that will make you really feel the distance from home. This may be something wonderful that you miss such as a wedding, special birthday celebration, or birth or something much worse, such as illness or death…in the less good times, when we cannot be there, it is more likely that we become overwhelmed with emotion and guilt.


Hidden Gems of the Bay Area – Part Two

The San Francisco Bay Area is an iconic place to live. Before we even relocate here most of us leave the airport knowing what we want to see first. However, amongst the top rated tourist attractions are many wonderful hidden gems – regular haunts for those of us who call this place home.


Hidden Gems of the Bay Area – Part One

The San Francisco Bay Area is an iconic place to live. Before we even relocate here most of us leave the airport knowing what we want to see first. However, amongst the top rated tourist attractions are many wonderful hidden gems – regular haunts for those of us who call this place home.


Hot in the City, How I Learned to Love the Californian Sun

You see I have never fared particularly well in the sun, being blonde, blue-eyed and so pale I am near translucent. When I go out with bare legs, it is best if you are wearing a good pair of sunglasses, but I recently realised, that I had come to love the Californian sun.


Chai Tea Latte: How Do You Take Yours?

If you live in the Bay Area, chai tea is something you are likely familiar with but for Bay Area resident Anjali Kamat, chai isn’t just some trendy beverage at a local cafe, but instead a reminder of the chai culture from her experiences in India.


Women in Transition, Finding Direction

What does being locked in transition mean? – it’s the period that women spend as full-time mothers sometimes in one place, or for others around the world. In choosing ‘motherwork’ over anything else, they accept the gap in their professional development, many times underestimating the frustration of unlived potential and personal progress towards goals and dreams.


School Registration in the Bay Area, A Tale of Woe

Have you ever had to camp outside an Apple store, waiting for the newest iPhone release? Do you have a tradition to stand in line on Black Friday? Well, we haven’t done any of that, but have you ever had to spend the night in a line outside an elementary school for school registration? We did (kind of).