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Yukari Chamberlain

Mom of 1

Age : 6 year old boy

Resident for : Born and brought up in the Bay!

Profession: Nutritionist

#1 Travel Tip: Always carry a light sweater or jacket. SF Bay Area has micro-climates and you can go one mile in any direction and the temperature change can be 25 degrees. Check out the Bay Area Heatmap to find the warmest spots in the city.

About San Francisco, USA :

San Francisco, California conjures images of the Golden Gate Bridge, clam chowder in a bread bowl, and insurmountable hills. It is also one of the most progressive, diverse and beautiful cities in the United States, worth a visit at least once in your life, if not once a year.

The two minus points for San Francisco are the difficulty of getting around and the costs which are probably lower than New York City but higher than all other US cities. But other than that, the weather is moderate (remember: you always need a sweater because the fog can change temperatures within minutes), the culture is outdoorsy and the people are friendly. What’s not to love?


Tell us about your life growing up in the Bay Area.

I was born in San Francisco and then grew up in the Bay Area. I was lucky because SF is a multicultural and diverse city. For example my friends growing up were Vietnamese, Russian, Japanese, Egyptian, Venezuelan etc…I think my eclectic taste for food came from going to my friends’ houses and eating the delicious food their moms cooked for me.

Why is traveling important for a family?

Traveling for a family is a time for bonding but also very educational. (Something you cannot get from a classroom). It is a way both the adults and more importantly the kids learn about other cultures, customs, food, and also learn to appreciate what they have.

What’s the hardest thing about traveling with kids

I honestly don’t find traveling with my kid hard, but when he was an infant I was concerned that he would disturb others. (He never did).

What’s your favorite family travel destination in the world?

We all love traveling, especially my son! I think right now anywhere there is an ocean, beach, lake, and nature would be on our list.

What’s on your travel wish list?

Any country in Europe, particularly Scandinavia, and Japan.

What’s one thing you do on every trip that makes traveling with kids easier?

I always have a checklist, so that I don’t forget anything!

What do you love most about living in SF?
The diversity of the people and restaurants and that the ocean, wine country and mountains are so close.

8. What’s one SF-ism/Cultural quirk?
Bikers think that they own the road and pedestrians want a death wish because they are looking at their phones and not paying attention to things around them!

9. Give us one song from your road trip playlist!
Totally unfair! Which playlist? I have one for the train, plane, “mellow” and “Move That Booty”

1979 by Smashing Pumpkins
Dream by Cranberries
Winter by George Winston