I am Canadian (queue stereotypes!) and made the leap across the border some 10 years ago now. I miss my family but thank goodness Skype launched the same year I left!
I travel globally and do so fairly regularly (whether roughing it or chilling on the beach) but I always love coming home to the Bay Area and spoiled to call it home. I prioritize exercise but balance that with escapes to wine country as often as possible to enjoy wine and relax with my pup and favorite people in Sonoma valley. Someday I plan to be there full time.