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Old 04-08-2012, 01:08 PM   #1
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If You Had to Relocate, Where To?

Hope that all of you have had a lovely Easter Holiday.

If you had to relocate because you were offered the job of your dreams and could not turn it down, where would you move to ? ( three in the USA and three foreign countries limit ) ...

Here are my choices:

1. Obviously Apulia, Italia
2. Sardinia, Italia
3. Alicante - Playa San Juan, Spain
4. San Diego, California
5. Washington D.C.
6. Punta de Este, Uruguay

Look forward to reading all your posts.


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Old 04-08-2012, 01:44 PM   #2
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Interesting question and your choices are interesting as well.

I spent more than half my life in Washington, DC and I am happy to be "from" there. And San Diego, CA is lovely, but California, with all it's pluses, is too congested for me. I know...there are some less populated areas near there, but California in general isn't for me. I'll visit, especially since my daughter and her husband live in Hollywood and they love it there. Nicole was born and raised in the Washington, DC area, so I suppose she's a big city girl.

As for me, weather would dictate where I would move. No more jobs for me as I've been retired for a couple of years and wouldn't go back to working for love nor money.

Let's see....Wherever we would go would have to have a temperate climate. We're done, done, done with snow and shoveling. Although, our winters here in recent times have had little or no snow so, perhaps, home sweet home is where we should remain.

I need trees and vegetation, so arid desert-like places wouldn't be a first choice.

There are parts of so many places that, if combined, would comprise our Utopia. The beautiful green of Ireland, the lovely food and coastal areas of Italy, the deep woods of Canada, the beaches of Hawaii and the like. I am at a loss to make even a handful of choices. Much like trying to decide what my favorite food is.

Great question to ponder, Margi, but as I look out my living room window, the view I see is nothing short of perfect.

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Old 04-08-2012, 02:05 PM   #3
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Oregon coast, only other place I would like to live.

Visit, lots of places, live here or Oregon.
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Old 04-08-2012, 03:09 PM   #4
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I have not traveled much but I think I would like some of these places.
I have been to a few.

Greece (not right now though)
San Diego is on my short list too
Santa Maria area CA
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Svizzera; if I had citizenship and access to a riserva di caccia.
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I'd relocate to MN so I could be closer to my aging parents. Not going to happen, but I'm thankful that I am self-employed and can take my work with me so I can be there 4-5 months out of the year.
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Old 04-08-2012, 05:39 PM   #7
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I haven't traveled much outside the U.S. so not sure if there is anywhere foreign other than Canada where I'd like to live. And being a pale northerner I love cooler but not frigid climates. I'm most comfortable in the 40-75F temperature range. I don't function well in temperatures above 80F; I get physically ill and am prone to heat exhaustion and dehydration. I also sunburn ridiculously easy. So I have to keep that in mind when choosing a place. I'm also not an arachnids person, especially spiders. Pretty much anywhere that I will daily or even weekly run into spiders, especially large ones or poisonous ones, is out until I find a therapist good at treating phobias. And even then it's iffy since I might chicken out of treatment. So with all of that in mind, and really only knowing about the geography of North America (I slept through that class a lot), these are my choices.

Somewhere on the coast of Washington state, preferably the mid to northern coast

Somewhere along the southern coast of British Colombia

Southern coastal Alaska

Maybe coastal Newfoundland or possibly Nova Scotia

Possibly Hawaii

If I ever get to visit Wales, Scottland, Ireland, Greece, Italy, Norway, Finland, Germany, Denmark or The Netherlands this list might change.
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i'd need to have 2 residences at the same time in order to get both winter and summer seasons.

somewhere along the southern gulf coast of florida, and rutland vermont, for example. i'm half way there already since i have some land in port charlotte, florida. need to buy a house in vermont.

outside of the u.s., i'd say ballinamore, co. leitrim, ireland, or vancouver, b.c., canada, along with a place in mexico.
to get my sun worship in, i think a coastal town in quintana roo, mexico.
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Is anyone going to be surprised when I say Copenhagen, Denmark?
I'm not surprised. I love Copenhagen. Such a lovely place.

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