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    U.S. Travel/Temp. Living Recommendations

    So, I am a single woman with no kids, and I would love to just travel across the US and experience different cities and towns. Since I work from home, I have an opportunity to live in a city/town for a few months and move on (as long as I have WiFi connectivity. I'm throwing this idea around for possibly the end of the year into next year. I am a very social being, so places where I have close friends would be the most viable for me.

    I know I would love to stay in Jackson Hole, WY for a month or so. Possibly up state New York for a bit. I wish I could make it to Alaska as I have a close friend in Anchorage, but that may be a little far for me, but still a possibility.

    But where else would you go if you had the freedom to move around for a year or so?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sugarNspice View Post
    But where else would you go if you had the freedom to move around for a year or so?
    I'd probably work my way up the west coast, from San Diego all the way north to Vancouver. I'd give Tahoe a visit along the way (if I only knew someone who lived nearby!).

    After Vancouver, I'd head east through the Canadian Rockies and cross the border in eastern Montana or ND, then make my way to the Twin Cities, Chicago, Louisville, Memphis, then back home.

    There. How's that?
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    NYC and Colorado or Northern NM are on my list

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    Charleston, SC (live down on the peninsula and walk or ride everywhere you go) and the Seattle region.
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    I have a mountain biking buddy I met at RHR several years ago who is a day trader on the NASDAQ. He's from Wisconsin, and he lived wherever the mountain biking was good. His day usually consisted of logging in during the trading hours and riding in the afternoon once the markets had closed, or he had met his profit goal for the day.

    He stayed in extended stay hotels or seasonal condo rentals, and would usually spend November to early March in central Texas, Spring in Phoenix, Summer in Summit County (Frisco, Co) and would occasionally go home to Wisconsin.

    I'd schedule my vacations to meet up where he was and ride. I got to know Arizona and Colorado trails better, and it was good to have a "local" who knew the best routes.

    Following the sun and moderate temperatures seemed to be the guide he followed.

    I've lost touch with him over the last year and hope he fared well in the crash.

    Anyway, that might be a model worthy of study. Pick the places to be based on their best seasons and what you want to do there.
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    Portland, OR. Though I hope you like liberals, because you'll wonder why you thought Austin was so liberal after staying there a few weeks. Plus it's super-bike friendly.

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    I'm jealous.

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    Northern Idaho or Montana during mid summer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by druber View Post
    I'm jealous.

    Asheville, NC

    Northern Idaho or Montana during mid summer.
    Yes, Ashville will be on the list. D was telling me about it and it sounded great and I really loved Idaho and Montana.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lysergic View Post
    Portland, OR. Though I hope you like liberals, because you'll wonder why you thought Austin was so liberal after staying there a few weeks. Plus it's super-bike friendly.
    Thanks, I lived there a few years ago, so I will probably do that again during the summer.

    Again, this is just in the thinking phases and the growing my cajones to do it phase, so I appreciate yalls input.
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    Spicewood, definitely!

    I should have the guest house fully functional by the time you need it.

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    That is so cool Christie. You gotta blog your adventure.

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    I'd highly recommend Boston during the foilage. It's amazing.
    Otherwise stay warm.

    Definitely western and north would be good.
    Great riding in NM, AZ, CA, CO, etc.

    Hawaii would be fun for a month, but with the time change it may not work with your work schedule.

    San Diego/Temcula, San Fran for sure. (go visit and ride with Jay)
    Grand Junction, CO (Fruita)
    Moab, UT
    Park City, UT
    Durango
    Vancouver, BC in general would be near the top.
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    That's a good dilemma to have IMO. I've lived all over the east coast from NJ to FL. My favorite east coast city was Washington DC. It's a small city (compared to NYC), yet has a ton going on due to the Fed. Architecturally, it feels very European (downtown at least). If you live in the city you do not need a car, you can ride anywhere in the city and there is good public transportation via the Metro, Buses, and cabs. The only draw back is that it's not a cheap city to live in, and it gets cold (bone chilling wet cold but it's only 3 months).

    Biking - Plenty of choices, from road racing, to mountain biking, urban assault, to every day bike commuting. While the cycling infrastructure is no where near as good as Portland or Minneapolis, it is there and it's good.

    So if you want the east coast try out the DC area. There are a couple of Austin Mojo's that moved there, but I can't remember their handles. They moved to Columbia MD IIRC

    Since the wife won't go back to DC (lived there 18 years and the politics/people got to her, I'd go back tomorrow) we've been thinking of heading further west. Our top 3 west coast towns in order: #1 San Francisco #2 Seattle #3 Portland we'll be here for at least 2-3 more years so we'll have plenty of time to visit

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    The "DC Mojos" are Mohshee and TBFKAHG, yes they currently live in Columbia but last I heard they were looking towards moving out towards Frederick (better biking...).

    Suga, cool thing.

    Don't limit yourself to NA-US, Canada prolly has some cool digs too.

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    i think west coast is your best bet in terms of hitting multiple locations... east coast (charleston etc is beautiful and driving back this way on the 40 is amazing). asheville.. thats all awesome...

    but...

    west coast... from san diego... to santa barbara... to the central coast (we used to have a beach house in cambria and thats a chill town) up to oregon (been to ashland and spots around there but wont see portland until this summer)... all the way up to the mecca (whistler)... all great stuff... as mentioned, hit tahoe on the way... i would have packed up and moved there had i not met and amazing woman thats keeping me in austin.

    keep us posted on your plans! ill be out in oregon and tahoe for a month this summer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by I Am Weaver View Post
    i think west coast is your best bet in terms of hitting multiple locations... east coast (charleston etc is beautiful and driving back this way on the 40 is amazing). asheville.. thats all awesome...

    but...

    west coast... from san diego... to santa barbara... to the central coast (we used to have a beach house in cambria and thats a chill town) up to oregon (been to ashland and spots around there but wont see portland until this summer)... all the way up to the mecca (whistler)... all great stuff... as mentioned, hit tahoe on the way... i would have packed up and moved there had i not met and amazing woman thats keeping me in austin.

    keep us posted on your plans! ill be out in oregon and tahoe for a month this summer.
    When you gonna be in Oregon? I'll in Portland this July for the Oregon Brewers Festival.

    Yeah, if I do it, I will blog about it, even though my writing skills are not exactly the most eloquent.

    This years focus is to get my body healed and get in shape so I can be OK should I choose to take that path in my life. Thanks for all the suggestions and keep 'em coming.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sugarNspice View Post
    When you gonna be in Oregon? I'll in Portland this July for the Oregon Brewers Festival.

    Yeah, if I do it, I will blog about it, even though my writing skills are not exactly the most eloquent.

    This years focus is to get my body healed and get in shape so I can be OK should I choose to take that path in my life. Thanks for all the suggestions and keep 'em coming.
    late june early july. not sure on exact dates yet. depends on a couple races etc.
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    I've seen more than most, I guess a year in austin wouldn't kill me.

    But if I had to choose, korea or germany.
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