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Old 05-21-2013, 07:33 AM
 
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I've been in a location I absolutely loathe for a long time. I had obligations & now that the situation has changed I can finally get out of this miserable state. So I have a list of maybe half a dozen places I'd like to move to. My intention is live in each different state a year. Thoughts?
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Old 05-21-2013, 07:41 AM
 
Location: In a chartreuse microbus
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Crazy, no. Expensive, yes.

But you have to go where you're happy.
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Old 05-21-2013, 09:04 AM
 
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Idk about it being expensive. Ive read lots of inspiring posts on here from ppl who moved with less than I would & it worked out .
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Old 05-21-2013, 09:25 AM
 
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If you have absolutely no debt, enough saved up, are resourceful with finding jobs/apartments, and can handle the stress of moving frequently... go for it. I'm not saying that to deter you, but those are the things I would consider before moving (and I have to admit, I couldn't do it).

People never regret doing stuff like that, even if it doesn't work out, and I admire those who are willing to really get out there and experience the world around them. The one thing a lot of my co-workers (now in their 40s and 50s) regret is not moving around more and exploring.
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Old 05-21-2013, 09:45 AM
 
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What state is home OP?
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Old 05-21-2013, 09:58 AM
 
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Im not posting the actual state I am in currently cause the people here are pretty vicious on these boards with defending this Hellhole. Its a bankrupt place though; the crime levels are way higher than other places, & the people just seem to be ok with it. Its also ridiculously overpriced & I have always hated this place. Everytime I get away from here Im happy. The flipside of that is when I meet people who aren't from here I can always spot them. They don't have bad attitudes, & seem lighter & nicer than the locals here.
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Old 05-21-2013, 10:22 AM
 
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I'm jealous!
I take it you don't own a home?
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Old 05-21-2013, 10:39 AM
 
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Haven't owned in a long time. I don't like the feeling of being stuck with a house. I know lots of people who are enslaved to their houses.
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Old 05-21-2013, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Kansas
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So, I'm just curious as to whether you are looking for a permanent home or just want to live in those different states for a short time. I guess I am wondering if you have an exit plan for this adventure, kind of where it is going and where/how you hope to end up. Make sure you do your research which is hard to do from the internet. Places that look affordable can be very dismal when you arrive and actually see what you will have as far as services. Is there a particular size city that you are looking at, particular cities within a state? It has been our experience that it normally takes a couple of years to really get to know a city unless it is just horrible from the beginning and gets worse daily, our current situation is getting worse daily so we are preparing to pack it in once again. Oh, and despite how undesirable "home" is, expect to miss it but you'll get over that and regain your senses when the moving starts paying off for you.
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Old 05-21-2013, 11:32 AM
 
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I have a friend who did this, although she spent 2 years traveling to different places. She spent anywhere from 1-4 months in each place.

Most importantly: She has a good job and they agreed she could work remotely.

She put some things that she wanted to keep in a storage facility, and then just kept 1-2 suitcases and had a plan of where she would go and where she would stay for at least the first few places.

She has now settled in San Francisco, but its been a great experience for her.

If you can finance it, I say go for it.
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