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Old 06-20-2015, 02:45 PM
 
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Thanks for sharing all these places, everyone. I look forward to checking each of them out.
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Old 06-20-2015, 02:54 PM
 
Location: The Pacific Northwest
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Telluride, Colorado
What makes you say this? Seems like any other playground for the rich and famous.
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Old 06-20-2015, 05:18 PM
 
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Beaver Island, Michigan...very unique place.

Beaver Island MI Chamber of Commerce Visitors Guide |

http://www.charlevoixcounty.org/down...plan2006_1.pdf

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Old 06-20-2015, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Dutch country, Pennsylvania-Lancaster

Pennsylvania Dutch Country Travel Guide - Expert Picks for your Pennsylvania Dutch Country Vacation | Fodor's

Amish Country (Lancaster County, PA): Address, Farm Reviews - TripAdvisor
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Old 06-20-2015, 07:07 PM
 
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Point Roberts, WA. It's connected to Canada, but not the US. Two border crossings to get there.
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Old 06-20-2015, 09:17 PM
 
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Juneau AK?
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Old 08-29-2015, 06:30 AM
 
Location: Alaska
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I see that people mentioned Beaver Island, MI and Juneau, AK in this thread. I've lived in both places and can offer a little bit of a local perspective.

Juneau is a very unique place simply because it is an isolated Alaskan city. There are no roads in or out. Most of the population works for the state and federal government. Juneau is also a temperate rainforest, which creates an interesting climate. It rains 300+ days per year and temps stay between 30-60 all year. The people are very involved in Tlingit and Haida culture and "Celebration" happens in Juneau, which is where natives from all of SE Alaska canoe to Juneau for a weeklong cultural celebration. It is also a very outdoorsy culture. Everyone skis, snowboards, rock climbs, etc.

Beaver Island is a whole different beast, and frankly I'd compare it to living in the Alaskan bush. There are only a few hundred year round residents, but it swells to over 1,000 during the summer. You have to travel there by ferry (2 1/2 hours) or airplane (15 minutes). One grocery store supplies food to the island and a hardware store/vet clinic provides everything else. There is also a cultural component to living there, as it is a former Mormon kingdom (no Mormons actually live there now). People go for a "boodle" for fun, which involves driving under 20mph in a car full of people and drinking for hours. It's very outdoorsy with good hiking, beaches, and birding trails. There are also lots of retirees living full-time on the island.
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Old 08-29-2015, 09:08 AM
 
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Thanks for sharing more details about these unique places, Hannah!
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Old 08-29-2015, 10:08 AM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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Acadiana / South Louisiana ... some people still speak Cajun French (the only place you'll find the sub dialect in the world) and perform music in the language. Plus the food is amazing.
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Old 08-29-2015, 10:32 PM
 
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West Texas. People actually understand how to treat people and how to be nice unlike california
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