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Old 07-06-2013, 12:34 AM
 
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If I love trekking, wild terrain, oceans, rivers, anything away from the fake ego and pride of man, which city would you recommend?
Perhaps Vancouver or Vancouver Island? What about San Francisco.
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Old 07-07-2013, 07:40 PM
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Location: Ontario, Canada
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Look a little north of Vancouver. Depending on your definition of "wild terrain" you may be satisfied with Kamloops. If not there, you might prefer Prince George, a tad further north.

And if that ain't wild enough, wander a bit northeast and check out Prince Rupert.

None of the above would be a bad choice. BC is a lovely province with just about everything to offer the nature lover.

(I could work for their tourism board. And I was only there for a couple of months!)
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Old 07-08-2013, 01:31 AM
 
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
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Anchorage, Alaska
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Old 07-08-2013, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Lake Coeur D’Alene
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You might want to try a smaller city, one that won't take hours to get out of (and the surrounding suburbs).
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Old 07-08-2013, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Fort Collins, USA
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You might want to try a smaller city, one that won't take hours to get out of (and the surrounding suburbs).
Exactly. Seattle, Phoenix, San Francisco, and Denver are great examples of large urban areas that have terrific natural areas that are relatively close but that require longish drives through suburban sprawl to get to.
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Old 07-10-2013, 10:52 PM
 
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I would move to Boston because you have the Adirondacks, White and Green Moutains, Maine, and Canadian Maritime, and French Canada not too far.

If you like desert, than Los Angeles or even Bakersfield is not too far from the Mojave.

Fairbanks Alaska of course

You like Swamps cannot beat Miami
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Old 07-11-2013, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Lake Coeur D’Alene
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Spokane, Washington. Medium sized city surrounded by beautiful country. Seattle is 5 hours to the west but Idaho and British Columbia and all of the mountains, water and breathtaking scenery and adventure are right outside the city.
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Old 07-11-2013, 02:29 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Default Best cities for nature lovers

Santa Fe

Close to mountains, deserts, plains. Not so large to be difficult to get away from.
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Old 07-11-2013, 02:42 PM
 
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Denver or - even better - Boulder. It's all about the outdoors here, and there are parks out the wazoo.
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Old 07-11-2013, 10:13 PM
 
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Honolulu.
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