For some, a wine tour is a great way to spend a Saturday – for others, it’s a religious experience. After a brief dip in the early 90s, the U.S. wine consumption has grown steadily for the past 20 years, and the multi-billion dollar industry supports over 9,000 vineyards across the country. The U.S. is swimming in wine, and if you’re a wine lover, you could be too!
The booming U.S. wine industry has transformed towns and regions, creating havens all over the country for winos. So, if you worship at a barrel-shaped shrine, check out these five towns where any true oenophile will feel right at home.1. Walla Walla, Washington
Most people associate Walla [...]
It’s easy to fall in love with television. There’s a show for everyone and new shows are released every day – even if you can’t find anything on, there’s always a show you can binge on Netflix. But even as TV providers offer more channels every day, some TV fanatics want more. Whether you work in television or you are just a passionate couch potato, check out these five cities where the TV-obsessed will feel right at home.1. Los Angeles, California
Let’s get the easy ones over with right away – if TV is your life, LA is your calling. Home to Hollywood and its myriad studios, Los Angeles is a global hub for TV making. What’s [...]
Homeownership is a huge step for young families. One of the best parts of owning your own home is being able to improve it to suit your needs, and young families certainly have a host of needs. Kids are busy, messy, and full of energy, and the right home can help channel all of those.
If you have the time and resources, there are a slew of home improvements that will make your house more family and kid-friendly, as well as give your home a bit of whimsy. Read on for more!Indoor Playhouse
When blanket forts just aren’t cutting it anymore, a serious upgrade may be in order. Indoor playhouses offer a wonderful place for kids to explore their imaginations. [...]
As America continues to shift into an economy that better favors freelancers, remote workers have more options and resources available to them than ever before. From a greater variety of jobs, to more choices in transportation, the U.S. is becoming an easier place to live for workers who only commute from their bed to their living room. Still, some places stand out for work-from-home employees and subscribers to the gig economy.
There are a few factors that affect quality of life for remote workers. Home prices are very important, as they often work from a home office. Public transportation can also be a concern for people who work from home and therefore may not need to own a [...]
It’s easy to get sucked into fish gear lust. The more you fish, the more you realize that there’s gear to improve everything – from your cast to the kitchen in your ice shack. So, when it comes to an angler’s home, the shore’s the limit. Check out these awesome home add-ons that any true fish lover should definitely check out.Fishing Rod Rack
For the angler who doesn’t like breaking down and packing up their rods, a rod rack is a perfect addition. From DIY racks to a rack that allows you to store rods inside your garage door, anything’s better than leaning rods in the corner of a room.
If you work in the tech industry, you already know about the hottest spots for tech workers – San Francisco and New York City. These cities are regularly featured as top destinations for techies, but if you want to avoid a high cost of living and the big city lifestyle, there are still options galore. Indeed, over the past two decades, cities and metro areas across the country have branded themselves as “Silicon X” (or in the case of Philadelphia – Philicon Valley).
Whether you’re a recent grad or just tired of spending most of your salary on rent each month, check out these awesome destinations for tech workers.Las Vegas, Nevada
No longer just a hub [...]
If you want to be an actor, you move to Los Angeles. If you want to be a banker, you move to New York. If you want to be a writer, where do you go? Whether you’re a copywriter, journalist, or creative writer, there’s a city for you. Check out these five cities for writers that are great, from Aesop to Zola.1. Detroit, Michigan
Although it may not seem like an obvious choice, it had to be on our cities for writers list since Detroit’s artists have taken it upon themselves to revitalize the city. One of the most notable efforts is Write A House, which refurbishes abandoned houses in the city and gives them to writers for free. Writers can apply for the program each year and [...]
For many professors, teaching college is the realization of a lifelong goal. Days filled with reading, researching, and sharing that knowledge with thirsty minds is the dream of the most studious among us. Many professors arrive at their school chasing a number of things – research, grants, or funding. But for those with the luxury to choose where they live and teach, several cities offer a plethora of benefits for college professors.
While many college towns host schools with great work environments, larger metros offer increased school choice and therefore more competitive salaries, not to mention additional big city amenities. Here are five cities college professors would [...]