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November 17, 2017

These 5 City Names Will Ruffle Your Feathers!

Birds of a feather flock together in these cities with their pretty Cuckoo names. These cities have lots to offer. Whatever you’re looking for, whether it’s a city fit for a pretty hummingbird or good eats (Polly want a cracker?) you’ll find it in one of these bird-like cities.

Birdseye, Indiana

Birdseye is an antique town located in Indiana’s Jefferson County. Although it’s a small place, Birdseye has a local winery, eateries, and multiple parks. Birdtown, Ohio

Birdtown isn’t really a city, it’s a neighborhood. Although it’s just a tiny part of a much larger city (Greater Cleveland) it’s on the US Registry of [...]

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November 13, 2017

Top Cities with the Longest Commute Times

You have to get to work, right? The coffee in the break room isn’t going to make itself and you’re an integral part of the morning meeting, your team needs you!

About 86% of U.S. commuters travel by automobile daily and it’s costing many Americans big time in some big cities. Drivers in the U.S. lose on average about 42 hours sitting in traffic per year. If that isn’t cringe-worthy consider this, Americans who drive to work burn an average of 19 gallons of gasoline sitting in traffic annually according to data compiled by Auto Insurance Center. Traffic jams are a leading cause of many people showing up late to work. They also contribute to accidents [...]

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November 10, 2017

The Nation’s Best Cities for Apple Picking

If Johnny Appleseed could earn a famous reputation that would eventually make him one of the most beloved American legends, the least you could do is pick a few apples! While you probably won’t become a folklore anytime soon, these apple orchards are calling your name! These acres of apple trees offer a charming hobby and fun activity for your next trip!

Kiyokawa Family Orchards: Parkdale, Oregon

This orchard has been a Parkdale staple for generations. Founded in 1911, this orchard offers apple and pear harvesting. There is also a Honey Crisp Festival held at the orchard, and guests can enjoy jars of honey, jams, and other treats. Riley’s Farm: Oak Glen, [...]

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November 8, 2017

5 Best Cities for Veterans to Live in

As part of our celebration of Veteran’s Day, we created a useful map of 5 cities that offer some of the best support systems for those who have served. Whether it’s the US Navy, Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, or Marine Corps – active duty or reserves – America’s veterans remain a valued community of brave individuals who deserve our thanks and gratitude. The following 5 location offer tremendous health, financial, and quality-of-life support for our nation’s heroes.

San Antonio, Texas

San Antonio is a great city for veterans. The city has five Veteran Affairs (VA) facilities within 50 miles, the most in Texas. This Lone Star city also has [...]

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November 8, 2017

The 10 Safest US Cities for Your Next Move!

These safest US cities are great for anyone looking to be a stranger to danger. Although crime is inevitable, these cities are ranked by Niche, a surveying site, as being the safest cities in the United States based on several categories of crime. If you want to live the good life, move to one of these good cities. You won’t find many bad guys here! Naperville, Illinois is not only impressive in its lack of crime, Naperville also has an excellent school district and an unemployment rate of 3.2 percent which is below the national average of 4.4. Pack your bags, Naperville has a lot to offer!

Four out of the 10 safest US cities are located in the sunny state of [...]

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November 6, 2017

Place Names That’ll Make You Hungry for Fall!

Get your utensils ready, these place names will prepare you for a dive into some of the fall’s yummiest comfort foods! With Thanksgiving right around the corner, these tasty place names are serving up more than good eats. Check out what some of these places have on their plates:

Chicken, Alaska

The town of Chicken is a traditional gold mining community. Chicken’s Historic District, which includes mostly single-story wood buildings, is a testament to its Alaskan roots and humble antiquity. Residents and visitors alike enjoy snowmobiling, hanging out at Chicken Creek, a mini-golf course, and beautiful snowy scenery. You can’t be a chicken when planning a [...]

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October 27, 2017

Top 5 Cities in America for Businesswomen

Let’s get down to business

Business ownership among women is quickly growing: nationwide, there are over nine million women-owned companies that employ over seven million people generating more a trillion dollars in sales. And these aren’t just small-scale businesses, one in every five firms making over a million dollars in revenue are women-owned. If you consider yourself a #girlboss, check out these top five cities from the Businesswomen Power City index compiled by ShareFile (a Citrix company).

1. Baltimore, Maryland

This major US city is filled with history. Far from its Civil War roots, Baltimore offers amazing metropolitan vibes, perfect for anyone looking [...]

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October 20, 2017

These Places Have the Most Sunshine in the Fall

Fall is here and pumpkin spice everything will still be on everyone’s mind for the next few weeks. With that being said, cooler weather and heavier clothing will also be a staple this season. For those who can’t get enough of the sunshine and warm weather, these 8 cities get the most sunshine on average during the months of September, October, and November. Macon, Georgia is famous for its beautiful scenery, historic roots and its many museums and cultural centers. This Southern town gets an average of 67% of sunshine every fall.

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma is a fun and growing city. Although its NBA team is named the OKC Thunder, Oklahoma City gets an average of 68% [...]

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