Happy Monday, everyone! In honor of meteorological spring, today's guest post celebrates the beauty of Minnesota during the finer weather months of August and, well, August. I'm grateful as heck for the week off writing, since work is a shark tornado these days.Mr. 1500 - Your timing with this guest post is exquisite. I have slots open later this month, and the next and the … [Read more...] about Should I Move to Minnesota? (Asks Mr. 1500 Days to Freedom)
Travel and Places
This is the time of year we start to plan ahead for the summer months. I find this planning process something of a survival tactic for getting through tougher winters with sub-zero, polar vortex action. The kind of deep freeze that won't even allow for short runs, skiing, or winter biking... We've got our Airbnb condo in northern Michigan; specifically, Charlevoix, Michigan. … [Read more...] about Summertime in Charlevoix: Northern Michigan’s Finest
In late June, I traveled to Switzerland for a good friend’s 50th birthday party. Money-wise, things looked good from the get-go: I had a free place to shack up as well as free airline tickets from all the credit card hacking I had done over the past few years. So far, so good. A cheap trip to one of the most expensive countries on earth – SCORE! But soon after arriving and … [Read more...] about What to Do When Your Inner Spendthrift Emerges
Enjoying one's surroundings is a pretty fundamental, dare I say essential part of a balanced breakfast. Rich people flock to coastal California for never-ending sunshine, water, and arid warm temps. Some aspire to move to Colorado for mountain views, outdoor fun, and fairly moderate winter weather. Question today is, should we move to Longmont? If so, why? We just got back … [Read more...] about Should We Move to Longmont?
Thanks to being an urban planning major in college, I have a pretty good pulse on how cities develop, change, decline, and gentrify over time. Fair to say that some cities are better than others when it comes to emergency response times, access to clean, potable water, and parks. If I had a choice over where to retire, I would probably look for a mountain retreat, far away … [Read more...] about City vs. Suburbs: Why the City Always Wins