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Driveway leading to a house you cannot see

Living in the Middle of Nowhere Fosters Self-Sufficiency

Living in the middle of nowhere forces you to become more self-sufficient. You can't run out and pick something up because of the distances involved.
San Francisco

What you can Learn from Large Companies

Retailers, financial companies, and other members of the Fortune 500 are leaving cities with high crime rates. Maybe you should, too.
San Francisco Bridge

We are Beating San Francisco

Quality of life is where my little Podunk village and our economically depressed county outshine San Francisco and all the other big cities.
A house in the mountains. Photo by Rohan Gangopadhyay on Unsplash

Time to Step Away From it All

Where we live, we can’t get a pizza delivered. Door Dash doesn’t come here. We can’t even join Walmart+. Are the trade offs worth it?
Clothes hanging at a dry cleaner.

Country Living Means Driving 50 Miles to Run an Errand

Rural living can mean long drives and inconveniences, but we find it worth it. City life means crime, noise, traffic, high costs and too many people.
We opted to live halfway up a mountain, far from the nearest city. Photo by skingery314 from Pixabay

Lesson Learned from One Year of Rural Living

One year in, we would move from the city to the mountains again. If you are looking to go rural, maybe you can benefit from our experiences.
Skyscrapers in the city

Survival Diary February 24: We Make a Trip to the City

We made our first big shopping trip to the city in two months and it drove home the difference between living in big cities, small cities and rural areas.