Tech guru extraordinaire, Chris Pirillo, and his wife Ponzi recently spent some time in Hawaii. Chris returned home to Seattle with five reasons he would not want to live in Hawaii. (“Nice place to visit, but…”) You can watch the video below (5:31 minutes) or read his reasons here.
When I was forced to leave Manhattan two years ago, I didn’t have a specific destination in mind, but I did have criteria:
- I don’t like hot weather, I particularly don’t like deserts and I like four definitive seasons, so the entire southern half of the United States could be eliminated
- I like an ocean nearby, so I didn’t need to consider the upper middle of the U.S.
- I’m a city girl, so my choices were easily winnowed down to Seattle, Boston and the two Portlands - Maine and Oregon
- Other people would disagree, but for me Seattle and Boston have all the disadvantages of big cities and few of the advantages
- I figured I had a better chance of getting New York friends to visit me in Maine than Oregon
That last item was a mistake, but that’s a story for another day.
Time Goes By readers are scattered all over the world. Some of you have lived in the same place all your lives. Others have chosen new hometowns either during your working lives or in retirement. A few lucky people have two homes and split their time between them.
What about you? How did you make your choice about where to live?
By the way, I found Chris Pirillo’s five reasons for not wanting to live in Hawaii through his Lockergnome newsletter which he publishes several times a week. I’ve subscribed for almost as long as it has existed (ten years or more?) and it is packed not only with tech tips, but an amazing amount of good information, advice and links on just about any aspect of living. You too can subscribe for free by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some of Chris’s tech tips are too geeky for me to understand, but there is so much of everything else that it is an enormously valuable newsletter.
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