Life in the country certainly has a lot of lure.  Forget the traffic, congestion, high priced real estate and lack of personal space.  Living in a rural area, or out in the country can result in a very healthy lifestyle. Fresh air, long walks and open forests becken. Given the spread of technology, working remote from a house five blocks from the office or five hundred miles are both possible today. Often the quality of life in a small time is higher, given the reduced stress with limited congestion.  Another benefit of living in a rural area is the lower cost of living. If you’re fortunate enough to earn an urban salary and live in a rural area, you’ll be able to set funds aside to make  travel to cities and vacation spots even more enjoyable.


Travelling to smaller cities by car and staying in inns or bed and breakfast accommodations can be a great way to explore the countryside and regional specialties.  Every rural and urban region in the United States has something they’re proud of or even famous for. It might be spectacular waterfalls or amazing pulled pork. Be adventurous, open minded and prepared to try different things when travelling to both smaller towns and the countryside as well as to larger cities.

If you’re able to travel to larger cities for vacations, you’ll no doubt relish in the opportunities to take advantage of the theater, museums, endless restaurants and abundant shopping. Working remote for a large company might also mean trips to headquarters which can be extended for personal vacation time to explore the city and all it has to offer.

One of the great things about living in a small, close knit rural community to returning after a long trip to a large city.  Sometimes we have to leave what’s familiar to us to really appreciate what we have.  Be thankful that you’re able to enjoy the best of both worlds with living in a rural area but being able to take advantage of travel to urban areas.

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