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The 10 Best Small Cities To Live In The U.S.

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 09.19.2016 | HuffPost Home

If you’re itching to get away from big-city life and settle into a charming suburb or smaller town, then we’ve got an epic lineup of prospects for...

Notes From A Cyclist In The Middle Of Nowhere

Dick Simon | Posted 08.10.2016 | Impact
Dick Simon

"People don't lock their cars around here. But the bears learned how to push the lever on the front door of my house, so I keep that door locked." T...

America's Favorite Small Towns Are Downright Stunning

Travel + Leisure | Posted 05.25.2016 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Three important things draw Daniel Howard to Park City: History, wildlife, and rooftop bars. "I like the no-chain-store ambience along Main Street,...

My Hometown

Curtis Rogers | Posted 05.23.2016 | Parents
Curtis Rogers

Kenesaw, Nebraska is about as big as it sounds. It is a quick burst of texture along the railroad line to Hastings with houses, sheds and the remainder of a grain elevator reaching out of the Southern Nebraska prairie on either side of Smith Avenue.

If You're Looking for Peter Pan You'll Find Him in a Ski Town

Rachael Oakes-Ash | Posted 04.29.2016 | Travel
Rachael Oakes-Ash

Who wouldn't want to live in Never Never Land, where forever never ends and all you need is faith, trust and pixie dust? Where a boy with buff quads in tights fights pirates and tells you to leave the world behind and bid your cares goodbye?

5 Awesome Reasons Living in a Remote Area Doesn't Limit Your Opportunities When You Are Building an Online Business

Sky Mandala Marcano | Posted 02.17.2017 | Business
Sky Mandala Marcano

1. Living in a smaller remote area gives you an opportunity to learn about community, connection and opportunity. I grew up shopping at a very popular...

Wisconsin's Most Charming Small Towns to Visit | Posted 02.09.2017 | Travel

By Heather Kenny for the Orbitz Travel Blog There's so much more to the Badger State than beer, brats and cheese (not that there's anything wrong wit...

These Are The Most Beautiful Towns In America, Hands Down

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 01.14.2017 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

by Laura Vogel, Condé Nast Traveler Getty Whether they have over-the-top American charm (we're looking at you, Woodstock, Vermont) or proximi...

The Most Christmassy Towns In The Country

PureWow | Posted 12.15.2016 | Travel

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas... especially at your next-door neighbor's neon nativity scene, which is totally pulling focus from your classy white twinkle lights. But these 11 towns in America are taking Christmas to a whole new level.

Transphobia at School

Taylor Vidmar | Posted 11.11.2016 | Teen
Taylor Vidmar

Transphobia is not what we should be teaching at our schools. Instead, we should be preaching and practicing tolerance and acceptance. Remember that transgender students are not lying, they are not dangerous, they are not tools for your bigotry.

Capital City to Tiny Town: Tips on Making the Transition

Marjorie Freimuth | Posted 10.12.2016 | Travel
Marjorie Freimuth

As any small-town aficionado will tell you, there are plenty of advantages to living away from the big city, and you don't have to completely abandon your urban lifestyle.

10 Of America's Best Places For Seriously Stunning Fall Foliage

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 09.29.2015 | Travel

Grab a sweater, sip some apple cider and get the heck out of your house. It's leaf peeping season, people! There are officially 13 weekends of fall, ...

5 Incredible Midwest Towns You Aren't Visiting -- But Should!

MiniTime | Posted 09.17.2016 | Travel

Living in the heart of America's Heartland lends itself to wonderful exploratory road trips. From Great Plains to arid Badlands, Great Lakes to Ozark Mountains, the Midwest is far more than flat land filled with corn, beans, and hogs.

5 Hudson Valley Towns That Won't Remind You Of Brooklyn

Food52 | Posted 09.14.2016 | Travel

I know, I know -- everyone's squawking about how it's an extension of Williamsburg, or giving you their recommendation for the most rustic home goods store in Hudson. But if you peel just off the main drag, you'll find the places that make the area special and worth a little exploring.

11 Insanely Beautiful Small Towns From Around The World

PureWow | Posted 08.11.2016 | Travel

Sure, we love big, bustling cities. But there's something to be said for small towns where life moves slower, traditions are everywhere and the people stop to say hello.

Learning Chinese

Tricia McCallum | Posted 07.28.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Tricia McCallum

Growing up in a small northern town shaped me in ways untold. As a little girl my family lived in an apartment above a hardware store on our small t...

The 12 Cutest Small Towns In America

PureWow | Posted 07.23.2016 | Travel

Cities are great for so many reasons (the convenience, the culture, the 127 different kinds of Thai delivery). But there's also something to be said for small towns (quaint Main Streets, kooky annual festivals and charm out the wazoo).

Small Towns

Kim Kalicky | Posted 07.16.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Kim Kalicky

There's a lot to be said for the people living in small towns. It has taken until midlife for me to fully appreciate how fortunate I've been to g...

13 Reasons To Date A Girl From A Small Town

Lexi Herrick | Posted 07.14.2016 | Women
Lexi Herrick

From your high school football team to your high school sweetheart, small-town loyalty runs deep. When the going gets tough, no one gets going, and neither will she.

Day Trips From Rome

College Tourist | Posted 07.13.2016 | Travel
College Tourist

During my visit to Rome, I found myself with two extra days that were pretty much empty. Rather than spend them in the city, I decided to visit some nearby villages, partially for the beautiful views they offered but mostly to get a true feel of how modern Italians live their everyday lives.

Picturesque Towns In The U.S. To Visit With Kids

MiniTime | Posted 07.09.2016 | Travel

From land to shining sea, these are some of the most charming, most scenic and most interesting towns to visit with your whole family.

The Best Small Towns In America

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 06.30.2016 | Travel

Whether you've got an extra vacation day to spare or not, summer is ALWAYS a good excuse for a long weekend trip. Life moves a little slower, food tas...

On Being a Social Pariah. Part 2- Things I've Learned

Lulu Salavegsen | Posted 05.22.2016 | Divorce
Lulu Salavegsen

The inability to acknowledge or see this by so many people I know is...well, funny. I laugh and let go. Not in sarcasm, but in confusion and self-preservation to accept people are all different and if their truth is black and white, who am I to say how THEY should see things?

Little Town on the Prairie Embraces Healthy Living

Jay Walljasper | Posted 05.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Jay Walljasper

In real life, this is Albert Lea, Minnesota, a town of 18,000 working to prove that healthy lifestyles like walking and good nutrition are not just big city things.

The 14 Best Small Beach Towns In America

Thrillist | Posted 05.20.2016 | Travel

Because we already told you about the country's best beaches, and its best small towns, the next logical step seemed obvious: America's best small beach towns (as in, small towns with beaches; not small beaches with towns). Here are 14 of the country's finest.