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11 Insanely Beautiful Small Towns From Around The World

PureWow | Posted 08.11.2015 | Travel
PureWow

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 07.28.2015 | 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...

The 12 Cutest Small Towns In America

PureWow | Posted 07.23.2015 | Travel
PureWow

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 08.18.2015 | 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 ...

13 Reasons To Date A Girl From A Small Town

Lexi Herrick | Posted 07.14.2015 | 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 07.13.2015 | 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 07.10.2015 | Travel
MiniTime

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 07.02.2015 | 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...

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

Lulu Salavegsen | Posted 05.22.2015 | 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 05.21.2015 | 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 05.28.2015 | Travel
Thrillist

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.

The 9 Weirdest Small Towns On Earth

Thrillist | Posted 05.19.2015 | Travel
Thrillist

From an underground town in Australia to an "Austrian" town in China, these little localities give new meaning to the term "Weirdoville." Or at least they would, if that was an actual term people used.

Mariah Stewart

Newly Elected Mayor Locked Out Of City Hall In Struggling St. Louis County Town

HuffingtonPost.com | Mariah Stewart | Posted 04.27.2015 | Politics

KINLOCH, Mo. -- Just minutes away from Ferguson, its now-famous neighbor, is Kinloch, the first well-established African-American community in St. Lou...

7 Small Towns Who Have A LOT To Be Proud Of

Thrillist | Posted 06.13.2015 | Travel
Thrillist

People are really proud of their small towns.

A Literary Tour Of Small-Town America

Fodor's | Posted 06.01.2015 | Travel
Fodor's

The mark of a good book is often the author's ability to transport readers into his or her world. Fiction and non-fiction alike can instantly take rea...

America's 14 Best Small-Town Festivals

Fodor's | Posted 05.25.2015 | Travel
Fodor's

You may not know it, but some of the country's best festivals are held in small towns scattered throughout the U.S. Featuring a wide range of unique t...

In Response to The Atlantic Feature "Life in the Sickest Town in America"

Whitney Caudill | Posted 04.06.2015 | Impact
Whitney Caudill

Ms. Khazan, who lives in Washington, D.C., subtitles her piece with this sentence: "I drove from one of the healthiest counties in the country to the least healthy, both in the same state." The town she bills as the sickest town in the country is my hometown - Grundy, Virginia.

Raw & Beautiful | Book Review: I'll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios

Lisa Parkin | Posted 04.04.2015 | Books
Lisa Parkin

I honestly loved everything about this book. I was moved by the raw realness of the characters, entranced by the magic of the Paradise and stunned by the effortless writing. I'll Meet You There is a book to treasure and hold in your heart.

Bringing Sustainability to Small-Town America

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 03.24.2015 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

There are some terrific examples of green initiatives beginning to emerge in small-town America. While these communities may frequently lack institutional capacity and fiscal resources to undertake big initiatives, they do have the benefit of agility. Even a single leader can make a difference.

To Her, I Was

Tricia McCallum | Posted 01.25.2015 | Parents
Tricia McCallum

Her name was Catherine. Her favorite song was "Imagine" by John Lennon. Her favorite color, yellow. She knew the words to just about any song you could name and would sing at the drop of a hat.

A Plot for Pridemore Is in Need of a Hero

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 01.03.2015 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Recently I stumbled upon a first time novelist named Stephen Roth. His book is titled A Plot for Pridemore and it is one of those books that grabs you in the first few pages and just won't turn loose. I had intended just to sample it but before I knew it, I was hooked.

6 Little American Towns Perfect For Fall Getaways

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 10.29.2014 | Travel

As with certain seasons and songs, sometimes you just want to take a back road or enjoy all that a quiet, peaceful town has to offer. Fall is a cozy s...

America's Quirkiest Towns (PHOTOS)

Travel + Leisure | Posted 11.03.2014 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Readers ranked hundreds of towns for such magnetic qualities as vibrant main streets, coffee bars, and an eco-friendly vibe. And while plenty of those features may contribute to a town's unique personality, the top 20 winners in the quirky category take it a step further.

Finding The Extraordinary In The Ordinary Through Writing

Jessica Lander | Posted 10.13.2014 | Books
Jessica Lander

Suffice to say, I have become captivated by the richness of everyday lives. These are not the people that dominate today's headlines. They are quieter. But nonetheless remarkable.

10 Charming Midwestern Towns to Visit This Summer

Fodor's | Posted 09.28.2014 | Travel
Fodor's

While New England hamlets are perhaps the epitome of small towns, the Midwest has its fair share of quaint communities with a unique charm all their o...