If living off the United States mainland appeals to you, you’ll find a variety of places to explore in the 7 outlying states and territories of the U.S.

This article — the second in a two-part series spotlighting the outermost reaches of Canada and the U.S. — takes a closer…


Are you drawn to the outer limits?

Whether you dream about living in the remote wilderness or on an island, the U.S. and Canada are home to many places where you can live off the beaten path. This article — the first in a two-part series spotlighting the U.S. …


Have you ever considered a U.S.-to-Canada move?

That’s exactly what Mina and Trevor (not their real names) did when they quit their soul-crushing 9–5 jobs, downsized, sold their condo, and moved from Los Angeles, California to Toronto, Ontario in 2017. …


The coronavirus pandemic is transforming where we live and work.

According to a recent OwlLabs survey, nearly seven in ten U.S. workers are working from home. With this uptick in remote work, more people are deciding to move. From February to July 2020, MYMOVE reported 600,000 more mail forwarding requests…


Moving to the wrong place has been a living nightmare that has tested my husband and I financially, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. In my wildest dreams, I could never have imagined there would be any perks of moving to the wrong place.

Then the pandemic hit — and I suddenly…


How do you know when it’s time to move someplace new?

Moving is a momentous life event. In many ways, the process of deciding if it’s time to move is similar to the process you go through to decide if it’s time to leave your job, or your spouse.

Accepting…


How do you plan when everything is up in the air?

What do you do when the universe throws a wrench in your best-laid life plans? (I’m looking at YOU, coronavirus!)

One thing is certain: Life has to go on. Flipping a switch and going into hibernation mode until the…


It’s no secret that scouting out a place before you move makes sense. After all, the only way you can truly evaluate if a place is compatible with you and the lifestyle you want is to get eyes on the ground.

But there are secrets to a successful scouting visit…


Are you thinking about moving to a new city? If so, affordability is likely one of the top attributes you’re looking for in your new home. …


How much can a scouting visit tell you about a prospective place to move that your online research either can’t or won’t reveal? A whole lot!

To illustrate this point, I’m highlighting 13 eye-opening discoveries I made on my recent scouting visit of Eugene, Oregon that did not surface during…

Margaret Vandergriff, Your Place Finder

Margaret Vandergriff is a consultant and founder of Your Place Finder, which helps location independent midlife women find a new place to live that they love.

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