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Which USA towns to experience rural South?


by @srg_b | 3yr  | 3 comments

Iโ€™m going on a rock festival to Louisiana in October. From there Iโ€™d like to visit maybe 3 places and be gone by new year. What Iโ€™m looking for are dreamy rural towns ~50k in size that havenโ€™t changed much and will allow me to briefly experience how it is living in the South/SE USA. Another thing is since Iโ€™m coming in Fall, what will the weather be? Where Iโ€™m coming from, November is all rain, clouds, winds and 10 degrees (so the crappiest weather possible). Are my filters yielding any results? Thanks!

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@thekyleduck | 3yr

Mississippi will have the best, old architecture. Everywhere else got destroyed in the war of northern aggression :wink:

+1 for Oxford, MS in the Fall. Great parties, fun times, football and beautiful women.

There are some old, Spanish mansions built by the Conquistadors still scattered around the Mississippi countryside. Theyโ€™re a trip to see.

New Orleans is fantastic but not sleepy at all.

In the Fall, the weather can be nice โ€“ crisp, cool air but with sunshine. Could also be tornados. Tough to say.

Memphis is fun, but crime and violence is a very big and very real problem. Some hipster neighborhoods are fine like Cooper Young and Mid Town, but caveat emptor.

Also, Gatlinburg, TN is beautiful in the Fall โ€“ leaves changing, mountain scenery, black bears and pancakes. Will be a bit touristy, but thereโ€™s a reason everyone wants to visit it.

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@nathanjones | 3yr

Natchez, MS - one of the wealthiest cities in the US during slavery, big architectural legacy
Oxford, MS - great food, stay for the insane parties for the college football team in the fall
Clarksdale/Greenwood, MS - home of the blues and juke joints, also the โ€˜crossroadsโ€™ where Robert Johnson sold his soul to the devil for guitar skillz
Larger: Charleston, SC; Savannah, GA; Memphis, TN: Charleston for the food and yuppie rehabilitation, Memphis for the blues and the food; Savannah for the stately mansions and Spanish moss

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@adam_nubern | 3yr

Iโ€™m really digging Nathanโ€™s Mississippi suggestions. Iโ€™m from Georgia, so Iโ€™ll throw in my thoughts. Rome, Georgia gets you in the Appalachian foothills and you could pop up into Chattanooga, Tennessee. Savannah, GA is great suggestion. If you get down to that area, I would tour around the Golden Islandsโ€ฆperhaps St. Simons and Sapelo Island. Sapelo is know for the Gullah/Geechee culture. Iโ€™m wanting to check out Fair Hope, Alabama, myself, here soon.

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Any recommendations for a few weeks stay in a small, quiet town or village somewhere in Italy/France during summer ? Open to any setting, by the seaside, in the mountains or the countryside - Iโ€™d like to get a feel for local life (outside the cities) in a charming place.
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by @magalhini | 4yr 3 years ago | 28 comments

Hi fellow nomads!

Iโ€™m currently on a quest to find some places for temporary living on a quiet, ideally green and mountainy village, somewhere in Europe, since I feel l could use a break from the busy lifestyles of Berlin and London.

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I would love to hear your thoughts :smile:
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It looks like most people on here tend to go to the more tropical locations, has anyone done the opposite? Any digital nomad ski-bums out there? I would love to hear your stories.

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Small towns with:

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in San Jose, United States by @jammingsloth | 4yr 4 years ago | 0 comments

Looking towards next winter. Have my eyes on Mexico, looking to be by the beach. Has anyone ever spent time in San Jose del Cabo?

Looking for fast-ish internet, and a good art scene. Not looking for spring-break party destination, but touristy is fine (kind of goes along with the art scene). Any recommendations?

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in Japan by @cpury | 4yr 4 years ago | 10 comments

Hi nomads!

I really like Japan and would love to spend more time there (I know itโ€™s expensive!), but I generally dislike the stereotypical Asian city (aka soulless concrete jungles).

To define what I consider โ€œcoolโ€, I really like those young, laid-back, green and open places, where you can bike around and sit outside and meet people, even better with mountains, forests or beaches in range.

I havenโ€™t been to Tokyo (I just supposed it would be too big to fit my expectations), but there might be some good areas there. So far Matsuyama was the closest I found to a โ€œcoolโ€ place in Japan. Iโ€™ve met loads of laid-back โ€œanti-cultureโ€ people and even hardcore hippies from Japan, so Iโ€™m sure they must gather somewhere :smile:

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by @wcitizen | 5yr 4 years ago | 4 comments

Hi DN community! Iโ€™m going to spend 4 month in US and wondering if somebody can recommend me cheap, but reliable=), mobile operator. Requirements:

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in Cali, Colombia by @yesmad | 5yr 4 years ago | 21 comments

My girlfriend and I are Canadian nomads looking to spend 6 months (ideally) in the US this winter. Weโ€™re trying to figure out the best place to do so! The goal is to live somewhere nice and build up more savings and income.

Since weโ€™re in Montreal and sick of the brutal winters, we want somewhere warm. And since weโ€™re nomading, weโ€™re looking to stay as cheap as possible, but also comfortable. Weโ€™d like to do a short-term (furnished) rental as opposed to a hotel or room rental since weโ€™re a couple.

We also want to live somewhere nice enough, not in a dangerous area or anything like that. We like parks, shopping, farmerโ€™s markets, etc. Not too big on night life.

Ideally, weโ€™d like somewhere in California, but Iโ€™m not sure how realistic that is for our budget ($1500/month rent at the max).

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Are there any nice beach towns outside of Phuket in Thailand that have fast internet and are relatively cheap?


in Phuket, Thailand by @kevinballa | 5yr 5 years ago | 4 comments

Hi there - Iโ€™m planning a coding retreat with my two cofounders somewhere in Thailand or Vietnam for a month.

Are there any nice beach towns outside of Phuket in Thailand that have fast internet and are relatively cheap in Thailand?

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