If you could live ANYWHERE where would it be?

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Just curious, I've been doing affiliate marketing on a full-time basis for a long time and I've pretty much have been able to travel all over the world with my husband as we've checked out various cities.

That drew us to talk about our favorite cities for affiliate marketers to live in so I figured I'd ask you guys about yours.

What are you favorite cities or where would you live if you could? Provided your affiliate income was supporting you. :confused:
#favorite cities #live #traveling lifestyle
  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    If I knew, I'd be there. It wouldn't be a city, though. I like to move around every couple of years. Trying to figure out where next right now.
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  • Looks like I currently live in your # 1 City. And yes, Toronto is a great city and our major is awesome!

    I've also lived in several cities in Holland, including Amsterdam. (Surprised it's not on your list).

    I was born in South America however, and there are tons of beautiful Cities to live in throughout the entire continent there as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
    This is kind of pointless since you can do affiliate marketing anywhere.

    The place I live now is no better or worse than any of those "top ten" cities but didn't even rate a mention, despite being ranked as one of the top 10 cities in the world in which to live.

    In fact my country, Australia, has 4 cities in the top ten (Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney and Perth in that order), yet not one in the list you linked to.

    Either the compilers of that list haven't travelled very far, or it's just their favourite places. Nothing at all to do with affiliate marketing, or any other form of marketing for that matter.
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  • Profile picture of the author Heather88
    1. Belgrade, Serbia
    2. Warsaw,Poland(or anywhere in Poland for that matter)
    3. Anywhere decent in Eastern Europe
    4. London, UK
    5.Anywhere in Europe that ain't Paris, Barcelona,Madrid, or Rome

    I can't think of any city in America that I am just dying to live in. Most cities in America and the cities I listed in Europe that I would not live in are too over hyped and come with a super steep cost of living price tag. I have a Serbian boyfriend and have been to Belgrade.I feel like why pay through the roof to live in New York, Miami, etc when I can live somewhere like Belgrade and have 4 times the living space for the same amount of money, and not have to pay outrageous prices for things. I don't want to see my affiliate money fly out of my hand so quickly. And besides, live somewhere like Belgrade or some place that isn't over-hyped and then you'll have enough money to have a nice place AND go visit a bunch of places every year, and not be restricted to just the one place you live(because your cost of living is really high).
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    • Profile picture of the author BigFrank
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      Originally Posted by Heather88 View Post

      I feel like why pay through the roof to live in New York,
      Because you'd be living in New York, that's why. This is the type of comment I see often by those that have never actually lived there.

      Cheers. - Frank
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      • Originally Posted by BigFrank View Post

        Because you'd be living in New York, that's why. This is the type of comment I see often by those that have never actually lived there.

        Cheers. - Frank
        Have you ever lived abroad, specifically in Eastern Europe?
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        • Profile picture of the author BigFrank
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          Originally Posted by The Content Professional View Post

          Have you ever lived abroad, specifically in Eastern Europe?
          No - and very, very honestly, nor would I care to. There is much more to life than how inexpensively one can live. Besides, parts of New York are more 'eastern Europe' than eastern Europe.

          Droves of people leave there for NYC, every day. I've never heard of anyone yearning to return, unless they couldn't cut it or had serious family issues.

          Think about it.

          Cheers. - Frank
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      • Originally Posted by BigFrank View Post

        Because you'd be living in New York, that's why. This is the type of comment I see often by those that have never actually lived there.

        Cheers. - Frank
        Unless you absolutely must be physically close to the finance, mass media, performing arts, or fashion industries, why would you bother paying so much when you can live just as well anywhere else for less? :confused:
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        • Profile picture of the author BigFrank
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          Originally Posted by Hopeless Bromantic View Post

          when you can live just as well anywhere else for less? :confused:
          Puh-leeze. lol For less? Certainly. Just as well? In your dreams.

          Cheers. Frank
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          • Originally Posted by BigFrank View Post

            No - and very, very honestly, nor would I care to. There is much more to life than how inexpensively one can live. Besides, parts of New York are more 'eastern Europe' than eastern Europe.

            Droves of people leave there for NYC, every day. I've never heard of anyone yearning to return, unless they couldn't cut it or had serious family issues.

            Think about it.

            Cheers. - Frank
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            There are EE immigrants in other countries and cities -- France, the UK, Canada, Boston, DC. They go there primarily for job reasons, which doesn't hold much importance for affiliate marketers. Not to mention US natives are renouncing their citizenship in record numbers.

            Effectively, New York is superior because "it's New York", you've lived there, and you met some immigrants who seemed to like it?

            Originally Posted by BigFrank View Post

            Puh-leeze. lol For less? Certainly. Just as well? In your dreams.

            Cheers. Frank
            Yes, lots of really amazing beaches and dive spots in New York. Not to mention the great weather.

            You're trying to pass your personal preferences off like they're fact simply because someone pointed out that they'd prefer to live somewhere that provides much more value for their money.

            There is no "best" city. Everyone is going to look for something different.

            I'm curious why you don't actually live in New York anymore if it's far beyond all other cities in your mind.
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            • Profile picture of the author BigFrank
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              Originally Posted by The Content Professional View Post

              Effectively, New York is superior because "it's New York",
              Now you're getting the point.
              you've lived there, and you met some immigrants who seemed to like it?
              Correct.
              Yes, lots of really amazing beaches and dive spots in New York. Not to mention the great weather.
              Nope. That's what the 3 years in Key West were for. Variety actually is the spice of life.
              You're trying to pass your personal preferences off like they're fact simply because someone pointed out that they'd prefer to live somewhere that provides much more value for their money.
              My facts and they're the only ones that matter, just like your facts are the only ones that should matter to you - when it comes to where you think you should live. That's called freedom of choice. Nothing more, nothing less.

              There is no "best" city. Everyone is going to look for something different.
              I already conceded that point. "One man's soup is another man's poison."
              I'm curious why you don't actually live in New York anymore if it's far beyond all other cities in your mind.
              'Life,' is change and I'm only 90 minutes away.

              Apparently you missed that part about living on a lake. My back yard. Peace.

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          • Originally Posted by BigFrank View Post

            Puh-leeze. lol For less? Certainly. Just as well? In your dreams.

            Cheers. Frank
            By "just as well" I was referring to standard of living. And that's definitely not in my dreams; it's in reality.
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            • Profile picture of the author BigFrank
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              Originally Posted by Hopeless Bromantic View Post

              By "just as well" I was referring to standard of living. And that's definitely not in my dreams; it's in reality
              Standard of living and reality, both, are whatever you perceive them to be.

              Cheers. - Frank
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              • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
                My favourite place is Sydney, though I've been to many other places around Australia that I'd revisit this second if I could. I do go regularly but don't currently live there. I have family there too and many friends.

                Like Frank with NY, I think it's the best place on Earth, having said that, I've not seen all of the Earth so that's "The best place I've been and had the best time and made many friends and would definitely live there if other bits and pieces didn't get in the way".

                I do like Franks back garden too. I'd be happy to live there. Not with Frank though, I'm not like that. Claude might though.
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                • Profile picture of the author BigFrank
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                  Originally Posted by Richard Van View Post

                  I do like Franks back garden too. I'd be happy to live there. Not with Frank though, I'm not like that.
                  Riiiiiiiiight.
                  Claude might though.
                  Claude has already been warned by the local authorities that camping in my front yard, displaying a sign that says, "Occupy Bromance," is simply unacceptable.

                  Cheers. - Frank
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                  • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
                    Originally Posted by BigFrank View Post

                    Claude has already been warned by the local authorities that camping in my front yard, displaying a sign that says, "Occupy Bromance," is simply unacceptable.
                    I doubt that's the first time the words Claude and camping have been used in the same sentence.


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              • Originally Posted by BigFrank View Post

                Standard of living and reality, both, are whatever you perceive them to be.

                Cheers. - Frank
                So I can perceive that NYC is the best place to live only in your dreams.

                (And that Claude and Riffle routinely get together in private to do unkind things to hamsters.)

                Cheers. -Dave
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                • Profile picture of the author Jennafer Scott
                  I second the vote for Hawaii, particularly the Big Island. Every day would feel like a vacation.
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      • Profile picture of the author Heather88
        Originally Posted by BigFrank View Post

        Because you'd be living in New York, that's why. This is the type of comment I see often by those that have never actually lived there.

        Cheers. - Frank


        I understand New York is great, I am saying that me PERSONALLY feel it is better for ME and MY finances and based upon what I want, to live somewhere with a little less steep living expenses and be able to use that money I saved to take lengthly vacations to New York, London, Thailand, South America, Antartica, wherever I want to go. I feel it is not in my best interest to spend a large amount of money on living spaces/expenses and not be able to go anywhere, or vacations once only every 2 years when I could live in some other city and have more of my money in my pocket. And a significant more amount of living space.
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        • Profile picture of the author BigFrank
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          Originally Posted by Heather88 View Post

          I understand New York is great, I am saying that me PERSONALLY feel it is better for ME and MY finances and based upon what I want, to live somewhere with a little less steep living expenses and be able to use that money I saved to take lengthly vacations to New York, London, Thailand, South America, Antartica, wherever I want to go. I feel it is not in my best interest to spend a large amount of money on living spaces/expenses and not be able to go anywhere, or vacations once only every 2 years when I could live in some other city and have more of my money in my pocket. And a significant more amount of living space.
          And that's perfectly valid. I'm certainly biased in the matter. I had the joy of living in Manhattan for 15 years, warts and all. It was the best time of my life, with the 3 that I spent in Key West, FL running a close second. I have been to Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, all around Germany, Italy and all of FL, including living in Palm Beach and Boca Raton. I loved them all, but if I had to pick which I miss the most - it's the Big Apple.

          There is more creative energy of a diverse nature on that island than anywhere else on the planet. And the food, oh my, the food . . . . . . every dish, from every culture, just minutes from wherever you are. Sorry, folks. Facts are facts.

          Cheers. - Frank

          P.S. Born and raised in Philly and I now live on a lake in S. Jersey. When I say "on it," I'm sayin' it's my back yard. I ain't goin' anywhere. Too bad I don't fish. lol
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  • Right now I live in Davao City, Philippines.

    Safe, cheap, beautiful beaches, lots of English speakers, etc.

    I want to hit some of the other countries in the area soon -- Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam, especially.

    The next place I live though will probably be in Europe (Hungary or Czech Republic) or Latin/South America (Colombia, Peru, Mexico, or the Dominican Republic).
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    • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
      If knickers were a city I'd live there.

      Having said that I've just discovered 'Beer', a little seaside town in Devon.

      That's just gone on the bucket list.

      Beer, Devon
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  • Profile picture of the author ErinWalsh
    I would live in Hawaii, on either Oahu or the Big Island. I would love to be near enough that a trip to see the lava flows wasn't a huge undertaking, and I'm interested in the observatory on the Big Island. Nice weather most the year, no freezing temperatures, lots of culture to get immersed in, beaches...

    The thought puts a smile on my face.
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  • Profile picture of the author seomaster5
    I like pairs that much so i would go to pairs ah you made me dreaming because my all business is here i cant move in pairs.
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    • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
      Originally Posted by seomaster5 View Post

      I like pairs that much so i would go to pairs ah you made me dreaming because my all business is here i cant move in pairs.
      I'm assuming you're talking about Paris? Yes, very nice place. You're only a short distance now in London. It takes no time to get to Paris from here.

      Best to call it Paris too, it'll make it easier booking a holiday if you do it online.

      Or have I lost the plot and there is indeed a city called 'Pairs'?
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  • Profile picture of the author TLTheLiberator
    I'd move some place where it was at least warm most if not all of the time but due to extended family concerns it seems like my fate is to live out my life in the great state of Maryland where the winters can sometimes be severe.
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    • Profile picture of the author BigFrank
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      Originally Posted by TLTheLiberator View Post

      the great state of Maryland where the winters can sometimes be severe.
      True. As a near neighbor I can empathize. It wasn't that bad when the area, before climate change, actually had four seasons, each one being four months long. Now that we just have six months of blistering hot summer and six months of bone freezing winter it has reduced the quality of life factor.

      Ah, spring and fall. Two of Mother Nature's most spectacular offerings, gone forever, but not forgotten.

      Cheers. - Frank
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    Most likely in a forest or mountains. All you need is a solar charger for tablet or Stirling engine to produce electricity to charge the video camera once in a while. Free food and water all around you and plenty of wild animals, birds and plants for original studies and research as opposed to the second hand knowledge and wisdom available elsewhere. Would probably come down once every 50-100 years to see how's the primitive life form called humans been doing meanwhile.
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  • Profile picture of the author rwbovee
    Honolulu. I've always wanted to at least visit there.
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  • Profile picture of the author XenG
    I'd like to be in an island and be free from getting pissed by people. I want a clean environment, away from the city. That's where I would want to be if I could.
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