In what ways is Northern California unique from other places you've lived or traveled?
I have lived all but 7 years of my life in Northern California. It's hard to put your finger on that one thing that make living here so great. In many ways, it's that inability to name what makes living here so great that makes living here so great.
Northern California has so much going for it. There is the amazing access to everything your heart could desire: culture, museums, BBQ, live music, parks, urban landscapes, beaches, lakes, wine, food, hiking trails, theater, ski resorts, languages, festivals, sports, great and interesting people, etc. I think all of those things wrapped in the pretty package that is the landscape out here are what set Northern California apart from everywhere else.
There is something special about the combination of big city, small town, urban landscape, rural access, beach hang outs and ski slopes