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Travel question semi-related to skating
« on: October 24, 2021, 09:51:11 AM »
TIA to whoever can help me out with this. It's a bit of a vague question.

Basically, I want to go on a winter vacation to a place with a lot of mellow rolling hills, forests, and rivers, and not tons of open space and sunlight, preferably in North America.

I don't know why, but I've had this urge to visit somewhere warm with a lot of relaxing vegetation, trees that aren't too large and intimidating, mellow hills that you can bike up and down without too much hassle, and calm rivers. Preferably close to a big city.

Is there anywhere in the south-central US for example that fits the bill? If it's got a good skate scene, that would be a big bonus as well.

Just an idea!

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Re: Travel question semi-related to skating
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2021, 10:18:15 AM »
I would look in the areas of the continental US in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains.

Plenty of cities/towns that meet those qualifications. Just depends on what you specifically are into/looking for.

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Re: Travel question semi-related to skating
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2021, 01:01:46 PM »
I would look in the areas of the continental US in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains.

Plenty of cities/towns that meet those qualifications. Just depends on what you specifically are into/looking for.

That's a good idea, I'll do more research into that area. I'm thinking maybe NC since it'll be relatively warm in the winter months. Thank you!

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Re: Travel question semi-related to skating
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2021, 04:07:12 PM »
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I would look in the areas of the continental US in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains.

Plenty of cities/towns that meet those qualifications. Just depends on what you specifically are into/looking for.
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That's a good idea, I'll do more research into that area. I'm thinking maybe NC since it'll be relatively warm in the winter months. Thank you!

Asheville NC could be the move. Itís the most liberal city in North Carolina. The food, beer, hard alcohol (distillery) scene is great. In the summer I would recommend Burlington VT for what you are describing but in the winter I think NC will be warm enough especially for a Canadian from, Alberta?

They have a DIY and Iím sure plenty of people here skate it.

https://wlos.com/community/carolina-moment/an-asheville-institution-how-a-diy-community-skatepark-provides-space-for-locals
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Re: Travel question semi-related to skating
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2021, 08:13:47 PM »
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I would look in the areas of the continental US in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains.

Plenty of cities/towns that meet those qualifications. Just depends on what you specifically are into/looking for.
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That's a good idea, I'll do more research into that area. I'm thinking maybe NC since it'll be relatively warm in the winter months. Thank you!
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Asheville NC could be the move. Itís the most liberal city in North Carolina. The food, beer, hard alcohol (distillery) scene is great. In the summer I would recommend Burlington VT for what you are describing but in the winter I think NC will be warm enough especially for a Canadian from, Alberta?

They have a DIY and Iím sure plenty of people here skate it.

https://wlos.com/community/carolina-moment/an-asheville-institution-how-a-diy-community-skatepark-provides-space-for-locals

Thank you, I'll check it out! I'm from Manitoba, one of the coldest places on earth haha. I'm tired just from the thought of enduring another whole winter so I need to get out.

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Re: Travel question semi-related to skating
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2021, 01:58:19 PM »
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I would look in the areas of the continental US in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains.

Plenty of cities/towns that meet those qualifications. Just depends on what you specifically are into/looking for.
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That's a good idea, I'll do more research into that area. I'm thinking maybe NC since it'll be relatively warm in the winter months. Thank you!

I highly recommend Raleigh, NC. Spots are everywhere and people are friendly.

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Re: Travel question semi-related to skating
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2021, 05:24:24 PM »
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I would look in the areas of the continental US in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains.

Plenty of cities/towns that meet those qualifications. Just depends on what you specifically are into/looking for.
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That's a good idea, I'll do more research into that area. I'm thinking maybe NC since it'll be relatively warm in the winter months. Thank you!
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I highly recommend Raleigh, NC. Spots are everywhere and people are friendly.

Awesome, thanks!

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Re: Travel question semi-related to skating
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2021, 12:43:32 PM »
Vermont in the summer sounds like what youre looking for
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Re: Travel question semi-related to skating
« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2021, 12:59:41 PM »
There is a lot of forest in Raleigh and NC in general. The greenway bike path system is nice and the hills are mellow. Durham (15 min from Raleigh) / Chapel Hill (30 min from Raleigh) are smaller towns, but that have similar easy to get around vibes. There are rivers / lakes, I just didn't spend much time exploring and swimming in them.

Asheville does have a lot of good swimming spots.

On the west coast, I've spent some time passing through a lot Northern California foothill towns close to Tahoe. Grass Valley ,Auburn, and maybe even Chico might be worth researching. Closer to SoCal perhaps Visalia would be another vibe (but likely not as much river access).

Around the SF Bay area maybe look into San Rafael / Corte Madera.

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Re: Travel question semi-related to skating
« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2021, 04:28:23 PM »
Good stuff, thank you! NC is calling my name.

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Re: Travel question semi-related to skating
« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2021, 11:11:22 AM »
Austin and San Marcos Tx fit the bill. Pretty good skate scene too

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Re: Travel question semi-related to skating
« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2021, 11:12:28 AM »
Oh and Wimberley too for da nature type stuff

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Re: Travel question semi-related to skating
« Reply #12 on: November 23, 2021, 12:02:21 PM »
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Re: Travel question semi-related to skating
« Reply #13 on: November 23, 2021, 06:29:09 PM »
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Re: Travel question semi-related to skating
« Reply #14 on: November 23, 2021, 06:44:25 PM »
Austin and San Marcos Tx fit the bill. Pretty good skate scene too

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Re: Travel question semi-related to skating
« Reply #15 on: November 25, 2021, 05:52:53 AM »
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Austin and San Marcos Tx fit the bill. Pretty good skate scene too
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