The personal-finance site WalletHub recently ranked all 50 states by 26 fun factors, ranging from casinos per capita to time of last call.
And the winner, once again, is California, which ranked first in theaters, restaurants, and fitness centers per capita. But the Golden State’s mild weather is its strongest point. The temperature is warm; the humidity is low, and rain is rare. It’s almost always pleasant to be outdoors in California. And there’s something for everyone to enjoy — beaches, parks, wineries, ballgames. When I lived in Newport Beach, I loved simply dining outdoors, with the sound of the waves rolling in a few feet away.
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States following in slots 2-9 also remain the same as last year:
But Louisiana rose to 10th place. The sultry Pelican State is another one of my favorites, where the food is fabulous, the culture is unique, and the people are warm and friendly, from Shreveport in the northwest to New Orleans in the southeast.
Laissez les bons temps rouler!
For two decades, I worked at political jobs. Then my parents got sick, and I went home to help care for them, and they died, fourteen weeks apart, in their late 60s. And I decided that life is too dear, and too uncertain, to fritter away in political offices. I fought back the sorrow with travel, and started this blog. I believe that passions are more fun when you share them with others, and my hope is to share my passions for travel and culture with you. Welcome! Read more …