One of my colleagues on the West coast is Hank Blank-who is a Marketing Consultant and lives in Laguna Niguel, Cal where it was 79 degrees today- (in NY, it is 3) and he grew up in Canada where it was also very cold. He sat on a beach in Laguna Beach when he was 22 and said, "I want to live here" and because of his network– he eventually did.
He sent me this post and article from his blog- enjoy it and then follow Hank- (his information is below)
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