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Top 6 Friendliest Cities in the US

Top 6 Friendliest Cities in the US

Travelling is the most amazing thing you can do for your body and mind, because it makes you feel free and fills you with positive energy. You feel inspired by all the gorgeous places you go to and sights you see, from ancient buildings and relics to breathtaking modern architecture.

Exploring new cultures and the stunning artwork of different civilizations only adds to the beauty of all the places you visit, especially meeting the locals that add that special charisma to the cities. Your travel experience is definitely a lot better because of those friendly faces and smiles you come across along the way. It’s the people who make a city special and, when they are visibly happy, hospitable and always greet you with a warm smile, you cannot help but feel like home. They are the ones who make your stay amazing and make the city they live in friendly, warm and welcoming.

There are a number of beautiful and friendly cities in the world, but here, we will explore the six friendliest cities in the United States, so let’s check out what they have to offer and why they made the list.

San Francisco, California

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    The famous Rudyard Kipling once said: “San Francisco has only one drawback – ‘tis hard to leave.”

    He was never more right. This beautiful city has mesmerizing sights wherever you look and it makes you never want to leave it. Among San Francisco’s famous landmarks, the most iconic one is definitely the Golden Gate Bridge. One of the things this city offers that seems out of this world is the fog throughout the whole year, making the city look like actual paradise.

    This city has amazing activities everywhere and for everyone, from concerts and exciting nightlife to volunteering activities and community art projects. All of those things make the locals happy and stress-free, and those are the main reasons why they are all so welcoming and greet the tourists with open arms. Throughout the whole year, San Francisco treats its residents with amazing art, music, literary and theatre events, making them both happier and healthier and making the tourists fall in love with it.

    If you haven’t already visited San Francisco, be sure to put it on your bucket list, since you are certain to meet only friendly and easy-going people there, who will make your stay the most wonderful experience ever.

    New Orleans, Louisiana

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      New Orleans is a city known for its vibrant music scene, amazing art and history, and a fascinating mix of African, American and French culture. The locals are some of the friendliest people you will ever meet and chances are that you will end up getting to know your future best friends there. New Orleans is the cradle of Jazz and has a number of music festivals throughout the year, making the city alive at all times.

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      If you visit this fabulous city in the winter, you must witness the Mardi Gras Carnival, the annual celebration of New Orleans, where you can enjoy amazing music and meet extraordinary people. New Orleans is definitely one of the most charming, electric and energetic cities in the world and its locals are the most awesome people you will ever meet. It has that Southern charm you will absolutely adore, as well as the greatest spirit you will ever encounter.

      You must visit New Orleans at least once in your life, for a breathtaking experience that will definitely leave a lasting impression on you.

      Austin, Texas

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        Austin is known as the “live music capital of the world” and, let me tell you, for a very good reason. The city is overrun with musicians and loving and friendly people at every corner. The beautiful capital of Texas can become your new home pretty easily, since you will fall in love with it the moment you go there. I know I did. It has a number of tourist attractions and parks you can visit to enjoy your time and recharge your batteries after a crazy night out at its fabulous clubs made for every personality.

        There is something for everyone in Austin and you can engage in a lot of fun activities, from biking and hiking to boating in some of its gorgeous lakes, where you can find a lot of friendly locals jogging. Austin is a highly social city and it is truly one of the friendliest ones in the United States, with neighborhoods full of happy and youthful people who will make you never forget their beautiful city.

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        Salt Lake City, Utah

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          Salt Lake City is among the top friendliest cities in the United States because of the locals who will literally treat you as family when you go there. They are known to be extremely friendly and they absolutely love making the tourists feel at home. You will have a truly fascinating experience if you visit Utah’s capital and its amazing residents will help you have the best adventure of your life.

          Salt Lake City is known for its incredible restaurants and shopping scene, art and museums, as well as the historic Temple Square, the 19th-century neo-Gothic Mormon Church. You can find pretty much anything you wish in this family city to make your travel experience one of the best ones ever.

          Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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            Pittsburgh is one of the liveliest cities in Pennsylvania that lies on the three rivers known as the Golden Triangle, which has made this city a natural commercial center, rich with natural beauties, as well as a number of museums and historic parks you can visit. If you go to Pittsburgh, you are certain to meet amazing people that will make you feel as if you’ve gone to heaven.

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            That’s the exact feeling this beautiful city will inspire in you, where the locals are most welcoming and friendly towards tourists. They like helping people and taking them under their wing, which will make you absolutely love both them and the city. They are among the kindest people you’ll ever meet and they are very passionate when it comes to sports, so you’ll definitely have some new friends to go to a game with and give your team spirit a little push.

            So, make sure you include Pittsburgh in your tour across the United States, since the locals will surely enrich your life spiritually and make you experience the best adventure ever.

            Park City, Utah

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              Park City is another city viewed as one of the friendliest in the United States, thanks to its locals who are extremely friendly and welcoming. This city is rich with fascinating culture and history, as well as a lot of incredible places that bring the city to life. The community of this stunning resort city of Utah includes some of the kindest people in the world, which is exactly what makes Park City so lovable and friendly. It is a small town with a big heart that can warm you up pretty easily, even in the coldest winter days.

              It’s no wonder it made it to the top of the charts in the America’s Favourite Places survey – it has that kind of charm you simply cannot resist.

              If you are a passionate traveler like me, you must check these amazing cities off your list. I am certain you will find them as stunning as I did and it will be unimaginable not to come back, just to take another look at them up close and feel their friendly spirit. If you haven’t already visited these cities, pack your bags right now and set off for an adventure of your life. Bon voyage!

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              10 Simple Ways To Increase Metabolism Without Working Out

              10 Simple Ways To Increase Metabolism Without Working Out

              When it comes to increasing your metabolism, getting a good workout a couple of times a week is only one of many players. If you’re not a fan of lifting heavy stuff, then you’re only expending extra energy for that, say, one hour of that specific day. But what about the remaining 23 hours? How can you make sure you’re burning blubber all throughout the day? Here are 10 simple ways to increase your metabolism without working out.

              1. Stand More

              Many health practitioners claim that sitting is the new smoking. We sit in the office, we sit in the car, we sit when we get home. It’s not only terrible for your health and posture, but you require a lot less energy when seated. So, a good way to ignite the furnace a bit is to stand as much as possible through out the day. You work in an office? Put two boxes under your keyboard or laptop. There are many free solutions to making a standing desk—so you have no excuses. When you’ve gotten used to standing while working you will quickly find that it’s easier to stay engaged as well—you’re less inclined to drift away mentally. In fact, this post was written standing.

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              2. Gamify Your Life

              Toys such as the Fitbit or Nike Fuelband, or apps like Argus, can help you increase your metabolism by giving you an incentive to walk more. Argus, and other apps like it, use the accelerometer in your smartphone to measure your steps and let you know when you’ve hit your daily goal. Fitbit and the Nike Fuelband do the same, but have a host of other functions to make being healthy a tad more fun.

              3. Eat Your Veggies

              Fibrous vegetables like cauliflower and broccoli increase your metabolism by putting your digestive system on overdrive. It just simply requires more energy to break down the tough fiber of these nutritional powerhouses. You’ll also start feeling like a rock star from the overload of vitamins and minerals from eating more vegetables.

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              4. Eat Protein

              This is one of those rules that’s not to be misunderstood. While it does boost your metabolism to eat more protein, it should be instead of other foods, not on top of other foods. If you’re stuffing your face with a chicken breast when you’re not hungry just to boost your metabolism, you’re doing it wrong. Of the three macro-nutrients—fats, carbs and protein—protein is the one that requires the most energy to break down. So, if you switch out some of those cheese sandwiches with a few hardboiled eggs you’re on the right path.

              5. Drink Loads Of Cold Water

              Drinking a few glasses of ice-cold water in the morning can boost your metabolism quite effectively. Your body expends energy on constantly staying in homeostasis when it comes to temperature, so if you chug a bunch of icy water you’re making your body expend more energy on keeping itself at the same temperature. Using temperature to expend more energy is called thermogenesis and it’s one of the most efficient ways of cranking up your calorie burning—more on this further down.

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              6. Spice Up Your Meals

              Spices like cayenne, chilli, ginger and turmeric ignite your metabolism and make your meals a bit more exciting. If you make it a habit to add a little bit of spice to each of your meals it can be a habit that turns you into a fat-burning furnace.

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                7. Drink Caffeine

                No, drinking loads of coffee is not bad for you. The sugar and heavy cream you could be inclined to chase it down with might be though. Caffeine helps mobilize—that is, get rid of—adipose tissue, or fat. It also helps athletic performance, and some individuals report it to have appetite-curbing effects. If you’re very sensitive to stimulants, try not to have caffeine too close to bedtime though, as it can mess with your sleep.

                8. Plan Your Meals Around Exercise

                I know the title of this post says “…Without Working Out” but this trick technically is more a nutritional trick than an exercise-related one. When you’ve exerted yourself and, hopefully, broken down some muscle fibers, your protein synthesis, or the rate at which you build muscle, increases. So, having heavy meals after a workout will make sure those calories get stored in the right places. This is one of the reasons it’s a good idea to get a heavy session in before the Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner.

                9. Do Intermittent Fasting

                It’s long been said you should always eat a heavy breakfast as it kick starts your metabolic rate. There hasn’t been any study proving this though. There have only been behavioral studies correlating obesity with breakfast skippers, but it’s always been a case of confusing correlation with causation. It’s not the fact that you skip breakfast that makes you fat; it’s the poor food choices you make throughout the rest of your day. Studies have shown that fat burning increases the longer you get into a fast, obviously depending on the body fat level of the individual. In fact, in one study lowered metabolic rate did not occur until 60 hours into a fast. Intermittent fasting is very much one of the bigger wins when it comes to increasing your metabolism.

                10. Use Cold Exposure

                For some reason it’s been common knowledge for a while that sweating increases metabolic rate. Scientist have known for a while though that the opposite is actually true; exposing yourself to cold temperatures increase your calorie burn significantly. Just slight shifts in your home temperature can mean pounds lost or gained when you gather the numbers yearly. How else do you think swimmer Michael Phelps is able to eat 12,000 calories a day? Obviously, he swims hours each day, but it’s not just the exercise he gets from swimming that allows him to consume such quantities of food, it’s also the amount of energy the body has to expend to keep itself at its baseline temperature in the cold water. So, taking ice-cold showers, decreasing the temperature of your home, or swimming in cool pools will help you burn a lot more calories.

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