I know this has been asked probably a million times before, but if you had the money to go anywhere in the world you wanted to go, either to live forever or to visit, where would it be? Would you stay where you are now? Is where you are now your idea of the perfect place to be? If you chose to move to another country, what things would you check into before you left?
If you had asked me this question twenty years ago, my answer may have been the Grand Canyon. I would have chosen to visit, because I have always thought the Grand Canyon was beautiful. I still do, but now that I have spent five seasons working and living there, I would choose a different place now if I was asked that question. If I were to move to Australia, for example, I would try to find out about their ecomomy, their national parks and their healthcare to start with. I would also check to see if they have any system like Social Security.
Australia has always been a place I have wanted to see. Besides that, I love the accent when people from Australia have when they speak. The pictures I have seen of various places in Australia seem wondrous to me, especially the waterfalls and the canyons. The many of the canyons remind of the ones in the western United States.
The currency exchange rate is not bad, at $1.07 US Dollars to $1.00 Australian dollar. While my money would a little bit farther there it’s not that much better. IN Australia, they have what is called Superannuation. which is sort of like a social security here. The problem with Superannuation is that if you move from one place to another, change jobs, or change your name, part of your Superannuation may be lost. That is not the case with social security here in the US. I find that to be very strange, but I guess with any country the laws and customs are different. At least they do have a website to help with finding lost Superannuation.
What would your destination be?