Now that the official start of winter is less than a month away and the weather is about to reach the "Holy Crap, I Can't Feel My Face" zone again, many of us in states like South Dakota have started wishing, okay maybe even thinking about relocating somewhere warm until at least May comes rolling around again.

If you're the type of person who is no fan of the cold weather months, you probably fall into that camp.

Recently I ran across an article posted on that talked about the various destinations people worldwide desired to relocate to if they could.

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When it comes to getting the heck out of Dodge, it appears here in South Dakota, we have our eyes set on the city of Dubai. And why not, in addition to being warm, okay it's hot most days, and even by our standards, Dubai is probably one of the most sought-after destinations on the planet. Known for its gorgeous weather and beautiful beaches, Dubai is famous for its stunning architecture. It's home to the highest tower in the world, some of the world's largest malls, and some of the absolute best restaurants, hotels, and night spots.

All things that are far more enticing to experience than a large mound of snow in the Empire Mall parking lot in the middle of January. Sure, those large snow piles in the mall parking lot might be kinda fun around Christmas time, but come late April, they're really starting to get old!

What did surprise me however about the article in Remitly is which out-of-state city we South Dakotans would choose to move to if we were forced to stay here in the U.S. Believe it or not, the great majority of us responded with Washington D.C.

Seriously? Washington D.C. that's the best we could come up with. What happened to places like San Diego, and Miami, hell, I'd even settle for Peaver, South Dakota over Washington D.C. (Peaver is beautiful this time of year BTW, just saying!)

There is no denying that there is a lot of history in D.C. and cool things to see, but talk about the nation's capitol for a poverty pit of crime, and despair. This is South Dakota's supposed preferred out-of-state relocation destination. I don't get that one, I guess.

For the record, the city of New York ended up being the most popular city given when people all over the country were asked the question of what out-of-state destination they would like to relocate to here in the U.S. That's another head-scratcher if you ask me.

You know, come to think of it, after finding all this information out, South Dakota doesn't sound like such a bad place to live after all during the months of December through March!

I think I'll cancel my moving van, and buy a new parka!

Source: Remitly

Worst Places to Live in South Dakota

A surprising town was named the worst place to live in all of South Dakota and the reason behind it is a bit unexpected.

Money Inc. made a list of the 20 worst cities and towns to live in all of South Dakota and no part of the state is left unmarked.

The list focused on a number of key factors, including crime rate, unemployment, low wages, and school funding.

So which city is the "worst" in South Dakota, according to the article? Read on:

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this article are not my own and are taken from a list provided by

A Survival Guide For Your First Winter in South Dakota

Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and the rest of the Sioux Empire (AKA southeastern South Dakota) are welcoming thousands of new residents every year.

Many of you new folks will be experiencing your first eastern South Dakota winter. While it doesn't usually get as bad as our Dakota friends up north, I speak from experience when I say it can get a little rough.

So, to help ease you into winter in Sioux Falls and South Dakota here are some winter survival tips:


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