Everyone gets hit by the urge to go somewhere and get away.  Although it can be helpful to stay in hotels or rentals, real pleasure can only appear in a vacation home.  Not only do you get to decide how to decorate your home, but you also get to know that it’s always available for you- and you can even turn it into a source of income when you’re not using it.

Here are the top places in the Western Hemisphere to buy yourself a little paradise.

1- Big Sky, Montana

Southeast of Yellowstone National Park, this ski and recreational sports town lives up to its name.  The bright, cyan, blue sky seems to stretch on forever; you’ll never want to leave.

2- Seaside, Oregon

A small seaside town nestled on the coast of Oregon, Seaside is where you’ll want to get away when city life is hectic.  Known for incredible seafood, and picturesque scenery, it has a romantic feeling that won’t leave until you do.

3- Banff, Alberta

Tucked away in Banff National Park, Banff offers charm and scenery like nothing else. Real estate in Banff is surprisingly affordable and provides the chance for you to slip away to cooler weather if the summer gets too hot elsewhere.

4- Cape Hatteras, North Carolina

Sheltered between The Outerbanks, and mainland North Carolina, Cape Hatteras lets you enjoy the open water without having to risk drifting off to sea.  A laid-back attitude, paired with tons of activities to enjoy out in the sun, give you the chance to enjoy the fresh ocean air.

5- Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Myrtle Beach has something for everyone, from historical Ghost Walks to celebrity-designed gold courses.  You won’t find time to get bored!

6- Julian, California

If you want a little slice of California, but want to avoid the crowded beaches and terrible traffic, Julian is for you.  Julian is famed for their pies and hospitality; this mountain town will welcome you in like you’re part of the family.

7- Victoria, BC

Equal parts bohemia, and cutting edge art and political awareness, this city on the southern tip of Vancouver Islands will keep you young.

8- Galveston, Texas

In the Gulf Coast of Texas, this seasonal city has a rich history and numerous attractions.  From the Moody Gardens, which houses sharks and monkeys, to the beautiful ocean views, you won’t want to blink and miss anything.

9- Waikoloa, Hawaii

Bright blue and teal water against the black lava fields that build up the beach makes a striking ocean view.  Lush greenery, and delicious food, means every sense gets filled with pleasure.

10- Harbor Springs, Michigan

This resort city in Michigan hosts less than two thousand regular residents, meaning that while you’re here, there’s a sense of privacy and space you don’t get often.  Surrounded by beautiful water and incredibly friendly people, you won’t want to go home!

Of course, paradise is different to everyone!  If you’re unsure about a town, visit first and see if you fall in love with it.  At least then, if it doesn’t work out, you got a nice vacation out of it.

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