One of the great aspects of moving to a new state is seeing what life is like there compared to the other places you have resided.

America is a huge geographic area with many regions, but as some social scientists theorize, the nation is unofficially composed of at least a dozen micro-regions along with the 50 states.

Each state has its own laws, customs, history and demographics that shape daily life for all residents.

My life journey across America has been illuminating and educational, as I’ve been able to live in seven states and experience the differences in each one. Whether it is the steel mill country of Pittsburgh, hog farming in Iowa, unique government in Texas or the ultra oddities of California, I’ve loved every minute of it.

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