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NEW IN TOWN? NO PROBLEM!

How to find your crew in a new city:

Seven years ago, I moved to Washington, DC with a one-way ticket and a single duffle bag. I didn’t know anyone and had no idea of the treasure chest of new people and experiences that awaited me!

Moving to a new city can be hard, especially if you’re going it alone, but don’t worry! Here are a few tips on how to make it in a new environment.

BECOME A REGULAR

Find a spot in your neighborhood that you love, and stick to it! Becoming a regular at a coffee shop, bookstore, restaurant, gym, or spa is not only a great way to get to know the people that work there (I mean who doesn’t want a friend who knows how to make your fave cup of coffee?), but also meet other regulars and locals who patronize the establishment. Set up shop and get ready to say hey!

FIND A ROOMATE

If you’re looking for a new place to live or just a crash pad for a few weeks,  one tip is try Roomi! Roomi is a fantastic app that tells you what to expect up front. Need a quiet space without loud parties? Roomi’s got you covered. Want to live with a lot of interesting, creative weirdos? They’re on Roomi, too. Roomi is all about bringing communities together. Put simply, “Our goal is to help you connect to your new space and community so that they feel like home — across town or around the world.”

TRY ONLINE FRIEND-ING

Of course, no transition would be complete without Hey, VINA! No matter where you are in the world, Hey! VINA is ready to connect you with other women just like you. Swipe right and discover your new best friend. You can meet for coffee at a new cafe or explore the outdoors on a new hiking trail. It’s up to you, just take that first step and you’ll be on your way to a new life before you know it.

Hope these tips help you find your people in a new town! Tell us about your move in the comments below!

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I hate long walks on the beach and candle-lit dinners, but love roller coasters and the ocean. My favorite foods include bread pudding and chocolate covered grasshoppers. I am married to the love of my life and soon hope to add 2.5 dogs to the family. For fun, I enjoy reading good stories and exercising my second amendment rights. When I need the energy, I listen to U2, the 77's, and AC/DC along with a wide variety of country favorites. My favorite movies include "Breakfast at Tiffany's", "When Harry Met Sally" and "Halloween". I like being the first to disparage a popular trend before the other hipsters and can often be found at Starbucks (I'm the customer not yelling at the barista about too much foam).

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