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Old 02-29-2012
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Amazing Grace, I've spent the last 3 "summers" in the Bay of Islands and have lived in Florida for a couple of years and travel there extensively. I'm going to speak in regards to cost of living and work situation, since I'm new to sailing (although we won the rum race at Opua last week, wooohooo!) Employment opportunities are going to be best in the major metropolitan areas. Being from Auckland, that shouldn't matter too much.? Cost of living is substantially cheaper in FL than NZ in every regard. You can find high rent areas anywhere, but your options will be far more varied. I would recommend Tampa-Clearwater or Ft. Lauderdale-Miami. That of course depends on what you do? If you are a restaurant manager, there isn't a town in FL that you won't find work (the Keys?). Moorings, however aren't $20 a week, but everything else certainly is cheaper. BTW I just paid $20 for a 12 pack of MGD and it was $10 off guys... Knowing your career will definitely lead to better advice though
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