#8: You’ll Have Plenty of Nearby Places to Visit in Both Countries
When you’re living in the US, you’ll have the opportunity to visit many of the diverse states that make up the country. Texas, for example, is very different from Oregon, which is very different from Wisconsin, Maine, Florida, and Ohio. Living in the US means that you can explore all of the contiguous 48 states—and the diverse regions within them—with ease. (Plus, Hawaii and Alaska are just a flight away!)
There are no border crossings to deal with and no special paperwork. If you like to drive, you can put together your own road trip to see the sights. Or, hop a plane and zip from coast to coast in just a few hours. In other words, living in the US means plenty of time to explore all the pockets of this fascinating country.
Of course, you’ll have similarly interesting travel opportunities when living in Germany. The country’s sixteen states will give you a good starting point. You’ll also have the rest of Europe right at your doorstep. France, Luxembourg, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Poland, the Czech Republic, Austria, and Switzerland are all within easy reach. The rest of Europe is also an easy flight away, opening the door to even more travel opportunities. While you’re living in Germany, you’ll have plenty of time to explore the country—and its surrounding neighbors.