You know how people get proud over the weirdest stuff? Well, Colorado’s called the Centennial State, because it took them 100 years to become a state after the Declaration of Independence was signed. And maybe there’s a good reason for that pride: people are relaxingly prosperous. After all, why worry and rush?
Nature in Colorado is unmatched: choosing between the Southern Rocky Mountains and the Great Plains, you won’t find a single scenery that deserves to be called ‘ordinary’. Big and small cities boast the upper-class vibe. Denver, the capital of the state, is well-known for its street art and steaks. Aspen, the culinary capital of Colorado, is home to the Food & Wine Classic event, as well as several movie stars and musicians. The government is a great employer (consider NORAD, the United States Air Force Academy, and Colorado State University). The rest of the jobs are in agriculture, a bit in manufacturing, a lot in finance and the production of beer. Fun fact: marijuana is legalized here; maybe that’s one of the reasons why locals are happy.