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At some point, each of us must take personal responsibility for our own health — even if that means moving Heaven and Earth to accommodate our specific needs. No one knows that better than Extra Space Storage collaborator Kat Waldrip, founder of the company Wander Life Coconut Creamer. Kat tells us that while traveling in the Caribbean in 2015 she found that local...

Not all who wander are lost. They may just be looking for the right coffee creamer. When you visit the Wander Life Coconut Creamer website, you’re immediately transported to a beach. Or to Vietnam. Or Tulum. Or Thailand. After all, travel is one of the keywords used in the description of the product itself. For Kat Waldrip, it was this love of travel—and...

Moving to Miami? Home to hot spots like South Beach and Little Havana, Miami offers residents beautiful beaches, diverse culture, excellent clubbing, and amazing restaurants. Combine that with the city’s amazing weather, and it’s practically paradise! Unfortunately, getting a spacious home in Miami costs a pretty penny, which means you may have to settle...

Maximizing the space you have extends beyond the four walls of your home. For thousands of entrepreneurs across America, space to run their businesses can come at a real premium, especially for new businesses and startups. This is a challenge that Daniel Paguaga, a food truck owner and Extra Space Storage collaborator in Miami, has had to overcome. His company, Relentless...

The best stories often start over a cup of coffee. This particular story—the story of Miami-based Relentless Coffee Roasters—spans from Nicaragua, on a woodsy slope of the Nueva Segovia coffee region, to a small cold brew trailer in Miami. That small trailer, about the size of a walk-in closet, is where Relentless serves coffee with big flavor—and it’s...

Moving to San Francisco? That’s great! The culture is unique and eclectic, and there’s so much to do—from art and good eating to Chinatown and Fisherman’s Wharf. Plus, it’s an absolutely beautiful city (iconic bridges, anyone?). Because of all that, it also has the most expensive housing in the United States, which means living in small...

For decades, San Francisco has been a city immortalized in popular culture. From the colorful streets of 1960s Haight-Ashbury to the brilliance of the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco calls to mind a city teeming with brilliant arts and culture, which is why it’s such an attractive destination for singles and young professionals. If you’re planning to...

San Jose is more than a destination—it’s a lifestyle. In the heart of Silicon Valley, this California city has a thriving tech industry, a gorgeous natural landscape, and cultural diversity. If you’re thinking of moving to San Jose, here are ten things you should know before you get there! ...

We recently spoke with Extra Space Storage collaborator Stacie Lucas, founder of ethical clothing company Amae Co., about how she and her family maximize their living and working space in the San Francisco Bay Area. Something about Stacie’s approach to life really resonated with us. The Lucas family lives in a 1,000-square-foot home in Walnut Creek, in the East...

What comes to mind when you think of wealth? For some, it may be a new car, a big house, a bank account with several zeroes, or an incredible wardrobe. For others, wealth is more of an investment in experiences and relationships. There’s a new generation of people using creative solutions to living comfortably with less. They’re crafting their values...