Ok, just to to give you guys a quick run down of my current situation, I have a pretty good job (for my standards anyways) here in Atlanta GA. Right now I'm in a customer support group where I get to learn alot from my team (tons of years of experience in the field of television broadcast/compression). There is about to be a job opening in Edmonton Alberta with a VERY important account. The position would be that of a Service Account Manager who would directly deal with the customer. This would mean that there is more of a focus on the technology that they use, but that means that I would have to become much more familiarized with it. Either way, theoretically acquiring a job like this one would be a TREMENDOUS career move. A couple of years in a position like this would give me a great experience. Not to mention I would probably double my salary maybe close to $90k/yr > paid in U.S. dollars while living in Canada = descent quality of life? I figure if I'm getting paid enough while living somewhere else, it's no different than living here in Atlanta as long as I can take a trip to somewhere sunny/warm/with a beach every 2 or 3 months. Some pointers I am a surfer I am not fond of the cold I'm 25 I just got married this year All my family lives in either Florida or Puerto Rico I've never lived outside the U.S. My real question is... Is Edmonton entertaining enough for me not to want to kill myself? It really sucks that there's no good jobs for me where I'd like to live ( by the beach ), but maybe if I sacrifice a couple of years for a good career I may be able to achieve this.