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Finding a Place to Live in Alaska

September 18th, 2018 - 2:35 PM
Finding a Place to Live in Alaska

Where should I live in Alaska?

Can we talk about Alaska for a minute? It’s beautiful. It’s huge (over twice the size of Texas). It’s packed with wildlife. And it has something that most of the U.S. doesn’t have — a view of Aurora Borealis (aka the northern lights). But what’s surprising to a lot of people is that Alaska also has multiple cities and locations to choose from when you’re trying to find a place to live. Check out some options in the state and learn what to expect from each.  

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What is the cheapest way to move from Canada to the U.S.?

September 17th, 2018 - 10:51 AM
What is the cheapest way to move from Canada to the U.S.?

The cost of moving between Canada and the U.S.

When relocating to a new country, there are plenty of costs that you’ll incur, from customs processing fees to finding new housing. But one of the biggest costs can be shipping your belongings. When moving from Canada to the U.S. (or in reverse), you’ll need to find a shipping option that can get your belongings across the border, but you don’t want to spend more than necessary. 

How can you move to the U.S. from Canada and stay within your budget? The easiest answer is to do some of the work yourself, and use a moving company that keeps prices low. U-Pack® is often the cheapest option. Take a look at how U-Pack keeps rates affordable and the costs you can expect for your move.

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Driving to Alaska Guide

September 4th, 2018 - 2:27 PM
Driving to Alaska Guide

How to plan a road trip to Alaska

No matter how experienced a road tripper you are, the drive to Alaska is a unique adventure. You’ll be crossing two international borders, traveling through some remote areas, dealing with different types of currency, and facing potential extreme weather. But you’ll also see some amazing views and have once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Ready to start planning? We’ve got tips to help you drive the Alaska Highway, cross the border and decide your stops. 

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Moving to Alaska

August 6th, 2018 - 8:30 AM
Moving to Alaska

Getting ready for life in Alaska

Are you dreaming of a new life with breathtaking sights and endless possibilities? If so, you’ve chosen a great destination! Alaska is full of opportunities for new adventures and a fresh start. But because life in the Last Frontier is very different from what you’ll find in the lower 48 (and moving there can pose some challenges), it’s a good idea to learn what to expect. Use this comprehensive guide to explore:

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The Best Places to Live in Texas

July 27th, 2018 - 1:38 PM
The Best Places to Live in Texas

Why live in Texas? 

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, nearly 532,000 people moved to Texas from another state in 2016 — an average of 1,400 every day! Why are so many new people calling the Lone Star State home? Economic growth, low taxes and below average cost of living are the biggest draws. It’s a great place to move to find opportunities, raise a family or retire. But since it’s such a big state, how do you narrow down the best place to live? Depending on what you’re looking for, these 10 places would make fantastic hometowns. 

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Moving to Alaska for Free?

April 19th, 2018 - 8:59 AM
Moving to Alaska for Free?

How much do you get paid to live in Alaska?

There are rumors that you can move to Alaska for free or get paid to move to Alaska. Unfortunately, they’re not true — but you can get paid to live there. The state’s Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) Program provides all of Alaska’s permanent residents (both children and adults) a small portion of the state’s oil wealth annually. So if you’re moving there, you could start getting yearly checks!

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PCSing to Alaska: Military Life in the Last Frontier

March 14th, 2018 - 1:34 PM
PCSing to Alaska:  Military Life in the Last Frontier

Alaska military moves

Are you ready for the adventure that awaits in Alaska?! Whether you’ve completed a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) move before or this is a first, you’ll notice quickly that relocating to Alaska is a little different — with a few more things to coordinate. Namely, travel. Rather than just packing up your vehicle and driving straight there, a move to Alaska involves either flying (and shipping a vehicle), taking a ferry across the ocean or driving the ALCAN through Canada. Here’s help planning your Alaska military move.

Tip: Use this PCS Checklist

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The 10 Healthiest Cities in the United States

January 31st, 2018 - 9:45 AM
The 10 Healthiest Cities in the United States

Where are the healthiest places to live?

Do you have a goal to live a healthier life this year? You’re not alone! There are several great health initiatives going on across the country — like franchise restaurants getting rid of artificial ingredients and hospitals adding telemedicine technology — and many individual cities stand out in terms of health. But what does “health” mean? Little sickness? Opportunities to be active? Access to affordable medical care? Because there are multiple ways to measure it, we looked at ten different criteria to determine the healthiest cities.

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Moving from California to Alaska

October 9th, 2017 - 11:25 AM
Moving from California to Alaska

Planning a move to Alaska from California?

In 2015, just over 34,000 people relocated to Alaska from another state. Of those, close to 10% moved there from California. Why so many moves from the Sunshine State to the Last Frontier? In addition to military and employee relocation, Alaska has no state sales or income tax, and it offers a beautiful backdrop for all kinds of outdoor recreation, not to mention 24/7 sunshine in the summer. If you’re considering a move from California to Alaska, take a look at the logistics involved with getting your belongings and yourself there, and some things to expect once you arrive. 

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I'm moving from Canada to the U.S. What do I need to know?

August 28th, 2017 - 12:42 PM
I'm moving from Canada to the U.S.  What do I need to know?

How to move to the U.S. from Canada

Any long-distance move involves a lot of planning and coordination. But an international move (even if it’s just across the border) can seem even more complicated. There are requirements to meet, laws to follow and steps for getting your belongings and family from one country to another. Learn about the necessary paperwork, and how to move belongings, cars and pets from Canada to the United States.