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Moving To Hawaii

October 8th, 2018 - 3:31 PM
Moving To Hawaii

Planning a Move to Hawaii

There’s a never-ending list of reasons to move to Hawaii. Beautiful sights, tropical weather, unique things to do and amazing culture, just to name a few. Relocating to Hawaii will provide you and your family with a change of pace, whether you’re moving for work, school or just a new adventure. Use this guide to explore everything you need to know when planning a move to the islands:

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Tips on moving from the US to Canada

October 3rd, 2018 - 3:37 PM
Tips on moving from the US to Canada

Moving from the U.S. to Canada

Canada is known for many things: hockey, universal health care, a low crime rate, great public schools and friendly citizens. These things and more lead many people to think, “I want to move to Canada,” and maybe you do, too! Whether you have a new job opportunity, hope to hone your French language skills, or want to move back to Canada because you’ve lived there before, there’s some planning to do to make sure the process goes smoothly. 

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Can I Drive a Rental Truck to Canada?

October 2nd, 2018 - 2:12 PM
Can I Drive a Rental Truck to Canada?

Crossing the Canadian border in a rental truck 

Moving to Canada and thinking about using a rental truck? While some companies allow their equipment to travel across the border, others won’t. Before getting too far in the process, be sure you know which rental services permit travel into Canada — otherwise, you could be stuck at the border facing possible fees and vehicle confiscation. 

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Things to Know About Moving Pets to Canada

September 28th, 2018 - 8:40 AM
Things to Know About Moving Pets to Canada

Traveling to Canada with a dog, cat or other pet 

If you’re a pet owner who’s moving to Canada, you may be wondering how to bring your pet with you. While there are some restrictions, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) does allow domestic dogs, cats and other animals to enter the country. And since Canada doesn’t enforce a quarantine period like some other countries and locations, the process is pretty straightforward. Just complete the few necessary steps and crossing the border will be simple! 

Want to know more about the moving process? Check out these resources:

Looking to move pets from Canada to the U.S.? Jump to this section below.

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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 or 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 to keep 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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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