5 TIPS TO HELP YOU STAY SANE WHILE PREPARING FOR A CROSS-COUNTRY MOVE

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It has been almost exactly one year since my big move from New York to Oregon.   I can’t believe how much work the whole process was, but I know that it helped me to break it down into bite-sized chunks – otherwise I don’t know how I would have gotten everything done without getting overwhelmed.

I thought perhaps that after all the big decisions had been made to relocate to the opposite coast that the hardest part was over.  I was wrong.  There were a million tiny decisions left to make and as someone who struggles with decision-making it was a lot of work.

Here are 5 tips to help you manage your way through this process.

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TRAVEL ADVENTURES – PUERTO RICO

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It’s been over a year since Anna and I returned from our vacation in Puerto Rico and I still want to go back.

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We first considered Puerto Rico as a destination because flights were inexpensive and we knew that in April we’d be ready to leave the cold weather behind.   A few quick google searches later and we had a growing list of  things that we wanted to do and a hankering for some piña coladas. Continue reading

TRAVEL ADVENTURES – A FEW DAYS IN DC

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We spent a few days in DC so that Adam could sing for a friend’s wedding.  Having both been to DC before, we skipped most of things we’d already seen as first time tourists and mostly just walked around and ate a lot.

Where we stayed:  The District Hotel

This was a great bargain for sure and was thoughtfully paid for by the bride and groom, but I wouldn’t stay here again for sure.  It was old, but adequate and had some of the worst (yet quite hilarious) Yelp reviews I’ve ever seen.  I was actually a bit disappointed when the hotel clerk was merely disinterested and preoccupied rather than downright rude like I’d been expecting based on the reviews. Continue reading