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U-Haul Truck With Joe Biden's Gear Stolen From Hotel

October 9th, 2012 - 11:17 AM

I’m not sure how I missed this. I’m usually fairly on top of things happening both politically and in the moving realm (especially in an election year). But, I just ran across a news story on CNN.com from back in September that grabbed my attention. Reportedly, a U-Haul truck, packed with security equipment for a campaign event featuring Vice President Joe Biden, was stolen right out of a Detroit hotel parking lot. But no worries, the U-Haul and most of its contents were recovered the very next day. And, the event carried on as planned. Whew.   

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Great Cities for Eating Contests

March 21st, 2012 - 3:09 PM

You never know what you’ll find in your new city. If you’re moving to (or traveling through) New Orleans, LA; Boston, MA; Stockton, CA; Coney Island, NY; or Biloxi, MS, have we got a treat for you... Check out this infographic that shows five of the best timed eating contests in the country.

They’re not just something to see at your local county fair anymore!

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Unique and Historic St. Patrick's Day Parades

March 14th, 2012 - 2:45 PM

It’s almost St. Patrick’s Day! We hope you’ll have your green on. We sure will!   

How about taking a break from packing to enjoy a parade? This infographic shows some of the nation’s most unique and historic St. Patrick’s Day parades. If there’s one in your area, check it out! And if you’re moving to the Kansas City area, you might want to build a float (in your spare time). The winning float entry wins tickets to Ireland!

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Spring Training Kicked off in AZ and FL

March 7th, 2012 - 3:03 PM

Spring isn’t just when people get started planning their cross-country moves, it’s time for BASEBALL! Major league baseball teams across the country are traveling to warm, sunny locations to start spring training – and you’re invited to watch! If you’re moving to Arizona or Florida, you’ve got a chance to see some your favorite teams in action. Check out our newest infographic about Baseball’s Grapefruit and Cactus Leagues.  

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Wild and Crazy Fun Runs

February 29th, 2012 - 8:03 AM

As I sit at my desk, eating a piece of yummy chocolate cake to celebrate a co-worker’s birthday, I notice U-Pack’s most recent infographic: Fun Runs – all about “shaking off some winter weight.”   Ahh... back to reality. 

I started a “Couch to 5K” training program fall of 2010, and ran my first 5K last spring.  Loved it!  While I haven’t gotten to the point where I love running, I do love race day.  It’s a great activity with friends and family, you get to post fun group pics on Facebook, and, of course, there’s the goody bag and t-shirt.

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Eating Organically - Cities with the most organic food consumers

February 22nd, 2012 - 9:29 AM
Since some studies show that organic foods are more beneficial than their conventionally grown counterparts, more and more people are moving to this seemingly healthier style of consumption.  And while most communities in the US offer some type of organic or farmer’s markets, there are some locations that are definitely known as “organic cities,” thanks to the abundance of organic markets available in the area.
  
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Cheap Vacation Destinations

February 15th, 2012 - 1:37 PM
What better way to celebrate the ending of one phase of life and the beginning of a new one than a fun vacation?!  Moving across the country with U-Pack gives you the freedom to do just that.  While professional drivers drive the moving truck, you can just hop in your car with a few suitcases and the essentials, and experience some cool places along the way.  How’s that for making moving fun? 
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US National Parks Big On Winter Activities

February 8th, 2012 - 3:03 PM
If your cross-country move is taking you out West, there are some absolutely amazing sites you don’t want to miss... even if it’s during the cold winter months! 

Check out this U-Pack infographic depicting five U.S. National Parks that are big on winter activities.  In some of these locations you’ll need snow chains, wind-proof coats and insulated undergarments; in others you’ll be basking in the sunshine without a snowflake in sight.  The beauty of travelling in the US! 
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Fun Winter Festivals and Events

February 1st, 2012 - 3:28 PM
Not to brag, because this doesn’t happen very often, and I definitely don’t want to jinx it, but Arkansas is experiencing some amazing (granted unseasonal) spring-like weather.  It’s January and today’s high is 68° and it’s supposed to be in the 70’s by the end of the week!  This time last year we were about to experience record-breaking snow falls in the area.  We’ll take it!