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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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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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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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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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Shipping Household Goods to Alaska

March 10th, 2017 - 8:45 AM
Shipping Household Goods to Alaska

Shipping to Alaska

Getting your belongings to Alaska can be a bit more complicated than a state-to-state move in the lower 48. Because of the distance and time involved, pre-planning and coordination are extra important. There are several ways to relocate to The Last Frontier, but some may cost more than you expect or take longer than you want. Take a look at how U-Pack® moves household goods to Alaska, and how it compares to other shipping options.  

Just getting started? Check out this comprehensive guide on moving to Alaska. It includes information about life in the state, travel and FAQs. 

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Moving to Alaska FAQs

March 2nd, 2016 - 3:19 PM
Moving to Alaska FAQs

Questions about your Alaska Move

While Alaska is part of the United States, it can feel like an entirely different country. Its terrain is expansive, unspoiled and full of beauty. If you’re considering a move to Alaska, you no doubt have questions — and we have answers. We’ve helped countless families move to Alaska, so we can help you better understand your move and what life in the 49th state is all about.

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Do I need a passport to move to Alaska?

September 19th, 2014 - 10:49 AM
Do I need a passport to move to Alaska?

Goodbye Mainland – Hello Alaska!

Planning a move to the Last Frontier can be both exciting and stressful. It’s exciting in that you’re moving to not just any state, but to Alaska – untamed beauty and countless adventures await! It’s stressful in that the move requires a bit more planning than just a regular state to state move. You’re definitely going to need a moving company to get there, but what about a passport?

Do you need a passport for Alaska?

Depending on how you move to Alaska, you may or may not need a passport:

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What is the cheapest way to move to Alaska?

September 2nd, 2014 - 3:47 PM

Moving to Alaska – can I do it on the cheap?

Moving to the Last Frontier will be an exciting adventure. But before you can enjoy the journey, you first have to figure out how to get there. Is there such a thing as moving to Alaska cheap? Thanks to an ever-changing moving industry, getting your household goods to Alaska has never been easier or more affordable.