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Cities With The Highest College Student Population

November 16th, 2011 - 2:01 PM

Most high school students beginning their college search will probably tell you that there's a little more to choosing a college than just educational opportunities (much to their parents chagrin).  They might even tell you that while the campus is a hugely important decision-maker, the surrounding city is just as important.  The college experience reaches far beyond the classroom walls— students care about what there is to do off-campus too.   

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My move to Phoenix with U-Pack | Choosing a Moving Service

By Josh K
November 15th, 2011 - 7:45 AM

This is part four of a five-part series, written by Josh Knoll, about his experience moving with U-Pack from Fort Smith to Phoenix. This time Josh talks about the process he went through to pick a moving company for his move - and how ultimately decided on U-Pack. Make sure to check out Moving to Phoenix Part I, Moving to Phoenix Part II and Moving to Phoenix Part III while you're at it!

*The views and opinions expressed in this blog post are solely those of the original author. These views and opinions do not necessarily represent those of U-Pack, the blog.upack.com staff, and/or any/all contributors to this site.

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Best Cities to Trick-or-Treat in 2011 | Infographic

November 9th, 2011 - 3:49 PM
I don't know about you, but we kicked the holidays off right this year.  On Halloween night, two little people, dressed as Strawberry Shortcake and Spiderman, left my house with two huge, empty, plastic jack-o-lanterns at 7:00pm.  They walked back in the door at 9:00pm with more candy than we'll be able to eat in a year (though the chocolate may or may not already be gone).  Fun times and great memories!
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Celebrity Homes For Sale

November 7th, 2011 - 2:11 PM

If you're moving across the country and in the market for a new home, maybe one of the houses on Yahoo! Real Estate's 12 Celebrity Homes For Sale list could be in your future?

OK, so maybe these aren't quite in your budget; they're still great fun to look at! I have to admit, my first though when I saw the square footage of Carmello Anthony's home was, "how in the world would I keep a home that large clean?"  I have a feeling he figured it out.

Here is the shortened version of the Yahoo! list:

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Affordable Moving Alternatives

November 4th, 2011 - 3:37 PM

Affordable Moving Alternatives

It's Flashback Friday!  Each week, U-Pack revisits a blog topic that has been helpful to our readers. Today's flashback— "Affordable Moving Alternatives".  Who isn't looking for a low-cost move these days?  U-Pack is a great way to save money without having to drive a large moving truck cross-country!

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Top Cities for Fantasy Football

November 2nd, 2011 - 3:16 PM
Is it as interesting to you as it is to me that there are states where as many as one in every 29 people play fantasy football?  And some of them are absolute Fantasy Football fanatics.  In fact, there's actually a "Fantasy Football Fanatics" LinkedIn group.  For real folks.  According to a 2010 Sports Illustrated article, it's estimated that close to 20 million people play.
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Moving Cross Country and Finding a New Roommate

By Josh K
October 31st, 2011 - 2:14 PM

This is part three of a five-part series written by guest blogger Josh Knoll about his experience moving with U-Pack from Arkansas to Arizona.  Since moving involves much more than just packing up a moving truck, we thought his post on how he found a roommate in Phoenix was very interesting.  Make sure to check out Moving to Phoenix Part I and Moving to Phoenix Part II while you're at it!

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Save Money Moving to Alaska

By Derek
October 28th, 2011 - 1:36 PM

Save Money Moving to Alaska

It's Flashback Friday!  Each week, U-Pack revisits a blog topic that has been helpful to our readers.  Today's flashback is about saving money on your move to Alaska.  Since a long-distance move like this has the potential to get very expensive, this is an important topic for a lot of customers.  Keep reading to see how you can save!  And while you're at it, make sure to check out the comments below— U-Pack customers often ask great questions and provide helpful insight!

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Top Oktoberfest Celebrations Across the U.S. | Infographic

October 27th, 2011 - 1:14 PM
If you can't get enough bratwurst, schnitzel and strudel; you look good in lederhosen; and a night filled yodeling and doing the chicken dance sounds like a good time— have we got an infographic for you.  Check out the Top Oktoberfest Celebrations Around the U.S.  Fun times! 

Inspired by the two-week festival held each October in Munich, Germany (which is known as the largest fair in the world), these U.S. cities go all out when October rolls around.  It's not-stop entertainment— almost like experiencing the streets of Munich, right here in the U.S. 
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Top Towns for Halloween Festivals | Infographic

October 26th, 2011 - 3:39 PM
It's that time again— ghosts, goblins, princesses and pirates roaming the streets, asking for candy.  Halloween! 

People LOVE this time of year.  The air is crisp.  Leaves are turning and falling to the ground.  What better time to have a party!  Did you know that Halloween is the 2nd most decorated for holiday— right behind Christmas?  Even if that surprised you, I have a feeling you won't be shocked when I tell you that it's also the top holiday for candy sales. Who can pass up those little bite-sized Snickers® and Reece's Peanut Butter Cups®?  Not this girl.