Thinking of Joining the Expat Community? The Best & Worst Destinations

Whether it's for reasons personal, professional, or political, more and more people are moving internationally, joining the expat community by taking up residence in a country other than their homeland. If you're thinking about making this choice for yourself and your destination hasn't been decided for you by your employer, it's good to know which countries are most welcoming to expats - and … [Read more...]

That $100 Shipping Hack You’ve Heard Doesn’t Always Work

Lots of people have been talking about Melia Robinson's success in shipping her stuff from NYC to San Francisco for just $100. It's certainly a creative cost-containment strategy, but it doesn't work for everyone and every long distance move, and we'd like to take a moment to explain why. First: Melia gave away a lot of her stuff before she moved - namely her furniture. Sometimes this is a … [Read more...]

International Pack & Ship Services: Experience Matters

"I chose my career because I love traveling and I value being able to help people all around the world," said Sayeed, a Boston maxillofacial surgeon. "What I don't love - and what my wife really doesn't love! - is all the work and hassle that comes with international moves." After navigating a move to Spain and back to the US on their own a few years ago, the couple learned a valuable lesson. … [Read more...]

Belgium, Malaysia & Other Popular International Move Destinations

Hungry for the expat life? Whether you're in search of adventure, charting your career path, or want to be closer to family or loved ones, an international move may be the answer. Deciding where to go is only the first step. Then you need to figure out how to get all of your stuff from Boston to Australia, Hong Kong, or wherever else you may be headed. Not all Boston moving companies handle … [Read more...]

Record Breaking Snowfall Makes DIY Boston Moving Nearly Impossible

Even the strongest of the Boston Strong are having a tough time with the weather lately. Storm after storm has dumped a record shattering 70+ inches on the city, closing schools and even the T. Sidewalks and streets are in many cases still clogged with snow - you can make it through, but barely. "My Mother always said I had terrible timing," laughed Margaret. She's in the process of packing up … [Read more...]

Will The New Year Bring You A New Address?

We're in the last few days of 2014. It's a natural time to pause and consider, "What's going to happen in the next twelve months?" Some people make plans; others make resolutions - almost everyone foresees some kind of change for themselves. If your changes include a planned change of address, here's what you need to know about finding a great Boston moving company: If you've only got a little … [Read more...]

Want To Move Out of the Country? Top 10 International Move Destinations

There are many reasons why people want to move out of the United States. Sometimes they leave to explore new professional opportunities or start a business. Other times, they're students, in search of knowledge. Some people move internationally to be closer to their families, or to make positive changes in their destination country. Additionally, becoming an ex pat is many people's dream … [Read more...]

You Can Get Netflix in France: International Moving Advice

The news you can now access Netflix in France is likely to be of interest to only two groups of people: investors and people who live in France. There's been an awful lot of chatter recently about big brands (why, yes, Burger King, we're talking about you!) moving overseas to avoid the tax ramifications of keeping their headquarters in the US. That means there's going to be a lot of hunger for … [Read more...]

Boston International Movers: Making a Complex Job Simple

"When we got the news that Glenn would be teaching in France, we were so excited," Sylvie said. "But I have to admit to a sense of complete overwhelm when it comes to arranging the logistics of an international move. There's so much involved, even though we have a small household. To send the furniture we have - well, when I tried to do it on my own, it would have cost a small fortune." If you … [Read more...]

An Insider’s Guide To Moving Overseas

Hey, are you thinking about moving out of the country? Is it time to leave the US for a while and set up shop in Europe, Asia, or South America? Our world has gotten so much smaller. Where once upon a time, it would be very unusual to move out of the US to follow a career opportunity, today's professionals are willing to relocate. Here are a few things you want to know about planning the … [Read more...]