The logistics of moving across the country can be daunting, but the act of actually getting from point A to point B can be a lot of fun! Instead of looking at the long drive as a chore, count it as an adventure with lots of interesting stops along the way.
Whether it’s just you and a friend or a family with kids of all ages, with a little planning, you can turn that cross-country move into pleasant memories that will last a lifetime.
Here are a few tips to ensure you enjoy an exciting journey.
- Hit the Highlights
One way to plan your trip is to visit the “best of” wherever you’ll be driving through. Simply Google “best museum in Atlanta,” or “must see attractions in Boston” and the choose whatever highlights catch your fancy.
- Anyone Hungry?
Shows like Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives have left many viewers with a long list of dining spots on their bucket lists. There are websites devoted to providing full lists and reviews, sorted by state, of all the restaurants featured on DDD and similar shows. Match the lists up with your driving itinerary and get ready to enjoy some great food.
- Airbnb vs. Hotels
Hotels are fun, but renting an Airbnb is often less expensive, plus you’ll have the benefit of full kitchens, laundry facilities, and other just-like-home amenities.
- Boredom Busters
Parents who have done a road trip with kids know there is a potential downside: boredom. Stock up on plenty of movies the kids can watch while on the road, but also have designated no-screen times so the family can make memories together by playing games, chatting, singing along to your favorite songs, and enjoying the scenery.
- Don’t Get Bogged Down with Moving Details
Since you’ve decided to turn your move into a vacation, you don’t want to be bothered with worrying about your stuff! Hire a highly rated long distance moving company to handle all of the moving details, so you can fully concentrate on your road trip escapades.
Since 1949, AMS Bekins has helped more than 100,000 families get the old-fashioned, competitively priced moving services they need. Our flawless reputation means that you’ll have peace of mind that your belongings are in good hands.
We’d love to be part of your next big move. Contact the moving specialists at AMS Bekins for more information. Give us a call or fill out our online form now to request a no-cost moving consultation.