Making a big move can be both exciting and scary. Whether you are moving from Maine to California or Arizona to New York, you have many things to think about. Many individuals and families drive across country to make the move, which can be stressful. However, it’s easy to take the stress out of moving by arranging for a furniture home delivery service to move your big items from your old home to your new home.
When you use such a service, you’ll be able to relax. Free of heavy possessions, you can even enjoy your time on the open road. Stay occupied during your move by taking in the local flavor across the country. Use the following suggestions, along with your imagination, to make your cross-country move a truly fun trip.
Enjoy Local Cuisine
Many individuals love watching Guy Fieri’s program Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. Fieri has visited communities around the country to find the best local restaurants. From barbecue joints to hamburgers to ethnic food, Fieri has tried it all. Take inspiration from this famous chef and go on a local food tour during your move. Don’t forget to enjoy fresh seafood in the coastal states.
Enjoy the Weird and Wacky
If you aren’t a food aficionado, you can still have plenty of fun on your cross-country move by looking for weird attractions around the country. No matter what states you travel through, you are sure to run across some truly odd tourist destinations. If you’re driving south along the East Coast, consider stopping in Dillon, South Carolina, where Pedro will welcome you to South of the Border.
If your travels take you farther south, consider seeing the largest chair in the world in Anniston, Alabama. Iowa offers plenty of the wacky and weird too. You can visit Albert the Bull in Audubon or see the crookedest street in the world, called Snake Alley, in Burlington. If you’re headed farther west, don’t miss the Ames Pyramid in Buford, Wyoming.
Get Into History
Individuals who love to take in local history can stop at a wide variety of famous spots around the country. If you’re a Civil War buff making a move to or from the East Coast, consider a stop in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, to learn more about one of the country’s most well-known battles. On the West Coast, you can enjoy visiting Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Park in Washington and The Grand Canyon in Arizona.
The Midwest and the South offer plenty of opportunities for history lovers as well. Individuals who want to see a monument to shopping can stop at the Mall of America, located in Bloomington, Minnesota. A quick trip to New Orleans or a visit to the St. Louis Arch provides plenty of family-friendly fun. If you’re traveling through Texas, consider a stop at the Alamo in San Antonio.
Keep Busy in the Car
One of the best ways to bust moving boredom is to stay busy in the car. When you’re not out and about eating, seeing the sites or picking up on some local history, try reading or watching a DVD. If you’re traveling with kids, bring travel-friendly games or play classics such as I-Spy. Remember that furniture home delivery takes the stress out of moving. You’ll be able to truly enjoy your move when you don’t have to worry about dragging heavy items across the country.
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