Colada Shop

11 Top Places to Visit After Moving to Sterling, Virginia

Home of the former AOL corporate headquarters campus, Sterling, Virginia is a suburb located 30 miles west of Washington, D.C. Along with northern Virginia in general, Sterling has undergone expansive development in the last two decades, transforming from a small farm town to an epicenter for global technology and transportation companies. While economic and infrastructure growth continue throughout the region, Sterling protects its heritage with green space preservation and historic landmarks. If you’re new to the area (or if you’ve lived here your whole life), check out our list of top places to visit in Sterling, Virginia. Food & Drink Colada Shop […]

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Christa Moore, JK's Quality Control Coordinator

Meet the People of JK: Christa Moore, Quality Control Coordinator

When you think about a moving company, you probably think about the folks who actually conduct your move, like the packers, drivers, and warehouse staff. But there are so many other employees “behind the scenes.” I recently sat down with Christa Moore, JK Moving Services’ Quality Control Coordinator, to better get to know her and her role at JK. Here is what she shared: To learn more about the people at JK, check out our YouTube playlist where we highlight some of our employees.

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Suburbs

4 Affordable Washington, D.C. Suburbs for Families

(Editor’s Note – Today we are joined by Christen Tien from Zillow) Raising a family in U.S. cities is often more expensive than raising one in the suburbs. Substantially higher costs of living are due in part to more expensive real estate. Housing in Washington, D.C. is no exception. A four member family in D.C. can expect to pay an extra $12,832 annually on mortgage payments, property taxes and day care, compared to a family residing in nearby suburbs. Save Cash in the Suburbs Parents in D.C. suburbs save an average of $6,709 on their mortgages and property taxes. Plus, suburban […]

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US Embassy London

How to Access Assistance Abroad – 7 Ways Consulates Can Help

After accepting the position of a lifetime in Barcelona, you get nervous. You and your family have only ever lived in suburban America and moving to a popular metropolis halfway across the world will be a big change. How can you combat those nerves? Connecting with a consulate or embassy in your host country is a good start! How do you register with an embassy or consulate? To get the most out of consular services while abroad, register with your nearest embassy or consulate. Different countries have different registration processes, but, a lot of countries offer a simple, online travel […]

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