Chewing Gum

9 Quirky Banned Items Around the World

Packing your belongings for an international move? Are you travelling to Singapore? If so, be sure to keep all your chewing gum Stateside. In 2004, Singapore passed a law banning chewing gum imports and slaps a $500 fine on anyone seen spitting gum out on the street. Oddly enough, Singapore’s ban on chewing gum might not be the quirkiest ban of items in countries around the globe. If you’re travelling or moving to another country, contact the destination country’s embassy, consulate, or customs agency to learn more about what you can and cannot take across the border. In the meantime, check […]

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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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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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Water Mine Family Swimmin' Hole

11 Top Places to Visit after Moving to Reston, Virginia

Nestled in the northwest corner of Fairfax County, Reston, Virginia is regularly recognized as one of the top places to raise a family in the United States. Located about 40 minutes outside of Washington, D.C., Reston gives commuters a suburban alternative to D.C. without needing to venture into Loudoun County. Reston features more than 25 parks, 50 miles of trails and 1,350 acres of open space. 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 Reston, Virginia. Nature Walker Nature Center Sanctuary Named after Reston’s first […]

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Tim Howard, JK Moving Services

Meet the People of JK: Tim Howard, Customer Care 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 Tim Howard, JK Moving Services’ Commercial Customer Care Coordinator, to better get to know him and his role at JK. Here is what he 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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