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12 Top Places to Visit After Moving to Purcellville, Virginia

The center of attraction in western Loudoun County, Purcellville, Virginia is a quaint town located 50 miles northwest of Washington, D.C. In 1804, Valentine Vernon Purcell – the town’s namesake – established the area’s first post office. Purcellville’s prominent location in the Loudoun Valley and the presence of a railroad helped the town become a major agricultural center until the late 1990s. 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 Purcellville, Virginia. Vineyards 868 Estate Vineyards In 2012, a trio of families grew their […]

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Move Complete – But What Should You Unpack First?

Ah. The relief. Your moving company has delivered the last box, completed a final walkthrough, and left you and your family to enjoy your new home. AH! The stress. While the physical relocation is complete, now you have dozens of boxes to unpack. But where do you even start? Before you begin unpacking, do a walkthrough of your new home to make sure it is cleaned and prepared for your belongings. It’s much easier to clean before you have furniture in position. Then set your major furniture and appliances. Again, it’s easier to organize each room if major features are […]

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11 Top Places to Visit After Moving to Alexandria, Virginia

One of the largest independent cities in the United States, Alexandria, Virginia is located along the Potomac River less than 10 miles south of Washington, D.C. Influenced by its proximity to the nation’s capital, many of Alexandria’s professionals work in federal civil service, the U.S. military, or for a private government contractor. Alexandria’s largest employer is the U.S. Department of Defense and is home to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. 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 Alexandria, Virginia. Food & Drink […]

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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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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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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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