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Helpful Articles - Moving to Alaska

Moving to Anchorage? Consider These 8 Neighborhoods

Travel + Leisure magazine might have ranked it the “worst-dressed city in the United States,” but its residents have found plenty to love about living in Anchorage, Alaska. Its current population of around 280,000 puts it on par with Newark, New Jersey, and Orlando, Florida. However, Anchorage is by far the most populous city in Alaska. (The next two largest cities are Juneau at 31,974 inhabitants and Fairbanks at 30,917!) As a result, Anchorage comes with the kinds of conveniences you’d expect of a cultural center: restaurants, museums, galleries, and more. That being said, as with almost every location in Alaska, you’re never far from […]

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The Secret to a More Affordable Alaska Move: Downsizing

There are lots of ways to move to or from Alaska, and the “can-do” spirit you’ll find in the Frontier State means that people have tried every single one of them. Some fill an entire container with their personal possessions. Others look to what we call “less than container” solutions where they might use a couple of wooden crates to pack up their belongings. And still, others prefer a more DIY approach to their Alaska move that might involve something like loading a truck or pulling a trailer full of all of their worldly possessions. No matter how you decide to move, there’s one thing […]

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Considering an Alaska Move? Get the Latest Updates on COVID-19, Self-Quarantine and More

On April 22, Governor Mike Dunleavy announced his “Reopen Alaska Responsibly Plan” to allow some of Alaska’s businesses to resume operations while continuing to slow the spread of COVID-19. As a transportation and logistics company that’s part of the state exemption for “essential services and critical infrastructure,” Royal Alaskan Movers has continuously remained open and operational to serve the people of Alaska. If you’re considering a move to Alaska during this time—or a relocation to the lower 48—we wanted to give you an update on where things stand with household moves. Alaska Moves Continue During COVID-19 Royal Alaskan Movers is very much open for business, […]

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Lift Vans, Containers and More: Your Options for Moving to Alaska

Moving to Alaska is a little different—but that’s probably one of the reasons why you’re excited to move to the Frontier State. Alaska’s rugged wilderness offers the perfect setting for outdoor adventures. It also can make moving to Alaska a little more challenging than a move within the lower 48.  So what are your options for moving to Alaska? Some people are happy to simply fill a truck with their belongings and drive themselves to Alaska. However, whereas a relocation from California to Texas can be as straightforward as packing a moving van, many destinations in Alaska simply aren’t directly accessible by highway.     So if you decide to send your possessions to Alaska, depending on your final destination, they’ll […]

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Moving Insurance vs. Full-Value Protection: How to Safeguard Your Move to Alaska 

There’s insurance for just about everything these days.   You’ve probably heard about pet insurance, which covers veterinary costs for cats, dogs, parrots, guinea pigs, geckos, ferrets (and more!).   But did you know that you can buy wedding insurance in case, for example, one of your vendors doesn’t show or the whole event gets canceled?   There’s even lottery syndicate coverage for businesses to protect their operations in case a group of employees happens to hit the lottery and quit their jobs all at once.  Given that insurance coverage exists for almost every eventuality, you shouldn’t be surprised when your moving company offers you an option to protect your possessions on their move to or from Alaska.  Although many people refer […]

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Gun Laws and Shipping Firearms: Moving to and from Alaska

Alaska is well known for its open gun laws. In the Frontier State, anyone who 1) is at least 21 years old and 2) may legally possess a firearm is allowed to carry a handgun without a permit, whether openly or concealed. Gun owners moving to Alaska from other states are likely to find a more gun-friendly culture here. However, when you’re moving with guns, there are some restrictions you should know about, both when transitioning in and out of the state. Additionally, if you’re moving from Alaska to another state, you’ll need to understand how your new state’s gun laws will impact you. No […]

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