I went on a holiday in Melbourne, Australia and had such an amazing three weeks that I decided to move there for good after nearly a decade of working in Silicon Valley. But instead of flying out and moving into my new home straightaway, I opted to see more of the world first. Yes, you can move to a new country and travel at the same time.
That’s not it!
I love the fact that in huge countries like Australia where we might accumulate lots of “Stuff” in the form of a washing machine, a bed, furniture,a piano and so on. In this case it is important to find the best interstate removalists that have a huge network and experience in moving from people from say Melbourne to Sydney.
Here’s how I did it.
I booked a month-long cruise.
Before I moved to the other side of the world, I booked a month long British Isles Cruise, which started from Fort Lauderdale in Florida and ended in Southampton, UK. Along the way we got to visit Portugal, Spain, France, England, Ireland, and Scotland. The ship even made a port of call twice in France (for Paris and Normandy)!
For me, cruising is one of the most relaxing ways to see the world. I don’t have to look for hotels, book flights, catch trains, and make car rental arrangements. I’m instantly on vacation mode as soon as I set foot on the ship. Itineraries are taken care of and there’s no need to lug suitcases around from one place to another – I have to unpack only once!
As I thought about it, the best part of the entire experience was I got to explore several countries in one trip. I got to enjoy all the highlights each destination had to offer and didn’t have to go through a series of travel hits and misses. I was completely pampered – it was quality “me-time” before I embarked on another adventure, which was living overseas.
The moving to Melbourne preparations were underway while I was on a holiday!
Before moving to Melbourne, I hired an interstate removals company called: Santa Fe Wridgways who were capable of handling every aspect of moving overseas, and between states; from packing and picking up all my possessions from my old place, to delivery and setting them all up in my new apartment. I was worry-free throughout the cruise knowing experts were on top of the situation.
Moving abroad and traveling the world is very doable – the secret is to get the help of relocation experts who provide door-to-door moving services to make the transition to new country as smooth and stress-free as a cruise trip!