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Yup yup another newbie. I have never worked seasonally and havent reallytraveled too much. I was just wondering what the easiest way to move, what to bring, ect. when you are relocating across the country. What is easier to bring/buy ther, any tips, ect. I do not drive so i will be limited to bringing only what I can take on a plane,bys, ect. Any traveling tips? Shipping tips? Im just curious what has worked in the past or possibly good ideas. I think I will be moving to Utah from PA....Thanks!
I use a combination of plane/bus/train/shuttle on my various trips around the country. There are many factors depending on where you're going to and from, cost, time, and just personal preference. I know a guy that rides a bicycle back and forth every summer between Wisconsin and Arizona!
I started out with two bags, I've moved more and more to shipping some. It's less hassle dealing with them at bus/train stations. Most do not have storage lockers, and depending on place to place/time to time, many take the threat of unattended bags very seriously. Sometimes at major train stations they'll let you check baggage in early. Many air carriers have been increasing baggage costs, too. I'm thinking about knocking it down to just a carry on.
I see you're at least sometimes looking for wrangler positions. The owners/managers maight understand the shipping problem...but if you don't have your own saddle(s)/tack, your fellow co-workers will question your experience level. UPS/FedEx some areas are better served than others, ask the manager which is better in that area.
I have had pleasant experiences on all the different modes of travel...I have had much less enjoyable times on all the different modes of travel.
Questions: How much time do you have to travel? Do you want to go directly, or maybe make some stops along the way? Type of position...some have more uniform/clothing requirements...equipment (saddle) needs. Personal preference...some people like to see the scenery out the train/bus windows, some people prefer to get the travel part over quickly...
My concern was what about picking up bigger stuff, such as dresser/ bed/ matresses? I dont require much but that stuff is expensive to haul and replace.