Keeping Your Valentine’s Day Intact While Moving
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and, unfortunately, you’re in the middle of a move. Whether you’re moving down the street or across the country, we all know how stressful and time-consuming moving can be. When you’re in a rush, holidays like Valentine’s Day can feel like more of a nuisance than a reason to celebrate. But you don’t have to scrap your romantic plans all together just because you have some added responsibilities on your plate. Use these tips to have a lovely Valentine’s Day together as a couple, even if you’re driving across the country or held up in an empty house.
If you’re accustomed to holding your partner to high expectations when special holidays come around, be prepared to be disappointed. Get a head start by scaling back your expectations. Moving is often one of the most stressful chores in life. If your relationship can survive a move, you’re already in good shape. Try to relax and be spontaneous this Valentine’s Day. If you end up eating ramen on the floor, remember that life could be worse.
Regardless of where you end up on Valentine’s Day, it’s probably smart to let someone else do the cooking. Chances are that all of your cooking gear is already packed up. If you’ve just arrived at your new house, explore the neighborhood by finding a local restaurant. Getting take-out is also an easy way to celebrate if you’re trapped in an empty house. If you’re on the road, schedule some time to stop at a nice restaurant that’s close to the highway. Remember to call ahead to make sure that you can get a table on one of the busiest nights of the year.
If all of your stuff is packed up, try to find something that you can use to stay comfortable in your new house. Leave a few pillows, an air mattress, or a sleeping bag lying around to forge a place to sleep. You can use a folding table or a few boxes to string together a makeshift table and chairs. Living on the floor can actually be pretty cozy.
Moving can turn your life into a nonstop frenzy. You might think that you have to drive 18 hours straight or unpack everything right away, but sometimes we force ourselves to trudge forward when it’s not entirely necessary. Try to relax on Valentine’s Day, even if it’s just for a few hours. If you’re driving long distances, cut yourself a break and pull over for the night at a hotel. If you’re rushing to unpack, find some time to procrastinate. You’ll be glad you did. All of those boxes will still be there in the morning.
Celebrating the holidays during a move is all about perspective. If you’re expecting the worst, you probably won’t enjoy yourself this year. Try to focus on the positive. Enjoying Valentine’s Day is about being together. Love is really the only thing that matters.
Part 4 of our top 10 places to visit while relocating with SuiteAmerica – our next pit stop is Silicon Valley!
Relocating to Silicon Valley? Or do you already live there and are looking for some sites to see? We’ve put together a list of 5 places that are must see attractions for current or future residents.
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Space Needle – Located 520 feet above the grounds of the Seattle Center, the observation deck of this iconic landmark affords spectacular 360 degree views. From the top of the needle, you can view the Seattle skyline, as well as the Olympic and Cascade Mountains, Mount Rainer, Mount Baker and Elliott Bay. Built for the 1962 World’s Fair, it is one of the tallest structures west of the Mississippi. Be sure to dine at the revolving SkyCity restaurant and enjoy breathtaking views while enjoying Pacific Northwest cuisine.
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5 Ways to Enjoy the Tech Capital of the Country
From tech conglomerates to mountainous views, Silicon Valley has earned its reputation as a hub of new age thinkers and powerful innovations. Companies such as Facebook, Apple, and Google all have a home in this historical landmark. If you ever have the pleasure of being in the Silicon Valley area just south of San Francisco, be sure to check out these high-profile attractions and see where the dot-com revolution got its start.
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Good luck is said to be bestowed on those who possess a four-leaf clover.
Officially commemorates Saint Patrick, Ireland’s patron saint.
Go with friends and enjoy the Saint Patrick’s Day parade and celebration.
Remember to wear your green or you might feel a pinch.
Embark on a journey to the seven places in the U.S. named after the shamrock.
Enjoy a dish of traditional Irish American corned beef and cabbage.
Never fall for the trickery of a leprechaun.
National Mall and Memorial Parks
The National Mall has been a proud symbol of our country for more than 200 years. Stretching from the United States Capitol to the Potomac River it encompasses many monuments and memorials including the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, World War II Memorial, Thomas Jefferson Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial and the DC War Memorial (WWI). This is the only the beginning, see all the national treasures DC has to offer.
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Ernest Hemingway first brought attention to the area in the 1930’s. Since then, tourists have flocked to the area to enjoy skiing, ice skating, golfing, fishing, hiking, cycling, tennis and horseback riding, in addition to the spectacular scenery. In Sun Valley, if the sun is out (and it’s out 80% o f the year), then there’s always something fun and exciting just right outside.
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TOP 5 NIGHTLIFE ACTIVITIES TO DO IN AUSTIN, TX
Spend a Night On the Town with the Best Late-Night Activities In Austin
When the sun sets in Austin, the party is just beginning. In addition to its vast natural beauty and rustic cowboy culture, Austin is a great city for staying up late. The streets are full of young professionals, students and friendly people looking for a good time. With dozens of high-end bars and hopping dance clubs, Austin has everything you need to party into the wee hours of the morning. Discover how it feels to strut through this posh city at night with our top five late-night activities.
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The magic continues in 2015 as Disneyland celebrates its 60th anniversary. Ride the monorail, dare to enter the Haunted Mansion, sing-along to It’s a Small World, take a twirl in the Mad Tea Party teacups, bobsled through the Matterhorn and take flight with Peter Pan. Walk across to the California Adventure Park and go Soarin’ Over California, scream as you drop through the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, get drenched on the Grizzly River Run, play your way through the Toy Story Midway Mania and take a spin on Mickey’s Fun Wheel. Be sure to check out the Downtown Disney District for more magical shopping, eating and entertainment. Remember, it all started with a mouse.
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