So, we may be headed to Alaska. It's not 100% yet but we're hoping to be there at some point this winter....yeah, I know...probably not the best time to arrive. Here is our situation:
I am 28 and my husband of 10 years is 30. We have 2 kids (5 & 8). My husband and I were born and raised here in Georgia. We're starting to think that we need a break from here (my mother, on the other hand, has a very different view on this ) Anywho, my husband is an RN and we've been talking a lot lately about him starting up with travel nursing. One place we have both always wanted to go is Alaska. The more we read and the more we look around websites the more we're starting to think we may want to live there, not just travel there. This website has also given me a huge amount of information. So thanks!
We're pretty sure that he won't be able to get a permanent position at a hospital since we do not currently have an Alaskan address and he will need to apply for his License. We also want to make sure we actually like the state before packing up and heading out. So tell me if you think this may be a good plan. We're thinking of having him go ahead and start looking for a contract position. Once he lands one and we get there, it'll be for a minimum of 13 weeks. He's hoping to get a 26 week contract or see about extending a 13 week contract. We're hoping this will be enough time for us to travel around and make sure that we are willing to make the big move. If we enjoy it as much as we think we will, then he wants to start looking for a more permanent position while we are there and heck, if we don't like it then we'll just move on to the next location.
Does this sound feasible? Can you think of a better way? Before leaving we plan on putting the majority of our household items in storage and tow a Uhaul trailer behind us with the stuff we know we'll need. Yes, we plan on driving from Ga....with 2 young kids....and a dog... Smart, huh?
Any information you can give would be GREATLY appreciated!!