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Pre trip before move:)

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I am planning on a3 day trip before I move to st thomas...I was wondering where I should start lookin? I saw some apartments on Craigslist I could check out, and have been looking at employment....I have enough money to last till middle of next year if I have to, don't want to do that and find a job...any thoughts?

Posted : June 11, 2015 5:10 pm
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I left out that I have spent 10 days in st Thomas from a tourist perspective at a resort, an loved it...I wanted to look at it from the look of permanently living there....

Posted : June 11, 2015 5:17 pm
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A three day trip hardly seems worth it, particularly when you have enough money to get by for several months. I suggest you forgo the pre-move visit, arrange for a short-term place to stay (check Crystal Palace B&B above town, Rhoda's Guest House in Tillett Gardens and Two Sandals By The Sea on the East end - all have websites and others may recommend more), and settle in there for a couple of weeks. Once you get your bearings you can look for a car, then go job hunting and then look for an apartment located in a place easily accessible from where you're working.

Posted : June 11, 2015 5:44 pm
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Posted : June 11, 2015 6:08 pm
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I am doing the same thing. Decided to move there in a year so took a vacation to St. Thomas March 2015. I plan to take another vacation there before permanent move.

Feedback from above [Old Tart ] is informative.

Your post/comment makes me think of a few things:

--- Its important to visit to know if its the place to move permanently.

--- Take long vacations there.

--- Explore Employment options, networking. While there and at home.

--- Then if its the place to be permanently, make the move. Short stays are expensive.

--- If you have decided to re-locate; make the plunge, GO. Loose the extra baggage as most posts have suggested, Save, get short term housing and look for employment.

Posted : June 13, 2015 12:34 am
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It took 6 days before I found an apt. & most folks thought that was insanely fast & I must agree since the rush meant settling just for what I needed & little of what I wanted.
But more important BEWARE of the scammers on craigslist. I have seen a lot of them lately

Posted : June 15, 2015 11:23 am
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Thx all

Posted : June 15, 2015 3:10 pm
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