Category Archives: Snowbird

Discover the Golden Isles: Rich in History & Beauty

Georgia’s Atlantic Coastline is only about 100 miles long, but along this green corridor you’ll see some of America’s most breathtaking natural landscapes. This is a region woven with many cultures, notably the coastal Gullah with origins in West Africa. … Continue reading

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Another Snowbird Season Ends as the Northern Migration Begins

As refugees from the frozen north, snowbirds escape winter at home by migrating southward each fall. These snowbirds are mostly seniors that live part time in the Sunbelt and spend summers in the Northern states and Canada. They are gilded … Continue reading

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30 Years of Sunday Service for Florida RV Park Church

For the past thirty years, from November to March, the Southern Palms RV Resort in Eustis has offered Sunday worship service for American and Canadian snowbirds escaping the wrath of northern winters. This past Sunday morning’s service was the last … Continue reading

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Sunbelt RV Parks Report Record Number of Snowbirds

Resurgence of the Polar vortex and snow in 49 of the 50 states is good news for the Sunbelt. Campgrounds in southern California, Texas, Florida, and Arizona are seeing a boom in occupancy for December–March with travelers seeking a respite … Continue reading

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Pickleball Craze Sweeps Arizona Snowbird RV Parks

Snowbird RV parks and resorts across Arizona, empty nesters, and retirees are abandoning tennis in favor of pickleball, an easy to learn, senior-friendly sport that requires hitting the ball over a net, but in a small court that doesn’t require … Continue reading

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Mardi Gras Defined: Speak Like a Local

It’s Mardi Gras time! Are you ready? There are a few terms you will hear throughout Mardi Gras. Familiarize these terms before you embark upon the revelry and you will understand everything going on around you and know how to … Continue reading

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Hot-dog-filled Journey Through Cactus & Grapefruit Leagues

With Cactus League clubs clustered in the Valley of the Sun and Grapefruit League teams dotting the Florida coasts and center of the state, Spring Training offers one of baseball’s great traditions while bringing fans close to the game and … Continue reading

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Snowbirds Anticipate Baseball Spring Training 2014

Rogers Hornsby was once asked what he did in the winter when there’s no baseball. “I stare out the window and wait for spring,” the baseball great replied. There is nothing as magical as spring training for a northern baseball … Continue reading

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Luling: Texas-style Promised Land

Luling is conveniently located in the heart of Texas at the crossroads of US 90 and 183, Texas 80 and 86, and Interstate 10. Less than an hour from San Antonio and Austin, Luling sits at the southern edge of … Continue reading

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Luling: Sixty-One Years of Thumpin’

Watermelons have been associated with  Luling since the 1950s, when truck farming began to take off in the area. In 1953, Luling residents held the first Watermelon Thump, a festival featuring live music and a seed spitting competition (ready to … Continue reading

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