Category Archives: Snowbird

Snowbird Destinations

Snowbirds flock to Ol’ Airy Zonie, Southern Texas, Florida, and other Sunbelt states and Mexico to avoid winter’s bite, snow and blowing snow, and treacherous icy sidewalks and streets. Northern Europeans are also known to migrate to the U.S. Sunbelt, … Continue reading

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Snowbirds Prep For Annual Migration

Migrating birds don’t have much prep work before they fly southward for the winter. Snowbirds, on the other hand, must consider how to shut down their residences before taking flight to flee the coming winter’s snow, ice, and bone-chilling cold … Continue reading

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Snowbird Basics

Winter is a time for boots, snow shovels, and icy roads… unless you’re a snowbird who RVs to the Sun Belt. As Neil Young once sang, “the summer ends and the winter winds begin to holler all around the bend…” … Continue reading

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Take Retirement for a Test Drive in an RV

At some point we all dream of what our retirement will look like. For some it’s a condo on the beach, perhaps spending more time with family or maybe getting into a new hobby. For us and a growing number … Continue reading

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Fewer Winter Texans Visit The Rio Grande Valley

The Rio Grande Valley has been a winter refuge for northern snowbirds for many decades. But the heydays for these retired part-time residents, dubbed Winter Texans, may be over. A new study by the University of Texas-Pan American’s Business and … Continue reading

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Bird Photography is What I like to Do

With binoculars, scopes, and gazes turned to the skies, birders are often easier to spot than their feathered friends. Birding has become one of the fastest-growing and most popular activities in the U.S. and around the world. An estimated 30 … Continue reading

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Cross Border Travel Entry & Exit Data Exchange Implementation Delayed

In their Member Advisory issued on March 28, 2014, the Canadian Snowbird Association (CSA) discussed the joint Canada/U.S. declaration titled Beyond the Border: A Shared Vision for Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness. The purpose of the program is to “to enhance … Continue reading

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RV Camping in Brunswick and the Golden Isles

Nestled along Georgia coast, midway between Savannah, Georgia, and Jacksonville, Florida, lies the mainland city of Brunswick and its four beautiful barrier islands: St. Simons Island, Sea Island, Little St. Simons Island, and Jekyll Island. Interstate 95, the main Interstate … Continue reading

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Discover the Golden Isles: Little St. Simons Island & Historic Brunswick

Four beautiful isles—St. Simons, Little St. Simons, Jekyll, and Sea—and a nearby coastal town are known collectively as Brunswick and the Golden Isles of Georgia. Little St. Simons Island Little St. Simons Island (though not so little at 10,000 acres) … Continue reading

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Discover the Golden Isles: Jekyll Island

The southernmost island of the Golden Isles, Jekyll Island was inhabited by Indians several hundred years ago; in subsequent years it has been used as a place for settlers and for a Civil War encampment. Jekyll Island was purchased in … Continue reading

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