Category Archives: Snowbird

Mardi Gras in Mobile, Past & Present

Before New Orleans, there was Mobile—the birthplace of Mardi Gras in America. Mobile, founded by Roman Catholics from France in 1702, was home to the first mystic society, or krewe, which held America’s first Mardi Gras celebration in 1704—14 years … Continue reading

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Top 7 Snowbird Hotspots

Cold winter weather is inevitable. But there is an escape. Residents of the northern half of North America have long found respite from winter’s chill by fleeing to the southern half. As refugees from the frozen north, snowbirds avoid winter’s bite, snow … Continue reading

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Coachella Valley Preserve: A Desert Oasis

On the northern side of the Coachella Valley, nestled at the feet of the Indio Hills, the Coachella Valley Preserve is the Old West just minutes from Palm Springs, Indian Wells, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indio, and other desert cities. … Continue reading

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Snowbirds Give Back by Volunteering & Workcamping

As more seniors seek ways to enjoy the snowbird lifestyle many are turning to workcamping as a means of supplementing their pensions. Being a workcamper is not just a job, it’s a lifestyle, one that is actively pursued by some … Continue reading

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Trio of National Parks That Are Best During Winter

Winter can be one of the best times to get out and explore America’s national parks in an RV. Many of the busiest national parks experience a major drop in attendance, allowing visitors better viewing opportunities amid less crowded conditions. … Continue reading

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Quartzsite Plans GRAND Gathering 2015

The 2nd Annual GRAND Gathering, the World’s Largest Gathering of Grand Parents and Great-Grand Parents, is planned for Quartzsite from March 6 to 8. Sponsored by the Quartzsite Improvement Association (QIA), Grand Gathering 2015 will be a celebration of grandparents, … Continue reading

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Magnet For Birds & Snowbirds

They may be blue in the North Country, but in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas, the jays have bright green backs, purple-blue heads with black trim down to the chest, and yellowish-green underparts. The Valley, as it is … Continue reading

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Escapees Expand Mail Services

Since 1985, Escapees Mail Forwarding Service has been assisting full-time and part-time RVers with all their mail forwarding needs.  As a licensed commercial mail-receiving agent, Escapees provides the largest, most economical service for RVers in the nation. Livingston, Texas-based Escapees Club … Continue reading

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Settling Into Your Snowbird Roost

Once you’ve decided on the region you’d like to visit, consider the RV park where you’d like to while away the winter months. Many of these parks welcome snowbirds with open arms and even schedule special events or social mixers … Continue reading

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2 National Parks That Are Best During Winter

Touring America’s national parks in an RV can be a transcendent experience. Winter can be one of the best times to get out and explore the great outdoors. Although some parks may have limited access to certain areas due to … Continue reading

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