Tag Archives: Snowbird

Planning For Retirement

Preparing for retirement is a lot of work. That’s one of life’s great ironies. Both financial and physical well-being in retirement require foresight and planning. In his book, “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” Stephen Covey writes, “I am … Continue reading

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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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Are You Overweight? 

Is your RV overweight? There’s only one way to know for sure: Escapees SmartWeigh. The Escapees SmartWeigh program provides accurate individual wheel weights for your RV, toad, and tow vehicle, and will help you trim the pounds if you need … 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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RV Parking Rules: A Double Whammy

Rarely a week goes by without a media story about some community somewhere in the United States or Canada imposing restrictive rules, regulations, ordinances, and general hassles on owners of recreational vehicles. Communities across the United States and Canada are reviewing … Continue reading

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There’s an RV for Every Lifestyle

What is the RV lifestyle? It all depends upon your perspective. What do you want a recreational vehicle to do for you? What type of lifestyle do you anticipate? What are your hobbies and favored activities? For some the RV is a home—full … 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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