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The History of Winter Texans

Thousands of snow-weary northerners flock to Texas for the winter. In Texas—a state famous for adding its unique flair—migrating snowbirds have been affectionately dubbed Winter Texans. Most congregate in one of two areas: Coastal Bend and Rio Grande Valley. The majority of Winter … Continue reading

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2015 Quartzsite Show Dates Announced

Quartzsite is located in western Arizona, 17 miles east of the Colorado River on I-10. In 1856, settler Charles Tyson built a fort at the present site of Quartzsite for protection against Indian raids and to protect his water supply. Fort … Continue reading

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Obscure Snowbird Destinations

Every winter thousands of Canadians and Americans from the northern climes head south to the U.S Sunbelt. The snowbird hotspots include vast stretches of the Florida coastline, a variety of popular Arizona desert locations, and Palm Springs, the always fashionable … Continue reading

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North-South Snowbird RV Routes

As refugees from the frozen north, snowbirds escape winter at home by migrating southward each year. Selecting a balmy snowbird roost is when all the fun begins. Choice is in rich supply. Many snowbirds are north-south creatures, meaning those from the … Continue reading

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Snowbird Tips—Exploring the Sun Belt

As refugees from the frozen north, snowbirds escape winter at home by migrating southward each year. Selecting your balmy Snowbird roost is when all the fun begins. Choice is in rich supply, and for those who like to hop around a … Continue reading

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Tips for Canadian Snowbirds

Each year, more than a million Canadian Snowbirds flock south to southern climes to enjoy warm weather. Snowbirds need to know the rules of their roost and to do some serious planning. Too often, they overlook some important considerations. Most … Continue reading

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Talking Turkey At Thanksgiving

Today is my favorite holiday of the year. No presents to buy. And as Canadian Snowbirds we have the opportunity of celebrating Thanksgiving in October (Canadian Thanksgiving) and again today. The only thing to spend is time with family, food, … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving & Our RV Lifestyle

Many will be on the road traveling today and throughout this Thanksgiving weekend. Thanksgiving is the biggest travel weekend in America, and RVers are out in force, back on the road, crossing the country in their RVs to spend Thanksgiving … Continue reading

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Quartzsite: Woodstock of the Snowbird Set

During our last visit to the annual Quartzsite Sports, Vacation & RV Show in January, we reminisced about how Quartzsite has changed over the last 16 years since our first visit and what future years might bring. If you pass … Continue reading

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Top 10 Reasons To RV Full Time

The number of people living full-time or part-time in a recreational vehicle continues to grow every year. Many are retired or plan to retire soon. Others are part of an expanding group of working age folks who are embracing a … Continue reading

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