Tag Archives: Winter Texans

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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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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Mission a Prime Destination For Winter Texans

Located right in the heart of the Rio Grande Valley, about 250 miles south of San Antonio, lies a tight knit community of friends, family, and children. During winter, they embrace the thousands of Winter Texans that call Mission their … Continue reading

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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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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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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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