Author: SunChasers

Vicki Cook and Amy Blacklock are the #sunchasers behind Snowbirding Central. Together they own multiple websites and are the coauthors of the book Estate Planning 101 from Adams Media. They hail from the North (upstate New York and Michigan) and each own snowbird homes in Florida with their husbands.
How to Choose a Snowbird Location
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How to Choose a Snowbird Location

When you decide to seek out sunshine and warmer climates during the winter months, one of the first questions you might have is how to select a snowbird location. It’s a frequent question we get from people who find this blog! If you’ve enjoyed vacationing in southern regions, you may already have a list of…

Drawbacks to the Snowbird Lifestyle [and overcoming them!]
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Drawbacks to the Snowbird Lifestyle [and overcoming them!]

Are you thinking about living for extended periods in Florida, Arizona, New Mexico, or another southern state because of their sunny days? Perhaps you’re thinking about escaping the winter cold in Canada or New England and heading south for warmer weather? Whatever your reason for changing zip codes for several chilly weeks or a few…

Are Good Sam RV Memberships Worth The Cost?
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Are Good Sam RV Memberships Worth The Cost?

If you camp frequently or think about spending your winter snowbirding in an RV park, you’ve probably heard about different membership clubs you can join that offer a variety of discounts and services to those in the camping community. But are the resources and savings these membership programs provide worth the cost of joining?  Today,…

Best State Parks for Camping in the Finger Lakes of New York

Best State Parks for Camping in the Finger Lakes of New York

During the summer months, most snowbirds return to their northern homes or embark on travel throughout the U.S. In the northeast, states like Michigan, New York, Vermont, and Maine welcome snowbirds and other travelers with beautiful scenic views and plenty of outdoor activities. When you visit New York, you can enjoy spending your days hiking,…

Tips for Snowbirds and Seasonal Travelers to Avoid Rental Scams

Tips for Snowbirds and Seasonal Travelers to Avoid Rental Scams

Every year at the start of winter, snowbirds and those looking to escape the snow migrate toward southern states like South Carolina, Florida, Arizona, and New Mexico.  This seasonal movement results in many people searching rental listings for winter accommodations in warmer climates. Unfortunately, the competition for seasonal or short term housing might make sun…

How to Be a Great Houseguest (7 Do’s and 7 Don’ts)
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How to Be a Great Houseguest (7 Do’s and 7 Don’ts)

You may enjoy relaxing in luxurious accommodations on expensive vacations, spending your days away from the office hiking in the back-country, or taking the kids to popular attractions when you’re away from home.  But another wonderful opportunity may present itself if a relative or close friend invites you to stay with them. Many who live…

Safe Driving Tips for Snowbirds and Solo Travelers
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Safe Driving Tips for Snowbirds and Solo Travelers

The seasonal migration of Canadian and American snowbirds from the greater north into southern states like Arizona, Texas, North Carolina, and the most popular snowbird destination of all, the “sunshine state” of Florida, and then back home again requires good planning. There are many logistical issues to consider when traveling, and one of the first…

Beyond Green Beer: Tasty Cocktails for St. Patrick’s Day
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Beyond Green Beer: Tasty Cocktails for St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated every year by those who are Irish and by plenty of people who aren’t too! Along with leprechauns, shamrocks, and gold coins, March 17th is the holiday that’s also known for green beer, and that delicious once-a-year meal – corned beef and cabbage. Ireland has long been associated with drinking,…

Part-Time Job Options for Snowbirds and Travelers
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Part-Time Job Options for Snowbirds and Travelers

If you’ve decided to work a part-time job as a snowbird, you might be thinking about your options. Some people know exactly what they’ll do for work. Others may have a wide variety of positions to consider in their snowbird destination. What’s a good job for a snowbird who wants part-time employment? Well, that depends…

Food and Drink Treat Ideas for Valentine’s Day
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Food and Drink Treat Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is one of the highlights of February. And whether you have a “special someone” in your life or not, you can celebrate with people you care about! “Galentine’s Day” or “Palentine’s Day” are popular spin offs of the traditional holiday and are celebrated in February too. You can also flip the focus of…