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 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…

Bay Alarm Medical Alert System Review for 2022
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Bay Alarm Medical Alert System Review for 2022

When considering purchasing a medical alert system for yourself or a loved one, you may feel overwhelmed by the number of medical alert companies offering systems and the various options you have to choose from. I started researching medical alert systems a few months ago for my elderly mom and made the mistake of not…

10+ Travel Apps Great for Snowbirds and Travelers
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10+ Travel Apps Great for Snowbirds and Travelers

As a snowbird, you travel between homes in different regions in the country (or between countries) at least a few times each year. You probably also take plenty of local “road trips” too.  Did you know there are many great travel apps you can take advantage of when you’re on the go? These mobile apps…

Enriching Ways to Volunteer When Snowbirding
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Enriching Ways to Volunteer When Snowbirding

While enjoying warmer weather and recreational activities are a plus, many snowbirds seek to give back to their adopted communities during their snowbird season. Volunteerism among winter visitors continues to rise, making this group an asset to many non-profit organizations. Many American and Canadian Snowbirds who enjoy putting their skills to work and donating their…

Govee Water Sensor Review [Protecting Your Home]
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Govee Water Sensor Review [Protecting Your Home]

As a snowbird, you want to safeguard your home when you’re away. To protect my northern and southern homes from potential water damage I decided to install Govee WiFi water sensors. These water leak sensors are a smart home device designed to send alerts to my mobile phone in the event they come into contact…