Where Do I Belong?

Snowbirds deal with a range of coping challenges no matter where they are. [ Seaside, Florida, South Walton County] Where Do I Belong? Recently I was asked by a reader about coping with the challenges of living in and between two homes and communities. Specifically,…

Ten Layers of Snowbird Security

Cameras are priceless for peace of mind all year round. Allow plenty of time to research, install, test and tweak before departing TEN LAYERS OF SNOWBIRD SECURITY Security is essential for snowbirds who travel hundreds of miles away from their primary home for an extensive…

What to Look for in a Snowbird Rental

Location, outdoor space and a gorgeous view are all tops on the list of the most sought-after rentals in snowbird communities What to Look for in A Snowbird Rental Figuring out your warm weather rental home is the single-largest factor to being happy when away…

Snowbird Holiday Decor

  Snowbird Holiday Decor High Impact, Space Saving Decorations for Your Snowbird Home Snowbirds are notorious for lacking storage space in their warm climate homes, not only for everyday items, but especially for limited use Christmas and holiday decorations. Savvy snowbirds who are away for…

Home Vs. Away

Home Vs. Away It’s easy to get caught up in the thrill of your snowbird home–the warmer weather, prospects of a new community, new friends and the alluring amenities of your home whether it is the beach, pedestrian lifestyle, shopping / restaurants and more. Parking,…

The Solo Snowbird

Miramar Beach, Florida     The Solo Snowbird Solo snowbirds are somewhat rare, with their own unique needs, including housing that is just enough space, but not too much; a winter home where it’s reasonably easy to navigate to their destination, seeking places where they…

Model Home Syndrome

The beautiful uncluttered master bedroom in the high rise where we stayed part of the first season   MODEL HOME SYNDROME After returning home our first snowbird season, I realized something was off, it didn’t feel the same. Months went by… After having spent a…

The Off Season

Summer weekend getaway to Chicago along the River Esplanade   The Off Season Besides daydreaming about their warm climate home, what do snowbirds do during the off season? Embrace Your Primary Home It’s easy to get swept up in your winter home, after all it’s…

Midlife Snowbird Blog

  Coastal colors of the Emerald Coast of Florida, our Southern home Welcome to Midlife Snowbird Many people dream about escaping the frozen winter for life as a snowbird. And they wonder what it’s really like, how to make it happen, where to go and…