Snowbird Life: How to Be a Snowbird
Many people dream about the snowbird lifestyle of escaping the frozen winter and wonder what it’s really like, how to make it happen, where to go and what to do to prepare for an extended time away from home. Becoming a midlife snowbird is a lot more involved than picking out your ideal second home in a warm climate. It takes months of planning, organizing and execution to make it happen. These are some top considerations...
DESTINATION EMERALD COAST
Florida's Emerald Coast features sugary white quartz sand beaches and an easy-going laid back vibe with New Orleans influence. Popular with snowbirds of all ages, the Emerald Coast, located in the panhandle, is a great choice for many reasons, including the gorgeous rich hues of the water, being able to enjoy both sunrise and sunset over the ocean and the easy access to housing, entertainment and restaurants.
SECRETS OF MIDLIFE SNOWBIRDS
The ups, downs and in-between days of the snowbird life. It sounds great to escape the cold winter weather in exchange for a fabulous place on the beach, but what is it really like? It may be a surprise that it's not as easy as you might think. Check out my digital diary, plus behind the scenes stories of seasoned snowbirds...
Snowbird Life: How I Became a Snowbird in My Forties
I first became a midlife snowbird at the age of "forty-something" after my husband and I set a longtime personal goal to achieve the snowbird lifestyle. Since then, envious friends and family have asked how we made it happen and shared their own ambitions to become midlife snowbirds.
As a Midwesterner most of my life, I never thought I'd actually look forward to winter.... until I became a snowbird. It changed my entire outlook and now I welcome winter in anticipation of our beautiful second home in a warm climate.
Growing up, we didn't have close family members who are snowbirds and we don't own a vacation home -- it's just been a long time dream to become a snowbird. I wondered what is it really like? Where could I find the practical "nuts and bolts" information about what to expect? I wanted to know about the ins and outs of the daily snowbird life and searched for published books and the internet. There wasn't anything that even came close and now more than five years later, there still isn't.
I created my first blog in 2015 as a travel journal for family and friends in anticipation of our first snowbird experience. However, during the winter of 2017, I created Midlife Snowbird, a fresh blog with a new identity that was much broader to feature my travel experience, cuisine, recipes and original photography. Midlife Snowbird is devoted to the practical details I was looking for prior to and having now become a seasoned snowbird. It's the information I hoped to find and now share with you. Enjoy!
--Lana K Scherer, Creator of Midlife Snowbird
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