The Basics of How to Furnish a Vacation Rental Property

The Basics of How to Furnish a Vacation Rental Property Many snowbirds understandably dream of eventually purchasing their own vacation rental property. My husband and I rented for six seasons and it inspired me to write a post entitled, “What to Look for in a…

How to Meet People in Your Snowbird Community

The best place to start meeting people is in your own neighborhood, whether at the pool, community center or walking your dog How to Meet People in Your Snowbird Community Ideas for new and seasoned snowbirds Recently I was contacted by a reader who is…

Autumn Tour of Saugatuck on Lake Michigan’s Eastern Coastline

Autumn Tour of Saugatuck on Lake Michigan’s Eastern Coastline A Nostalgic, Romantic, Artsy Waterfront Vacation Destination When my twin sister first announced she was coming home to the Midwest from Hawaii, she invited me to go on a “mini vacation within a vacation.” We have…

Work From Wherever Snowbirds

Work From Wherever (WFW) Snowbirds How to Choose the Best Rental for Working Remotely In May of 2019, I published a blog post entitled “How to Be a Working Snowbird,” and in 2021 it remains quite relevant. In fact, How to Be a Working Snowbird…

Power of Social Media Groups

HARNESS THE POWER OF SOCIAL MEDIA GROUPS Timely recommendations for everything in your community Country music star Luke Bryan’s Shore Thing cigar bar on 30A is a fun place to spend time if you don’t mind cigar fumes Social media groups that hone in on…

Outdoor Summer Entertaining

Individual charcuterie boards are fun for small outdoor parties OUTDOOR SUMMER ENTERTAINING Tips to Host Your Guests 2021 Style The global pandemic brought an entirely new appreciation for the simple things in life. Time spent outdoors. Good food. Friendships. And the ability to host loved…

Snowbird Destination Trends

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced a re-evaluation of metro vs. smaller populations for snowbirds and Zoombirds [Natchez Street, Seaside Florida] Snowbird Destination Trends Considerations for Snowbirds and Zoombirds What are the latest snowbird destination trends? I was recently interviewed for an article, “Boca Raton, Florida,…

Pros, Cons of Owning Two Homes

One consideration of buying a second home is whether to retain or down size one’s Northern home [Covington Lake, Northeast Indiana] Pros and Cons of Owning Two Homes 15 Point Checklist Before Buying a Second Property Many snowbirds think about owning a vacation home or…

Alys Beach – Stunning Architectural Tour

Architecture Tour of Stunning Alys Beach, Florida Renowned for Iconic Architecture, New Urbanism Movement If you’ve never experienced Alys Beach on the Gulf Coast of Northwest Florida’s panhandle in-between Panama City and Destin, I highly recommend it as a must-see while in the vicinity. Renowned…

Burns Night Winter Dinner Celebration

Burns Night is a historic Scottish dinner celebration that can be adapted to a cozy, romantic dinner on a dark chilly winter night BURNS NIGHT Romantic Scottish Dinner Celebration I had never heard of Burns Night until reading a chapter in a European book featuring…