Here Vs. There: A Candid Case Study

Here Vs. There: A Candid Case Study The Emotional Impact of Trading Proximity to Family for Full Time In Your Southern Community If you’ve ever wondered what it might be like to live in your snowbird community full time, consider this case study of one 

Here Vs. There: The Top Question I Am Asked the Most

Here Vs. There: The Top Question I Am Asked the Most Why Snowbirds Consciously Choose to Live In Two Places Curiosity about the choice to live in two places vs. one primary home are what I am commonly asked when the subject of being a 

Starter Snowbirds: Analysis of Two Pre-Emerging Snowbird Couples

Stinky’s Fish Camp, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida Starter Snowbirds An Analysis of Two Pre-Emerging Snowbird Couples While sitting around a firepit at our neighbor’s end of summer social gathering, the topic of retirement and possibly becoming a snowbird were of interest to two couples who 

Books Connect Snowbirds to Community: Six Favorite Local Gulf Coast Books

I am honored to have two original maps published in “Florida’s Emerald Coast, A Pathway to Paradise” by Robert Reynolds Books Connect Snowbirds to Community Six Favorite Local and Regional Gulf Coast Books At the end of summer when the weather starts changing and there’s 

Cook Like a Pro: The Basics

Beautiful and simple butternut squash pasta with freshly grated parmesan cheese Cook Like a Pro The basics of cooking like a professional chef When it comes to cooking, I’ve found that snowbirds fall into two groups: the non-cooks and the foodies. I consider myself a 

Candid Conversations with Snowbirds: An Insider’s Perspective

Candid Conversations with Snowbirds What Snowbirds Are Talking About from an Insider’s Perspective Every snowbird is different, yet there’s many common threads of conversations that all relate to core issues: the overall value and cost of housing, location, friendships/connections, community and appreciation. As a seasoned 

Housing Case Study: Not All That Glitters is Gold

Balancing a great view with cost isn’t an easy decision [Pictured: Maravilla Resort, Miramar Beach, FL, a condo complex with 188 units] Not All That Glitters Is Gold Snowbird Housing Case Study My twist of William Shakespeare’s famous quote, “All that glitters is not gold” 

Nothing Bad Ever Happens at the Beach

Our first year as snowbirds, we witnessed a raging fire that broke out at AJ’s where we had just departed just seconds earlier Nothing Bad Ever Happens at the Beach  Why Snowbirds and Tourists Should Know and Set Individual Limits For nine years and counting, 

14 Tips to Avoid Rental Scams

Deposits with no recourse, high pressure tactics, pricing and terms too good to be true and no contract are all major red flags 14 Tips to Avoid Rental Scams  With the popularity of online shopping, online scams are also at an all time high. Rental 

Location, Location, Location – Peak vs. Off Peak

Map of The Emerald Coast, Southern Alabama and Northwest Florida LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION  Peak vs. Off Peak Affects the Cost of Housing As snowbirds return home to begin the off-season, much reflection goes into what can be done differently for the next season. Life changes