How to Pack for a Weeklong Getaway in a Beach Bag

How to Pack for a Weeklong Getaway in a Beach Bag Pare it Back to the Bare Essentials, What to Take, What to Leave Behind I am a snowbird who readily admits traveling light is not my thing. I overpack — mostly on purpose — 

What are you missing along the way?

What Are You Missing Along the Way? Fantastic side trips await to/from your snowbird destination I asked my snowbird friends, “When going to or from your winter destination, do you stop and see things along the way? Surprisingly, they don’t. The explanation is, “We’re in 

Thinking of Renting Out Your Primary Home? A Checklist

Proximity to local attractions such as wineries, entertainment, sports facilities, shopping and restaurants will help bring guests to your property. [Country Heritage Winery, Laotto, Indiana] Thinking of Renting Out Your Primary Home? Checklist of 15 Considerations Prior to Placing Your Primary Property on the Rental 

Two Alternate Travel Options To Get to Your Destination

Nashville Tennessee skyline Two Alternate Travel Options How to Get to Your Warm Weather Destination Without Driving Yourself At some point, every snowbird must decide whether to continue driving themselves to their destination. It’s a tough decision snowbirds face for various reasons.  As snowbirds age, 

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 

BeachFront, Ocean Front, Ocean View: What to Know

An example of prime beachfront property, the units are directly accessible to the sand at ground level. Miramar Beach, Northwest Florida. Beachfront, Ocean Front, Ocean View What to Know About the Nuances of Beach Rental Terminology Snowbirds looking for a place with “beachfront” in the 

Flying Snowbirds

Cosmo is an international flying snowdog who lives in Germany and has made seven round trips to NW Florida since he was a pup Flying Snowbirds Are you a good candidate to fly to your warm weather destination? Flying snowbirds are a bit of an 

Snowbird Road Trip Essentials Checklist

Be prepared for planned and unplanned situations such as the loss of cell service in rural areas. Don’t forget to take photos to document the beautiful scenery. Snowbird Checklist: Road Trip Essentials Organize for a Successful Snowbird Road Trip Now that Thanksgiving, the Christmas crush 

How to Pack Your Vehicle

How to Pack Your Vehicle Strategic Organization for a Successful Snowbird Road Trip The first season we became snowbirds, I made a huge mistake. I did not get involved in packing the vehicle, only the stuff that goes in the vehicle. I was naively happy 

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