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 

Decorate Your Vacation Rental with Hints of the Holidays

Decorate Your Vacation Rental with Hints of the Holidays Ten Tips to Bring the Holiday Feeling to Your Southern Home A year ago, my husband and I spent Thanksgiving at the beach and I loved it! It was that much better because Courtney and Bob, 

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 

Prepare for Power Outages Whether Home or Away

Severe weather events are less problematic with a whole home standby generator PREPARE FOR POWER OUTAGES WHETHER HOME OR AWAY Why a Whole Home Standby Generator System Makes Sense for Snowbirds Snowbirds know a problem with your home while away is very stressful. Not only 

Be the Snowbird Who is Welcome Back

BE THE SNOWBIRD WHO IS WELCOME BACK  How to Be Irresistible to Your Hosts Snowbirds who rent their winter residences are plentiful and there is typically not a shortage of guests who want to stay in a great property, which means it is important to 

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 

How to Evaluate Online Rental Photos

Perceived and actual views may be entirely different, as well as accessories used for staging. Don’t hesitate to ask for clarification. How to Evaluate Online Rental Photos  Travel and snowbirds are synonymous. Snowbirds by definition seasonally migrate to a warm climate and for many that 

Room by Room: How to Furnish a Vacation Rental Property

Room by Room: How to Furnish a Vacation Rental Property Room by Room: How to Furnish a Vacation Rental Property is a follow-up to “The Basics of How to Furnish a Vacation Rental Property.” As an experienced vacation rental guest, I learned from observing and 

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