Midlife Snowbird Blog

It's a Dog's Life

The Off Season

The Solo Snowbird

Model Home Syndrome

Snowbird Theme Parties

Home Vs Away

Countdown to Departure


Road Trip Report

Countdown: Pet Preparation

Home Vs. Away: Appliances, Gadgets

Snowbird Holiday Decor

Four Classic Holiday Cocktails

How to Make an Ice Bowl Cooler

Find the Best of the Best With Social Media

Snowbird Meal Planning

100+ Easy, Simple Snowbird Menu Ideas

40 Snowbird Hacks, Tips

What to Look for in a Snowbird Rental

Working Snowbirds

Portable Electric Infrared Grill Review

Weekend Lake Getaway

Ten Layers of Snowbird Security

Where Do I Belong?

Snowbird Hobbies, 125 Ideas

Cooking Class: Five Elegant Hors d'oeuvres

Burns Night Winter Dinner Celebration

Snowbird Packing and Prep Timeline

Southern Cuisine: Gumbo Fest

Impact of COVID-19: 45 Ways to Emerge Better

Midlife Snowbird Blog

How to Become a Snowbird

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 life. 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.

I don'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 experience and searched for published books and the internet. There wasn't anything that even came close and more than four years later, there still isn't.

In response I created this web site/blog in 2015, which features the knowledge I've gained as a midlife snowbird. It's an online lifestyle documentary featuring my writing, photography and experience with travel, business, entertaining and family/friendships. This blog 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.

--Lana Scherer, Creator of Midlife Snowbird