Thursday, June 23, 2016

Snowbirds: Heads Up! Winter IS Just Around the Corner!

January-March in Arizona
My mother would say about this time of year every year, "Winter is just around the corner!" and we would laugh. But, if you want to be a snowbird, the truth is winter is a lot nearer than you think. The time to plan for that experience is NOW.

Here on the blog stats I am seeing that the traveling people are beginning to think about this winter or even some winter in the future. They are visiting blog posts about the snowbird lifestyle. 

How To Be a 12 Month Snowbird is being visited this morning. As more and more people are changing their lifestyle later in life, they are wondering what the possibilities are. This article explains how people have figured out a way to move from one location to another for 12 months out of the year. I met someone that actually is doing that. 

I have found that HOW TO BE A SNOWBIRD...answers and lists! is always popular. It could be that what stops most people in their tracks is not where to go but how to actually make that dream come true. This article is helpful I think.

Then there is that anxiety about what it is going to feel like to leave children and grandchildren behind for an extended period of time. How Does it FEEL to be a Snowbird? takes you inside my world. Everyone is different but I suppose that my husband and I are pretty average when it comes to the "seasonal life". 

If you click on the tags that include travel, snowbird lifestyle or anything related to that subject you will find a lot of articles about how it all works.  On the left top corner of the blog you will find a small box with a search function. Type in what you are looking for and see what comes up. Don't forget to check the link under the header SNOWBIRD LIFE. (This list is not a complete as I would like but still it can be a help.)

If you are planning on going south next winter, this is the time to make the decisions about that journey. It is not hard. You can do it on the cheap or fly high. That is up to you. In an article titled Patterns Snowbirds Follow you can learn from other snowbirds decisions.

If you have questions, be sure to make a comment and then check back. I will give you information or look for a place where that information is available.

Have a great day!



  1. Too early for this kind of talk... we're just starting to enjoy the snowbirds having gone back north down this way. :) Love your blog's new look, btw. Well done!

    1. Thank you Marty. I suppose you are right is a given that spots in the best resorts will be gone before long. We have to think ahead.

  2. We're looking forward to our first snowbird experience this coming winter. A little excitement and a little apprehension. It's still such a unknown experience, but we plan on having fun. My parents are still in a nursing home here, so it will be different for them not having us around. Always been our retirement dream so we're going for it.

    1. Good for you. I had that same experience of having a parent in a nursing home. I don't think she ever begrudged me my small bits of freedom.

  3. With temperatures here in the desert above 110 for the last few weeks, just thinking about winter helps!

    1. I it helps to think about it do that a lot. Any temp over 100 if just miserable! We traveled down the gorge on Sunday and it was near 100 in Biggs Junction. I was tired of that heat before my feet hit the ground when we bought gas. Yikes! How did we stand that for over 60 years.


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