Have you considered being a snowbird?

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Have you considered SNOWBIRDING?

Snowbirding has nothing to do with sour nor is it a winged monster.

Snowbirds are people (mainly retirees) from colder or northern regions who spend considerable time in warmer areas. It is a type of seasonal human migration.

Many snowbirds particularly retired folk are from northern and Midwestern US states or Canada and they fly south for the winter months.

Some bring their homes with them in the form of campers or RVs (recreational vehicles).

Quite a couple of RV parks are so-called’snowbird’ friendly. In fact, they rely on seasonal retired people for a big part of their earnings. It is believed that snowbirds, because of the length of their stay, bring more dollars to the local hospitality and service industry than regular tourists.

Believe or not, there are sites devoted to snowbirds from around the world.

There are some locals however, who do not welcome snowbirding retirees with such open arms.

A substantial number are business owners with the money and flexibility to invest a couple of months away from home.

Some snowbirds own houses in the places they migrate to, renting them out whenever they aren’t living there. Others seek seasonal work. Popular summer jobs include retail and restaurant work particularly in places popular with tourists.

There are many benefits of snowbirding or spending your winter in the same place every year. You might have met a circle of friends or a normal eating joint and you can develop a routine.

Picking a destination for your snowbird holiday differs from picking any other holiday. You might want a place that’s closer to convenient stores and other conveniences. For a short-term vacation that this is less of a consideration. The accessibility of a fantastic hospital or church may also be a factor. Perhaps you belong to a golf club, or ballroom dancing association that has sister clubs in that area. Or perhaps it’s closer to a family member.

For those still in employment or working part time your company might even allow you to work out of the local branch office.

There are loads of alternatives for your snowbird stay. Do some research, test out some options and be sure to enjoy yourself! Oh. . .but don’t go on the beach with speedos. The locals don’t seem to like that much!

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