As with all good things, the perks of snowbirding are indisputable but it’s got its cons to consider.
[PART THREE ]
This is part three of a three part article on snow-birding.
To start from the beginning read the first part here
The term “snowbird” has been around for almost 100 years and was first used in 1923 to describe seasonal workers who moved south for the winter months. By 1980 however, it was more commonly used to describe the retired tourists who flocked to the south in the winter months. The latter definition stuck.
Snowbirds start to head south between November and January and often stay on until May. Often snowbirds wait until late December or early January to relocate so they don’t miss out on spending the holidays with their loved ones.
To learn more on snowbirding - first part here
Six simple steps to effective planning - second part here
These are some pros and cons that my husband and I mulled over before we started snowbirding on an annual basis. Take these into consideration but don’t forget to contextualize them to your life, your needs and goals:
Retiring has a way of giving seniors some freedom that provides them with various ways of enjoying themselves. Snowbirding is one such option to experience picture-perfect Northern summers and the best of the south's mild winters -- hitting "Goldilocks" ranges of temperatures all year long!