It’s the time of the year when retired folks plan a winter getaway. The Christmas season is over, the kids and grandkids are heading home to their jobs and school. The house seems empty.
After the busy holiday season, a trip south is something to look forward to, leave the cold and bad weather behind for warmth and sunshine.
Thousands of Snowbirds flock south to escape winter, some leave in the fall before Christmas, while others wait till after the holidays, enjoying time with family.
Some Snowbirds fly to foreign destinations like Mexico or the Caribbean while others travel to the warm southern states.
Snowbirds from the east, who stay in the US, tend to make Florida, Texas or other gulf states their winter destination, while westerners head to California, Arizona or New Mexico.
Lynda and I have traveled to both areas, the deserts of the west and the more tropical climate of the east, we prefer the less developed and less expensive western desert states. We love the dry climate and the predictable warm sunny days.
Flying to a warm winter destination is great but for most retired folks a week or two is about all we can afford. A less expensive alternative is traveling in an RV. RVing is also a more relaxing way to enjoy the snowbird lifestyle.
Of course, the cost of the RV should be included as an expense, but over the long run, RV travel should be less expensive.
Traveling in an RV is much easier on the budget than hotels or resorts. Even the most luxurious RV resort would be half the cost of a hotel resort and most RV resorts have as many and probably more amenities.
Prices of RV resorts start around $300. to $1000. and up per month. The price depends on the amenities, the age of the resort and the location.
Some Snowbirds travel to the same RV Resort every year, creating a nucleus of winter friends much like their summer homes. Others Snowbirds seek out a more private location away from the crowded RV resorts.
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