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DK Eyewitness Travel Florida

DK Eyewitness Travel Florida

November 22, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Florida – a destination for numerous snow birds (i.e. Canadians) during the winter time. For us the name represent a dream – bringing our kids for an extended field trip experience in Orlando. But Florida is much more than just Orlando and Theme Parks. It’s a state to discover and to experience. I wish we […]

Preparing for Florida

Preparing for Florida

September 30, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Recently my husband and I are talking about the possibility of going to Florida next year.   We would love to bring the kids are various theme parks including the famous Walt Disney World.   We have been putting money aside monthly for quite some time and our dream is so close to become a reality.  Our […]

Are You Ready for a Snowbird Tax?

Are You Ready for a Snowbird Tax?

February 13, 2013 by · 3 Comments 

The governor of a northern state is proposing a snowbird tax on residents who live 60 days to just under six months in the state. Spend most of the year in Florida, Texas, Arizona, or another Sunbelt state, and a snowbird smack down could be your new reality. Governor Mark Dayton of Minnesota is proposing […]

Hairy, Crazy Ants Are On the Move

Hairy, Crazy Ants Are On the Move

November 5, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Do you hate fire ants? Well, the good news is that fire ants have practically been wiped out in parts of America. The bad news is they were wiped out by something much, much worse: the crazy, hairy ants—and they’re on the move and no one’s really sure what to do about it. The flea-sized […]

‘Tis the season for Christmas lights

‘Tis the season for Christmas lights

December 15, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

‘Tis the season for Christmas light displays. Below is a selected list of ten of the best places in the U.S. Sunbelt to see Christmas lights and other seasonal displays. No guarantee, but they’re all worth a look—and don’t forget to pack your digital camera and tripod. Alabama Theodore Bellingrath Gardens Magic Christmas in Lights […]

RVing and Thanksgiving: Giving Thanks

RVing and Thanksgiving: Giving Thanks

November 25, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

Many will be on the road traveling today and throughout this Thanksgiving weekend. Thanksgiving is the biggest travel weekend in America, and RVers are out in force, back on the road, crossing the country in their RVs to spend Thanksgiving with family and friends. And many Snowbirds are traveling south to their favorite Sunbelt roost […]

Snowbird destinations: Florida

Snowbird destinations: Florida

November 13, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

Florida has long been a haven for those seeking relief from the cold days of a northern winter. Most visitors are eager to trade in their snow shovels for waving palm trees and long walks on sun-kissed beaches. Arriving Easter Week, the Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon, stepped ashore, liked what he saw and […]

A look at snowbirds

A look at snowbirds

October 16, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

The Iceman cometh This article is the first in an ongoing series on snowbirds and preparation for the snowbird lifestyle. It’s pretty safe to say that summer is over and we’re approaching the Snowbird season. Long before winter’s blustery chill begins to sting the bones, plans are being made by millions of Canadians, Northeasters, Midwesterners, […]

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