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Old 01-10-2018, 05:54 PM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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Reverse snow-birding is not the opposite of snow-birding. It is a reversed intention. Snow birds live in the north most of the year and escape to the warm climates during winter. Reverse snow birds live in warmer climates and escape to the North during summer.
Whats the difference? I live in Florida in the winter, and go to Minnesota in the summer. My wife lives in Minnesota in the summed and goes to Florida in the winter. We travel and live together. One of us a snowbird, and the other is a reverse snow bird.

It's like trying to explain the difference betrween an underpass and an overpass.
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Old 01-10-2018, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon (in Transition)
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Whats the difference? I live in Florida in the winter, and go to Minnesota in the summer. My wife lives in Minnesota in the summed and goes to Florida in the winter. We travel and live together. One of us a snowbird, and the other is a reverse snow bird.

It's like trying to explain the difference betrween an underpass and an overpass.
Let me clarify with an example:

Snowbird: A family lives in Minnesota and most of what they know is there, but they escape the winter for part of the year, but they don't really "move" to the warm location.

Reverse snowbird: A family lives in Florida and most of what they know is there, but they escape the heat of summer for part of the year, but they don't really "move" to the northern location.

In both cases, the family will likely stay near home longer than the snowbird location. They are only snow birding to escape the harshness of the climate, not the state as a whole. The main distinguishing difference is that one family calls the north home and the other calls the warm location home.
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Old 01-10-2018, 07:12 PM
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Location: NC/SC Border Patrol
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I have thought about staying in places available in the RCI Last calls timeshare condos. They are usually off season specials so summer in Florida and winter in New England or you could do separate countries.

www.RCI.com

Some of the same places are also for rent on the www.extraholidays.com website but they are much cheaper on the RCI members website. For instance my granddaughter graduated from college last May and I got a 2 bedroom condo at Massunutten Virginia for less than $225 per week, not per day. Sometimes they will send me a choice of many places months ahead for $199 a week. Sometimes these places are less than it takes for our daily living at home.

I like to be home for November, December and January to make sure our water pipes don't freeze. I really like traveling in spring and fall.
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Old 01-11-2018, 09:44 AM
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I have thought about staying in places available in the RCI Last calls timeshare condos. They are usually off season specials so summer in Florida and winter in New England or you could do separate countries.

www.RCI.com

Some of the same places are also for rent on the www.extraholidays.com website but they are much cheaper on the RCI members website. For instance my granddaughter graduated from college last May and I got a 2 bedroom condo at Massunutten Virginia for less than $225 per week, not per day. Sometimes they will send me a choice of many places months ahead for $199 a week. Sometimes these places are less than it takes for our daily living at home.

I like to be home for November, December and January to make sure our water pipes don't freeze. I really like traveling in spring and fall.
I just spent a few minutes checking RCI "last calls" which are $269 for a week in a studio, 294 for a week in a two bedroom and $319 for 3 bedrooms or better. There were many cold places but only one in Florida and when I clicked on it, it was gone already. Maine, MA, NH, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Idaho, Colorado, Minnesota and my favorite is always Lead, SD. Several through the center part of the country such as Tennessee and Arkansas. A few in East Texas and always Las Vegas and Mesquite. Total in the USA was 269 resorts with inventory at those rates. One in Delaware was tempting because I have never been to Delaware. My only reservation is that I don't know how to deal with getting my car ready for such winter conditions. I could end up in a ditch frozen to death.
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