THE REVERSE SNOWBIRD – RVING TO FLORIDA IN THE SUMMER

Snowbirds is a term for people who leave colder climates to migrate south in the winter to areas like Florida, California, Arizona and Texas. I grew up in Minnesota and went to college in a small town way up north. It was so cold that the college built underground tunnels connecting each building because they knew college kids wouldn’t head out into -20 degree weather to sit in a lecture. After so many cold winters, I understand why people head south when the weather starts to turn cold.

As an entrepreneur I often ask myself, “what if I did the opposite of what everybody else is doing?” Some of the biggest rewards in my life have come from doing the unconventional. Our RV trip to Florida was one of these rewards of going against the grain.

The idea of being reverse snowbirds came after we unknowingly took a trip in the off season to southern Utah. In the winter it felt like we had everything to ourselves! I hiked Angels Landing and watched the sunrise as I reached the summit. I spent over an hour at the top with just myself and my thoughts. It was beautiful!

 

 

A few days later I did a huge loop trail in Bryce Canyon and didn’t see anyone the entire hike. It felt like I had the entire national park to myself that day.

 

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PUPS AT THE MOUNTAIN GAMES

Check out the great canine buddies we met while at the GoPro Mountain Games! RVs make stress-free trips for owners who don’t want to leave their pets behind but would rather bring them along for the adventure. Learn more about RVing with pets and other benefits of RV travel.

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PHOTOS FROM THE ROAD #2

Nathanael and his best friend, Nico, at the Colorado National Monument. She has had added so much joy to the trip. Many national parks don't allow pets on the trails so it's wise to check the park's website to see their pet policy before heading out.

Thing 2 and his best friend, Nico, at the Colorado National Monument. She has had added so much joy to the trip. Many national parks don’t allow pets on the trails so it’s wise to check the park’s website to see their pet policy before heading out.

You can't go to Yellowstone without getting a family photo in front of the sign. We had high expectations for Yellowstone, after all, it is the most famous and oldest National Park. It not only lived up but surpassed our expectations and we look forward to going back someday!

You can’t go to Yellowstone without getting a family photo in front of the sign. We had high expectations for Yellowstone, after all, it is the most famous and oldest National Park. It not only lived up but surpassed our expectations and we look forward to going back someday!

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10 TIPS FOR RVING WITH PETS

We are animal people. I’ve had pets for as long as I can remember, everything from mice to fish to horses.

When our first son, Thing 1, was born, we got a pug and named him Nigel. Nigel is now a senior who has lost most of his eyesight and hearing.

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