Snowbirding 101

Lynne Benjamin

Lynne Benjamin has been RVing since the early 1970s and calls herself a “most-timer” (as opposed to full-timer). Though she considers her RV her home, she does spend a couple of months a year in a condo.



Be prepared in case of a disaster.
Snowbirding 101

What you are left with when everything else is gone

After this last summer and the total disaster in Fort McMurray, I started thinking about what we would do if we met with a disaster in the motorhome.

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Lynne Benjamin's motorhome at it's spot in Nanaimo, B.C.
Snowbirding 101

A Western Canadian Winter

When the Canadian dollar is low but you still want to avoid a harsh winter, a Canadian option is Vancouver Island.

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A fifth wheel displayed at the Lethbridge RV show.
Snowbirding 101

Lethbridge RV Show - things that caught my eye

Find all the new trends models and trends at the Lethbridge RV show.

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An elderly man sitting in a wooden beach chair talking on his cell phone.
Snowbirding 101

Finding the best cellphone plan

Keeping in touch is important for snowbirds. Here's how to choose a cellphone plan that will work for your travels.

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Returning from snowbirding to snow.
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It’s still winter here

Returning from snowbirding to wintery Canada, where do you fill water? or dump waste water? or camp?

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A sign giving at a Canada/USA border crossing.
Snowbirding 101

Snowbirds: be aware of new residency tracking

Snowbirds need to be aware of more stringent tracking and enforcement of rules on residency.

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Trip receipts envelope.
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“Welcome home”

Things to remember before starting the long trek northward.

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RV ladder
Snowbirding 101

Stowing things safely

Have you seen an RVs going down the road with its TV antennas up or an electrical cord dragging behind?

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big green RV
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Keeping the rig on the road

Making sure your RV and its tires are in good repair is a necessary part of the snowbird lifestyle.

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RV camping
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Cost cutting for fulltimers

How to cut expenses when you're committed to life on the road.

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