The term “Snowbirds” refers to people who live in colder weather states (especially states that snow in the winter) who relocate for the winter to warmer states. Some popular states that see an increase in this population include Florida, Arizona, and South Carolina to name a few.
According to Wikipedia:
“Snowbirds are typically retirees who wish to avoid the snow and cold temperatures of northern winter but maintain ties with family and friends by staying there the rest of the year. In recent years, younger people with jobs tied to seasonal tourists often migrate southward, following the tourist season to southern resorts. Some are also business owners who have a second home in a warmer location or whose business can be easily moved from place to place.”
With the onset of the Coronavirus, the world has been changed in a variety of ways. With the virus, older people, who comprise the vast majority of individuals who are considered Snowbirds, don’t feel comfortable traveling. With that said, RV usage is up tremendously and so are driving services. Traveling by car or by RV is considerably safer than flying in a plane.
So, if you or a relative of yours is in the senior demographic, you want might to consider traveling by car or RV to your winter home this fall/winter.