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2014-02-25 08:21:26

Polar vortex means big business for seasonal travel as warm-weather campgrounds offer wider range of amenities, accommodations RESTON, Va., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Snow in 49 of the 50 states is good news for the Sunbelt. Campgrounds in southern California, Texas, Florida and Arizona are seeing a boom in occupancy for December - March with travelers seeking a respite from this winter's ravaging snow and plummeting temperatures. The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association...

2010-12-16 07:39:00

PHOENIX, Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Snowbirds are set to become an endangered species in Florida. This year's winter visitors could return home with much more than a tan, and much less in the bank! The explosion of red-light cameras across the Sunshine state will see many temporary residents return home to find nasty surprises waiting in their mailbox; massive red-light camera fines, between $5,000 to $10,000 (with some as high as $30,000), plus bills for court fees, costs, and even a...

2010-02-06 08:00:00

BOCA RATON, Fla., Feb. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- For many snowbirds lured to Florida, the biggest attraction is not the presence of sunshine. It's the absence of Florida estate taxes. Many snowbirds who own homes in both New York and Florida are changing their domicile to Florida according to Attorney Allan R. Lipman who is licensed both in New York and Florida. These not only include individuals who have been stung by the recent increases in New York income taxes but also retirees with more...

2008-09-10 09:00:23

NAVARRE BEACH, Fla., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- When temperatures begin to drop in the north, many retirees and other travelers start looking south to get away from snow, ice, bitter cold and gray days. The bright, sunny skies and temperate climate in the Beaches to Rivers of Santa Rosa offers travelers the perfect place to nest. The sugar-white beaches and emerald waters at Navarre Beach have attracted winter travelers for decades. "We love our Snowbirds," said Kate Wilkes, director of the...

2008-08-01 15:00:35

By David Burger, The Salt Lake Tribune Aug. 1--The average age of a band member in Junior Giant is 36. But that tells you nothing -- or, possibly, a good deal -- about the band playing Aug. 2 at the Snowbird Rock & Blues Festival. "We're the band with the two old guys and the two young guys," said Junior Giant drummer Giles Reaves. Junior Giant is a local alt-rock band that spans generations. Lead singer and guitarist Spencer Linsley is 18, and bassist J.T. Nebeker is 21. Also...

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