• How to Make Money as a Snowbird

    How to make money as a snowbird – this is the burning question everyone has. In How to Make Money as a Snowbird, the fourth blog post in our series How to Become Snowbirds by Age 30, we will be answering this critical question. No mystery, no scam – just real answers how you can make money as a snowbird and live your best life. Surprisingly, how to make money as a snowbird is simple. There are three ways we will be talking about. Make Money Option 1: Save Your Pennies The first option in how to make money as a snowbird is simple: save enough money to pay all…

  • Snowbird Freedom: It’s Cheaper Than You Think

    Snowbird Freedom: It’s Cheaper Than You Think is the second post in our series How to Become Snowbirds By Age 30. If you haven’t already, go back and take a look at last week’s post about finding your Perfect Home Location. Each week, our blog series will give you the tools to become snowbirds before age 30! Once you have found your perfect home location, it is time to compare the costs of living there versus where you currently live. I have created an easy to use cost comparison worksheet so you can see how much cheaper being a snowbird is. Deceptions of Society One of the biggest self-deceptions of…

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    How to Become Snowbirds by Age 30

    Traditionally, snowbirds are retirees that escape northern winters and snow by migrating south for the winter. They maintain family and friends in their home town/country as they return during the summer. Traditional retirees (and therefore snowbirds) are 65+. So how does one become a snowbird before they turn 30? We are going to let you in on the secret! Over the next three months, we will be detailing EXACTLY how we transitioned from living the normal 9-5 daily grind and became snowbirds. Right now, we are just over three months out from taking off as chick snowbirds. Currently, we are ‘enjoying’ our last winter in Alberta. In three short months,…

  • Important Downsizing Tips You Want to Know

    Whether you are moving into a travel trailer or RV like us, into a smaller condo, or just want to take back your space, there are four important downsizing tips you want to know. In the past six years, we have had varying size homes. When we first met, we both had one bedroom. Kendall rented a room and I had a room at my Mom’s while going to school. We then upgraded to an 1100 square foot condo. Almost four years ago, we went even bigger and had a 1300 square foot townhouse, plus a full basement, plus a garage. The townhouse had three bedrooms (one of which was…

  • Km 14 Centenario Restaurant: Must Try

    If I had a last meal, I would make it Km 14 Centenario Restaurant in El Centenario, Mexico. Km 14 Centenario restaurant is simply one of the best places we had the pleasure of trying while visiting La Paz. It has authentic Mexican food, prepared and served by a wonderful family. Km 14 is only fifteen minutes outside of La Paz, making it perfect for the weekend or a week night out for dinner. Owned by Chef Jorge and his wife Vanessa, Km 14 offers a small but varied menu that is true to it’s roots. We loved the bright, authentic flavours and the genuine and friendly service. If you…

  • Coffee Shop Talk: Batalla Cáfe

    One of our first ideas when we envisioned Dashboard Drifters was traveling to different coffee shops and writing about the experience. Coffee Shop Talk is a series of blog posts that will be focused on the love of coffee and amazing coffee shops we find.  We were told about Batalla while traveling in La Paz, Baja Mexico. Batalla is famous for having the best coffee. And we discovered, it’s true. I know that stating we found the best coffee in the world is dramatic. But, seriously, this coffee is amazing! They use a special roasting called honey processing. Coffee Processing Coffee has many layers: silver skin, parchment, pectin, pulp, and outer skin.…

  • 8 Tips for Driving in Mexico: Advice from Locals

    We just spent ten days touring around Baja California, Mexico. The scenery is breathtaking, the food is delicious, and the people are friendly. Getting around though… well, driving in Mexico is another story.  Here are 8 tips for driving in Mexico, with advice from locals, so you don’t break up with your partner or get too much grey hair.  Check out our galley of photos from this trip! 1.   Pre-Plan Your Route This may seem like an obvious tip, but it needs to be reiterated. Before we left for Mexico, we downloaded maps of the areas we were going to be in so we would have them offline. We opted not…

  • Intentional Living

    How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. Annie Dillard According to U.S. News & World Report, 80% of resolutioners fail. With such an overwhelming failure rate, maybe we need a new tradition. Instead of creating an overwhelming list of new year’s resolutions, that let’s face it, probably won’t make it past the middle of January, we are following a new tradition. Enter choosing a powerful, meaningful word that sets the tone for how you treat yourself and act towards others. As we roll into a new year and a new decade, we have chosen a word to live this year by: Intentional. Intentional living…

  • The 5 best things about RV life according to Instagram

    December is flying by. I can’t believe it! With the end of 2019 drawing near, the countdown for our own send off into RV life is approaching. I think that the months leading up to June will go by even faster because we will have so much to do. Leading up to full time RV life we have to: downsize even further, sell our furniture, possibly move into a short term rental, get all our documentation in order, and so much more. We have been talking about what we are most looking forward to once we move into the trailer. We can speculate but we wanted to know what other…