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The US/Canada Border is open – Heading to Disney World?

The US/Canada Border is open – Heading to Disney World?

  • By admin
  • 19 Oct 2021
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Get ready to reach into your pocket book. The cost of a Disney World vacation has soared more than 3,000 percent since 1971. When the Florida theme park first opened 50 years ago, a one-day admission pass per person cost $3.50 USD. Today, that same pass is as much as $159 USD per person ( $200 […]
Pay Less Taxes and Help the Environment

Pay Less Taxes and Help the Environment

  • By admin
  • 15 Oct 2021
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Here is an interesting blog from the Newman Group Accountants dealing with Electric vehicle Tax savings.  As more and more Snowbirds travel south for the winter having an electric vehicle might be the way to go or to keep at your winter residence.  Please note, this post is primarily for US citizens.  Canadians who do […]
It is expected the US and Canadian Border will open on November 1.

It is expected the US and Canadian Border will open on November 1.

  • By admin
  • 12 Oct 2021
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US and Canadian Politicians have been shaking their heads. For whatever reason the Biden administration has dragged its feet by not opening the northern border. This summer, Canada took the first step of allowing fully vaccinated US travellers to cross north with the expectation the US would reciprocate. Unfortunately with the southern US states having […]
Electric Vehicle Recharging Locations

Electric Vehicle Recharging Locations

  • By admin
  • 21 Sep 2021
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As we know, electric vehicles (EVs) are growing in popularity and availability.  The Ford Motor Company is an excellent example. The iconic Ford pickup 150 is going electric. Boasting over 150,000 pre-orders the rollout is expected next spring. Yes its exciting. Planning a road trip to Florida or some other annual winter migration with an […]
American Civil War!

American Civil War!

  • By admin
  • 16 Sep 2021
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While travelling along I-95 or I-75 you might want to make a few stops and visit some important US landmarks.  Type in “Battlefield” on your Google Maps.  You will be amazed what comes up. Very few of us can really fathom the horror the United States went through when declaring war on each other over […]
Google Maps:  Covid-19 layer

Google Maps: Covid-19 layer

  • By admin
  • 3 Sep 2021
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Don’t leave home without it!  When you want to travel by car you unfortunately need to find directions to your destination that is least affected by COVID-19.  Google in co-operation with the New York Times now provides a real time synopsis of Covid infection areas and rates highlighting areas you might want to consider avoiding.   The […]
“Covid” Travel Insurance

“Covid” Travel Insurance

  • By admin
  • 23 Aug 2021
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Snowbird Season is quickly approaching: Canadian health care coverage such as OHIP is ridiculously inadequate if you are involved in an emergency medical and hospital situation in the US. Snowbird Accident recommends you purchase for each family member, private medical and hospital coverage when travelling outside of Canada.  The Covid dilemma: Make sure you speak to […]
Do I need private health insurance to go South?

Do I need private health insurance to go South?

  • By admin
  • 23 Aug 2021
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Canadian health care coverage such as OHIP, is ridiculously inadequate if you are involved in an emergency medical and hospital situation in the US. Snowbird Accidents™ always recommends you purchase, affordable private medical and hospital coverage when travelling outside of Canada. Sounds great but there are two elephants in the room . “The Covid dilemma”: The […]
Cross Border Confidence – Border Update

Cross Border Confidence – Border Update

  • By admin
  • 19 Aug 2021
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Why can’t anyone get this right? Since I was one of the first Canadians during the pandemic (dual residency) who flew from Toronto to West Palm Beach and drove from Florida to Toronto by car (literally crossing at high noon on July 6th), I can tell you most websites and “snowbird advisors” are providing pretty […]
Snowbird Alert!

Snowbird Alert!

  • By admin
  • 12 Aug 2021
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Hospitalizations for COVID-19 in Florida have increased from just 2,000 people at the end of June 2021 to almost 9,000 as of July 28, 2021, a spike that is putting stress on hospitals and counties across the state. “The virus has a new target: the unvaccinated and younger people,” wrote Mary C. Mayhew, president and […]
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