Sometimes those of us who live in the Naples area year-round poke fun at residents who only spend the winter months with us. We lovingly call them "snowbirds" because when the snow starts to fly in the north, they head for the warm comfort of Naples. The truth is, they're probably onto something. Why not enjoy the best of both worlds? If you're going to do that, you might as well do it right so that you really do enjoy your time in both places. Here's a look at a few secrets to being a successful snowbird.
Everybody knows that Florida is “The Sunshine State.” All of that glorious sunshine is just one of many reasons Naples is such a great place to live. The abundance of sun offers more than just opportunities to get out and enjoy the outdoors. It also provides a clean source of electrical energy—if you can capture it. Is it a viable and reliable source that you can tap into? Are they worth the investment? What's the deal with solar panels for Naples homes?
Have you noticed how popular cooking shows have become? We’ve come a long way from the days of The French Chef and the Galloping Gourmet. It seems every time you turn around there’s a new cook with his or her own show—and unique twist on how to be a great cook. Take your pick from: The Kitchen, America’s Test Kitchen, Chopped, Unwrapped, Iron Chef, Master Chef, Hell’s Kitchen, and the irrepressible Emeril—just to mention a few.