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The Five Things You've Just Gotta See in Bermuda

Where: Bermuda
July 6, 2012 at 4:39 PM | by | Comments (0)

During the height of summer, all we want to think about are islands. All this week, Jaunted's transatlantic attaché Kai MacMahon will fill us in on what's up with Bermuda lately.

We've covered two of the athletic activities common to Bermuda—golfing and scuba diving—but what if you're not feeling so sporty? There's a whole host of other stuff to do and see, of course. So here's the rundown of some of our favorites:

· Royal Bermuda Yacht Club (above)
The Royal Bermuda is one of the oldest yacht clubs in the world. Founded in 1844, it's located in Albuoy's Point, Hamilton and has approximately 850 resident and non-resident members. For those folks it may be all about the socializing, but we're much more interested in their yachts.

Although it is a members-only club, they do allow visitors to walk in and admire the boats. We were there at the end of the yearly Newport-to-Bermuda race, so the docks were chockablock with world class, ocean-going hulls. It’s worth mentioning that races like this are a boon to the island’s economy; every boat brings with it many friends and relatives, all of whom pay for hotels and dine out. Contrast that with the high volume but quick hit cruise traffic, and it’s not hard to see why these races are popular with local businesses.

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Diving Bermuda: From Vintage Wrecks to Rocky Lighthouses

Where: Bermuda
July 5, 2012 at 4:45 PM | by | Comments (0)


During the height of summer, all we want to think about are islands. All this week, Jaunted's transatlantic attaché Kai MacMahon will fill us in on what's up with Bermuda lately.

The Bermuda Triangle remains one of the world's most enduring and intriguing legends. For those who haven't caught a History Channel documentary on it, the triangle is an area around Bermuda where hundreds of ships and planes have disappeared over the years, all under darkly mysterious circumstances. These disappearances have been chalked up to everything from aliens to paranormal activity, and even blamed on leftover technology from the lost island of Atlantis!

To quote Wednesday Addams, “nobody gets out of the Bermuda Triangle, not even for a vacation. Everyone knows that.”

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Golfing Bermuda: More Than Just the PGA Grand Slam

Where: Bermuda
July 3, 2012 at 3:25 PM | by | Comments (0)


The west edge of the Port Royal course

During the height of summer, all we want to think about are islands. All this week, Jaunted's transatlantic attaché Kai MacMahon will fill us in on what's up with Bermuda lately.

Pound for pound, Bermuda is one of the best golfing destinations on the planet. It's just the truth. With eight courses spread over 21 square miles, the island has the highest concentration of golf courses anywhere in the world; there's approximately one for every two and half square miles. For such a tiny place, that is quite remarkable and, for a little perspective, imagine nine golf courses on the island of Manhattan, which at 23 square miles is roughly the same size as the whole of Bermuda.

We’re talking serious, PGA-level golf too. The PGA Grand Slam will again be played here later this year (October 23rd and 24th 2012), just as it has been since 2007. For those that aren’t familiar, the Grand Slam is the tournament with the toughest qualification requirement of all: to get in, you need to win one of the year’s four majors. Over the years the event has been won by the likes of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Ben Crenshaw, Greg Norman and Nick Price.

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'Double Fantasy': The Link Between Bermuda and John Lennon

Where: Bermuda
July 2, 2012 at 5:01 PM | by | Comments (0)


Bermuda's new art tribute to John Lennon

During the height of summer, all we want to think about are islands. All this week, Jaunted's transatlantic attaché Kai MacMahon will fill us in on what's up with Bermuda lately.

The 21-square-mile island of Bermuda lies a little over six hundred miles off the coast of the continental US, and it sits roughly level with the Carolinas. First discovered by the Spanish explorer Juan de Bermudez way back in 1505, you can see how the island got its name. The official language is English, as it was settled by the British a century or so after Bermudez peaced out.

The island is rich in history and lore, particularly when it comes to the famed Bermuda Triangle, an area that extends roughly from Bermuda in the north east, down to Puerto Rico in the south and Florida in the west. But we're not going to talk about the things that have mysteriously disappeared; instead, let's talk about someone who appeared on Bermuda decades ago: John Lennon.

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