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12 Reasons To Travel To Bermuda

I might be a bit biased here because I'm half-Bermudian, but I do believe that Bermuda is one of the most beautiful places on Earth. And if you don't agree with me, you've clearly never been. And if you never been, it's time to go. Then you can agree with me. ^_^ Grab your passport and sunblock and get ready for amazing hospitality and beautiful sites! Here are 12 reasons to travel to Bermuda.

1) Pink Sand Beaches

You've seen white sand, dirty sand, sand sand. But now, it's time to grow up and see real sand; pink sand! Yes, the pink pieces are the crushed up remains dead sea animals and the nearby coral reefs, but whatever its pretty!

2) Location, location, location

For my American travelers, especially on the East Coast, Bermuda is located only about 600 miles off the coast of the Carolinas. And it only takes about two hours to travel from DC to the island's only airport.

3) Money, Money, Money

Also for my American travelers, the American dollar is accepted and worth the same as a Bermudian dollar so there is no neeed to change money. However, Bermudian money is waaaaay prettier than our boring dollar.

4) Low pollution

Because the residents actually drink the rainwater, the island works hard to remain as low pollution as possible. Resulting in crystal clear water you can actually swim and fish in.

5) Food...

Minus the one KFC in the capital, there are no fast food options on the island. So say bye bye to your flash fried pink paste burgers from McDonald and try an authentic Bermudian fish sandwich. If it's not the best sandwich you've ever had, you obviously do not enjoy happiness. And because of the low pollution, you know the seafood is always at the peak of freshness.

6) ...And Drink

If you are a rum drinker, make sure to have a spare liver ready for your return as the island is home to Gosling's Rum, the main ingredient of the island's signature drinks, Dark N' Stormy and the Rum Sizzle.  If alcohol isn't your speed, Gosling as makes a potent ginger beer that puts actual ginger roots to shame.

7) Weather

As a subtropical island, the weather In Bermuda stays temperate year round. Highs in the dead of winter hover around in the upper 60's and lows rarely even dipping into the 50's. The summers can be warm and humid, but the highest ever recorded temperature is 93 degrees. Occasionally, a hurricane hits the island, but as resourceful people, Bermudians get back to normal life very quickly afterward.

8) Bermudian Hospitality

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Mr. Happy Man from Matt Morris Films on Vimeo.

And speaking of people, Bermudians are some, if not the absolute nicest people to ever grace the earth ever. Its's not uncommon for strangers to smile and strike up a long conversation and honking is friendly hello. If you don't believe me, just watch the above video about Johnny Barnes aka Mr. Happy Man.

9) Colorful Buildings

You can feast your visual senses on the amazing and colorful architecture found throughout the island. Most buildings have sloped white roofs (that helps collect the rainwater and keep it clean) and have pastel and tropical colored exteriors. And with one of the globe's highest church per capita rate you'll see a lot of traditional gothic-style churches decked out in light blue or pink paint.

10) Adventure Sports

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeKAZyJzyxk] Of course, Bermuda has the best of water sports including scuba diving, snorkeling, swimming, yachting, fishing, and jet skiing. And if you like jumping off of cliffs into the ocean and still living, apparently (from the video above) Bermuda is a great place for yall to try that out. Just don't invite me. If you want to relax by knocking some balls around, there's nothing like 18 holes overlooking those pristine pink sand beaches. So it's no wonder the PGA holds an Open here every year. Just make sure to wear your Bermuda shorts before hitting the green.

11) Culture

Yes. Technically, Bermuda isn't located in the physical Caribbean, but the culture is very in line with the rest of West Indian islands. But Bermuda does have several distinct cultural characteristics, such as the Gombey dancers featured above.

12) The Bermuda Triangle Isn't A Thing

Stop being silly. The Bermuda Triangle isn't a thing. You're not going to disappear into thin air Amelia Earhart. So says the 60,000 residents and nearly 500,000 visitors a year who are still alive.

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