Beyond being known for its pink sand beaches and quirky fashion choices, Bermuda is also notable for its accessibility. And if it’s not, well, it should be. After all, not only is the island reachable via two-hour flights from most east coast gateways—plus daily service from British Airways to London—but Bermuda is well-served by an ever-expanding cruise industry at a whopping three ports: Hamilton, St. George’s and Kings Wharf, which sees some of the largest ships in the world (like the Norwegian Breakaway pictured above). Of course, if you’re arriving by ship you’ll have a lot less time to spend in Bermuda then most folks. So if that’s the boat you find yourself in then you’ll definitely want to read on for my Insider’s Guide to Bermuda—a handy cruisers guide to the island now appearing on Cruiseline.com’s Bon Voyage magazine.
Living in Bermuda has its perks. Not only does it host some of the world’s finest floating fiestas, but it also gives me access to some pretty cool folks—like travel expert Peter Greenberg, who visited the island last month. He was here recording his weekly radio show and kindly asked me to join the broadcast, which was an absolute pleasure considering we first chatted about ex-pat life in November 2010.
I’m a pretty lucky guy. For 365 days of the year I get to live on a tropical island in the middle of the Atlantic—one that’s lined with pink sand beaches, world-class dive sites and some of the friendliest people I’ve come to know. Even better, it’s a two-hour flight from most east coast gateways, which means in the time it takes to watch one feature length film you could be basking on Bermuda’s shores via flights from New York, Boston, D.C., Baltimore, Philly, Miami and Atlanta. And while this is one fact that I’m particularly boastful of, there’s one aspect of island life that I’ll never stop gloating about: We islanders like to party.