Originally discovered by Spanish explorer Juan de Bermúdez in 1503, (after whom the islands are named), Bermuda is a British territory and island archipelago located in the North Atlantic (a two hour flight from JFK, for reference). What this means to vacationers (particularly from the nearby east coast) : pristine beaches, clear blue water, rich history, and gorgeous landscapes for indulging on vacation. What this means to me: BEACH VACAY ASAP!! Bermuda, we’re coming for you.
A trip to Bermuda promises all of the same delights you’d find in other tropical isle destinations, with a few notable differences – namely, old colonial British style and charming sea towns mingling with island resorts and beach tourism (not to mention all of those old stories about the ‘Triangle’). It’s a mash up that is divine to experience, but requires some finesse while packing – linen leisure pants and preppy shep shirts in the same suitcase? That would be a resounding ‘YES’. Here’s what I’d throw in a bag bound for Bermuda if I had 10 minutes to pack:
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