|0||by Danielle Contray||Aruba, Bahamas, Bermuda, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Paris, Washington, D.C., Orlando, Atlanta, Honolulu, Maui, Charleston, Airfares & Flying, Airlines|
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The numbers are in, and it was a strong year for tourism.
Europe saw a 6% increase in visitors, while Paris and London retained their shared status as the world's most-visited cities. In the US, New York City had a record-breaking 50 million visitors last year, making it the leader nationwide.
|0||by Sean O'Neill||Bermuda, Greece, Iceland, Spain, Mexico and Central America, Hawaii, Trip Ideas|
Bermuda is an oasis of pink sands and crystal clear turquoise seas with a reputation for being expensive. The reality is it doesn't have to be.
Air service from discount carriers—including JetBlue and AirTran—special island-wide promotions, an increasing number of guesthouses and bargain-priced cruises are bringing Britain's oldest colony within reach of many travelers, especially this fall.
|0||by Fran Golden||Beaches, Cruises, Islands, Bermuda, Real Deals|
Last month, when my roommate suggested I join him on his work trip to Bermuda, I balked: There's no way, I thought, I can afford a last-minute trip to an island getaway.*
Plus, beach vacations generally aren't my bag. If I'm going to splurge on travel, I usually choose to do so by immersing myself into a cool culture—food, drink, art, etc.—not whiling away a whole weekend on the sand.
|0||by Andrea Minarcek||Bermuda|
I got a very nice letter in response to my story on Bermuda, and while that in itself might not merit an entry here, the writer mentions a resource that could be very useful for people interested in the island. The letter is from Jane Barcroft of Memphis, who loves Bermuda so much she has written (and gotten published) two books of her poetry about the island; they're called Pink Sand Poems and Bermuda on My Mind...
|0||by Erik Torkells||Bermuda|
I've written a story on Bermuda for BT's May issue, and much of it is about how Bermuda has loosened up in recent years. I'll never forget how, the first time I visited the island 10 or so years ago, I was reading a guidebook on the plane when I came across a bit how gay travelers weren't particularly welcome (I can't remember whether being gay was against the law at the time). So it was with great pleasure that I just saw in the news about how Bermuda's premier, Ewart Brown, took a stand against bigots on the island who thought that Rosie O'Donnell's R Family Vacations cruise ship should be turned away. He said, "If we discriminate against a cruise ship, then we would have to send a homosexual detection unit to the airport."
|0||by Erik Torkells||Disney, Islands, Bermuda, LGBT|