Escaping never seemed so close…or fun
by Nancy Bagley and Clay Gaynor
Bermuda lies 500 miles off the North Carolina coast, and in places, this island of pink-hued beaches and turquoise waters seems like a world away. In other ways, it feels like home…
Bermuda, one of the wealthiest countries in the world, has long been a seasonal retreat for America’s bluebloods–American tourists began visiting the island to escape the winter in Victorian times. Known for its outstanding golf courses and 17th-century architecture, Bermuda remains a preferred getaway for vacationers like New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg to Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. Getting there is easy, with U.S. Airways running direct flights (2 hours) from National Airport. But before you leave, don’t forget to pack the official uniform of this British Commonwealth country: Bermuda Shorts.