Hello old friends! Is it just me or it does it feel like it’s been ages? Due to some behind-the-scenes technical difficulties (apologies to those who have tried to check in and found the site down!) I’m a little behind on posting this week. But we’re all up and running now, and I think you’ll agree it was worth the wait…
…because I could not have ended my current international wanderings on a better note. The last few weeks have been all about island hopping. First, Roatán, followed by a return to Grand Cayman, where I celebrated Batabano in style on the streets! Unfortunately, it was an incredibly rainy week, but aside from Batabano the main objective of the trip was catching up with Heather, and we can do that in any kind of weather (though, note to whoever is in charge of these kind of things, we really do prefer sun.)
Finally, I made my way north to Bermuda. I gave a little cheer when I landed for having made it to my thirtieth foreign country, and basically didn’t stop smiling until it was time to return to the airport. I can’t really stop gushing to everyone about how unexpectedly obsessed I am with this little island and my home base there at The Hamilton Princess & Beach Club. I’m beyond excited to share more soon, and I think these photos should give you a little hint why.
It’s hard to believe that next week I’ll be reporting in from New York! Layover in Miami en route to Bermuda aside, it’s been five months since I touched down on US soil. I’m looking forward to being home and all that lies ahead, but at the moment I couldn’t be more grateful for such a beautiful and inspiring end to my latest, greatest adventure.
Batabano, the Cayman version of Carnival! So much energy.
A rainy and reflective time in Cayman.
The unbelievable Fairmont Hamilton in Bermuda, a work of art.
Bermuda beach hopping with an acrobatic assistant.
Diving the Bermuda Triangle — by far the best photo I’ve ever captured of a shy parrotfish.
I was so excited when a chef walked by at the perfect moment in front of 1609, already Bermuda’s most scenic restaurant.
Absolutely in love! With the Hamilton Princess, with Bermuda, and with the sun for making these images beautiful.
Which photo is your favorite?
Pssst! Want to see more photos from Bermuda? I’ll be taking over the Hamilton Princess’s Instagram for the next six days! Would love to see y’all over there…
Photo E, because I know how damn hard it is to get those things to pose for the camera 😉
I know, right?! Those guys are THE most uncooperative models!
Good to have you back Alex! Congrats on reaching your 30th foreign country…perhaps a celebratory post is in order?! I would certainly be interested to read your reflections on this milestone.
Your underwater photography always wins me over, such an awesome insight for a non-diver. So it has to be Photo E for me this week.
That’s a good idea Caity! I’ll see if I can squeeze it in before I head to 31 at the end of July 🙂
What a great end to your Central American adventures! There are little things I love about each photo this week. That one handed handstand looks so playful on the beach! Props for being ready to snap a shot when that chef walked by and ditto for when that parrotfish posed in front of that beautiful coral! I’m loving them all this week, can’t wait to read the full stories!
Thanks Sonja! This week was definitely all about capturing fleeting moments…
E for sure! I love this picture – the bright colours and especially because these shy fish are hard to capture this good 🙂
Thank you Jessica! I think divers will appreciate that photo more than anyone — parrotfish are just so skittish!
This is a close one for me! I definitely like Photo E (so beautiful and clear)…but I have to go with Photo G. The left photo looks so serene and peaceful. Plus I can’t even imagine the amount of balance it would take to do that pose on a paddle or surf board!
She was a rockstar 🙂 Have many more impressive photos from that class to share!
Photo A – so much fun!
One of the highlights of my whole trip!
Loving the vibes of G. I would love to be at a beach where it’s actually warm enough to swim!
Ha, well… it’s a little early in the season to be in the ocean in Bermuda. The pool was perfect, but at the beach we basically went it to our waists and screamed and shrieked and ran out again. Almost there 🙂
Photo D! (Who is this gentleman??)
A mystery man I met on my travels 😉
man, they are all good this week, I really like B, D, and F! So hard to choose, there is no clear favorite!
That’s what I like to hear, Julie! Thank you!
E — diving in the Bermuda Triangle, how cool is that?? Can’t wait to hear about your time there & how it has evolved since my youth!
Ah, Becky, I loved Bermuda SO MUCH! Excited to post more and more 🙂
Photo A, hands down! All of your pictures are beautiful per usual, but A is super fun and different. I can feel the energy!
Thanks Kelly! I really debated bringing my big camera but I’m so very happy I did!
Awesome photos! Photo A is definitely my favorite. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you Lauren! It was a day I’ll never forget.
I’m plumping for photo E.
I worried it wasn’t as exotic as some of my usual underwater photos, glad it has some fans 🙂
So many good ones! Bermuda looks amazing! I’m partial to Photo F, being the food-obsessed soul that I am.
Oh, you would love 1609 then! Such a great restaurant, ate there two nights in a row!
I love Photo A! Looks like so much fun!
Can’t wait to write about my most recent festival fun! Thanks Ashlee 🙂
Photo E – love parrotfish!
Me too! So fun to hear them crunching on coral 🙂
There’s something about photo B that I really love. Beautiful!
I just love the black umbrella and Sabai, the beautiful black dog. Makes the image!
As I didn’t get a good shot of the last huge parrot fish I saw, I’m voting for Photo E.
They are tricky little guys, so shy! It took me years to finally get this one 🙂
I’m gonna go with picture A. I love dance and the fact that are outfits included.. Perfect! 😀 one can really feel the energy in these pictures.
Thanks Tiina! It was such an energetic, joyful day. Can’t wait to share the rest of my photos.
Seems to be a favorite 🙂
new man? 🙂
A Bermuda travel buddy 🙂
Photo D. Those arm muscles…good job. More of him, please!
I’ll see what I can do 😉
Parrotfish for me!!
Underwater wins again 🙂
They are all stunning, but think I have to go with photo E – the colours and sharpness are fantastic! Though I do love the great timing of the chef walking by in photo F :d
I just adored his big hat! What a perfect moment…
I choose Photo A – because I love a fun party!
And this was truly a great one!
Tough choice this week, but I choose Photo E! Parrotfish are my absolute favourite – they’re so gorgeous!
I love their little personalities too. They’re cuties!
Photo A because it looks like they are having such a good time!
They were… we all were 😉
Photo B … I like calm
Photo G … Yoga Surfing WOW
SUP Yoga is becoming quite the phenomenon! Thanks for voting 🙂
Ahh they all look so beautiful!
Absolutely love that picture of the parrotfish though! xo
They are so common that experienced divers tend to overlook them in favor of more exotic fish, but I love seeing how new divers and snorkelers react to them!
I love Photo G (beautiful!) and Photo E (those colors!!!) but I have to give it to Photo B. I love the balance of the bright colors with against the dark. Plus, the dog looks adorably contemplative.
That’s Sabai… she is a thoughtful girl 🙂
D! You know I’m a sucker for acrobatics.
Can’t wait to get up to some at yoga this week!