bermuda in august

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  1. HufflePuff

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    my fiance and i are thinking of going there for our honeymoon but i heard it is hurricane season at that time. what have you guys heard? has anyone been there during that time?
     
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  3. Ross

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    I have been to Bermuda many time in August. Yes, it is hurricane season. But hurricanes can affect many places. Or not.
     
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    I've been there 3 or 4 times over the summer; I forget whether it's July or August.

    Of course, summer IS hurricane season, so you'll want trip insurance. But hurricanes are easy to see as they approach, so it's your plans that would be in jeopardy,not you. And the season includes the entire Carribbean, so don't let that disuade you from Bermuda.

    It's one of my favorite places on earth. It's lush and tropical and incredibly romantic. The people like Americans and are simply lovely. There's no visible poverty as there is on some of the Carribbean Islands. The beaches are amazing, and this is coming from a beach snob. The shopping is amazing-- as a British territory (protectorate?? whatever) you can get great prices on woolens and crystal and china. If either of you are into golf, they say it's amazing. (I rode the golf cart for the views as my husband played.)

    Most of the time I've gone there I've cruised. But we did stay at a resort one time: Grotto Bay Beach.http://www.grottobay.com It was simply beautiful and I recommend it highly. But if you do stay at a resort, spring for a meal plan. As an island, Bermuda imports most of its food and things are expensive.

    In short, GO!!! I would, in a heartbeat!!
     
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    Trip insurance is a great idea. I have been there each month during the summer, but cannot recall any hurricane encounters. Consider Florida and the Gulf coast and all the hurricanes they have. Bermuda has been impacted by hurricanes, but no more than any where else.

    I have travelled extensively to islands throughout the world, and I rank Bermuda as one of the best. Gorgeous is the way I describe the island.

    Alice should be a travel agent for the island. She describes it perfectly. :)
     
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    Bermuda, London, and Disney World... my 3 favorite travel locations :)
     
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    I have to add Alaska to that list.

    We have been to Disney 20 times. Not a spectacular number, but the distance requires we fly. I am looking at another trip this summer.
     
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    As I mentioned 20 or 30 times, we'll be at the Polynesian from August 5-12.

    Can you go after August 16th and get Free Dining???

    http://www.mousesavers.com/packages.html#freedining
     
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    Aww...DH and I spent our honeymoon in Bermuda, at the Hamilton Princess. Thirty-five years ago this June! :love:
     
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    We cruised there for ours... 20 years this July :)
     
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    Actually thinking late May. We also want to visit the Kennedy Space Center.

    All this talk of Bermuda has me thinking of going there! With my golf clubs.
     
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    From the NASA site:

    Date: May 5
    Mission: STSS ATRR - Missile Defense Agency
    Launch Vehicle: United Launch Alliance Delta II
    Launch Site: Vandenberg Air Force Base - Launch Pad SLC-2
    Description: STSS ATRR serves as a pathfinder for future launch and mission technology for the Missile Defense Agency. To be launched by NASA for the MDA.

    Date: May 12 +
    Mission: STS-125
    Launch Vehicle: Space Shuttle Atlantis
    Launch Site: Kennedy Space Center Launch Pad 39A
    Description: Space Shuttle Atlantis will fly seven astronauts into space for the fifth and final servicing mission to the Hubble Space Telescope. During the 11-day flight, the crew will repair and improve the observatory's capabilities.


    Date: May 15 +
    Mission: STS-127
    Launch Vehicle: Space Shuttle Endeavour
    Launch Site: Kennedy Space Center - Launch Pad 39A
    Description: Space shuttle Endeavour will deliver the exposed facility of Japan's Kibo laboratory to the International Space Station.

    Date: June 2 *
    Mission: LRO/LCROSS
    Launch Vehicle: United Launch Alliance Atlas V
    Launch Site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station - Launch Complex 41
    Description: LRO will launch with the objectives to finding safe landing sites, locate potential resources, characterize the radiation environment and test new technology. The Lunar CRater Observing and Sensing Satellite, or LCROSS, mission is seeking a definitive answer about the presence or absence of water ice in a permanently shadowed crater at either the Moon's North or South Pole.
     
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    I believe that part of the ascent of the Space Shuttle can be observed from Bermuda.

    I have seen several launches from the Cape. Would love for my children to see one. Spectacular! Thanks for the information.
     
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    I've never seen a launch. The one time we did Cape Canaveral (from Disney in 1990) there was nothing going on.

    I would LOVE to take my kids there sometime. Brian in particular would love it.

    But the girls are too young and uninterested. (And there's no way I'm letting Peter take Brian without me!!! I'm way too selfish for that!!!)

    So it will have to wait until they're all older.
     
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    thanks!

    so no one has had issues with the weather during that time?
     
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    In August at that latitude, there can be a build-up of thunderstorms in the afternoon. No different then we experience here on hot summer days. Most of my time there was dry weather.
     
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    Mine too.

    But get trip insurance. If nothing else, it will help your peace of mind.
     
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    I have been to Bermuda at least 15 times. Only once did we have a hurricane. It is my FAVORITE place and would love to go back this summer.
    The hurricane - day before was bad weather, the day of was bad weather, the next day was great weather. The hotel was very very accomdating, we had dinner in the ballroom, slept on the theatre floor. Free food and drink all night. They gave us one free night on our next trip
     
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    How is Bermuda in January?
     
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    The weather is chilly there in January. I went once in June and preferred the weather in August. It is humid but I am from NJ I dont mind.
    The weather is typically like N.C weather
     
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    Alice, I went to London last year! I had an interesting time there, did you enjoy it, and what did you go and see there?
     
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    I love bermuda! In fact my DH and I are going to go somewhere for our 10 year anniversary this summer, and I want to go there, I just found some great hotel deals this morning - does anyone have a favorite place to stay?
     
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    All this talk about Bermuda I looked up cruises to there for the summer. I have never taken a cruise there, I think it could be fun. Hopefully my boyfriend will want to go
     
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    Cruises are a blast!! Kind of like Club Med on the ocean. You can be as active or lazy as you want, and the food is nonstop and amazing!

    Be warned that the rooms are apt to be the smallest you've ever seen... they make college dorms look spacious!

    As to London: the first time I went, I was chaperoning a group of 45 kids, along with the 2 nuns who were running the trip. A few years later, I had gotten married and we were trying to decide where to go on our vacation. I saw an ad that basically put London on sale: a week, with air and hotel, for $1000 apiece, so we went.

    In typical Type A style, I planned each and every detail of our itinerary. Then we went to the Tower of London our second day, and blew the itinerary. We spent the entire day there, and came back another day.

    One of the coolest things I did ahead of time was arrange for tickets to the Ceremony of the Keys, the nightly lockup of the Tower. Tickets are free, but limited, and must be ordered months in advance. It included ghost stories, and an amazing amount of ceremony. It's among the coolest things I've ever seen.

    We had a hotel near the Baker St. Station, and saw an awful lot. Some other favorites were Churchill's War Rooms, the Imperial War Museum, and side trips to Kesington Palace and to Greenwich. London is an incredibly easy city to navigate, and the tube is a delight.
     
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    We are going on a cruise to Bermuda this summer. We are leaving out of Baltimore.
     

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