Picture this, it’s 6 am, the ticket agent is calling last call for your 7 am flight, and you’re the only one of four at the airport. This was me. It was my first girls trip and I’m wondering where are my friends?! Thoughts of us missing the flight, the possibility of travelling alone and not knowing what to do or where to go crossed my mind. At this point I was just hoping they would all arrive soon. By 6:30, three out of four of us had arrived and after seven (yes s e v e n) unsuccessful phone calls, lucky number four was awake and on her way. After, prayers, hopes, almost tears and jokes, we were all boarded and headed to Exuma. Within twenty minutes of flight, the water started to do this really, like really blue thing, like clear blue, sky blue, just beauti-blu-ful! Yes, I know that was super corny, but you get it right?
“Aye it’s Derencia Travels”, “Man, I saw you was to one festival…”, “I gotta get traveling like you” are some of the phrases I’ve become accustomed to over the past year of blogging. It always makes me smile and think “Well, someone is following me, maybe I’m encouraging someone to go to that festival, book that island vacation or even try a new restaurant or activity” and honestly it’s the best feeling. To know that I’m one of the reasons that my Bahamian people are more interested or knowledgeable in experiencing the best our country has to offer is exactly why Derencia Travels exists. However, with everything there has definitely been ups and downs of this journey.
The Bahamas has always been a top listed destination to travel to for a dream vacation or any holiday really. Most recently, I saw a tweet that listed my beautiful country as the number one trending destination for New Year’s 2019. I think it’s amazing, that so many people want to bring in the new year in paradise. But really, who could blame them? Millions of people visit our islands every year just hoping for sunny days filled with clear turquoise waters and a fun time. That tweet really got me thinking about my holiday plans and my possible 2019 travels.
I thought it would be pretty interesting to Bucket list my top 5 islands to visit for the remainder of this year and the upcoming months of the new year. Definitely, I want to see everything! 700 islands and cays? Don’t mind if I do. I just know that may not be feasible in the time frame. But you never know right? In no particular order, here goes my Out Island Bucket List: