But why is the rum gone?
Apart from last year, which was almost an entirely no-travel year (boooooo!), I’ve been trying to get away on one longer overseas trip each year. This year, I decided to switch things up and aim for 2 or 3 smaller trips instead. For starters, it’s easier to take time off from work in 1-week blocks than in stretches of 2-3 weeks. Also, I just wanted to try something different! :p
My first attempt at a shorter trip is already locked and loaded. Thankfully, the rum will be anything but gone when I head to the Bahamas in February. Festival RumBahamas is where it’s at, my friends. I found a cheap WestJet flight into Nassau (CAD$400 return from Toronto) and I’ll be crashing at HumesHouse, the only backpacker hostel on New Providence (B$45/night). 6 days and 5 nights for only CAD$750 is just too good a deal to pass up! Add in some of the best rum the Caribbean has to offer and it’s the makings of a great getaway.
This will be my second visit to the Bahamas. I first stepped ashore back in 2015 when I went on a Holland America cruise with my parents. I’m very much looking forward to experiencing it without the cruise ship horde this time.