My family and I flew down to Nassau, Bahamas, for Spring Break. If you’re looking for a destination with white powdery sand, turquoise waters, and a variety of resorts and activities, the islands of the Bahamas are a fantastic option. It’s a very easy, English-language destination to visit. Even better, you’re able to complete US Immigrations & Customs in the Nassau airport, so when you connect on the return flight home, your bags are checked all the way through to your final destination, and you don’t require a lengthy layover in an airport on the return flights. It works out great! This was my first trip following knee surgery, so I had the thrill of a full-body pat-down to get through security with my new bionic knee. Guess I have a lifetime of body searches to look forward to now. Oh, joy. On this trip, my family stayed seven nights at a family-friendly, all-inclusive resort called Melia Nassau Beach, located on a beautiful beach about 15 minutes from the airport on the west end of town. After months of winter, I was looking forward to a fly & flop experience—fly down, flop in a lounger to soak up as much sun as possible, and relax until it was time to fly home. I had my Kindle loaded with books, and my husband and son scheduled to go scuba diving. I was prepared for a restful week. My goals: to get a tan to replace the pasty winter white tone my skin was sporting, and to come back well-rested. As usual, I wasn’t content to just sit around when there were other resorts close by that I was curious to see. I’m always looking for new places for my clients to visit, so I ended up doing site inspections of not 1, not 2, but 6 resorts! Fortunately for me, the Bahamas tourism office rolled out the welcome mat, helping me coordinate last-minute resort visits and surprising me by paying for all of my transportation to/from each resort. If it wasn’t for their assistance, I likely wouldn’t have visited as many properties. Thought I didn’t come home well-rested or with a tan, I have thousands of pictures and a wealth of knowledge to share about these resorts. Yeesh. The steps I took (literally and figuratively) to gather intel for my clients. I certainly gave my new knee a huge workout touring Melia Nassau Beach (family-friendly), The Warwick (adults-only), RIU Palace Paradise Island (adults-only), Atlantis (family-friendly), Sandals Royal Bahamian (adults-only), and Breezes (ages 14+). Be sure to stay tuned to my Facebook business page as I’ll be posting photo albums and blurbs about each property. Spring Break is a perfect time to get away with your family and friends—it’s a “break” from the long, dreary days of winter, as well as a nice interruption from school and work. Because of its popularity—especially for those of us in the snow belt—it’s important to book early. Don’t expect any last-minute sales for Spring Break travel. Planning should begin at least 6-9 months in advance. In fact, it’s already possible to book Spring Break 2020 trips! Be sure to consider the Bahamas as a destination for your next get-away. It’s a great place to visit, and the people of the Bahamas will roll out the welcome mat for you, just as they did for my family. I’m available to help with your planning, so give me a call (309) 256-2984, send my an email, or complete a Contact request form on my website to get started planning an amazing trip. Until next time… Jennifer