“Bermuda is a perfect, hassle-free spot for a quick but glamorous getaway from U.S. East Coast Locations. Yet, Bermuda is a misunderstood jewel. A mere 568 miles east of the Carolinas, the island is not tropical in the winter, so it draws less traffic than it should, given its palm trees, green golf courses, and lush vegetation in all seasons. The Gulf Stream provides a remarkably mild climate – between 75F-85F degrees in the summer – and no consistent rainy season. Take a ferry to downtown Hamilton or one of the old forts that dot Bermuda. The view on the ride dazzles: great estates on the water and colorful neighborhoods (especially on the local ferries, rather than the resort ferries). Travel in the sunshine topside or cuddle comfortably, sheltered from the wind, in the boat’s main salon. Bermuda will take care of you” (Places of Passion).