Bermuda is in the
, about 650 miles east of North Carolina. Although the island is only 21 square miles, it has nine parishes and about 75 miles of coastline.
From Baltimore, travelers can visit Bermuda by plane or cruise ship.
offers a daily flight from
-Marshall Airport to L.F. Wade International Airport in Bermuda. Fares start at about $160 each way for the seasonal flights from April to October. Go to airtran.com.
offers seven-day cruises to Bermuda from Baltimore. (Also from New York and Charleston, S.C.) Fall cruises are set for Sept. 18, Oct. 2 and Nov. 6, with inside cabins starting at $649 per person. Go to
offers five-night cruises from Baltimore starting at about $499 per person for an inside cabin. Fall cruises are scheduled for Sept. 17, Oct. 1, Oct. 15, Oct. 29 and Nov. 12. Go to
There's no getting around it: Hotels can be costly in Bermuda. If you take a cruise, you can skip this expensive step as I did. But if you're going on the cheap, consider a vacation rental using Fiona Campbell's Bermuda Accommodations Inc. Call 877-730-1352 or go to
The 2011 PGA Grand Slam of Golf is being held in Bermuda at the Port Royal Golf Course, Oct. 18-19. For the event, several hotels are offering special deals and rates.
Elbow Beach Bermuda
is offering rates of $339, including accommodations in a premier room, breakfast for two and two passes to the PGA event. The luxury resort was renovated recently and has 98 rooms and suites, four restaurants, a gorgeous spa and a half-mile private beach. The resort's "Endless Summer" deal offers a $400 resort credit with a four-night stay. Go to
Bermuda Department of Tourism,
or 800-237-6832. The island also offers a free