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{VIDEO} Nassau, Bahamas Travel Recap

May 10, 2016

You know that post-vacation feeling when you have so much on your plate to tackle that you feel like there’s no point in even starting? Yeah…That’s where I’m at.

So instead of stressing about it, I figured I’d just try to relive the trip by working on this post. No harm done, right?

Sorry inbox.

A Nassau, Bahamas Travel Recap on what to do, see and visit while in the Bahamas. Beautiful sandy beaches, sunshine and relaxation for your next vacation.Life has been a bit crazy lately. I’m not going to go into personal details but let’s just say that this trip was necessary. This season of my life is clearly going to be a tough one, so giving myself permission to relax, disconnect and show myself a little more compassion is going to play a huge role in getting through it. I’m incredibly lucky to have an amazing partner and friend group to help make this a possibility.

We went down to The Bahamas with a group we formed a couple of years ago called Eight & Change. It’s hard to really describe what this group is, but it’s made up of inspiring, motivating and all-around awesome humans who get together a few times a year to discuss business, self-growth and education. In over 3 years we’ve travelled to Montreal, San Francisco, Chicago and had many sessions in Toronto. It was time the group mobilized and hit the Caribbean. Fortunately, one of our members has a house down there and he was gracious enough to open it up to us. Yes, my friends are amazing.

So we went down there mainly to relax and enjoy the sunshine but also to learn, and help each other in our various ventures. A perfect balance of chill time and biz time.

I actually took far more video footage than pictures so watch the video for the full recap. But I am including some picture highlights below. Yes, it’s as beautiful in person as it is in pictures!

 

We arrived to a pretty epic tropical storm and it was actually quite nice to bunk up inside and play boardgames. Though I did have serious pool envy…

A Nassau, Bahamas Travel Recap on what to do, see and visit while in the Bahamas. Beautiful sandy beaches, sunshine and relaxation for your next vacation.The next day we spent the day hanging at Old Fort Bay, drinking mojitos, reading, napping and chatting. The perfect way to relax.

A Nassau, Bahamas Travel Recap on what to do, see and visit while in the Bahamas. Beautiful sandy beaches, sunshine and relaxation for your next vacation.A Nassau, Bahamas Travel Recap on what to do, see and visit while in the Bahamas. Beautiful sandy beaches, sunshine and relaxation for your next vacation.Reading Breaking Night…and yes the font is enormous.
A Nassau, Bahamas Travel Recap on what to do, see and visit while in the Bahamas. Beautiful sandy beaches, sunshine and relaxation for your next vacation.A Nassau, Bahamas Travel Recap on what to do, see and visit while in the Bahamas. Beautiful sandy beaches, sunshine and relaxation for your next vacation.A Nassau, Bahamas Travel Recap on what to do, see and visit while in the Bahamas. Beautiful sandy beaches, sunshine and relaxation for your next vacation.And just when we thought we couldn’t beat the day at Old Fort, we went to Albany. I can honestly say that I don’t think I’ve ever been to a more beautiful beachside resort. I totally embraced the experience with Prosecco in hand and let my body soak up the sunshine. You know I’m a freak for SPF and avoid the sun, but I just needed it and it felt good to take it in. Plus, I didn’t burn. Thank you new sunscreen.

A Nassau, Bahamas Travel Recap on what to do, see and visit while in the Bahamas. Beautiful sandy beaches, sunshine and relaxation for your next vacation.A Nassau, Bahamas Travel Recap on what to do, see and visit while in the Bahamas. Beautiful sandy beaches, sunshine and relaxation for your next vacation.We also enjoyed a couple of boat rides out on the ocean around sunset. So beautiful…so choppy (insert green-faced emoji).

A Nassau, Bahamas Travel Recap on what to do, see and visit while in the Bahamas. Beautiful sandy beaches, sunshine and relaxation for your next vacation. A Nassau, Bahamas Travel Recap on what to do, see and visit while in the Bahamas. Beautiful sandy beaches, sunshine and relaxation for your next vacation.Of course the meals were incredible. We exclusively ate at the house and were all on different meal duties. We also ordered in a meal from Mahogany House. My friends are bad-ass cooks. So much so that I forgot to take pictures!

A Nassau, Bahamas Travel Recap on what to do, see and visit while in the Bahamas. Beautiful sandy beaches, sunshine and relaxation for your next vacation.This trip was just another reminder of how important it is to surround yourself with good people. Or better yet, the BEST people. If you’re looking for a getaway from the grind, I highly recommend the Bahamas.

Have you been to the Bahamas? What’s your next trip on the radar?

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    Alicia
    May 10, 2016 at 6:08 am

    So fun I love the bahamas. I went to Eleuthera Bahamas a few years ago and it was amazing!
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    rachel @ athletic avocado
    May 10, 2016 at 8:42 am

    My parents went to the bahamas last year and they loved it! This is making me so jealous right now haha. One day I will go!
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    Stella @ Stellicious Life
    May 10, 2016 at 11:17 am

    Never been to the Caribbeans yet, but these gorgeous photos give me sunshine envy. 🙂
    Glad you had a terrific time, soaking up the sun, fun, and great times with your friends and C!

    Hope you are feeling better *hugs*
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      Davida Kugelmass
      May 10, 2016 at 2:27 pm

      Definitely helped to rejuvenate so I’m feeling a lot better! One day you’ll get there 🙂

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    Kelly @ Eat the Gains
    May 10, 2016 at 11:20 am

    I am trying to plan a little getaway with the bf for some downtime and the Bahamas look lovely! I think Ali from Inspiralized just went there too and her pics looked just as beautiful as yours. Hope you enjoyed a little R&R!
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      Davida Kugelmass
      May 10, 2016 at 2:28 pm

      You should definitely check out the Bahamas if you can!!

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    Maeve
    May 10, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    That Titanic scene moment with C, those lamb chops, how happy you look in every shot… Looks like a wonderful and well-deserved life break! 🙂

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    Beverley @ Born to Sweat
    May 10, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    a) your bikini(s) are super cute
    b) the photos are amazing!! they look like theyre from a tourist website
    c) your friends sound incredible and inspiring and I have friend envy (hahaha, jk don’t tell my GFs that tho)
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      Davida Kugelmass
      May 10, 2016 at 3:42 pm

      helllllo you are one of my friends! That makes you equally as incredible and inspiring!

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    Toni
    May 10, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    What a great life you have!

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    Cassie
    May 12, 2016 at 5:21 pm

    I think that taking a vacation after a rough time is always a really good way to detox your mind and rejuvenate your soul. Just putting yourself in a different environment will help you so much! I can tell that the Bahamas treated you more than well and that you had a splendid time! It looks like such a beautiful place!
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    Morgan
    May 19, 2016 at 2:08 pm

    This is an awesome guide for vacationing in the Bahamas! These islands are beautiful, and your pictures are so good! This looks like a great place to travel, and it seems like you guys really enjoyed yourselves there! Cool post! Thanks so much for sharing!

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    Raphael
    February 7, 2017 at 6:54 am

    So amazing. My dream is to travel to this place.

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