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So the other day a friend of mine sent me a snap of her all bundled up getting ready to head out into the New York cold. Apparently the weather there had already dipped into the sixties during the day and averaging mid forties during the night. I didn’t have the heart to tell her it was still sundress season here in The Bahamas and I myself was making my way to the beach for the day.  That would’ve just been cruel.

You know when you think of winter you get all excited. Winter is when you get to break out your Uggs and all your favorite eateries are selling a pumpkin spiced something. The kids are looking forward to making snow angels and having snowball fights and you’re still feeling warm and fuzzy from eating good food with good company from Thanksgiving. Three days in, after the first flurry, you find yourself sooo over it. The shoveling of snow and scraping of car windows almost on a daily basis, and all the other inconveniences that add extra steps to your already busy day, will leave you with the Winter Blues.  Let’s not even get into the blizzards, being snowed in and how quickly that beautiful blanket of snow turns into a slurry mess. 

Winter can leave you feeling irritable and lethargic and even a little depressed. We call it the winter blues, but the medical terminology is SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder). You know the person who came up with that name got a hefty bonus. “SAD’s a form of depression that usually begins in the late fall or early part of winter and fades as the weather improves.” Something simple as taking a vacation was one of the top scientifically backed ways to combat the winter blues.  As you begin to feel your mood shift from the drab of winter, you’ll long for a sunny beach and a daiquiri. What better time for a vacation! A little pick you up if you may.  Imagine the health and mental benefits you’ll receive from a much needed break from the cold. You’ll definitely return happier than you left, and who knows, perhaps even a bit more productive.

When making your way to the sunny isles of The Bahamas during winter time, I have two words for you: Book Early. You’re not going to be the only person trying to escape winter’s grasp and we don’t want you to be left out on the outside. Literally.  Availability goes fairly quickly so make sure you book your car service, reserve your hotel and purchase your plane tickets far in advance.  Feeling guilty bailing out on the family during the holidays? Feel free to bring them down with you the more the merrier!

If you come down in the month of December we encourage you to stay on through to December 26th Boxing Day and if possible even up to New Years Day. Visitors also come down to experience our annual world renowned festival, Junkanoo. You will leave the isles a changed person after having taken it in. I can promise you that you’ve never seen anything quite like it before. 

Are you ready to trade in those thermal suits for swimsuits, those snow boots for flip flops? If your staying at the Atlantis and lounging around the Adults Only pool area at Sip Sip, you can trade in those parkas for almost nothing all. 

Be sure to give us a call. We here at Simon’s Transports, your leading private car service provider in Nassau and Paradise Island can get you to all your activities in and around town. Whether it’s transportation from Nassau airport to Atlantis, Baha Mar or any other hotel or marina,  a ride to the golf course to play a few rounds or perhaps to swim with the dolphins, we can get you there. And with all the parties and festivities happening during the winter months, feel free to enjoy yourself, you are in good hands. 

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