My Favourite Bahama Blogs

Last week, a Little House by the Ferry reader wrote to ask what Bahamas-related blogs or websites I follow. It was a great question, so I thought I’d share a few of my favourites…

Out Island Boy: my cousin Evan Lowe’s blog, memorializing our Bahamian family history. (If your roots are in Abaco, it’s likely your family history, too.)

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Spotted Dolphins (Photo: Rolling Harbour)

Rolling Harbour: Though its primary focus is the abundant wildlife and bird populations around Abaco’s Delphi Club, this fascinating and colourful blog features a wide range of Abaco-related topics.

The Elusive Irishman: another cousin of mine, Cheri Petters, authors this blog which was inspired by her search for her mother’s earliest Bahamian ancestors, the Collins family of Ireland.

The Bahamian Rhapsody: Green Turtle Cay native Kelsi Farrington provides an interesting mix of Bahamian people, places and cuisine.

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Green Turtle Cay Junkanoo 2015 (Photo by Kelsi Farrington, The Bahamian Rhapsody)

Though the following blogs aren’t specifically about Abaco, they feature other Bahamian Out Islands and are definitely worth a visit:

Elena Kalis: Ms. Kalis is an underwater art photographer and her website features many amazing and haunting undersea images, featuring her daughter Sacha Kalis (aka Bahamas Girl.)

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Underwater photography by Elena Kalis

Exuma Okaaay: A San Francisco couple documents their experiences as they discover the positives, negatives and occasional absurdities of island living.

My SolitAirie Assignment:  Another recent discovery, this blog is written by a 30-something professional woman who dreams of a simpler island life. She’s currently in Exuma, and I’ve been enjoying her posts about her experiences there.

The 700 Experience: A Bahamian lifestyle blog with a focus on the Out Islands. I particularly like the author’s Experience List, her version of a Bahamian bucket list.

Uncommon Caribbean: Yes, I know. The Bahamas are technically not part of the Caribbean, but this well-organized and colourful blog often features Bahamian destinations. I love that they bypass the obvious tourist traps for more obscure and authentic places and experiences.

Women Who Live on Rocks:  A collection of posts by women of all ages and backgrounds, including some who live in the Bahamas, this blog takes an amusing look at the behind-the-scenes realities of island life. It should be required reading for anyone considering living on a rock.

So there you have it. Some of my favourite Bahamian (or Bahamas-related) blogs. How about you? What sites do you visit when you need an island fix? Let me know in the comments section below.

  5 comments for “My Favourite Bahama Blogs

  1. November 8, 2015 at 8:33 am

    The photography collector within loves this one – http://oldbahamas.com/ (Paula Lauren Gibson)

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    • November 8, 2015 at 8:34 am

      Paula, how could I forget Old Bahamas?! That could be a post all on its own. Thanks for the reminder!

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  2. November 8, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    That’s a great list! Here’s one I thought might be a good addition (even though it belongs to me):

    http://glampingbahamas.com/blog is a brand new blog for the site http://www.glampingbahamas.com which focuses on the upcoming trend of glamping that The Bahamas is so perfect for!

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  3. November 10, 2015 at 2:41 am

    You are too kind!

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