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Bermuda Department of Tourism (441/292–0023 in Bermuda; 800/223–6106 in the U.S. www.gotobermuda.com.)
St. George's Foundation (441/297–8043. www.stgeorgesfoundation.org.)
Online Travel Tools
All About Bermuda
One of the best Bermuda Web sites is www.bermuda-online.org. Supported by the Royal Gazette, it has information on every aspect of Bermuda, from history to transportation. The Department of Tourism's Web site www.bermudatourism.com is helpful during the initial stages of vacation planning. www.bermuda.com has a good search engine and links to a number of Bermuda-related Web pages. The Bermuda Hotel Association's www.experience-bermuda.com has a monthly events calendar and a search function that allows users to find events by date or type. There's also a good selection of maps. BlackandCoke.com and www.bermynet.com are online guides to entertainment events in Bermuda, with a complete listing of the island's bars, clubs, and pubs. To keep up with current affairs, check out the island's two newspapers: www.royalgazette.com for stories from the daily Royal Gazette and www.bermudasun.bm for the twice-weekly Bermuda Sun. Visit the Bermuda National Trust at www.bnt.bm for event, tour, and attraction information.
Bermuda Moods is a compilation of Bermuda snapshots taken by professional and amateur photographers. As the title suggests, the pictures were chosen to reflect the various characteristics of the island. The book is a huge success locally.
Shakespeare, an Island and a Storm by David F. Raine mixes historical research with poetic storytelling to link the story of the Sea Venture and Shakespeare's The Tempest, which is believed to have been inspired by accounts of the storms that greeted the island's first settlers.
The Story of Bermuda and Her People by William Sears Zuill gives one of the best historical accounts of the island and its inhabitants, starting from the wreck of the Sea Venture in 1609 and ending in the modern era.
The Deep, starring Robert Shaw and Jacqueline Bisset, shows the island through Hollywood's eyes. Older locals remember the 1970s filming with pride. Rest assured, the shady international criminals in the film are purely part of Peter Benchley's imagination!
The documentary Rare Bird has enjoyed an exceptional response from both the Bermudian public and the international film scene after premiering at the Bermuda International Film Festival in 2007. The film follows the history of the cahow (Bermuda's national bird) and its present day plight against extinction. It also explores the island's environmental and social issues, both past and present.
When Voices Rise tells the important but little-known story of how segregation was finally overcome in Bermuda in the late 1950s. The documentary has achieved widespread critical acclaim.
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