The Bahamas is known for its sun, sand and sea, but a day at the beach isn't the only way to enjoy the country's stunning natural beauty.
New Providence's six national parks is a great way to discover the island's indigenous flora and fauna.
At the southwest end of the island visit the Primeval Forest National Park, which is home to an old-growth forest with limestone caverns, sinkholes and early evergreen tropical hardwood trees as well as a variety of native flora and fauna, birds and butterflies.
Also in the southwest is Bonefish Pond, consisting of 1,800 acres of coastal wetlands. Use the boardwalks to explore the marine nursery for resident fish and birds.
At the 250-acre Harrold and Wilson Ponds National Park in south-central New
Forecasters are predicting an above normal hurricane season this year, with 10-16 named storms, 5-9 hurricanes and 1-5 major hurricanes.
The official start of the Atlantic hurricane season is June 1 and runs through November 30. Your safety and the safety of your family and loved ones is most important but don't forget about protecting your home. It's one of your largest investments.
In addition to the basic preparedness tips, such as assembling a hurricane prep kit, knowing where to go in case of an evacuation and finding a reliable and trusted source of information to monitor the storm, here are a few tips to make sure your home is secured and protected.
Review your homeowners insurance policy - make sure your home insurance policy
If you're looking for a fun way to explore the islands of The Bahamas and learn a little something about the country along the way, check out the array of festivals help throughout the Family Islands all year long.
It's a vibrant showcase of Bahamian history, heritage and culture, featuring local fare, music, art and craft, and rich traditions/
Here are some of the most popular festivals to look out for. There's something for everyone.
Seafood lovers should check out the McLean's Town Conch Cracking Festival, scheduled for October 8 in the east end of Grand Bahama.
Cracking conch to extract the meat from the shell has been elevated to an art form here. Fishermen compete for the coveted title of Best Conch Cracker. Visitors are welcome to
New Providence has its fair share of beautiful residential area to boast of, but some neighborhoods have an extra special history that set them apart from the more newly established exclusive communities.
Long before there was Lyford Cay, Paradise Island, Old Fort Bay and Albany, there was the eastern foreshore (made up of East Bay Street and Eastern Road), where the country's wealthy and influential built their homes.
In 1786, Governor James Murray, the royal governor of The Bahamas form 1787-1796, was among the first to build his summer home there overlooking the eastern harbour entrance. He named the house "The Hermitage," which is now owned by the Catholic Archdiocese of Nassau and serves as the official residence of the Catholic Archbishiop
If you've just purchased a new house or finished building your dream home and are looking to fill those empty walls, consider investing in some original Bahamian art to bring an authentic island feel to your living space.
The Bahamas has a rich and thriving art scene so there are lots of options to choose from when it come to local art.
But buying art can sometimes be a little intimidating and complicated, especially if you've never do it before. What to buy? Where to buy it: Can I afford it?
Experts say the first thing you should do - before you even start looking - is focus on a budget. Decide how much you want to spend.
And don't worry, you can buy art no matter what your price point. You don't have to spend an exorbitant amount of