Abaco Vacation Experiences & Travel Narratives.
Tales of Abaco Travelers in their own words and pictures as linked to
Sandy Estabrooks Guide to the Abacos.
These are unedited first hand reports with pictures from the Abaco Message Boards. When a trip to Abaco is not in your immediate plans, these stories will take you there and where you can relive an Abaco Escape vicariously through the experiences of others.
As for Abaco:
A post by LrryT, Larry & Cathy of Zanesville, Ohio, put it this way."...........................
There is something intangible and unique about Abacos. The trip reports help to create an objective image, but to all who read this and have not made the trip, the experience of being there is even more magical than the photos. Hard to describe adequately in words and little pictures.
A post by Hobie1, Bruce & Lesley of Pasadena, Maryland says it all.
"........................... Well I thought this site (The Forum) had some people who seemed just a little over enthused about a vacation destination. Now I fully understand. This place has grabbed me heart and soul................... I can't say I came home from there. I feel "there" lies my home I never knew existed... Hope that doesn't sound too corny... We're already discussing our next trip.
Note: We've limited our selection to narrative of unusual interest or experience and useful for newcomers. And where possible supported by noteworthy pictures. The reports are in reverse chronological order from 2010. Sandy's annual updates are linked at AbacoUpdate.com.
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JerseyCouple, - Todd and Mary return to their home away from home and Green Turtle Cay for New Years and Junkanoo - Our First Trip Report: March
Abacobrad, Cartersville, GA - Abaco regulars, Brad ans Suzzane return to To Green Turtle for a quiet getaway. - August
VickiH, Savannah, GA - Vicki & Matt return to Abaco for their 5th visit. Here is Vicki's actual blog which has to be one of the absolute best "blogs" to date. You'll love her amenable style and lovely photos. - July Vicki's picture page is featured here "The Colors of Abaco"
2manyboats, Dallas, TX - Charlie & Sharon's madden voyage to the Abacos for their 25th Anniversary can be summed up in Charlie's words "...........it's became clear, -this is what Abaco is all about!" - June
deanbrown, Toronto, Canada - This Log / Blog of Dean & Trish aboard a Mooring Charter with two other couples will be much appreciated by chartering / sailing folks. It includes a great planner, picts and even VIDEOS - a first here.
CharlotteCouple, Charlotte, NC - Lat & Debby return to their island of choice Man-O-War. Including new day trips to the Fowl Cays, the Pelican Cays and nightime fun at a Full Moon Party. And do you know what a Chiton is? - May
Klittle, Southwest, TX - First trip to Abaco and Great Guana Cay for Kaylor and Brian. ".... first time I walked onto the deck and saw the ocean.... I could not stop starring at it.... May
JerseyCouple - As so many do, the Shipman's return for a second visit only this time ABOARD A CAPTAINED CHARTER BOAT that includes sailing instructions. - March.
Local Knowledge, Hope Town, Abaco - Hope Town resident and guide takes family on a trek to the "new must see thing to do" when in Abaco, the Hole in the Wall Lighthouse - February
Razorren, Nassau, - Even folks from Nassau vacation in Abaco. Ren, Sherrel and their boys visit friends in secluded Casuarina Point. This photo essay says it all. - Christmas
jsprague, Portland Or, - Short and to the point, our Off Season Trip to Guana Cay - Bad Choice: "Intense storms, wicked mosquitos and strange jelly fish". But Lovely people. Sept.
theKurp, Oviedo, FL, - Breaking with tradition, we've decided to post a trip story to the out island group of EXUMA. A hundred miles south of Abaco, Exuma and more laid back and where life is pretty much as it was decades ago. Sept.
MJTaz, East Peoria, IL - Not many Abaco visitors take the time to take the Off the Beaten Path Romps of Jack & Melinda on Mainland Abaco with emphasis on the Hole in the Wall Lighthouse. - Great Photos. July
bestilly, Columbus, IN - Bill & Ethel's return trip to Abaco. This report is expressed in poetry, truly a first for this page. July
Shelby, Los Angeles, CA - Amanda & Tom return for a First Wedding Anniversary visit. One week each at Green Turtle Cay & Elbow Cay (Hope Town). May
AbacoParrott, Cramerton, N.C. - Ken and Carol return to GUANA CAY and rendezvous with friends from the Abaco Forum at their annual FORMPALOOZA. May
CharlotteCouple, Charlotte, N.C. - Lat and Debby vacation at the quiet Island of MAN-O-WAR, joined by friends for the 2nd week. Lots of Picts. - April
PatW, Orange Pk, Fl now Guana Cay, - A Photo Essay & Tale of Love and resettlement to Guana Cay Abaco. April
Mojito, Macclenny, FL, - "Man-What a trip!" (Guana Cay) First time for us (Hubby, 2 daughters, and me) Easter
JersyGirl, as the name implies, - Todd & Mary Compare Green Turtle Cay and the Abacos to Eleuthera. - March
stilly, White River Junction, VT, - Corey's 5th, Ann's 1st trip to Green Turtle Cay - Short and sweet - March
Rykat, Bricktown, NJ, - "Joe & Jean's fishing holiday. (No picts but a good read for the fishermen) - November
Big Ed, Fremont, NH, - "This was our first trip to the Abacos, and there will definitely be many more!" November
bestilly, Columbus, IN, - Colt Fans Bill and Ethel return to Abaco for another visit." August
bobklam, Kingwood, TX, - "Belated Abaco Trip Report - Grumpy Old Fishermen" June
Dpdash, Pompano Beach, Fl - Family Fun and FISHING -The Dasher family head to the Abacos aboard their boat - July
BahamaBabe, North Carolina - Julie and Stephen's mid summer Abaco Escape - June
Shelby, Los Angeles, Ca - Junkanoo Wedding & Honeymoon - June .
JJ, Central Florida - Green Turtle Trip Report with the girls - June .
gator, Coppell, Tx - Trip Report - Treasure Cay - June .
Serenity, Oklahoma - What this family doesn't say in words is made up for in pictures - May
freshmaker, NYC - 1st Trip Report, Couple trade in the concrete jungle for the Abacos. May
Patti Puzo, Colorado - Puzo's Trip Report - Here we go.... - May
cookie909, Atlanta - Trip Report including the GTC Festival, Junkanoo and 3 Potcakes! - May
Megalops Wakulla Springs, Fl - Despite weather problems and a broken down generator, this family of four have a fun time aboard Morgan their 36' Gulfstar Trawler, on it's maiden voyage to the Abacos. - April
TA, Cortland, Ohio - Trip Report-..... absorb all the peace and quiet of Elbow Cay: April
Wonkee, Olathe, KS - Trip (Fishing) Report- A Day at Snake Cay: December,
DaGoose, Southern Ca - 2nd Abaco Trip, "Rick couldnÍt go, so I took my parents." Nov. .
Kathrine, Oxford, N.C. - Lubbers Trip - short, sweet and says it all. No picts. Oct. .
bestillyt, Columbus, IN - Abaco is Awesome: August 12,
cantwait, Greenville, SC - First Time Visitor Trip Report: July / Aug
RumPunch, Auburn, Ca - My Abaco Trip - a Photo Essay: July
elcahun, San Diego - Honeymoon Couple Trip Report (really): July
darnold, Coppell, Texas - Trip Report Treasure Cay: July
elcahun, San Diego - You know you're an Abaco junkie if: ,,, July
lrryt, Columbus, Ohio - Wife's 1st Trip June 24,
Travelgirl3, Burlington Ont. Ca. - Guana & Lubbers Trip Report - May
P2Pooz, Colorado - Trip Report: April
DaGoose, Southern Calif - Our First Abaco Adventure March
Travelgirl3 , Burlington, ON, CA
- Trip Report: Our First Trip to Guana Cay, June
Haziewaller, Frankfort, KY - Trip Report: Green Turtle Cay: Feb.
BA, Murrells Inlet, SC - Trip Report: January
CaywannaBay, Oak Hills, Ca,
If there is one thing you noticed, it is the number of folks who return and return many times.