Red Rum Bahamas Expedition : The Abacos & New Providence
A trip to the Bahamas is nothing new for the Red Rum crew. The annual Red Rum Bahamas trip is on its 3rd year. Founder and Artist Daniel Del Sol has frequented the islands since about 7 years old, however this time things will be different. Not only is Daniel traveling to these particular Islands for the first time, but he is bringing Red Rum with him!
The Abaco Islands are a group of islands and barrier cays in the northern Bahamas, east of southern Florida. The 120-mile–long chain stretches over 650 square miles. The coastlines are scalloped with bays, coves and protected harbors that feature full-service marinas and resorts. Great Abaco Island and Little Abaco serve as the “mainland.” Marsh Harbour hosts the more lively downtown area with all city amenities, while places like Treasure Cay boasts miles of pristine beaches, including one of the top 10 beaches in the world. The Islands also contain coral reefs that run along the chain that are also knows to be some of the best in the region. The Abacos contain an abundant amount of history as well. The Islands were settled by British Loyalists who left the United States after the American Revolution ended. The Loyalist heritage remains strong and their presence is still noticeable today in the colonial style homes of Hope Town and New Plymouth. The Abacos are one of the world’s top boating, sailing and flying destinations. The number and variety of islands make this an island hopper’s paradise.
What will we be doing there? The rapid growth of our brand has gained us awareness across Florida as one of the states best up-and-coming small business clothing brands. This trip is part of our expansionist strategy to help spread the awareness of our products and cause to our second closest neighbors (as a state) the Bahamians. Bahamians are an awesome people. Cool, calm and relaxed, these people know how to have a good time. We are looking forward to meeting some of the these awesome residents and hearing what they have to say on some topics. Life can be viewed differently by different people, we plan on hearing what they all have to say. We also plan on visiting some popular Stores Resorts and Marinas throughout the Abacos and in Nassau, located on the Island of New Providence. We are bringing an bunch of product down and are hoping to get it in the hands of the right people. We would love to see some of the main retailers on the islands begin to carry our gear!
The trip will be a good one I propose, 8 days in paradise. Along with the business side of thing I also plan on enjoying my vacation away from the hustle and bustle of the U.S. I plan on doing some spearfishing, drinking and dancing so this can get a little crazy. Be sure to be on the look-out for some awesome posts. I plan to make constant uploads of the progress of our Red Rum Bahamas Expedition daily.