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Pink Sands Resort

A hip tropical hideaway on Bahamas’ laid-back Harbour Island, Pink Sands Resort offers beachside accommodation in elegant cottages and stunning designer estate homes, all appointed with top-notch amenities.

Mixing traditional British colonial style with contemporary design and high-end Ralph Lauren fabrics, most of the units have gorgeous private patios, breathtaking ocean views, or direct access to the resort’s splendid pink sand beach.

Guests can indulge in Modern Bahamian Cuisine, whether at the seaside Blue Bar, in the sophisticated Malcom 51, or amidst lush tropical vegetation in the leafy Garden Terrace. Further onsite amenities include a freshwater swimming pool, tennis courts, gym, and library, but the friendly staff can arrange a variety of activities, from excursions to watersports.

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Yesterday I went up to spend the night at my favorite destination on Mount Hood, alone. I’m starting to find myself up here once every year, but coming by myself this time is a new one. Years ago I don’t know if I would’ve even contemplated the possibility of backpacking solo, but I guess a decade of living and camping the Pacific Northwest pushes you to try new things. There’s something really freeing about going into the wilderness alone. You go your own pace, stopping anytime you want to admire the sky, or to look back behind you to see how far you’ve come. You don’t have to talk just to talk. You move with everything you need on your back. I think a lot of people would balk at the solitude. But when you’re up high and all the bad parts of civilization seemingly hundreds of miles away, solitude is what gives you the space to wrap yourself up in your thoughts and your daydreams, to compress the past and the future into one forward movement, and in those moments the world feels big again, good, and almighty. As it should.