Sunday, February 9, 2014

Fogo Island Inn named to the Travel + Leisure It List 2014

The annual editor’s choice awards for the best new hotels

Fogo Island Inn in Newfoundland, Canada, has been named to the Travel + Leisure It List 2014 of best new hotels around the globe. The “It List” will be featured in the March issue of Travel + Leisure (T+L) and is also available on

Fogo Island Inn was selected by Travel + Leisure editors and contributors for its impact on the global landscape of hotels. Its placement on this highly selective annual list comes after only 10 months of operation and at the mid point of their first winter season.

 “I am thrilled that our Inn, located on one of the four corners of the Earth, has been selected as one of the world’s best new hotels of 2014,” says David Curell, General Manager of Fogo Island Inn. “We are honoured to be included in this stellar group of newly introduced hotels.”

Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute (BUEI) Update: February 2014

 Kissing gouramis, also known as kissing fish
"Underwater Extravaganza"

Please join us at BUEI on Saturday, March 22nd for a fun and sophisticated evening raising funds for education!  
The evening will start at 7pm with cocktails in BUEI's upper lobby followed by a delicious sit-down dinner in the spectacular Harbourfront restaurant. Dance the night away with The Big Chill on our bioluminescent dance floor. Bid on fabulous prizes in our Silent Auction. Dress for the evening is 'Underwater Chic' and the 'Hue is Blue'!
For individual tickets ($275) call Jessica at 294-0217 or email
For corporate tables call Belinda at 294-0203 or email
Please help us to continue to expand and develop our education programmes and exhibits. Since we opened our doors in 1997 over 50,000 students have participated in BUEI's education programmes and activities!
Mon, Feb 3rd, 6-8pm:
Inside Out Wellness Centre Lecture Series:

This lecture, the 3rd in the Inside Out Wellness Centre lecture series, will focus on how to create belief systems that are congruent with innate values (and genetics), and produce desired behavior and states of mind.  

Free admission. Lecture series sponsored by Colonial Medical Insurance.
Thurs, Feb 6th, 7:30pm: 
BUEI and Bermuda Audubon Society present:
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! If you missed the first sold-out lecture, join us on February 6th for Bermuda Audubon Society president, Andrew Dobson's, fascinating illustrated lecture on birds in Bermuda you may not know about! Not many tickets are left so don't delay purchasing yours today!
Dissection-JM Sat, Feb 8th, 3pm:
Lionfish Dissection

BUEI will be holding a lionfish dissection on Saturday, February 8th at 3pm.

See these beautiful but dangerous creatures up close and learn about the threat they pose to our oceans.

Members are free. Non-members are free with admission. 
Sun, Feb 16th, 3pm & 5:15pm:
BUEI and Bermuda Docs present:
Weekend Film Series

3pm - Music For Mandela
Canada / 82 minutes / Unrated
Music for Mandela explores the role that music played in the remarkable life of Nelson Mandela. Including musical performances by Ladysmith Black Mambazo (Mandela's favourite group), Vusi Mahlasela and the Soweto Gospel Choir, the film explores how resistance songs kept hope alive for the anti-apartheid movement even as its most prominent leaders were imprisoned.
5:15pm - More Than Honey
Switzerland-Germany-Austria / 91 minutes / Unrated
(English and German w/ English subtitles)

Oscar-nominated director Markus Imhoof (The Boat is Full) tackles the vexing issue of why bees, worldwide, are dying off. With the tenacity of a man out to solve a world-class mystery, he investigates this global phenomenon, from California to Switzerland, China and Australia. Exquisite macro-photography of the bees in flight and in their hives reveals a fascinating, complex world in crisis.
Tickets are $15 and available from Oceans Gift Shop at BUEI or by calling 294-0204.       
Don't forget Harbourfront is OPEN on Sunday from 6pm ... so make a night of it with dinner and a movie!
Photo: Outside Marpha 
Tues, Feb 18th, 7:30pm:
BUEI and the Humpback Whale Research Project present:
Annapurna and Everest
Join us for an exciting evening with Andrew Stevenson who will be showing a 15-minute shortened version of his award-winning documentary film followed by an illustrated lecture on the Annapurna and the Everest region.
Photo by the Royal Gazette 
Thurs, Feb 20th, 7:30pm:
BUEI presents:
'Havana Tap'
In honor of Black History Month, join us at the BUEI for a special screening of Dale Butler's film on talented Bermudian tap dancer, Mitchell 'Live Wires' Trott.
Follow Mitchell's travels to Cuba to take lessons from an 84-year old Cuban tap dancer. Mitchell will open the evening with his spectacular tap dancing followed by the film and a Q&A with Mr. Butler and Mr. Trott.

For over 60 years, the Miami Science Museum's award-winning educational programs, family-focused exhibits, historic planetarium, and rehabilitative Wildlife Center and Clinic have enriched locals and tourists alike. To learn more about the Miami Science Museum click here.

Did you know that with a BUEI Membership you are entitled to FREE or reduced admission to over 300 science centers and museums in Canada, the United States and Europe?

Visit the ASTC website to learn more about the ASTC Passport Program. Click here to become a BUEI Member and start enjoying all of the Passport Privileges.
When you travel, don't forget to bring your BUEI membership card and always call before you visit to confirm your Travel Passport benefits.

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