Video: Vintage 1970s Bermuda Travel Show

August 26, 2019

A recently uploaded 1970s episode of a syndicated Canadian travel show opens a nostalgic window on Bermuda’s past.

The TV travel magazine Bonaventure was one of the longest-running programmes of its kind, with more than 200 episodes produced.

Bonaventure aired in North and South America, Europe and Africa for more than 30 years.

In the vintage Bermuda episode, hosts Jake and Mieke de Boer take viewers on a half-hour tour of the island, including stop-offs at the South Shore beaches, a quarry where traditional stone-cutting methods were in use, Hamilton and St. George’s.

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  1. Eve says:

    This was a very popular TV travel show with Jake & Mieke deBoer traveling together added that extra warm feeling that many travel shows lacked. The present day attempts to produce travel videos to put on Vimeo or Youtube can’t capture the true feeling and all the details that were in included in this show.

  2. Joe Bloggs says:

    Nostalgic. As the presenter says in his opening remarks, Bermuda had virtually no unemployment, no personal income tax and no national debt. My how things have changed.