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I am here to connect you to the answers you need to visit our ‘One Happy Island’ from the US.

Find information about Aruba travel, hotels and even what to pack!

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Aruba's native language

Today's word(s) = Hopi Bunita

Pronounced = Hoepee boonita

Meaning = Very Beautiful

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For Sale!

Bon dia friends! It has been some time since I have written a post for this website. I am on Aruba and still enjoying all of the...

Spa.......aaahhhh time!

So, back in my 'pre-retired' days, I owned a salon and spa for 21 years. That makes spa visits rank pretty high on my list. I feel like...

The Miracle Tree

When we first moved in to our new house on Aruba, we had some friends over to show them our new place. As we came around to the backyard...

Let's talk food & drink!

One of the most common questions people ask is where to go for good food. And when on a tropical island, many folks also want great...

Some like it HOT!

Not everyone is a fan of hot sauce, but if you are and are visiting Aruba, you have struck gold! I myself, do not like SUPER hot sauce....

Update ~ What to pack?!?!

I decided to repost this article since it is a VERY commonly asked question. I have made a few updates and added some more links with...

2021 High Season

Sorry for my hiatus! We took a short vacation to the British Virgin Islands. It is so great to see all the islands making a recovery and...

Make it a good one!

Happy Friday folks! Well I have to admit I got stretched a little thin this week and didn't get an 'official' post written for today....


That word will typically catch anyone's attention! But I am here to tell you a little bit about the local money of Aruba called the Aruba...

To Rent a Car or Not?

We visited Aruba for many years before moving here and never rented a car or UTV. It was our choice and at that time it is what we...

Local Artisans

I don’t know about you but when I travel I like to pick up a souvenir that I know was locally made. It has so much more meaning and even...

Places to Stay

Let’s start by giving you a visual of how the island is laid out Here is a partial list of major hotels by area. There are tons of...

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