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Who am I?

Hello, let me start by introducing myself, my name is Donnita and I decided to start this blog because I saw a real need for English speaking travelers to find answers they need and want about Aruba. I began extensively traveling the Caribbean in the early 90s. Aruba has been a regular destination for more than 25 years. And while I do not claim to know everything about the island, I feel I can share my knowledge from an ‘American’ point of view. 

My husband and I are now residents of Aruba and spend several months here a year. We spend our remaining months in the Midwest of USA, Wisconsin, as well as continuing to discover new destinations. During the process of deciding to buy a home in Aruba we were doing a lot of online research and really struggling to find the answers to our many questions in English. I just felt like there was a need for someone like me to help bridge that gap for others who are thinking of doing the same thing. Even if you are not planning to move to Aruba, I still want to bring the vacationer in touch with all the many things this island has to offer and all in one place. 

One of the most common questions people often ask is “Why did you choose Aruba?”. I typically reply with the top 3 reasons for us.

  • You can drink the water.

  • We are out of the hurricane belt.

  • There is a good infrastructure.

Now mind you, we made a physical list and compared it to other islands we were considering. Although these were the top three, they do not over-shadow many other reasons which include: 

  • A beautiful climate.

  • An island lifestyle without feeling too small.

  • Some of the best food in the world.

  • There are many amazing beaches.

  • We have constant trade winds.

  • It is safe.

  • There is a huge fusion of culture.

  • And although island living is more expensive than stateside, Aruba came the closest without breaking the bank.

My goal is to post an article at least once a week where I will highlight businesses, activities, people or restaurants as well as touch on any important news. I would like to include some fun things as well as lists of local entertainment, local artists, happy hour's, and different shows or festival's taking place. There are many things to do on Aruba and I haven't had the chance to experience them all just yet, but I look forward to sharing them with you as I go. Please join me on this journey!