Dreaming Of Aruba

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Have you been to Aruba?  Would you want to go?

I sure would.
Todd and I have been married 16 years and went on a cruise to the tropics for our honeymoon.  Every anniversary we talk about visiting the islands again, but as you all know time just keeps passing.

Table and chairs under a canopy in Aruba

But, part of living fully is dreaming, and after reading all about Aruba, I DREAM of Aruba!  This is where I would want to go if I had the opportunity.

Lighted pier over the water in Aruba

Todd and I are both pretty laid back when it comes to vacations.  Especially if the kids were left home.  We would want to have plenty of relaxing beach time, and the evenings would be full of romance and maybe a bit of dancing!

The island of Aruba

The waters around the resort areas are a calm, glittering turquoise fringed with marshmallow-soft ivory beaches.  This is where we would spend most of our time if I had my way. Chillin’ like a villian.  Even on the water I would prefer sailing on a luxury catamaran, laying around on it with a glass of wine in my hand over windsurfing,  kite surfing or wave running. 
 Something that is unique to Aruba travel is that there are sharp geographical differences, which is appealing to those who love both land and sea. It is amazing how many different ways you could spend your time in Aruba, depending on how you are wired and what means “vacation” to you.

Two people hiking in Aruba

 For those of you who are more active, there is a neighboring national park that is a bit more unsettled and rugged.  Hikers can explore twenty rugged miles of trails in Arikok National Park. I personally would prefer to tour the island in one of their air-conditioned motor coach, but if you are more of a jeep safari type, there are those too!
Basket of shrimp and other food in Aruba

Todd and I are both foodies, so vacation ALWAYS means spending lots of time exploring the unique cuisine each place has to offer.  Aruba is known for their abundance of restaurants & diversity of cuisines prepared by world-class chefs.  Argentinean, Middle eastern, Japanese, Spanish, Caribbean — the tiny island nation of Aruba provides an impressive world culinary experience.  Yes, please!  I would be in heaven.

Attractions Aruba offers that is appealing to me:
~soft sand beaches
~calm turquoise waters
~quiet horseback
~leisure beach walks
~air conditioned motor coach tour of the island
~luxury catamarans
~kayak tranquility along the mangrove coast
~shallow coral formations for snorkeling
~spectacular, glittering Caribbean view
~shopping at upscale mall
~movie theaters
~nightly entertainment in downtown Oranjestad
~eclectic menus/restaurants
~walk through the Alto Vista Chapel
~nightlife–dancing to carribean music!
~coffee bistros in Oranjestad
~watching the sunset

Aruba Attractions you might be interested in although I am not:
~kite surfing
~jet skiing
~wave running
~Butterfly Farm, Ostrich Farm and Donkey Sanctuary for kids
~Archeology Museum
~Bashiribanan gold mill
~a wild and wacky barhopping bus in downtown Oranjestad

Getting around the island is quick and easy.  There is bus service to and from downtown Oranjestad and resort areas that is reliable and inexpensive.  Taxis are always available and have set rates.  Many visitors rent a car for at least one day to see the sights beyond resort areas.  
Driving is on the right sid eof the road, foreign and international driving licenses accepted.  There is free parking througout the island!  Bonus!!
So you ready to go to Aruba?  
Yep, me too!  
Leave me a comment letting me know what is most appealing to you about Aruba.
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  • Miss Rachel M.
    August 27, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    Lovely post! You should definitely try out jet-skiing! It’s quite the adventure!

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