Saturday, June 29, 2013

One Happy Island

*This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Aruba Tourism Authority. All opinions are 100% mine.

We love to cruise.
In fact, our next cruise is only eight weeks away and I'm getting so excited.

Recently, someone told me that cruising doesn't count as travel.
Uhm. Excuse me?  What did you just say?  Doesn't count as travel?
Pfft.  Whatever, dude.

Cruising is one of the best ways to travel!
It's like the Taster's Menu of travel.  You get to visit five countries in one week.
Sure, it's a short stay but you get to experience someplace completely new.
And if you fall in love, you add it to the list of places to revisit for a longer stay.

Aruba is the perfect example.
We spent a wonderful day in Aruba in 2011 while on a Caribbean Cruise.

Aruba is an island about 20 miles long and 6 miles wide in the Dutch Antilles.
With a year round temperature of 82 degrees, it's the ideal place to getaway.
Not to mention that it’s located just below the hurricane belt so is usually dry.

We spent a few hours with a small group touring the interior of the island.
We stopped at the California Lighthouse, rock formations,
and one of the oldest churches on the island.

Then we spent a few hours relaxing on one of Aruba’s beautiful white beaches, Eagle Beach.

On an island of beaches, Eagle Beach is one of the best,
voted the top beach in the Caribbean in a USA Today survey
of frequent travellers and travel writers.
With a wide, expanse of soft white sand and gentle turquoise water it was the ideal spot.

We spent most of our time watching a huge pelican dive for fish
right in the middle of all of the swimmers.
I love watching them dive bomb, they’re so agile and precise.

It's definitely on the list of places we'd love to revisit for a longer stay.

How would you spend your time in Aruba?
Visit  Aruba travel to check out all of the options.

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  1. Lisa @ Gone With The FamilyJune 29, 2013 at 6:10 AM

    I love Aruba too! Aruba was the first place I ever traveled to with my husband and we have been there twice on week long holidays. Also love cruising - it's an excellent way to travel with kids and we just booked a holiday cruise for the end of December that stops in....ARUBA!! I can't wait! Your photos are gorgeous.

  2. I have never been to the Caribbean but I have always wanted to visit Aruba and it's always the first place that comes to mind when someone says Caribbean! It looks lovely and I hope I can visit one day!

    (Also, totally hoping I can cruise at least once next year, although not sure if I want to do a Med or Carribbean one, any ideas?)

  3. Kayli, Thank you so much for reading & commenting!! You are more than welcome. xoxo

  4. I highly recommend a cruise! Good question... I guess it depends on what you want. Sun, sand and cocktails? Caribbean. History, architecture and food? Med Cruise. Check out They have tons of info and reviews on every cruise you can imagine. The forums are a wealth of info!! Can't wait to meet up for lunch as soon as we get settled in. xoxo

  5. A holiday cruise would be so much fun!! We are ready to get back to the Caribbean!! xoxo


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