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The best beaches in Aruba

The name Aruba is practically synonymous with tropical paradise, and nowhere is that more evident than in its beaches. The water is crystal-clear, the sand is white and oh-so-soft, there are swaying palm trees and sea turtles swimming. Seriously....
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The best of Aruba

Aruba! What a magical place. I basically spent the whole vacation singing Kokomo on repeat, because that's exactly what we did: tropical drinks and moonlit nights and getting there fast and then taking it slow. It was the perfect place to turn 28:...
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Aruba: on video!

Just the word “Aruba” conjures up images of crystal-clear turquoise waters and white sandy beaches and swaying palm trees: this was our first trip to the island, and it fulfilled a lifetime of pre-conceived notions. It's exactly how you imagine a...
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From the archives // The best of the Dominican Republic

There are some posts in the archives that are just as relevant now as they were when I wrote them (up to six years ago!). Once a week, I share one of my favorite posts that I still love to read today. Enjoy!  The Dominican Republic was one of my...
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A weekend in San Juan

In things that I am continually trying to master (although I think I’m getting darn close): the weekend getaway! Although I love a proper vacation in a brilliantly exotic location more than anyone, I believe so strongly that you don’t have to go that...
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Postcard from Elbow Beach

If nothing else, I think we can all safely agree that Bermuda is known for its beaches. The word is practically synonymous with island paradise! I give a lot of credit to the Beach Boys, but even Mark Twain once said: "You go to heaven if you...
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A weekend in Bermuda

In interesting facts: Bermuda is only a two-hour flight from New York City! I've always imagined that Bermuda is part of the cluster of Caribbean islands just south of Florida: Dominican Republic, Puerto Rica, Jamaica and so on. But it's actually off...
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Postcard from Otrobanda

This is my last postcard with all of the colorful buildings in Curacao, I promise--although, to be fair, I wish there could be more! Otrobanda is the neighborhood on the other side of the port in Willemstad--it literally means "the other side." Once...
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Postcard from Willemstad

If it's not clear enough by now that the colorful buildings of Curacao were a BIG reason why I decided to go--in addition to all of those beautiful beaches--they were. I was genuinely excited to wander around the city in search of brightly-hued...
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Postcard from Pietermaai

Curacao is well-known for the colorful buildings that line the waterfront in Willemstad: as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the historic downtown and harbor has been carefully renovated and restored. And although Willemstad is fantastic, I think that...
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