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Why I'd Love to Go to Aruba
I've been traveling quite a bit this summer, but one place I would really like to go is Aruba.
Aruba…I'm not just talking about laying around on the beach, although that would be a big part of it. I want to go on tours, experience the food, and the culture.
Aruba is a place like no other, with an interior that includes Arikok National Park, full of unsettled rugged land that is perfect for hiking. The ivory beaches are soft and gorgerous, and ideal for sunbathing, playing in the sand, a horseback ride or enjoying the calm turquois water.
I would get a kick out of seeing the island from a jeep safari, enjoying the open air and breeze while taking in all the sights and sounds of Aruba. Another thing I have always wanted to try is a fishing excursion. I think it would be so much fun to go fishing in the ocean. You could say that is something on my bucket list. I just better remember to pack the dramamine!
Snorkeling is another thing that would top my list of things to do, as well as kayaking along the mangrove coast. Can you say RELAXING? I'm all about packing in a ton of activities on a vacation, because when I go somewhere, I really want to see everything there is to see, but all the activities in Aruba just sound so fun and rejuvenating. And we really all need to put aside time to refresh.
Have you been to Aruba? Where did you stay?
I'm not sure which resort I would go to, but I know I would want to plan multiple excursions, including getting over to the Caribbean beaches along the windward coast to see some of the more underdeveloped areas. Although those beaches aren't recommended for swimming because of the pounding waves and strong undertow, I think it would be home to some fantastic photography opportunities!
One of the things I especially look forward to is venturing off the beaten path to find local eating establishments. Aruba is a cultural melting pot, so there is quite a varitey in food choices. There is something to be said for experiencing the food culture of any vacation destination, and I know I would enjoy the Caribbean flavors of Aruba. I think it is very important to get away from a resort area and into the community when on vacation. While resorts offer a wide variety of food choices, the local experience and culture is something that can't be beat… it is both educational and enlightening. Cordinating our trip to coincide with a caribbean food festival would be ideal.
I absolutely love hearing other vacationers experiences visiting Aruba… especially when they go there again and again. You know there is a reason why:
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We'd most likely make it a family vacation, so I'm thinking that the Butterfly Farm, Ostrich Farm and Donkey Sanctuary would all be big hits with the kids. I would love to see the Bushirbana gold mill and the Aruba Aloe Factory too. A sunset sail would be a breathtaking excursion.
The resorts in Aruba have amazing food and entertainment, so anywhere we would go we would have options right at the resort for things to do in the evening. Resorts also have so many activities. There are many resort options with kids clubs too, so when bringing kids to Aruba it is a fantastic idea to find the right kids club for your family.
Aruba travel looks like so much fun. To see all there is to see in Aruba, we would definetely rent a car for a day and drive around, just to take it all in. That is a fun way to see a new place, because then you can go at your own pace and make stops along the way. I also like that driving is on the right side of the road in Aruba, so there is nothing new to learn for this woman! Well, maybe the road signs.
Interested in traveling to Aruba? Tell me why in the comments! I'd love to hear your reasons.