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Beyond The Beach: Traveler’s Guide To Aruba

Aruba is a tropical island in the south Caribbean, around 20 miles north of Venezuela. It’s a territory of the Netherlands, and the official language is Dutch, though most locals speak a European- and West Africa-influenced creole called Papiamento. Travelers […]

Interview with Aruba’s #1 Professional Bodyboarder, Jonathan Boekhoudt

Photo courtesy of Jonathan Boekhoudt AS WITH MOST surfers, bodyboarding for Jonathan Boekhoudt, Aruba’s top-ranked drop knee competitor, is a way of life. Now that he’s going for the Open Division title, Boekhoudt talked to me about the sport, what […]

Photo Essay: Exploring the Conchi Natural Pool and Natural Bridges of Aruba

Conchi is a natural pool on Aruba‘s north shore. The pool is enclosed by natural rock formations and jagged boulders that create a kind of privacy for the pool while also warming the water making it extremely nice for swimming. […]

Exploring Aruba Underwater

While many people know that Aruba has some of the best beaches in the world, a transition from fun on land to discoveries in the water is a must when visiting this Caribbean island. A great option for exploring Aruba’s […]

Stonegrilled Cooking in a 19th Century Aruban Farmhouse

Papiamento. Yes, it’s the language spoken in the ABC islands, Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao but most importantly it’s the name of one of the best restaurants in Aruba. Papiamento Restaurant is a typical 19th century Aruban farmhouse that features delicious […]

Quick Guide to Aruba

Photo: David Stanley Aruba is a tropical island in the south Caribbean, around 20 miles north of Venezuela. It’s a territory of the Netherlands, and the official language is Dutch, though most locals speak a European- and West Africa-influenced creole […]

Language Lessons of Aruba: 15 Phrases in Papiamento

While it’s true that most locals in Aruba know how to speak English, as well as Spanish and Dutch, it’s still always appreciated when tourists know at least a few words in the local language. Here is a short tutorial […]

Photo Essay: Exploring the Historic Bushiribana Gold Mill Ruins in Aruba

The Bushiribana Gold Mill Ruins are a must-see when visiting Aruba. In 1824, gold was first discovered in Aruba, and this mill was built in 1890 by the London Mining Company to safe keep the gold. The raw material was […]

Video: Partying at Moomba Bar on the Beach in Aruba

On Sunday nights in Aruba, there is only one place to go if you want the ultimate nightlife experience. Situated right on the beach, the drinks are cheap (about $4-$7 for beer and wine…and the wine is served in plastic […]