Authentic Aruba: Carnival

In the book ‘Carnival in Aruba: History and Meaning in Aruba’s Bacchanal’, Victoria M. Razak describes Carnival as a way to ‘suspend the rules of everyday life with a mask and a costume’. She goes on to describe the phenomenon of Carnival as ‘a time out of time’ when people can indulge in behavior that is ordinarily … Continue reading “Authentic Aruba: Carnival”

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How to be a Better Tourist

Aruba is an incredibly happy and friendly place. People from all over the world feel like the island is their home away from home and the locals are more than happy to share with you. However, there are some things that we’d like you to realize before you come bask on our beautiful beaches. Here … Continue reading “How to be a Better Tourist”

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Discover the Holiday Magic in Aruba!

Marvel at all of the Bright, Twinkling Christmas Lights Roundabouts (if you’ve been to Aruba then you know there are a lot), houses, downtown streets and buildings, street lamps, palm trees, resorts… and let’s not forget the famous ‘Cas di Luz’ (house of lights) – Yes, you will find Christmas lights and decorations surrounding you … Continue reading “Discover the Holiday Magic in Aruba!”

Haunted Aruba

Halloween is upon us, once again. In Aruba, we might lack brightly colored, falling foliage, Jack-o-lanterns on our front doorsteps and a crisp autumnal chill in the air but when it comes to ghost stories – we’ve got those in spades. Come with us as we explore your favorite island’s spooky side with three distinctly … Continue reading “Haunted Aruba”