Image courtesy of Philip's Animal Garden

Philip’s Celebrates Animal Day!

The miniature goats at the animal garden were bouncing off the wall the other day! Their furry beards were trembling with excitement as they poked their little mouths through the chainlinks that construct their cozy enclosure. It was over the annual celebration of Dia di Bestia (Animal Day) Weekend at Philip’s Animal Garden and those … Continue reading “Philip’s Celebrates Animal Day!”

Photo by Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino

Shopping in Aruba – 4 Oranjestad Retail Therapy Spots

Wondering where to go for some retail therapy while you frolic around Downtown Aruba, a.k.a ORANJESTAD? You’re in luck! I’ve compiled A LIST OF SHOPPING SPOTS TO CHECK OUT IN THE ORANJESTAD DISTRICT, including some recommended food places nearby (gotta fuel up when your on a shopping spree ;-)) and parking tips too! Discover who … Continue reading “Shopping in Aruba – 4 Oranjestad Retail Therapy Spots”

The Yellowjackets

Aruba’s 2018 Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival delivers the goods, and then some!

The 12th edition of the Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival served up an eclectic mix of Cuban jazz, Colombian vallenato, straight up 70s pop, blues, funk, rock, smooth jazz, and stunning virtuoso jazz fusion – there was something for everyone! The festival covered two jam-packed nights of music, on Friday September 21st and Saturday the 22nd … Continue reading “Aruba’s 2018 Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival delivers the goods, and then some!”

A Haven for Aruba’s Donkeys

Donkeys, locally known as ‘burico’, had a long history of serving the people of Aruba until – well…until they didn’t anymore. Over 1,400 donkeys were living on the island at the turn of the 20th century. They served as the primary form of transportation for those who could afford them and worked with farmers and … Continue reading “A Haven for Aruba’s Donkeys”