First time in Aruba!!!!

First time in ARUBA!!!!

Though our trip was short-lived it was one of the most amazing times I have ever had. My girlfriend and I went to the beautiful island of Aruba for a wedding/vacation. The flight was somewhat long, four hours but it didn’t seem like it because we slept through most of it. The flight tickets were Surprisingly cheap, we paid about $450 each for round trip ticket and that’s only because I always add insurance with everything I buy. When we finally landed you could immediately feel the temperature change, it was very windy so you didn’t really feel the heat. We got on our bus and headed to our destination, The Riu Palace one of the most amazing Resorts on the island by far the most monumental in stature everything about the palace was magnificent. I’m not going to lie when I heard we were paying $850 each for a 3 night 4 day stay, I was a little hesitant swiping my card, but for what its worth I would pay that over and over again!

We were greeted with fruit punch and a shot of vodka, needless to say these people knew how to party. The room was amazing. We had a view of the pool going into the ocean.

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The weather was perfect. When we got to the pool bar, we were getting a little worried because the sky turned gray and rain started falling. That only lasted for about two minutes and then the sun was back out again. For the rest of the trip the weather was perfect. The beach wasn’t unbearably hot or overbearing with wind. White sand followed by one of the most stunning ocean spectacles I’ve ever seen, teal colored water low clouds just marvelous!  

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The locals were also great they were friendly and knew how to party, since the hotel was located in an ideal spot the clubs were only a walking distance away. We were informed that not only was this place beautiful but the crime rate was little to none! I would definitely recommend going to Aruba to anyone. Stay at the Riu Palace, you won’t regret it!  P.S I never understood when people said “I have the travel bug” but I can honestly say that bug bit me now I’ll see you guys on the beaches of the WORLD!!!!

The best time to travel!

The best time to travel is now! Like right now! Read my article on the international checklist and drive to the nearest airport and get on the next international flight. Be spontaneous! Well at least once you are done reading this article you can go on your merry way.

There are many reasons why people don’t get out of their comfort zone and see the world or even the next state. But the worse excuse is “I’m Busy.” The last time I checked, we only had one life to live, so why waste that time being busy and not taking the time to explore this beautiful world? Now, I’m not saying you use every bit of your time traveling the world (but if you have the money for it, do it) but for the rest of us who are working a 9am-5pm or longer, ask yourself this question? When was the last time you took the time to go visit an aunt, uncle, cousin, sister, or best friend in the next town or the next country? When was the last time you and your spouse went somewhere together and just enjoyed where you are? No work deadlines, no annoying family members, insert any distraction in that sentence. The point is, when was the last time you took a break?

Some of us go through life thinking that we have an abundance of time and tomorrow is promised. When in actuality, it’s not promised. From the time you were born, your time on Earth started ticking till the day you meet your maker. I am not trying to be dramatic. Just putting things in perspective.

As a society, we need to learn to take mini vacations. You don’t have to wait till you’re retired to enjoy the good life. Enjoy it as you go. You don’t need to go around the board once to collect $200. Traveling gives you a different perspective on life that you can’t get behind a cash register or working in a cubicle. I’ve made it a personal goal to visit at least one new country every year. So far I’ve traveled to many parts of South East Asia and China and that in it’s self is a life changing experience.