Eating in Aruba

Aruba Faro Blanco restaurant

For a spectacular view visit the California lighthouse, at the northern tip of Aruba. It was built in 1914-1916 and named after the steamship California which wrecked nearby in 1891. The lighthouse is open to the public and you can climb to the top for panoramic views. If you want a great Italian dinner, make […]

Aruba -Why My Happy Place?

Aruba beach

Aruba’s license plates have the motto, “One happy island”. In our experience, I would say, 100% accurate. We arrived in Aruba in the early afternoon. The sun was shining, it was 84 degrees, just a few clouds in the sky and a cool (Jamie says warm) breeze blowing. Exit off the airplane, customs/passport control was […]

Spring Break in Marigot Bay, Saint Lucia

Why St Lucia? St Lucia is a beautiful island in the Caribbean and is outside of the hurricane zone plus not many, if any, students go there on spring break!We decided to use VRBO to try it out but because we were booking last minute it wouldn’t work so we used booking.com and we were […]

Paradise Island – Bahamas

Our trip to Paradise Island in the Bahamas was a last minute affair.  Standby tickets with carry-on luggage and the hopes of pure sunshine.  We took a taxi using the set and posted prices.  During our stay the lobby was under construction but we were treated royally.   Jamie asked for a rate equal to the […]

CUBA – A Trip Into My Childhood

The twenty minute ride from the airport to downtown Havana was riddled with memories.  Memories of driving to the dry cleaners in the midst of morning smog as a child, the memories of working on the exhaust system of my MGA, or driving my VW Beetle in downtown Detroit.   Smog, soot and the real sense […]