Aruba Revisited

Posted on May 31, 2013 3:31 pm under General
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This post brought to you by Aruba Tourism Authority. All opinions are 100% mine.

We know that recycling  is good for the planet, but many people perceive  it as a duty, rather than a pleasure.   Perhaps they need to look beyond bins of paper and plastic to explore more enjoyable ways of reusing materials.

Aruba sets a happy example with their annual AHATA Recycled Art Expo, which features entries from professional and amateur artists  including submissions from  schools, resorts and local  businesses.  Entries range from  whimsical art, like the colorful owl at left, to functional pieces like a table, chair and lamp created from old magazines and soft drink cans.   What fun it would be to see the entire exhibit and attend workshops led by professional recycling artists.

This year’s expo was held for two weeks in April, which gives plenty of time to plan a vacation that includes next year’s event.

While my vacation would surely include the recycled art expo, it wouldn’t end  there. I plan on drinking in lots of Aruba’s  beauty from warm breezy beaches to Arikok National Park.  The park covers almost one-fifth of the island and provides a protective and  free-roaming preserve for many of the island’s animal species. Even though walking is difficult for me, it’s nice to know that I’ll be able to see the park, either by car or on horseback.

No vacation would be complete, if I didn’t partake of the local cuisine.  Seafood specialties would be at the top of the list, but my Aruba travel agenda would be sure to include other local speciaties including  jerk ribs, which would be served along with some spicy Carribean entertainment.  What more could you ask for?

My daughter and granddaughter will undoubtedly outpace me with everything from hiking to snorkeling to cave exploration on their to-do lists.  I hope they’ll enjoy it all.  I can always retreat to a cozy hammock and take a little snooze under Aruba’s perfect skies.

There are so many things to do in Aruba that visitors return again and again.  The Everlys have made twenty visits and plant to come back for more.  Check out what they love to do in Aruba.

 I’d love to hear what you have done or would like to do on a vacation in Aruba. Need ideas?  Check out’s activity ideas and event calendar.  There is truly something for everyone..  I’m looking forward to your comments.


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