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Aruba, wild donkeys and cuteness overload

Did you know that donkey’s have been around since even before the dynasty of the Egyptian civilization we learned about in secondary school? It’s true, the modern donkey dates back over 6,000 years! While they are found in the murals of the tomb of the New Kingdom pharaoh Tutankhamun as hunted animals, their …

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The Aruba Butterfly Farm and Fun Facts for Kids

Elephants are the largest land animal and Cheetah’s are by far the fastest (with Ostriches coming in at second place!); but one of the most interesting animals in the world is the Butterfly. Scientists estimate that there are between 15,000 and 20,000 different species of butterfly. With so many species and …

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10 Ways You Can Help Hurricane Victims Right Now

If you aren’t sure where to start, consider some of these charities and organizations for ideas on how to help hurricane victims.  Does it ever seem like our news cycle has the attention span of a toddler? While every day we are bombarded with new stories from around the globe, …

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Take trips that give back

Traveling to new places is nothing short of amazing. The sights, the cultures, the new foods, all of it introduces not only to new parts of the world, but to new parts of ourselves. Each time we travel we discover something new and special within our own internal worlds. When …


What to Pack for a Tropical Vacation

Whether you find yourself jetting off to the Dominican Republic, Aruba, The Bahamas, Turks and Caicos or some other tropical destination, there are a few items that should be on every tropical destination packing list. Easy sundresses, bikinis and Kaftans are a few of our favorites. I participated in an …

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15 Tips For Traveling Abroad With Kids

I’m always surprised by the number of people I meet that have never had a passport. I’m even more blown away by those that have never even left their home state. How is this possible? It’s unfortunate that so many people don’t realize that our freedom to travel almost anywhere …

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10 Things to Do with Kids in the Dominican Republic

Well it’s finally here. We are headed to the Dominican Republic in just a couple days for our wedding!! We’re super excited. Obviously for our marriage, but that we also have this opportunity to take a family vacation exploring a new country. We are lucky that we live in southern …


5 Must Have Android Travel Apps for the Samsung Galaxy S4

I’m anxiously looking forward to fall as I’m traveling to Orlando, FL in September and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic in November. While I’ve visited Florida often, the Dominican Republic will be my first to the island and I’m incredibly excited. But whether I’m traveling stateside or headed over waters abroad, …

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De Palm Island Provides Affordable All-Inclusive Family Fun

De Palm Island, Aruba’s only family all-inclusive destination, has been in operation for more than 50 years and is a short 5 minute ferry ride from the mainland. While the island itself is pretty small, we quickly discovered that its big on family fun. We started our morning with a convenient …