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  • Aruba - Near Natural Bridge an Aruba - Near Natural Bridge and Andicuri Bay

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      While the tourists crowded around what's left of the Natural Bridge, wandered off and took a shot of the rocky north shore.

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  • Aruba Marriott Aruba Marriott

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  • BLOGGER-INSIDER TRAVEL DEALS F BLOGGER-INSIDER TRAVEL DEALS FOR SUMMER TO WINTER!

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      CHECK OUT THESE INSIDER EXCLUSIVE TRAVEL DEALS THAT YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS FOR TRAVEL NOW THROUGH THE FALL AND WINTER MONTHS!!!

      1. Jupiter Beach Resort & SpaJUPITER BEACH RESORT & SPA, Jupiter, FL - 30% Savings


      Offer: Light's Out! … It's Turtle Season! at Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa. Room rates starting at $199 / night and also includes full breakfast for two, and tickets to a Saturday night "turtle walk" with the Loggerhead Marine Life Center to see the sea turtles nest and hatch.
      Savings: 30%
      Details: Valid for travel through July 31, 2012. Saturday night stay required. Some blackout dates may apply.
      Reservations: www.jupiterbeachresort.com and enter promo code SEATTL or call 866.943.0950.
       
       
       
      2. COSTA RICA MARRIOTT, San Jose, Costa Rica - Wired For Business - 30% Savings
       
      Costa Rica Marriott

      Offer: During their Green Season, the Costa Rica Marriott has lowered prices for business travelers. "Wired for Business" starting rates, normally $349/night are cut to $249/night through November 9, 2012. This offer also includes buffet breakfast for two adults and two children under twelve, free parking and free wifi.
      Savings: 30%

      Details: Valid for travel through November 9, 2012
      Reservations: Visit www.costaricamarriott.com or call 1-888-236-2427.
       
       
       
      3. LOS SUENOS MARRIOTT OCEAN & GOLF RESORT, Herradura, CR - 52% Savings
      Los Suenos Marriott
       
      Offer: Escape! Costa Rica gives families the flexibility of dining options from six on-property restaurants, with daily meals for two adults and two children, including standard libations. Rates start at $317/night.

      Savings: 52%
      Details: Valid for travel through August 31, 2012. Minimum four-night stay required. Children must be under twelve.
      Reservations: Visit www.lossuenosmarriott.com or call 888.727.2347 with code: NCL.
       

       
      4. ARUBA MARRIOTT RESORT & STELLARIS CASINO, Palm Beach, Aruba - 33% Savings
       
      Aruba Marriott
       
      Offer: Escape! Your Way Family offers guests daily breakfast for two adults and two children, tickets to the Aruba Butterfly Farm, complimentary on-site bead-making, pizza making and the-dyed shirt classes for children, and a welcome amenity. Rates start at $309/night.
      Savings: 33%
      Details: Valid for travel through December 21, 2012. Minimum four night stay required. Children must be under twelve. 
      Reservations: Visit www.arubamarriott.com or call 800.288.9290 with code: MAJ.
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  • Moomba Beach Moomba Beach

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  • GIRL'S GETAWAY TO ARUBA GIRL'S GETAWAY TO ARUBA

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      Posing in front of cactiMy best friend and I took a much-needed vacation in Aruba this past February. Aruba has the highest rate of return in the Caribbean, and our experience on the “Happy Island” left very little to be desired…

       

       

       

      We stayed at the Aruba Marriott & Stellaris Casino, which recently added a new adults-only pool to their exclusive resort. The pool features a 10,000 sqft terrace, plush cabanas with iPod docking, rum-infused sno-cones, and a fully-stocked bar. This new addition compliments the adults-only Tradewinds Club, which was a similar experience to staying at an all-inclusive hotel.

       

      Access to the Tradewinds Club includes 5 complimentary meals per day, daily open bar serving premium liquor, discovery hour (sampling of different appetizers), tea time, as well as a reserved beach area. The TC rooms include upgraded perks such as pillow menus (feather, foam, etc), plush bathrobes, and luxurious aloe bath products. Aruba Marriott

       

      Both the adults-only hotel and the Tradewinds Club allowed us to experience the pool, beach, and club kids-free. However, we did venture into the main pool a few times to relax in the lazy river.

       

      For dinner, we ate at the Marriott’s Simply Fish restaurant, which offers a sunset dining experience on theSimply Fish sand in front of the lapping waves. As its name implies, the restaurant serves a medley of fresh seafood; try the “Arubian Triangle”, a sampler of lobster, grouper, and seabass (This was our favorite restaurant on the resort, but the hotel also offers Japanese, Italian, and American fare).

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      Screaming EagleThe Screaming Eagle was a perfect off-resort restaurant, where the décor was presented in a very intimate and romantic setting. Flowing white drapes enclose private plush love seats to give a feeling of dinner in bed. Some of the popular menu items were the Thai Caramelized Shrimp and the Crème brûlée of Hungarian duck liver. I chose the lobster.

       

       

      Screaming Eagle dinner

       

       

       

       

       

       

      Saturday night started off as a relaxing night in, but at the stroke of 10pm, we heard the beginnings of music pumping in the distance from our hotel balcony.  We ventured downstairs to what turned out to be a popular beach party adjacent to the Marriott (called Moomba Beach). The party was awesome, and the music selections ranged between R&B, Hip Hop, Reggae, to local artists. There was a guest DJ from New York, as well as popular Aruban artist, DJ Diablo.  (Saturday nights at Moomba Beach are popular for locals as well as tourists).

       Moomba Beach

       

      Other nightspots that we visited were located 5 minutes from the Marriott hotel, which included The Sopranos piano bar, where you can experience live American-based music from the 60’s to current hits, as well as Senor Frogs, Confession, and Gusto lounges (typically younger crowds).Sopranos Piano Bar

       

       

       

       

       

      The Marriott has a resident casino (Stellaris), and I signed up for blackjack lessons during my second day in Aruba. My first time playing blackjack was very entertaining, although playing with fake money was more comforting then using real money J (the hotel also offers bartender and salsa lessons).

       

      There are many marine/outdoor activities accessible from the Marriott beach. These sports include windsurfing, kite boarding, and paddleboard yoga. We decided to try the paddleboard yoga-an engaging aerobic activity that provided instruction in yoga positions, meditation, and allowed us to “become one with the ocean”.

       

      One of the most widely-used excursion-tour companies on the island is DePalm Tours, as they offer land, air, and sea excursions. My friend and I took a jeep tour, which took us throughout the island of Aruba (which is only 6 miles wide), and allowed us to experience the destination’s arid, desert terrain, filled with cactus plants, rocky cliffs, and natural coral bridges.

       Rocky Aruba Terrain

      The tour included a stop at a local Aruban church, a visit to the famous coral bridge which collapsed in 2005, as well as a swimming experience at a natural pool.

       

      We enjoyed our jeep tour so much, that we signed up for the DePalm Tours snorkeling excursion. The tour was a half-day retreat, which took us to three popular beaches for snorkeling. The tour featured an open bar, lunch, and did not have any loud hosts or performers (it was a great laid back choice that allowed us to relax on the boat and snorkel at leisure).

       Snorkel aboard DePalm tours

      We upgraded our experience while on the catamaran to the snuba diving tour, which allowed us to dive at 12 feet below and see a greater variety of marine life on the ocean floor.

       Snuba Diving

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  • Aruba Marriott Aruba Marriott

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  • Simply Fish Simply Fish

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  • Aruba Rocky Terrain Aruba Rocky Terrain

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  • Snorkel aboard DePalm tours Snorkel aboard DePalm tours

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  • Screaming Eagle dinner Screaming Eagle dinner

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      lobster yummy-ness
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  • Snuba Diving Snuba Diving

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  • Rocky Aruba Terrain Rocky Aruba Terrain

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  • Screaming Eagle Screaming Eagle

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  • Posing in front of cacti Posing in front of cacti

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  • ATL Layover Demystified ATL Layover Demystified

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      ATL%20airport.jpgIn the process of arranging a week’s stay of island hopping in the Caribbean, I discovered my only flight options were an overnight layover in Atlanta traveling from Los Angeles, with an overnight return. I had no choice but to book a flight that would delay my island bliss for an extra 18 hours. What are my best hotel options in this short period, and what do I do to kill time on my lonesome? Hartsfield Jackson International Airport is the busiest airport in the world, with an estimated traffic of almost 70 million travelers in 2011 alone. Therefore, I decided to stay at the Crowne Plaza Airport Hotel on my way to the Caribbean to ensure that I wouldn’t have any problems making my flight in the morning. I chose to stay at the Sheraton in  downtown Atlanta on my return.

      Crowne Plaza Airport Hotel

      After landing in ATL from LAX around 6pm, I took a complimentary 7 minute shuttle from the airport to the Crowne Plaza Hotel. The hotel was in an optimal location surrounded by tons of dining choices. Instead of hiking over to the Ruby Tuesdays for a sit-down meal, I added to the nation’s fast food love- affair by choosing a chicken meal from the Arby’s across the street. After checking in and settling into my suite, I moseyed down to the bar for a drink (Don’t get too settled in, its closes at midnight). Some of the amenities included complimentary wireless throughout the hotel and a free shuttle back to the airport. The next morning before heading out for my 5 hour flight to Aruba, I loaded up at the hot breakfast buffet located in the lobby. The hotel stay was a perfect prelude to sand, sea, and fun. (The rooms start at approx. $110/night).

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      Sheraton Downtown Atlanta

      Since I didn’t get a chance to experience any Atlanta attractions on my way to the islands, I decided to stay at the Sheraton in downtown Atlanta on my way back to Los Angeles. The Sheraton is located at Peachtree Center (throbbing restaurant/bar hub), which was an easy 20 minute subway ride from the airport. Upon arriving, I was overwhelmed by the service (I arrived around 9 pm); it was great to see a hotel with around-the-clock hospitality. The rooms were equipped with free WiFi, as well as a 24-hour room service menu. I upgraded to the Club Lounge, which allowed me access to midnight snacks in the lounge, and also included continental breakfast the next morning. (Some of the amenities included a 24-hour fitness center, indoor pool, full service UPS business center, 2 restaurants, and pet-friendly accommodations.) After arriving, I explored some of the pubs and bars in the downtown area, including the Hard Rock Café and Agatha’s, which is an open-late Irish bar.

      After thoroughly enjoying my Caribbean trip, it was icing on the cake to experience the cultural mix of Atlanta, even if it was on the nightlife scene.

      (The Sheraton rooms start at approx. $139)

       

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  • Aruba cactus Aruba cactus

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  • Aruba sunset with ships Aruba sunset with ships

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      Aruba sunset with ships
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  • Aruba and 'god rays' Aruba and 'god rays'

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      Aruba and 'god rays'
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  • Aruba clouds on fire Aruba clouds on fire

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