Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Explaining Airline Fare Codes

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Did you know that the price of your airplane ticket will be dependent upon which booking code you book your flight under? Booking codes, booking classes or fare classes, the terms mean the same thing. It specifies the rules for an airline's fare. Booking codes vary by airline and are specific to individual airlines. This article explains the details.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Stay, Save and Say "I Do" With the Divi & Tamarijn Aruba

All Inclusive Wedding and Honeymoon Packages

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ORANJESTAD, ARUBA – (December 17, 2013)– Couples planning a destination wedding who want a picturesque tropical island setting for their vow exchange and honeymoon that’s also easy on the budget are sure to fall in love with the Divi & Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusives Wedding and Honeymoon packages. When booking the Divi Aruba All Inclusive or Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusive for their matrimonial ceremony, newlyweds will receive an added gift of savings.

Once their wedding party reserves a minimum of 10 double occupancy rooms for at least five nights at either of the properties the newlyweds will receive a FREE honeymoon stay for up to 7 nights including:

Friday, December 20, 2013

Christmas Presents to Aruba

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So Jerry and I are having our annual discussion about Christmas presents. Each year when we travel, we pack our gifts, along with wrapping paper, scissors, gift tags and the much need scotch tape in order to wrap our gifts upon arrival at our destination. This year it will be Aruba!

Pain in the neck, but the United States governement in the form of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) likes it that way. Small price to pay to get our presents to Aruba.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Christmas Message from the Aruba Tourism Authority

If this does not make you long for your "home away from home", nothing ever will.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Orchid welcomes friends and family members

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We would like to introduce Orchid to you, one of the donkeys that has found a home at the Aruba Donkey Sanctuary. Before Orchid came to live at the sanctuary, she was a daredevil, sauntering in the middle of the road together with her daughter Cymbi. This dangerous lifestyle came to an end when the inhabitants of Rooi Master lured her and nine other donkeys into their garden. A trailer took all of them to the sanctuary, where Orchid delivered a son named Gismo after two days. Orchid had a hard time adjusting to life at the sanctuary: she had to get used to the other donkeys as well as to the people there. She was so stressed out that she refused any food during her first two weeks with us, but everything became much better when we succeeded in catching her daughter Cymbi. Their reunion was emotional and very, very happy and from that moment on, life became much more agreeable for Orchid.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Holiday Dining at the Ritz Carlton Aruba

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Christmas Eve Dinner
December 24, 2013 – 5:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Soliano, Les Crustaces, Madero restaurants
Enjoy Christmas Eve dinner menu’s with holiday delights in one of our three restaurants.
Savor a special holiday menu on this joyous evening and enjoy the finest cuisine and service.

New Year’s Eve Prime Rib and Lobster Dinner in Madero
December 31, 2013 – 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Madero restaurant
Watch our chef in action over our wood fired parrilla while enjoying a savory selection of delectable meats, fish and creative dishes.
$125.00 for Adults; Kids ages 12 and under $60.00

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Aramis would like some friends and family members

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We would like to introduce Aramis to you, one of the donkeys that has found a home at the Aruba Donkey Sanctuary. We have never seen a donkey that was so easily accepted by the herd as Aramis. Normally it takes quite a while before the herd accepts a newcomer, but with Aramis and his friend Ninja it went without a hitch. We only separated them for one night, but one noticed that the herd was not opposed to this gorgeous, dark grey donkey. So put into the herd, and loving every moment at the Aruba Donkey Sanctuary. Aramis can look forward to staying a long, long time with us, as he is just four years old.

This beautiful donkey has been provided with a chip, just like all the other donkeys. On the chip is information about the donkey and its medical history. The donkeys at the sanctuary have a lot of friends with whom they can play all day long. And they love living there: they are well-cared for, they are fed and watered and when they are sick the vet is called. Yes, they are expensive customers for the sanctuary.

The volunteers are trying to cover the various costs with all kinds of activities and the sale of great donkey memorabilia in the shop. Fortunately, there are also visitors who wish to adopt a donkey, who buy something at the donkey shop or who make a donation. Thus they help support us. Everyone is welcome to visit the sanctuary, which has opening hours from 9 am until 4 pm and in the weekend from 10 am until 3. Entry is free of charge and one can enjoy a soft drink, a cup of coffee or a refreshing ice cream.

The volunteers of the sanctuary are hoping that somebody will adopt this friendly, lovely donkey. Of course the donkey will keep on living at the sanctuary; you only need to pay AWG. 30,-- [$16.76 USD] per month for the donkey’s keep. With this amount you help support the sanctuary as well as your own donkey. And you will receive a beautiful certificate and a super T-shirt and your name and photo will be posted on our website. So please call the sanctuary at 593-2933; you can also register via the website www.arubandonkey.org or donate money on bank account number 40.03.025 at the Aruba Bank! Just do it! Would you like to follow the donkeys on Facebook: surf to Donkey Sanctuary Aruba.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Aruba Crafty Hands

The first holiday shopping spree where you can meet Aruba's Artisans and take home 100% Aruba hand made products while supporting the Aruban culture.

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