Friday, April 25, 2014

Aruba Renaissance Resort Private Island

In Aruba, the Renaissance's private island is one of only two truly private islands (the other is De Palm Island). Make sure you watch this in 3D.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Friday, April 18, 2014

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

How the Air Fare Game Works

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I have heard people say they think airlines set airfares by throwing darts at target prices on a wall. It is actually much more complicated than that.

"Every airline employs a cadre of fare revenue managers. These are the folks who adjust airfares throughout the day, depending on route, season, demand, supply and other factors. They're a notoriously tight-lipped bunch, but, on condition of anonymity, we got one to explain how the fare game works."

Confessions of an Airline Revenue Manager

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Traveling to Aruba With Prescription Medication

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Do yourself the favor of avoiding lots of aggravation and pack your prescription medications in your carry on. It may be more convenient to pack them in your luggage, but what would you do if you end up in Aruba without your luggage and thus no medicine? Most people do not travel with written copies of their prescriptions.

I learned this lesson the hard way. Not wanting to lug a carry on, I packed my meds in my suitcase. The suitcase did not make it to my destination, thus I had NO medication.

Fortunately I was only traveling domestically and the luggage was delivered to my accommodations about 7 hours after my arrival.

My tips for traveling with medication.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Aruba's Top Foodie Finds

Emmy award-winning TV correspondent and host Karen Schaler shares some of the Caribbean island of Aruba's impressive culinary foodie finds from romantic restaurants on the beach to casual local favorites

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Aruba Weather Q & A

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Q. Is Aruba windy?
A. This can be true at especially windy times of the year such as June, but mostly depends on where you stay since all hotels are on the leeward side of the island and the hotel buildings for the most part block you on the beach from the wind coming across the island. Average wind speed in June is 20 m.p.h. and in October and November it is only 13 m.p.h.

Q. Are there hurricanes in Aruba?