Press Trip Inflight Magazine Gol Airlines

Gol Inflight Magazine 00Oranjestad – Recently the Aruba Tourism Authority hosted a press trip for the Inflight Magazine Gol Airlines from Brazil.  Mrs. Luiza Terpins writes for the Gol Magazine about tourism products either from Brazil but also for other destinations outside Brazil. Luiza covered most of the tourism attractions and tourism sport activities that Aruba has to offer. One of the many attractions are of course our beautiful beaches located on different locations. Different surfing and body board areas, as well as the wind and kite surfing areas were visited. As a courtesy offered by De Palm Tours and the Delphi Watersports she participated in some of the watersport activities like sailing, snorkeling and parasailing.

Christine & Robert Wheeler were honored at the Marriott Resort

Marriott Resort 02Recently, Christine & Robert Wheeler were  honored as an distinguished visitor after returning to Aruba for more then 10 years consecutive years.

The symbolic honorary title is presented in the name of the Minister of Tourism as a token of appreciation to guests who visit Aruba for between 10 and 20 years consecutive.

Olihpiades & Leila Sanchez honored at the Aruba Beach Club

Aruba Beach Club 02Recently, Olihpiades & Leila Sanchez was honored as an Amabassador of goodwill after returning to Aruba for more than 20 years consecutive years. The symbolic honorary title is presented in the name of the Minister of Tourism as a token of appreciation to guests who visit Aruba for between 10 and 20 years consecutive. Mr. Ricardo Croes representing Aruba Tourism Authority conducted the ceremony at the Aruba Beach Club.

The Sweetest Rewards You May Earn, are at the Trop Club & Casino

sweet piesEagle Beach – The Trop Club and Casino, has been staging spectacular promotions this year to entertain slot and table players with many different holiday and sporting events. This time the casino came up with something sweet, asking slot Advantage Club members to earn 300 Points, and get a free pie.

HumanHints, today ‘Doubt – Friend or Foe’

human_hints_logoDoubt is a natural part of effort. When you feel Doubt, it is helpful to examine it, thank it and release it. When you welcome your doubt and use it appropriately, it will become a powerful and unique tool at your disposal. If you don’t use your own Doubt to your advantage, it will ultimately defeat you.

Today is Thursday, August 28, the 240th day of 2013. There are 125 days left in the year

Elie Wiesel, Romanian-born authorThought for Today:

The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference – Elie Wiesel, Romanian-born author.

The spotlight on Hadicurari Excitement for the AWD Restaurant Week is buiding

page-02The buzz is getting stronger every day on the island: the Restaurant Week is coming! That means that the six Aruba Wine and Dine restaurants are offering a three-course menu for just AWG. 45,– (or AWG. 25,– with 1000 Fun Miles). An incredible deal that will tickle your taste buds and won’t hurt your purse at all.
Hadicurari, MooMba, Salt & Pepper, Tango Argentine Restaurant, Fishes & More and Café the Plaza are going to showcase some of the most popular dishes. Judging from the success of the Restaurant Week in former years, this time it will be a major hit as well. So keep the dates August 27 to September 3 in mind and enjoy!

Joran Van Der Sloot Starts Hunger Strike To Protest Harsh Conditions In New Prison

Joran van der sloot 02Joran Van der Sloot, the main suspect in the 2005 disappearance of U.S. teenager Natalee Holloway who is serving time in Peru for a different crime, started a hunger strike Tuesday to protest his transfer to a maximum-security prison.

On Saturday, the 27-year-old Dutchman was moved to a remote, icy penitentiary in southern Peru as punishment for allegedly threatening to kill the warden at his previous jail.

Fishes & More is the favorite restaurant of Ana Cristina Leguisamo & David Morales

Fishes & MoreARUBA – Ana Cristina Leguisamo and David Morales are back on Aruba; the couple from Sunnyside, Queens – NY could not resist the call of sun, beaches and fun. They also came back for a few more visits to Fishes & More, their favorite restaurant on the island. Ana Cristina and David first visited the restaurant in the Arawak Garden across from the Occidental Resort on the recommendation of the concierge of one of the major hotels in August 2013; it was love at first sight and they went back for seconds and thirds during that trip.

Today is Wednesday, August 27, the 239th day of 2014. There are 126 days left in the year

Dietrich Bonhoeffer, German theologian (1906-1945)Thought for Today:

If you board the wrong train, it is no use running along the corridor in the other direction – Dietrich Bonhoeffer, German theologian (1906-1945).

 

From August 27 – September 3 Fishes & More comes up with a mouth-watering menu during Restaurant Week

Fishesmorerestweek2014 00A sumptuous three-course dinner for just AWG. 45,– per person sounds too good to be true. It gets even better when this person has a Fun Miles card with 1000 miles on it, because then the price is just AWG. 25,–.  Read on and get excited: the Restaurant Week should not be missed at any price. The event is from August 27 till September 3.

The Restaurant Week is an initiative of the Aruba Wine And Dine (AWD) group. The six restaurants of AWD include Salt & Pepper, Tango Argentine Grill, Fishes & More, Hadicurari, MooMba and Café the Plaza are offering three-course dinners at an almost ridiculously low price, showcasing the restaurants and allowing the chefs to wow his or her clientele.

InselAir 8th year All Out Blow Out Sale

InselAir1 ANG per ticket donated to a good cause

8 years ago, on August 28th 2006, InselAir operated it first flight, to Aruba. InselAir has, since then, grown into a large player in the Pan American region, serving 19 destinations, transporting over 1.000.000 passengers yearly, employing over 500 people and owning 14 aircraft.

Winner of the Like & Share event at Papillon greatly enjoys his mussel dinner

PapillonRik Maes, winner of the Papillon Like & Share event on Facebook, is one happy camper: his prize was a dinner for two and it consisted of a wonderful pot of freshly caught mussels and a bottle of Chablis, that enhanced the salty, intriguing mussel taste to perfection. He came together with his wife Karen to enjoy a lovely evening. Look at his face: it’s the personification of bliss.

Free Classes for all this Week at Kozlov Dance Academy!

Kozlov Dance Academy 02ARUBA – This week Kozlov Dance Academy is offering free trial classes to those wishing to join the academy. Trial classes are being offer for children, beginning at age 4 through adults.

The schedule for the free trial classes is as follows: Ages 4 to 5 years: August 27th 4:30-5:15pm / Ages 6 to 8 years: August 28th 4:00-4:45pm / Ages 9 to 11 years: August 27th 5:30-6:15pm / Ages 12+: August 28th 5:00-5:45pm / Adults: August 27th 7:00-8:00pm or August 30th 9:00-10:00am.

Join Sabrina Wilson Barrett’s environmental project to safeguard Aruba’s sea turtles

sabrina 02Eagle Beach – Sabrina Wilson Barrett,  18, staying with family members at La Cabana Beach Resort & Casino is a young woman with a big heart. For her high school senior project in 2013, she started making bracelets and key-chains, made of natural materials, selling them at the resort and donating all proceeds to the local Turtugaruba.

Today is Tuesday, August 26, the 238th day of 2014. There are 127 days left in the year

Virginia Woolf, English author and critic (1882-1941)Thought for Today:

Nothing has really happened until it has been recorded – Virginia Woolf, English author and critic (1882-1941).

 

HumanHints, today ‘Compassion’

human_hints_logoYesterday we discussed commitment. We said that both commitment and compassion are necessary for manifestation. Without commitment you’ll get distracted from your path, usually without even knowing it. Today we’ll discuss compassion, and what it means to our personal journey. Compassion is deep awareness and sympathy for other’s feelings and emotions. When people share feelings, their energy resonates and empowers everyone.

Sunbelt Realty Dash wins Budget Marine Cup in thrilling Aruba International Regatta

International Regatta Aruba 02Aruba International Regatta veteran(s) Sunbelt Realty Dash with captain Remco van Dortmondt won the coveted Budget Marine Cup in the sixth edition of this event. 28 teams competed for the award during the regatta weekend of August 16 and 17 at Surfside Beach and in the harbour of  Oranjestad, Aruba.
Despite the strong winds that required a lot from the teams, not only to win the races but also to keep safe, participants enjoyed the most successful edition of this regatta ever. The challenging sailing conditions in combination with great ambiance on shore and a beautiful self built boat exposition made sure that hundreds of sailing enthusiasts had, as one participant from Curacao called it : “A weekend I’ll never forget”.

Aruba’s Social Column “Bati Bleki” by Rona Coster August 25th, 2014

Bati Bleki, Aug 24th, 2014THE SHALOM BODY & SOUL SPA. Located at the Alhambra Casino & Shops, under new management, the spa is a great asset to the complex. For the opening on Thursday, they had a nice spread pampering a small, intimate crowd, so I decided to give them a try, incognito. I met super-friendly owner, receptionist and waxing specialist Yessenia Arends, who assigned my aesthetician Jessica Albus Richardon, consequently giving me a great mani-padi. The salon boasts separate manicure, pedicure and massage areas, all clean and comfortable, and offers clients a refreshing drink, including champagne, while their body parts are being maintained.

Mr. Edmund Meadus honored at the Casa Del Mar Beach Resort

??????????Recently the Aruba Tourism Authority had the great pleasure of honoring a very nice gentleman who is a loyal and friendly visitor of Aruba, at the Casa Del Mar Beach Resort Beach Resort, as Ambassadors of Goodwill. The symbolic honorary title is presented in the name of the Minister of Tourism as a token of appreciation to guests who visit Aruba for 20 or more consecutive years.

Café the Plaza is ready for a Fantastic Restaurant Week

cdeprestweek2014The buzz is getting stronger every day on the island: the Restaurant Week is coming! That means that the six Aruba Wine and Dine restaurants are offering a three-course menu for just AWG. 45,– (or AWG. 25,– with 1000 Fun Miles). An incredible deal that will tickle your taste buds and won’t hurt your purse at all.

FCCA Announces 2014 Children’s Essay Contest Winners

FCCA Announces 2014 Children's Essay Contest WinnersThe Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 FCCA Children’s Essay Competition. The competition invites students from schools around the Caribbean and Latin America to submit essays on the interplay of their destination and the cruise industry, and then awards the students and schools to help further their education.

Loyal visitors honored at the Marriott Surf Club

??????????Recently the Aruba Tourism Authority had the great pleasure of honoring a group of loyal and friendly Visitors of Aruba, at the Marriott Surf Club as Distinguished Visitors. The symbolic honorary titles are presented in the name of the Minister of Tourism as a token of appreciation to guests who visit Aruba for 10 to 19 consecutive years.

Three lovely ladies at Salt & Pepper Restaurant

Three lovely ladiesARUBA – Three lovely ladies at one of the tables of Salt & Pepper Restaurant in the Arawak Garden – reason enough for a photo with just a fraction of the extensive salt & pepper shakers collection in the background. They are Cindy Keaton (53), Kaylan Whiticker (19) and Jenna Keaton (22), all from Nashville, Tennessee.

HumanHints, today ‘Commitment’

human_hints_logoAlong the journey toward our goals, it is important to possess commitment and express compassion. When you approach your life with commitment and compassion, there will be no stopping you in your pursuits, and you will learn to be easy on yourself. Lets start with commitment.  To commit means to become attached. A commitment is a binding agreement. When we commit an act, we are bound to it. We cannot take it back. When we make a commitment, we are bound to not go back on our word.

Today is Monday, August 25, the 237th day of 2014. There are 128 days left in the year

Bertrand Russell, English mathematician and philosopher (1872-1970)Thought For Today:

Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness – Bertrand Russell, English mathematician and philosopher (1872-1970).

Having coordinated her 250th wedding at the Radisson Lisa Dammerman, is a Wedding Planner Extraordinaire!

IMG_Page-02Palm Beach – In the Summer of 2010, when destination weddings started becoming increasingly popular Lisa came on board at the Radisson Aruba Resort Casino & Spa, as the dedicated wedding specialist, making all the difference for couples about the tie the knot in the tropics, reducing the stress of dealing with vendors across long distance phone lines, and navigating the decor and catering fields effortlessly to produce seamless, true dream functions at the resort.

Fast forward to August of 2014, this week’s romantic wedding celebration of Stephanie Moretti and Richard Nelson marked Lisa Dammerman’s 250th wedding, coordinated at her beloved resort.

9 things before Moving Abroad

Miriam- Moving abroadAs seen on www.arubaconnections.blogspot.com

With the joy of the internet allowing us to explore the world from the comfort of our own home and dreaming about visiting far tropical sunny places; it seems that more and more of us are actually planning on moving abroad at least for a few years in a bid to broaden our horizons and experience different cultures and ways of life.

De Palm Tours enjoys Amazonia Hospitality

DPT (21)Palm Beach - As we are always busy in the high season, says Warren Stanley, General Manager De Palm Corporation, we decided to go out for community dinner with all our drivers, operations, maintenance and reservations people midyear, delivering Christmas in July, and Amazonia lends itself perfectly to everybody’s taste and appetite. 

Deloitte Dutch Caribbean hosts a business event at Fort Zoutman

Deloitte 02Oranjestad – The historic fort in the heart of Oranjestad served as backdrop for a much-enjoyed client-appreciation event combined with the official introduction of the new Deloitte Dutch Caribbean constellation of Audit, Consulting, Enterprise Risk Services, Financial Consulting and Tax experts. Partners Michael Leo van Romondt and Julian Lopez Ramirez warmly welcomed guests to Fort Zoutman’s courtyard where guests enjoyed bottomless cocktails and butler passed hors d’oeuvres while networking and socializing in a relaxed, informal atmosphere.

Celebrate Birthday Pancakes!

aruba  dinner 2ARUBA – Diana’s Pancakes Place is a popular kids birthday party venue, for locals and tourists alike. The delicious Happy Smiley Pancakes are served with a variety of toppings so the kids can decorate and create their own masterpiece.
This birthday girl is named Celine and although her actual birthday was July 17th, she celebrated after the summer vacation so all her friends could attend.

HumanHints, today ‘Your Energy Signature’

human_hints_logoWe talk a lot about our daily actions, thoughts, emotions and decisions, which make up our awareness. What do you focus on? What energy occupies your mind and consumes your time each day?

Your focus and awareness create your Personal Energy Signature, which is transmitted into all forms of energetic expression. Your energy travels to infinity, and it affects all vibrational energies in three dimensions and beyond.

Today is Saturday, August 23, the 235th day of 2014. There are 130 days left in the year

Today is SaturdayThought For Today:

Friendship is honey – but don’t eat it all – Moroccan proverb.

 

From August 27 – September 3 At MooMba the name Restaurant Week takes on a whole new meaning

moombarestweek2014 03A sumptuous three-course dinner for just AWG. 45,– per person sounds too good to be true. It gets even better when this person has a Fun Miles card with 1000 miles on it, because then the price is just AWG. 25,–.  Read on and get excited: the Restaurant Week should not be missed at any price. The event is from August 27 till September 3.

The Restaurant Week is an initiative of the Aruba Wine And Dine (AWD) group. The six restaurants of AWD include Salt & Pepper, Tango Argentine Grill, Fishes & More, Hadicurari, MooMba and Café the Plaza are offering three-course dinners at an almost ridiculously low price, showcasing the restaurants and allowing the chefs to wow their clientele.

Aunt Val and niece Mary Anne love the carpaccio at Fishes & More

Aunt Val and niece Mary AnneARUBA – Friends had told Val Stunja and her niece Mary Anne about a great restaurant in the Arawak Garden a few years back. It was called Fishes & More. Once they tried the freshly caught grouper the two were sold; add to that the attentive ministrations of manager Alex and Fishes & More was a sure stop during their holiday.

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