Curacao

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By Lauren McPhillips: After a few days of fun in Aruba, I took a hop, skip and a jump (and by that I mean a 40 minute plane ride) over to Curacao. First impressions are everything I’m a strong believer that first impressions make or break any travel experience, and luckily for me, I fell […]

Skiing in Lake Tahoe

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Hi from Southern California. I’m finally home for an extended period of time, and I’m happy to be catching up on everything (work, mail, laundry, friends, sleep…). First of all, my heart and prayers go out to all those involved in the ridiculous Tucson shooting. When is America going to clean up gun control? It […]

Curacao Jazz Festival

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By Dave Zuchowski: When I first heard that the island of Curacao (pronounced Cure-a-sow) was going to stage its first ever jazz festival at the beginning of September, I thought “What? At the height of the hurricane season?” Then I discovered that the island that lies 35 miles northwest of Venezuelais safely out of the […]

Ariba, Ariba, Aruba!

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Bon bini from the island of Aruba! I’m here because it’s such a popular island destination for Americans (and the Dutch, too) and to be quite honest, I’m tired of having people ask me for tips on travel to Aruba, only to see their faces register horror and shock when I say I’ve never been. Although […]