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Posted by on Aug 12, 2011 in Aruba, Islands | 0 comments

Packing for AruuuuuuuuuuBA!

I am leaving for Aruba this weekend! I could not be more excited! We have a direct flight, which I always think is important whenever possibly, especially if the flight is short. Last time I flew to Aruba I had an ELEVEN hour layover in Miami! ELEVEN HOURS! It only takes about 4 to get to Aruba direct. Is it worth the extra $50, $100, whatever? YES. Time is money, and I have none to waste!

I am trying to pack light for this trip, because in the end the trip will mostly be spent in a bikinig. I am bringing a couple shorts, a bunch of bikinis and several dresses. I am looking forward to lying on a beach, underneath a palapa, and relaxing all week long with someone like my boyfriend who is extremely zen, calm, happy, and appreciates having a great time, unlike the last time I was there! It’s going to be GREAT!

I took a couple pictures of some great TJ Max finds, my number one place to shop for discounted labels! These two beach covers I bought each cost $10.00, and the black terry cloth beach cover is by Polo! You can never go wrong at TJ Max for last-minute vacation finds, because nobody wants to drop a boat load of money on clothes just to go on a vacation where you’re going to spend a lot of money! I love TJ for these last minute deals, you can’t beat $10!

I am also a huge fan of maxi dresses. One of these maxi’s is my favorite island dress, a long billowey gray dress I picked up from Old Navy that looks perfect against the back drop of the ocean! I can’t wait to wear it!

One excursion I am looking forward to is going snorkeling, which never gets old. Perhaps one day I will be able to go scuba diving, but I am not spending a lot of time in Aruba and my understanding of scuba is you need to get certified and train for it. Scuba is definitely on my to-do list though! Snorkeling is always fun, there is always so much to see and new things to find, I have only ever been once and I had a blast, I can’t wait to go again.

Para-sailing was a lot of fun, and definitely something everyone needs to do once, but I don’t think I need to spend the money to go again! The view is beautiful, and I am so glad I went, but it costs a lot of money to sit in a swing in the air like that for what doesn’t feel like that much time. I am sure para-sailing must be extra beautiful in a region like Hawaii where there are mountains and volcanoes to see, but in Aruba the view up there is mostly just the ocean and some resorts. I won’t be para-sailing this time around!

Any suggestions on water sports and activities to do while I am in Aruba? Share some stories! Talk to me my lovely readers! I know you’re out there! Don’t be so shyyyy! : )

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