Rainbows Day and Night in Curacao

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Curacao’s capital, Willemstad is undeniably one of the gems of the Caribbean. Actually, it was even inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. A magnificent row of a dozen or so pastel shaded buildings line the St. Anna Bay which divides Willemstad into two main communities: Punda and Otrobanda. These buildings create a rainbow that is beautiful both day and night. Do you prefer the day shots or the night shots? Continue reading

Sea Curacao

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From relaxing in calm waters to jumping from piers and cliffs, Curacao offers so many opportunities to enjoy the picturesque beaches, or playas as they are called in the local Papiamentu language, that dot the island. My grandest water experiences were at Playa Kenepa, Cas Abao, and Pirate Bay, but no matter where you go in Curacao, you can easily “sea” your way to a beach.  Continue reading

The Board Room

As I was walking along the beach today at the Marriott in Curacao, I saw something that reminded me of how truly blessed I am. I don’t work in an office; and I don’t have a boss, except for Athena. I chose a life of travel, adventure, and new experience and this is my board room!

Marriott CuracaoWhat do you want your board room to look like? 

Innocence Found

Kids-Playing-Curacao

Lunch at Pirate Bay, Curacao today was similar to most of my dining experiences here. We relaxed on the beach and listened to the waves gently crash on the shore and the birds sing their playful tune as we enjoyed a casual dining experience. I looked out on the ocean and saw three girls playing at the end of the dock. It made a great photo opportunity so I made my way toward them to see if I could grab a cute photo. They jumped at the chance to be in a picture. (I asked their mom of course.) Although their first language wasn’t English, we easily communicated through laughter, smiles, and hand gestures. Their innocence and playful nature stayed with me all day. Continue reading

Living”stone” It Up in Curacao

Livingstone Resort Curacao

Athena and I have inspected every aspect of Livingstone Jan Thiel Resort in Curacao and the verdict is in – this place rocks! From the over-sized room and the enclosed patio to the luxurious pool and the luscious surroundings, the Livingstone is family-accommodations at their best. Continue reading

Tall Tales in Curacao

Dolphin Academy CuracaoWould you believe me if I told you that I found a place to quench my adventurous side yet it’s so family-friendly that even Athena, at 15 months old, can participate? At the Dolphin Academy Curacao, the Dolphin Encounter is accessible for all ages. Today, we were both able to touch, hug, and kiss a dolphin while learning all about them. Rather than claiming to be family-friendly but then having high age restrictions, the Dolphin Academy in Curacao is an actual adventure for the entire family.

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A Dream Day for Water Babies

Bucket List Curacao

Athena and I are both water babies. Our heaven is swimming in a pool, a lake, an ocean…. a bath tub. I never feel quite as relaxed or refreshed as during and after swimming. Curacao is a dream for water babies and today was one continuous, unbelievable, pinch me dream made reality. Continue reading