One Happy Podcast is a podcast centered around a love for the island of Aruba.

Join us as the host “Aruba” Curt Robinson interviews travelers, locals, business owners and residents who all share a common love for Aruba.  Everyone has a story to tell.  Let hearing the story of how these individuals experiences in Aruba help you plan your next vacation, or perhaps re-live the one you just finished.

If you are anything like me you can never get enough Aruba, it truly is unlike any other place in the world.  The problem is once vacation ends, most of have to leave Aruba to return to the real world. While we all try to take the spirit of One Happy Island home with us, with “One Happy Podcast”, you can always experience Aruba On-Demand.

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EP88: Aruba Ray Ellin transports an NYC comedy club to paradise

Give it up for one of the most hilarious and genuine guys I know, Aruba Ray Ellin, as we welcome him back for another episode of One Happy Podcast! Ray and I catch up with some things we’ve missed out on and talk about his upcoming shows of Aruba Ray’s Comedy at the Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino.

Here’s the thing – Ray has nothing but excitement and praise for the line-up so anyone who’s planning to attend are in for a real good time. Along with Aruba veteran comedians, Ray will be joined by some new faces who will be making their first trip to the island. One thing’s for sure, they are all on a mission to make Aruba ring with laughter.

Ray discusses all the perks one can get when attending the shows. Good food and drinks? Yeah. Great atmosphere? Sure. A grand time filled with endless laughs? Guaranteed. For each ticket, there will also be free slot cash or match play in the Stellaris Casino.

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EP87: Visiting Aruba for 45 Years with Ginny

Joining me today on One Happy Podcast is an Aruba visitor who has been coming to the island for 45 years. After being introduced to the island by her parents at the age of 4, naturally Ginny Ohl developed an unbreakable bond. That bond which was forged as Ginny was growing up was one she would hope to one day share with her family. Now that the dream is a reality Ginny travels to the island with her family and they now all share that same deep connection with the island.

On this episode of One Happy Podcast, Ginny takes us for a trip down her personal memory lane that encompasses countless Aruba trips spanning four and a half decades. This is an awesome episode for you long time visitors with memories of the Aruba from yesteryear. However, short-timers will also appreciate Ginny’s love for Aruba and everyone will be able to appreciate the family aspect of this podcast.

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EP86 – The Ins and Outs of Aruba Vacation Rentals with Liz Ginocchio

Episode 86 of One Happy Podcast is one in which we tackle the subject of renting a vacation home in Aruba. As you already know I’m a bit of a veteran when it comes to vacation rentals, but to make certain I got the absolute best info for you guys I went out to get professional help. So, I reached out to Liz Ginocchio of myarubadreamvilla.com to provide her expertise in Aruba vacation rentals.

Although private vacation rentals have been around forever, with the explosion of AirBnB over the last few years, they are finally coming to the forefront. People are seeing the value and personalization that comes along when you decide to explore what’s out there and they are getting curious. Anytime I am asked where I stay (and answer “in a private home”) it kicks off a conversation about what it’s like renting a home in Aruba. Those questions and conversations were the inspiration for this episode of the show.

My Aruba Dream Villa is one of the top property management and vacation rental agencies on the island. During this interview, we talk to Liz about not only her rental agency but about renting in general. This episode isn’t about trying to sway anyone’s opinion as to which is the better vacation option. Episode 86 is all about providing information so you as the consumer are informed about all of your options.

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Ten Criminally Underrated Aruba Restaurants

Next time you are in Aruba pick up a random rock, then throw it. There is a good chance that you’ll hit a restaurant. After all, Aruba has over 300 of them. That’s a whole lot of places to dine, especially when you consider the entire island is only about 70 square miles. Then why is it, we here the same ones recommended over and over again (Passions on the beach, Smokey Joes, Madame Jeanette, etc.) How about this? The next time you are in (or is it on?) Aruba, try one of these often underrated unsung heroes of the Aruba culinary scene instead.

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EP85 – Exploring Aruba with Donna Dubrink

Joining me for Episode 85 of One Happy Podcast is long time Aruba visitor Donna Dubrink. How long has Donna been visiting Aruba? She has been visiting for 24 years and still loves the island just as much as she did the first time.

Recently Donna was in Aruba staying at her beloved Playa Linda Timeshare and was nice enough to stop by to talk about it. Now, just because Donna stays at a resort on a prime location on Palm Beach don’t think she only stays around the resort. Donna is an explorer at heart. This love for exploration has led her to discover countless nooks and crannies around the island.

So, on this episode of the show Donna takes us back 24 years to when she first stepped off the plane onto the tarmac of the airport. Over that time she has experienced many different accommodations but the Playa Linda is home, and also the place where her most recent trip is centered. We talk about that trip and how someone who has been visiting Aruba for more than 2 decades still finds a way to enjoy the island and discover new aspects of it.

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