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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EP97 – Get From Under the Palapa and See Aruba

How many years have you been going to Aruba? Have you explored Aruba during those years you’ve been there? On this episode of One Happy Podcast, Maggie and I discuss why we encourage people, especially the Aruba lovers, to go out and explore the island. There is so much to see and do!

It all started from a post I saw on the Aruba Forums of someone taking a picture of the menu of Fermin’s. One comment read that they have been going to Aruba for more than 50 years but have never even heard of Fermin’s. It made me kind of sad. To me, the experience of Aruba is not complete if you haven’t seen all the wonderful things that island has to offer outside the resort areas.

I know that there are some people who just wish to decompress and relax, and that’s perfectly understandable. It’s your vacation. Your time. Your call. But you may never know what you’re missing out on if you never step out of that comfort zone.

Bottomline is, I urge all of you who are tuning in right now to take chances and see what the entirety of Aruba has to offer. Rent a jeep. Just take off. Find a little nook or cranny of Aruba that you can call your special place. We’ve found ours. And it’s our wish that you will find yours too.

On another note, if anyone will be down in Aruba on the 24th of October, come join us at Legends Pub at 7:00 p.m. for One Happy Podcast’s 3rd Anniversary Party. We would absolutely love to meet you there. Come, let’s chat, drink, and be merry!

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EP96: Aruba Curt Talks about Eat Local Aruba Restaurant Month 2017

Coming up is a delectably exciting event on One Happy Island. For the entire month of October starting from October 1-31, the island of Aruba will celebrate Eat Local Aruba Restaurant Month. This is an event which encourages tourists to explore the culinary heritage of Aruba with locally inspired dishes.

On this episode, Maggie and I talk about what we know regarding Restaurant Month.

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EP95: 3 Key Financial Concerns of an Aruba Vacation

For 8 glorious days, Maggie and I will be down in Aruba on the 22nd to 30th of October for our third trip of the year. As it is the third trip, we have to adhere to a stricter budget this time around while not skimping on the fun.

The three most important factors to keep in mind when traveling to Aruba are airfare, accommodations, and spending money.

For airfare, where you live and where you choose to fly can have a huge impact on your flight. We like to find flights on CheapAir.com then follow it up with checking on the actual airline websites afterward. It works well for us and gives us the best bang for our buck.

As for accommodations, there are plenty of choices: hotels, condos, all-inclusive, and timeshares. We personally love going for a rental because it fits our needs perfectly. Plus we really just need a place to rest and sleep that is comfortable, clean, has a convenient location, and gives us privacy so a rental home is our go-to.

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EP94: Travel designer Beth Johnston gets familiar with Aruba

Hello, everyone! We are in for a fresh and informative episode of One Happy Podcast as Beth Johnston, a travel designer and Aruba first time visitor joins us to recount her familiarization trip with the island.

Beth is the first ever travel designer that I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing. As a travel designer who specializes in destination weddings and honeymoons, Beth’s job involves handling all the arrangements for her clients in their trips. It’s a career that Beth pursued after having the time of her life in a destination wedding vacation herself.

For the first time just last month, Beth decided to head off to Aruba, as a new travel destination offering for her clients. Well-known for being out of the hurricane belt, Aruba is the absolute perfect place to plan a destination wedding. This was a familiarization trip which is something travel professionals do as a way to get to know more about the island. As you can imagine, in the process of becoming more familiar, Beth fell in love with Aruba as well.

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EP93: Talking Aruba Restaurants with Regina Crusan

Get your pen and paper ready because Regina Crusan and I are about to list down restaurants in Aruba that you should definitely check out! On this episode of One Happy Podcast, Regina talks about her upcoming trip to the island in a couple of weeks and we discuss the restaurants that she plans to…

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