On today’s episode of One Happy Podcast I am trying something a bit different. This episode is actually my first ever solo episode. So what does that mean? Well today instead of having a guest on the show it’ll just be my talking as I am recapping my September 2015 vacation to Aruba.
The trip itself was pretty uneventful as I usually have a pretty solid game plan going into vacation. However, even though I have now gone to Aruba several times I am still learning different and better ways to enjoy vacationing there. That learning process is a central part of this podcast as much of this trip was spent evolving as an Aruba vacationer.
So even though this podcast episode is a recap of my trip, I am not going to give you a complete play by play. When we vacation in Aruba we are all over the place so a complete rundown of everything would be impractical. Besides I really doubt you guys want to hear me drone on about hopping from Palm Beach to Eagle Beach to Arashi Beach every day. So, instead what I am going to do is countdown my top 5 takeaways from this latest trip to One Happy Island.
One this Episode of One Happy Podcast You Will Hear About:
- Re-kindling my love for Photography
Although I do have a love for picture taking, over the past few trips I’ve been neglectful when it in the department of memory preservation. This trip I made it a point to be a more active photographer and it has paid off in the form of more images for me to share. So be certain to check out the One Happy Podcast Facebook Page to see some of the photos I snapped on this last trip to Aruba.
- The continuation of my Aruba Food Truck infatuation
Hear me talk about some of my favorite places to eat in Aruba… the food trucks. The rolling revolution has hit Aruba in a major way. In my opinion some of the absolutely best places to pick up a quick and cheap meal are the Aruba food trucks. Here I focus on 4 food trucks that impacted me on this Aruba vacation in a major way. I know they aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, but personally I could do an entire trip and eat nowhere else.
- The Kukoo Kunuku
Even though I am not as young as I used to be, every once in a while my brain tricks my body into believing that I am still a young man. This particular Aruba vacation, my bravado resulted in me taking an excursion on the Kukoo Kunuku party bus. While I will say that I did pay the price for foolishly believing I could still party like it was 1999 (literally), I wouldn’t change it for the world. If you have never gone on the Kunuku but do like to party you should absolutely check it out, you won’t be disappointed. Tell the Aruba Curt sent you. It will get you absolutely nothing. In fact, they probably won’t even know who the hell Aruba Curt is but tell them anyway.
- Meeting new friends
As I’ve stated before I am a bit of an introvert. On this trip I actually do let my guard down and interact with quite a few different people while in Aruba. I’m not talking about the odd superficial bar or beach conversations. I mean I actually go to structured events to meet and mingle. So find out what happens when Aruba Curt stops being such a loner and let’s life happens. Does he actually have fun? Will he once again crawl back into his shell? Is it possible Aruba Curt embraces his newfound status as a social butterfly? There is only one way to find out. Press play on Episode 29 of One Happy Podcast.
- Visiting the Puppies and Kittens of Aruba
The more I podcast the more I get exposed to all the different aspects of Aruba. One part that I was exposed to a few episodes ago was the plight of the stray animals in Aruba. This trip I decided to stop in at the Aruba Animal Shelter to see things first hand. The plan was for us to set out one morning to make a quick stop to pet some puppies and make a donation. What ended up happening was an experience that will forever change the way I vacation in Aruba.