Relatively speaking I’m a newbie when it comes to Aruba vacations, so when I wanted to find out what Aruba was like before it became so popular I knew exactly where to turn. On today’s episode of One Happy Podcast I talk with Andrea James who has been visiting the island for over 30 years.
Over the course of those 30 plus years Andrea has seen Aruba transform from little known Caribbean paradise to one of the most popular Caribbean vacation destinations hosting over 1 million visitors each year. When not in Aruba, Andrea also doubles as one of the “Rockstar” forum moderators over at Aruba.com. Today we talk to Andrea about not only how the island has changed but also what it’s like to tasked with keeping arguably the most active Aruba online community drama and spam free.
Over the course of the 46 minute interview one thing becomes clear… Andrea loves Aruba. Andrea’s passion for her second home definitely shines through and will leave you wanting to book a trip the minute you finish listening.
In This Episode You Will:
Hear how Aruba has changed from 1978 until now
Find out about some of Andrea’s favorite places to eat in Aruba
Be introduced to who may be the most popular taxi driver in Aruba
Learn what happens when you mix peanut butter, cream cheese and jalapenos with a Johnsonville Brat
Hear about one of Aruba’s favorite snorkel excursion providers
- Hung Paradise
- Linda’s Pancakes
- Madame Jeanette’s
- Scott’s Brats
- Wacky Wahoo
Links and Resources Mentioned in this episode:
- Aruba.com – The official Aruba Tourism Authority website. The forums are my favorite part
- .Aruba Bob Snorkeling – One of the top providers of snorkel excursions in Aruba.
- Interval International – Timeshare exchange network
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Thank you so much for taking the time to listen to the second episode of “One Happy Podcast”. If you have any suggestions for the show I would love to hear from you. Also, if you would like to be a guest on a future episode please contact me. Whether you are an Aruba veteran, newbie or something in between you have a story to tell and I’d love to help you share it.