EP23: Aruba 30 years in the Making with Marcia and Ray Frost

Joining me for this week’s episode of One Happy Podcast are Marcia and Ray Frost. Marcia and Ray have been married for 35 years and have been in love with Aruba since they got married back in 1980… but they have only been visiting Aruba for 5 years. You may be asking, how can that be, but it really is a demonstration of the power of Aruba.
Since celebrating their 30th anniversary in Aruba in 2010, Marcia and Ray have been back 3 more times, most recently just about 2 weeks ago. During their 4 trips they have stayed at many different properties ranging from all-inclusive to off the beaten part bed and breakfast. They have been all over the island and seen many places most tourists never visit. In short Marcia and Ray have quite a story. Luckily they were kind enough to spend an hour with me discussing their various adventures in Aruba.

If you are the sort of traveler that enjoys discovering new experiences while on vacation you will really enjoy this episode. If you aren’t that sort of traveler the good news is Ray and Marcia have such fun loving attitudes that you will have a ball just listening to them tell their Aruba stories.

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EP22: The Undersea World of Sue Basler

This episode of One Happy Podcast, Aruba’s Officially Unofficial Podcast features Sue Basler. An avid scuba diver and golfer, Sue first discovered Aruba in 2004 and immediately fell in love. On that trip to Aruba, Sue and her husband purchased a timeshare from a fellow diver at the Renaissance Ocean Suites. Since 2006 they have been returning to paradise annually, staying 3 weeks at a time.
Those of you interested in getting off the Palm Beach strip and enjoying other parts of Aruba will love hearing about Oranjestad, the capital city of Aruba. Being that the Renaissance is located in the downtown area Sue points out some of the highlights that so many visitors of Aruba fail to experience.

If you are a diver or aspire to be a diver you will gain additional value from this episode. In addition being an Aruba diver for more than a decade, Sue also dives all over the world. Here she discusses what makes diving in Aruba so different and special compared to other dive sites.

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EP21:Aruba Ray Brings Comedy Back to Aruba

Joining me this week on One Happy Podcast is comedian Aruba Ray Ellin. Some of you may remember Ray from his first appearance on episode 7 “Aruba Ray Ellin Brings Comedy to One Happy Island”. During that show we learned all about how Ray discovered and subsequently fell in love with Aruba.

On this episode Ray is back to discuss his comedy show which is taking place June 9th through July 9th in the Amsterdam Ballroom at the Marriott Stellaris Casino. During this half hour episode we talk about the comedians coming down this time around as well Ray’s take on a couple of about excursions and restaurants.

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EP20: Andrea James Goes Bananas in Aruba

Joining me on this 20th episode of One Happy Podcast the Officially Unofficial Podcast of the Island of Aruba is a guest many of you are already familiar with, Andrea James. Andrea was a guest on episode number 2 of the show and there she shared the story of how she fell in love with Aruba. Well, Andrea is just back from a trip she took in May and is here to share that little adventure with the rest of us.
Normally Andrea stays at one of the resorts on the island but this time she switched things up by staying someplace off the beaten path, Banana Apartments. Over the course of this episode Andrea tells us all about Bananas, a couple of different restaurants and a few activities she and her husband Paul enjoyed during their two week stay.

Andrea has 35 years of experience visiting Aruba and being able to tap into a bit of the knowledge she has accumulated over the years is definitely a treat. The first episode with Andrea got great feedback and I am positive you all will enjoy this one just as much, if not more.

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EP19: Relocating to Aruba With Cheryl Talcof

Joining me for this 19th episode of One Happy Podcast is Cheryl Talcof. Having first visited Aruba in 1972 Cheryl had visited the island for 40 years right up until the time she decided to make a permanent move. Now she lives there year round and is here to tell us about about what it’s like for a North American living on Aruba.

Throughout this episode Cheryl takes us on a journey that begins with her visiting a little known piece of rock in the Caribbean all the way through her permanent move to the island. Over the course of this interview you gain an insight into Aruba that not many tourists will ever know.

Sure we have all dreamt of making the move from our normal lives to a dream life in paradise but Cheryl actually did it. If this is a dream that you have had you will definitely want to listen to this episode to see if moving is something you truly want to pursue further. If you have already decided that relocating is something you WILL be doing in the future then you definitely will want to hear everything Cheryl has to say about life in Aruba.

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