“We export happiness.”
Yes, Aruba, yes you do.
Situated off the coast of Venezuela, slightly south of Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, this Caribbean delight is everything I’ve needed to escape a fast-paced world that glorifies busy.
Weather? 365 days of sunshine, guaranteed.
Gluttony? Five Star nom nom nom.
Beaches? Crystal clean and perfect for sailing, snorkeling, and kite surfing.
Hurricanes? Not a chance! Aruba Island conveniently falls below the hurricane belt, and located just a two and half hour flight from Miami International, it’s no surprise its #1 economic stimulant is tourism.
Aruba doesn’t just import tourism; Aruba exports happiness.
Whoever said happiness is a journey and not a destination clearly hasn’t been to Aruba Island. Paths in life are not always happy. We feel pain, we suffer, we lose, we try, and we fail. Maybe some people experience this more often than others, but we all have to deal with some form of setback or loss. Emotionally defining life factors can be outside of our control, yet other influencers we can control also directly impact our happiness-scale. We can choose to be happy.
What are yours? What makes you happy?
Sunshine, the outdoors, scenic views, smile-with-your-eyes and-teeth people, being physically active, and trying new things top my list of happy pills.
Therefore, Aruba makes me happy.
I had put my emails on hold and ninja rescheduled my meetings for a spontaneous trip to the Aruba Marriott TRADEWINDS Club.