Finally, summer was just about here and for most that can mean only one thing, Vacation time! I was around 36 yrs. of age, single and working as an IT consult in NYC at the time when I made probably one of the greatest decisions of my life. Providing desktop support as an IT consultant can be physically challenging at times since it requires that I have to physically get up and go to the desk’s requesting assistance all day, lift up pc’s or printer’s and at times crawl underneath desks only to be met, by dust bunnies and shoe collections that would make Imelda Marcos proud.
The everyday grind caught up with me and I was exhausted. It had been a long and cold winter so I was inclined to seek out a warm destination to get some good old fashion R&R, but to where exactly was my dilemma. Unfortunately for me, most of my closest friends had married off or were no longer in town and that could mean only one thing, where ever I was going I was going alone on vacation for the first time. Up until then I had travelled to South America, Europe and the Caribbean, but I was always with someone so I would say safety was never really a concern, until now. Troubled with not knowing where to go, Safety concerns and ensuring a sun filled paradise was now my quest. Sure the internet offers a vast array of Destinations to choose from, but every location is naturally going to show only sunny days and folks having a great time never really sharing the intimate details of day to day life behind the scenes.
Thank fully a close friend of mine who had been there a few times already had recommended Aruba to me and said basically that it met my concerns with regards to safety, plenty of sun and a very pleasant atmosphere. This intrigued me because I had heard for many years that Aruba was considered the jewel of the Caribbean and others in my life had nothing but good things to say about it, but never really elaborated about the island. From my previous travels to the Caribbean I had experienced wonderful times visiting these exotic locations, but why was Aruba crowned the jewel? After much research, curiosity and careful consideration I had arrived at a decision, ARUBA!!!
The Rest of The Team:
Christina – Our devoted web developer, artist & visionary. Convinced that Aruba would be everything she dreamed of and more she traveled to the island last year for the first time. Hooked, she will be returning this year multiple times because she too has fallen in love with Aruba.