Best Curacao Beaches

Best Curacao Beaches - Porto Marie beachRecently I completed an article on the Best Curacao Beaches in collaboration with ‘GettingStamped.com.’ While I recommend that you check out the full article on their website, here are some highlights. Continue reading

Buy Fresh Fish in Curacao – Learn Where to Buy Fish from Fishermen

Buy Fresh Fish in Curacao

Curacao - Fresh fish from the local fishermanOne of my favorite things to do is buy fresh fish in Curacao from the fishermen. Not only is it a frugal way to eat great fresh fish in Curacao, it is also a cultural experience and an experience in nature. So do you want to know – Where to Buy Fresh Fish in Curacao? Continue reading

Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica & Ziplining

Land Adventures  in Costa Rica

Arenal volcano in Costa Rica in the cloudsArenal volcano in Costa RicaKnow that it rains more in the central part of the country, in the regions near the Arenal Volcano and the Monteverde Cloud Forest – 2 choice locations.  We had wet weather in December around the Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica. You need a rain jacket.  The fog will often restrict the view of the Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica.  We lucked out and had the volcano come into view while it was erupting at sunset – yeah!

While the coast is warm, 80s & 90s degrees F, the Arenal and Monteverde are  Continue reading

Ecuador and Galapagos Travel Adventure Planning

Mountain lake near Cuenca EcuadorI am excited to say that we are planning to spend part of Winter 2016 in  South America, specifically partaking in Ecuador and Galapagos travel adventures and in areas outside of Quito Ecuador both Land and Sea. Although Ecuador is a small country, it is ecologically diverse, from the Andes to the Amazon, to the Continue reading

Westpunt Curacao Accommodations

Kura Hulanda Lodge & Beach Club - Ocean View Overlook walk, in Westpunt CuracaoTom and I have stayed at 2 places in Westpunt Curacao and looked at several others Accommodations in Westpunt.  For several years, we chose to stay at what was called the 5 star resort – Kura Hulanda Beach Resort as our preferred Westpunt Curacao Accommodations – and it was 5 star in 2008.  Today, …  Continue reading

Nature of Curacao

Curacao beach near WestpuntWe love Westpunt (in the southwest) because the diversity of nature of Curacao found there – the easy access to the reef, and it is said that the nicest natural beaches are in the southwest, There are a few (not many) beautiful beaches south and east of Westpunt. I like to be no more than a short walk to the beach (whether within a resort or just across the street) to swim, snorkel, dive, or watch the sun dancing on the water — I can’t think of a better way to spend a winter.

For me the best place to find the Unique Nature of Northern Curacao is in Westpunt and areas immediately south have many naturally beautiful areas to hike, snorkel, dive and
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Packing List for Curacao

View to south from Kura Hulanda Lodge & Beach ClubMy friend Frann joined us in Curacao for a week. The night before she left she emailed me to ask for a packing list for Curacao, and then she repacked everything. I asked her what Curacao packing list advice I should share that was the most valuable for her packing she said the following was most helpful: Continue reading