Aruba & Other Eastern Caribbean Isles April 16th 2009 EASTERN CARIBBEAN CRUISE January 10 - 17, 2009
Our first foray of 2009 was a delightful cruise on the Celebrity Summit to five islands in the eastern Caribbean: St. Martin/St. Maarten, Dominica, Grenada, Bonaire, and Aruba. A four-hour, first-class Continental flight took us to San Juan, Puerto Rico, the departure port for the cruise.
Early the next morning, we arrived in St. Martin/S ... read more
Central America Caribbean » Aruba » Oranjestad Discovered and claimed for Spain in 1499, Aruba was acquired by the Dutch in 1636. The island's economy has been dominated by three main industries. A 19th century gold rush was followed by prosperity brought on by the opening in 1924 of an oil refin... ... read more
Welcome to our travel blog, where we will post photos and journals of our traveling adventures around the world. We have visited all 50 states and 105 countries, and most of those journals and pics are already archived in an old-fashioned, printed volume. I began this more-modern medium of chronicling our travels in January, 2005, but I'll also go back and add earlier trips we found particularly enjoyable. In the photo on the left, we are on a whale-watching excursion in Alaska.... full info