Koningsdag, also known as “King’s Day” is not your average holiday. Not that there’s anything remotely average about the colorful Dutch island of Curaçao.
For those new to the culture of Curaçao, King’s Day is not simply just a day to honor the King of the Netherlands birthday, oh no, it’s a day to swim in a sea of orange, find the best bargain on anything and everything, and party your heart out.
Imagine, sinking into the depths of sparkling turquoise water to enter into an entire new world – one filled with colorful fish, alien looking sea life, and a magnificent sense of tranquility.
April showers bring May flowers. Ah, Spring, that time of year where everything begins to feel like a breath of fresh air.
A season filled with the energies of renewal and rebirth, a clean slate to begin again. Finally the weather permits windows and doors to be opened, a chance to let out the stuffiness of Winter, to clean out the clutter, and invite sunshine and happiness inside.
Imagine, a blissfully isolated island, piña colada in your hand, and nothing on the agenda except relaxing under the sun, and listening to waves roll in. Sound like paradise?
It might for some, and for others that might sound boring. The point is, everyone’s ideal vacation is different, and trying to find a destination that fits the needs of all, can be challenging.
Could your mind, body, and soul use a Spring cleaning? We don’t typically consider applying the concept of Spring cleaning to ourselves, and yet, spending some quality time clearing the clutter out of our minds, pampering our bodies, and indulging in activities that satisfy the soul, might be just what we need this Spring. Why should our houses, cars, and offices get all the love? Send some of that Spring cleaning gusto to yourselves!
A week or two spent in blissful newlywed-ed paradise is about the closest thing to shangri-la most of us will ever get on this planet. From the first steps over the threshold, through the remaining days of fun in the sun, your honeymoon will be unforgettable.
Is wanderlust your middle name? Or could it be that you want a smaller wedding? Or perhaps you simply find it dazzlingly romantic to say “I Do” somewhere exotic? Whatever your reason for desiring a destination wedding – it’s a fabulous idea. Destination weddings are becoming increasingly more popular as the cost of travel is decreasing, accessibility of exotic regions is improving, and folks are wanting to get away from the hum drum of normal life.
Palm trees, warm tepid waters, and plenty of delicious fruity drinks – is this a similar picture that’s painted in your mind? If you’re one of the many couples who have their hearts set on a destination wedding, or a honeymoon far, far away, then congratulations! It makes complete sense to want to spend the most romantic and meaningful days of your life in a small slice of paradise. Celebrating one’s union in a new country, with unique landscapes and cultural offerings is a profound experience, and one you’ll remember forever.
Before you begin to let your imaginations run wild, there are a few logistical, functional, and downright helpful things to consider that will ease the planning process. It’s your big celebration, and you want it to be everything you’ve imagined and more, and it will be if proper planning and consideration goes into it.
From tiny to large, mountainous to flat, populated to sparse, the Caribbean has hundreds of islands to choose from, all offering their own special something. The Caribbean is a truly unique region, where the weather and the landscape have influenced the culture and heritage in different ways across its vast history.
For many the Caribbean serves as an idyllic escape from the busy schedules of regular life. Relaxation abounds in this region filled with an incredible number of perfect weather days, warm inviting waters, and a care-free attitude. For those interested, there’s much more depth to the Caribbean than meets the eye. Because of the incredible weather, waters, and all around energy of the Caribbean, throughout history it’s attracted people, cultures, and nations from across the globe.
Definingly known for it’s year-round brilliant weather and marvelous beaches, the Caribbean isn’t often touted as a region rich in history and culture. Just like every region on Earth that’s played host to one or more cultures over the course of time, the Caribbean islands have their fair share of history too. True, many islands in the region are petite and have little to offer other than picturesque beaches, but many of the larger islands have a healthy supply of cultural activities and history to take in.
Forty four miles north of the Venezuelan coast lies the idyllic island of Curaçao. Well-known for its blue liqueur, pristine beaches, and generally breathtaking landscape, Curaçao also has one of the largest selection of museums and cultural institutions in the entire Caribbean. Roughly 171 square miles in total, Curaçao is so much more than a simple island paradise.