One Happy Podcast

The One Happy Podcast Holiday Carolers present the Twelve Days of Christmas

Day 12 Vallon Davis EP4
Day 11 Andrea James EP2 and EP20
Day 10 Marelene Scherrenburg EP32
Day 9 Chloe and Lori Donlan EP18
Day 8 Cheryl Talcof EP19
Day 7 Marcia and Ray Frost EP23
Day 6 Tracey Beaver EP8
Day 5 Maggie G EP 1, 11 and 27
Day 4 Dee James EP 28
Day 3 Kristina Tisellano EP 33
Day 2 Cindy of Rob and Cindy O from EP 3 and 9
Day 1 Me Aruba Curt Robinson

Direct download: Christmas_2015.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:20pm EDT

Joining me today on One Happy Podcast is fellow Aruba fanatic Amy White.  Amy was first exposed to Aruba many years ago thanks to a college friend and has been in love ever since.  Over the years she has taken many trips that range from family getaways with her son to girl only trips perfect for letting loose.  Over the years Aruba has taught Amy many lessons, one of which is to not make too many plans if you really want to experience all that the island has to offer.

Amy frequently stays at the Divi Dutch Village but has stayed all over the island in not only the high rise and low rise areas but also apartments outside of the hotel zone.  Amy is extremely adept at finding deals, which has allows her to visit Aruba without breaking the bank.

On This Episode of One Happy Podcast You Will Learn:

  • Why Amy doesn’t plan anything
  • The advantages of staying at the Divi Dutch Village
  • Which tools Amy uses to save money on Aruba trips
  • About Amy’s most embarrassing Aruba moment
  • The types of deals you can find on EBay



Restaurants and Attractions Mentioned on this Episode:

  • Mi Dushi
  • Palm Pleasure
  • Pelican
  • Kukoo Kanuku
  • Mama’s Food Truck
  • Redfish


Links and resources mentioned this episode:

Direct download: EP36_-_Amy_White.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:25pm EDT

Episode 35 of One Happy Podcast features Dawn Bellantoni who has been visiting the island for 22 years.  Despite having traveled the world, Dawn has over the course of her Aruba visits fallen in love so much that now it’s pretty hard to stay away.  In fact, today’s guest has visited the island 4 times since May of this year.  Told you it’s hard for her to stay away!

Although Dawn is an owner at La Cabana, due to the sheer number of visits she makes to Aruba she has experienced staying at numerous properties on the island.  Some of these properties include all of the Divi properties in addition to the aforementioned La Cabana resort.  Make no mistake about it Dawn prefers staying in the low rise area of the island; however she does maintain an appreciation for the night life that Palm Beach offers. 

It should come as no surprise that over the course of about 30 trips to Aruba, Dawn has developed many friendships on the island.  In fact, despite living more than two thousand miles away from her Arubian friends, many of them are closer than some friends who reside much closer to home.  One day Dawn hopes to live on the island of Aruba full time and I’m sure she feels it’s comforting for her to know she already has a community ready to welcome her home.

On This Episode of One Happy Podcast You Will Learn:

  • About the best lunch you’ve never had in Aruba
  • Where to find incredible Peach and Mango Margaritas.
  • What it’s like to cruise to Aruba after you’ve fallen in love with paradise
  • Why you don’t bring sand to the beach


Restaurants and Attractions Mentioned on this Episode:

  • Fishes N More
  • Kukoo Kanuku
  • Mama’s Food Truck
  • Palm Pleasure
  • Redfish
  • Senor Frogs


Links and resources mentioned this episode:

Direct download: EP35_-_Dawn_Bellantoni.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:33pm EDT