One Happy Podcast (general)

On this episode of One Happy Podcast, I am joined by a fantastic guest, Tracey D.  If you are a visitor of the Aruba.com forums, the Aruba section of tripadvisor or the “All Things Aruba” facebook group you may already be familiar with Tracey.  She is a relative newcomer to Aruba but has fallen head over heels in love and is here to share her experiences with us.

 

If I were to describe this interview in one word, it would be vivacious.  Tracey has an enthusiasm that shines through so much that by the end you will definitely be wanting to book a trip if you don’t already have one in the works.

Direct download: Ep8_Tracey_D.mp3
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On this episode of One Happy Podcast, I am joined by noted comedian “Aruba” Ray Ellin.  Ray is here to tell us about the comedy show he is putting on at the Marriot Resort and Stellaris Casino. But that isn’t all, Ray is also a legitimate Aruba fanatic.  

 

Although Ray has only been visiting the island for a few short years, you’ll see that he has most definitely been making up for lost time.  So whether you are at the gym, grocery store or driving home from work give this episode a listen and prepare to be astounded.

 

Direct download: EP-7_Aruba_Ray_Ellin.mp3
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On this latest episode of One Happy Podcast I am being joined by Louis Johnson.  Louis is an Aruba fanatic who is about to embark on his fourth visit to the island.  Louis reached out to me via the One Happy Podcast share your story link expressing an interest in being a guest.  Within a few days everything was set up and we were recording.

 

Throughout this episode of One Happy Podcast one thing will be very apparent to everyone listening and that is Louis’s passion for Aruba. Being that it is late January many of us are being forced to endure sub-freezing temperatures but believe me when I say this episode is a nice bit of relief from the cold, snow or in my case at the moment freezing rain.  

 

Over the course of this 40 minute interview we talk about everything from the most amazing view of the sunset at one end of the island to one of the most amazing beaches in the world at the other end.  When this episode is over I guarantee you will either be thanking your lucky star you have a future trip to Aruba planned or will be compelled to start booking your next trip.  Hope you enjoy!

Direct download: Ep6_-_Louis_Johnson.mp3
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Joining me today on One Happy Podcast is Gina one of the amazing tour guides at the Aruba Ostrich Farm.Gina is kind enough to share her knowledge about these giants of the bird world and tells us why guests should leave the beach to visit this off the beaten path Aruba tourist attraction.

Direct download: Ep5_-_Gina_The_Aruba_Ostrich_Farm.mp3
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My Arbuan version of Twas the Night Before Christmas

Direct download: Bonus_-_Aruba_Night_Before_Xmas_2014.mp3
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Joining me today on One Happy Podcast is Vallon Davis.  Vallon comes to us from the Southern Caribbean Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. 

Vallon has visited the island of Aruba 4 times and is here to share his insights of Aruba.  Being that he lives in the Caribbean his perspective is a unique one that I am sure you all will find very interesting.

Direct download: EP4_-_Vallon_Davis.mp3
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In my ongoing quest to find the best guests for One Happy Podcast I was thrilled when Rob and Cindy O from the Aruba.com message boards accepted my invitation. Rob and Cindy have been visiting Aruba with their daughters since 1997 and have over that time accumulated a number of timeshare properties.

 

 

As Rob and Cindy gear up for their 19th trip we discuss what made them choose Aruba as a vacation destination as well as what keeps them coming backyear after year.  While its true that seventeen years ago Cindy and Rob decided to invest in Aruba, more importantly this decision was also an investment in their family and to this day that investment continues to pay dividends.

Direct download: Ep3-_Cindy_and_Rob_O.mp3
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On today's episode of One Happy Podcast I talk with Andrea James who has been visiting the island for over 30 years. 

Over the course of those 30 plus years Andrea has seen Aruba transform from little known Caribbean paradise to one of the most popular Caribbean vacation destinations hosting over 1 million visitors each year.  When not in Aruba, Andrea also doubles as one of the "Rockstar" forum moderators over at Aruba.com.  Today I talk to Andrea about not only how the island has changed but also what it's like to tasked with keeping arguably the most active Aruba online community drama and spam free.

Over the course of the 46 minute interview one thing becomes clear... Andrea loves Aruba.  Andrea's  passion for her second home definitely shines through and will leave you wanting to book a trip the minute you finish listening.

Direct download: Ep2_-_AndreaJ.mp3
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Maggie G takes us on a journey to her Aruba.  Maggie G is an Aruba fan who first visited the island 10 years ago on a cruise who has decided that one day in port isn't enough and now visits a week at a time.  

While in Aruba Maggie spends her time preparing for her dream job of being, a professional beach bum.  In the rare times when Maggie is not lounging around on one of Aruba's beautiful beaches she also likes exploring the rugged North Shore of Aruba.  At night  there is a game Maggie plays called, "which Palm Beach restaurant is my favorite?"

Just like the rest of us it's clear that Maggie loves Aruba and I think that really comes across in this interview.  She shares some of her favorite restaurants, activities, resources and at the  end enters into the eye of the hurricane.

Direct download: Ep1-MaggieG.mp3
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