One Happy Podcast
About This Show
One Happy Podcast is the number 1 podcast about the island of Aruba. Each episode features the host, "Aruba" Curt Robinson interviews a guest about what Aruba has to offer. Whether you are planning a family vacation, destination wedding, couples retreat, taking a cruise vacation or just want a little dose of Aruba on-demand, One Happy Podcast is the place for you.
Most Recent Episode
EP94: Travel designer Beth Johnston gets familiar with Aruba
1 day ago
Hello everyone! We are in for a fresh and informative episode of One Happy Podcast as Beth Johnston, a travel designer and Aruba first time visitor, joins us to recount her familiarization trip with the island. Beth is the first ever travel designer that I've had the pleasure of interviewing. As a travel designer who specializes in destination weddings and honeymoons, Beth's job involves handling all the arrangements for her clients in their trips. It's a career that Beth pursued after having the time of her life in a destination wedding vacation herself. For the first time just last month, Beth decided to head off to Aruba, as a new travel destination offering for her clients. Well-known for being out of the hurricane belt, Aruba is the absolute perfect place to plan a destination wedding. This was a familiarization trip which is something travel professionals do as a way to get to know more about the island. As you can imagine, in the process of becoming more familiar, Beth fell in love with Aruba as well. Her stay on the island was basically non-stop resort-hopping, which included visiting the Aruba Marriott, Hilton Aruba, The Ritz-Carlton, and Divi & Tamarijn, among many other beautiful Aruban resorts. She describes the Holiday Inn as being reasonably priced with great service and an ideal location. Beth really enjoyed her time at the Bucuti and Tara, where she did sunset yoga on its gorgeous beach and even had a photoshoot. The resort that she stayed at, the Brickell Bay Beach Club, was in her words economical, nothing fancy but very comfortable. She also adds tht the Brickell Bay has a responsive staff and a cute little restaurant. During the trip, Beth and the group she was with went to both hotel areas of the island - the high-rises along Palm Beach and the low-rises along Eagle Beach. She recommends visiting Ocean Z, a fairly new boutique hotel up towards Malmok that is upscale and luxurious, but affordable. She also got to experience a 3-hour