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Create your Shortcut to Happiness and Win a Trip to Aruba!

Whether you are planning your first vacation to Aruba, or you’re just exploring the options for perfect Caribbean vacations, try out our Happiness Builder for a chance to win a trip to Aruba!

Get Inspired!

Although today’s tech-savy traveler may rely on Instagram, Facebook or even Periscope to document their epic moments during and after a vacation,  Aruba has launched a new interactive experience allowing you to share your perfect Aruba vacation before ever stepping foot on the island! Get inspired with the Happiness Builder and explore nearly 100 videos featuring adventure, relaxation, romance and cultural activities in Aruba. Simply pick your six favorite clips, add some happy music, personalize a message and share your own 'Shortcut to Happiness' video itinerary with friends and loved ones. Check out a few examples of inspirational videos! 

Shortcut to Beaches: 

Shortcut to Adventure: 

Begin your Vacation Early!

By beginning your Caribbean vacation early you can enjoy the planning process almost as much as your time on island. Venture beyond the beaches and explore all the destination's signature offerings.  Participate in adrenaline-inducing activities, from ATVing through the rugged and wild Arikok National Park to catching trade wind breezes during a windsurfing outing, all topped off with a relaxing beachfront dinner- with the Happiness Builder, you can do it all! Check out the tutorial video below on how to make your own Shortcut to Happiness video! 

Win a Trip to Aruba!

Everyone living in the US or Canada who completes their own "Shortcut to Happiness" at will be entered to Win a Trip to Aruba to enjoy the Shortcut they created.  For the official sweepstake rules click here!

Create your own shortcut on desktop, tablet and smartphone at For more information on the One happy island, visit Engage with Aruba via social media at or @Aruba on Twitter.

About the blogger: Jane Vermaas
Born and raised on the One happy island Aruba, her passions include everything Aruba has to offer. From the best snorkel spots to authentic cultural experiences, she will give you the inside scoop on where to beach bum and where to get the best local dish, where to go salsa dancing and the island’s best practices to happiness!