Courtney Chaffin considers herself a ‘yiu di tera’ or a child of the island of Aruba, as she has been visiting Aruba every year, since the day she was born. Over the years Courtney’s love for the island translated into life-long friendships with islanders and some she considers extended family. Like the staff ofBoardwalk Small Hotel Aruba, where she has been staying for 24 consecutive years and learned to walk, talk AND kite surf there. In this blog she shares her favorites on the island: the best beaches, the nicest surf and the coolest bar tenders. You’ll soon know why she calls Aruba her second home.