I bit the bullet and went ahead and purchased our 4 tickets to Aruba out of Newark for July/August. I was using Kayak.com to monitor prices but wasn't thrilled with the pattern. The lowest fares were for itineraries that were longer than 20 hours. If I wanted to hang out in Miami for a day and pay for a hotel room to boot, then maybe I'd consider it. But we're traveling with toddlers and we would be ready to slit our wrists after 10 hours.