First post here. Forgive me if this question has been posted in the past, I tried the search function without success - I was unable to decipher the verification words....
The good news, my wife received an all expense paid trip for two adults to Aruba in April as part of a sales incentive program at work. We're excited becuase we have been to Aruba in the past.
However, this time around we have a three year old. We are unable to bring her because this is a work trip with other people from her company - we would, if we could, of course!
I'm terrified. We are considering leaving her at home with a live in Nanny and her grandparents. I'm sure it will be tough for all of us. I would feel much better (and actually be able to enjoy myself!) if I had cellular access. I have a work issued blackberry with email, text and cell phone. Will it work in Aruba? I don't care if it is crazy expensive or incurs roaming charges. It is piece of mind and we won't be calling to chit chat all day. I'm in Canada, if that makes any difference.
Alternatively, I have heard of people purchasing pay as you go type cell phones in far away destinations. Has anyone actually done this? Is it easy and reliable?
The only alternative is that Dad stays home with Jr. and Mom takes a friend to Aruba (Booooo!) This is a once in a lifetime trip - all expenses paid at the Marriott. I'd love to be able to get away for some time together with my wife but I need to know that I am only a call away from home.
I'm sure we will laugh at the stress this is causing at some point! Any help, opinions or suggestions are very much appreciated.