Is there anything you must do during pre-Aruba preparation? Any traditions while on the island?
For 30 days prior to take off I send an email out to everyone coming with us or meeting us there. It's a daily countdown. We start with "Aruba Tidbit #30" and it is usually some fun fact I find online about Aruba - starting with discovery and gold mining, and touch on many different aspects of the island including land & sea excursions, sea turtles, flora, the national anthem, holidays & culture, etc.
Our first stop after getting our vehicles is always The Paddock - it is where we are able to just sit and enjoy our first Balashi and the trade winds and enjoy the fact that we made it back!
Our last evening is always spent at Madam Janette's. Always bittersweet. Always a beautiful night.
These things have become some of our family traditions - what are yours?