I need at least two to three days to decompress from work mode to vacation mode. On my last two trips I spent Monday to Wednesday decompressing along with putting a few last minute details into place before I flew out on an early morning flight to Curacao( where I then catch a connecting flight to Aruba). As much as I try to sleep on the flight from Trinidad to Curacao, it tends to be a bit tricky as I sometimes wind up seated next to talkative travelers or those that need to use the bathroom a lot during the flight or need to borrow a pen to fill out the immigration card. In Curacao it's a fight to keep my eyes open during the five hour plus layover. By the time I get to Aruba in the late afternoon early evening( or late night in one case) I've picked up a huge boost of energy thanks to the burgers, fried and soda from the Sports Bar in the departure area and am wide awake. After zipping through immigration, baggage claim and customs its off to the hotel, where depending on the time I will explore the hotel grounds or I crawl into bed and completely pass out. Sleeping in till 8:45 am before finally rolling out to begin day one of my latest trip.