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Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, July 25th, 2009, 08:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,164
Posted By mzade
Thumbs up Re: Mosquitos are coming back..

great tip!!! I remember them being there one year and I kicked myself for not bringing my favourite natural repellant, then I never had the problem again so I stopped packing it. Good to have a...
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, July 25th, 2009, 08:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,827
Posted By mzade
Re: Jet blue

you lose the TV portion, but the movies still play. We love Jetblue and the free flight rewards have paid for a trip or two already. I usually bring along a portable DVD player with a multi jack...
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, July 25th, 2009, 08:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,626
Posted By mzade
Re: Turtles at the AM

it is amazing!!! we were lucky enough to catch them one year at CL. I have always had a thing for turtles but seeing it live is one of the most awesome things I have ever experienced. They are just...
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, June 7th, 2009, 07:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,068
Posted By mzade
Re: Seaport Mall

oh dear, I saw the Rage post and had to be revived with smelling salts, if I don't visit that store at least 3 times a trip and if I don't get several pieces of jewelry swiped by my sister when I...
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, February 14th, 2009, 12:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,104
Posted By mzade
Re: Bad experience U-Save (ACE) car rental

so sorry you had such a bad experience with ACE, that had to put a damper on your vacation.

I have been singing praises for ACE for a couple of years now, we had a lot of horrible experiences...
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, August 10th, 2008, 06:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,930
Posted By mzade
Re: gas prices

talk about service! thanks Ralf, you just saved all the plans I made involving a car. I think this person (who said $13) just didn't want to make an airport run for a friend. LOL.
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, August 10th, 2008, 06:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,930
Posted By mzade
gas prices

Hi
Someone on the island who is there this week said that gas in Aruba is up to $13 american dollars a gallon/liter? Although with the problem here in America that sounds plausible, I would be...
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, August 10th, 2008, 06:10 AM
Replies: 2,467
Views: 572,962
Posted By mzade
Re: let's do a countdown part 2

If all my little packing notes, charts and graphs are correct, this is a first; it's still a few days away and I am completely packed and if the planets are aligned just right, I don't think I missed...
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, August 3rd, 2008, 08:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,114
Posted By mzade
Re: Music video shot on Aruba

Great music...thanks for sharing, its cool to see Aruba in a music video. Its even cooler that they are aruban. They have a sound a little like Creed who I love to listen to...I will be watching for...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, July 30th, 2008, 07:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,300
Posted By mzade
Re: how do you pack?

over the years I have built up a small loose leaf notebook of Aruba. In it is a directory (including phone numbers and contacts) to the restaurants, activities and fun stuff we do while...
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, July 29th, 2008, 09:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,098
Posted By mzade
Re: Tipping?

we have had the same maid/housekeeper for the past 8 years. She is almost like family at this point. Although our room is almost never ready when we get there because she moves at the pace of Aruba...
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, July 29th, 2008, 09:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,300
Posted By mzade
Re: how do you pack?

I think I need to show my family this post. HAHA
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, July 28th, 2008, 07:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,300
Posted By mzade
Re: how do you pack?

this is like group therapy. I thought I was a weirdo who packed weeks in advance and then repacked. I feel like a great burden has been lifted and I can shout I AM NORMAL! :tounge_sm

Actually I...
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, July 27th, 2008, 06:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,300
Posted By mzade
Re: how do you pack?

That's too funny...Skipper packs the day before; I pack about a month in advance (truth be told I pack and repack several times before the night before actually), when we get to Aruba is when I hear...
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008, 08:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,290
Posted By mzade
Re: sweet sixteen

Wow those are all great ideas. Thanks..
I think Senor Frogs would be great, I loved that place when I was in Cancun and we have never been to the one in Aruba. She wants to be a vet so the donkey,...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, July 21st, 2008, 10:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,290
Posted By mzade
Re: sweet sixteen

Thanks Taylor, it's great to get some tips from someone close to her age, as what I may think is fun, she may see as a little lame. I do plan on doing quite a bit of shopping with her (my favorite...
Forum: Aruba Safety Monday, July 21st, 2008, 08:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,824
Posted By mzade
Re: travel safety

as long as you don't start practicing moves from the "Bureau of Silly Walks" on the beach, I don't think anyone would mind. :D
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, July 20th, 2008, 05:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,290
Posted By mzade
sweet sixteen

Hi

We are about to embark on our 8th trip to Aruba and this time we have a tag-a-long. My daughter for her sweet sixteenth. I have a few fun ideas for her since we have been so many times, but I...
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, July 20th, 2008, 05:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,978
Posted By mzade
Re: Cell Phone

Fast phones is the best. Peace of mind is priceless, but if you have to put a price on it, Fast phones has the best prices and best service. I didn't even bother to ask my cell phone carrier, between...
Forum: Aruba Safety Sunday, July 20th, 2008, 03:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,824
Posted By mzade
Re: travel safety

Monty python has always been the standard I try to live by. ha-ha.:tounge_sm
So glad to see your sense of humor prevailed. That is the one thing, they can never steal.


consider my fingers,...
Forum: Aruba Safety Saturday, July 19th, 2008, 04:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,824
Posted By mzade
Re: travel safety

I just logged on after a long absence away and I see this posting, I guess sadly it is just a sign of the times, I am always a little paranoid when I go on vacation but I was a little less so when I...
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, July 19th, 2008, 08:47 AM
Replies: 2,467
Views: 572,962
Posted By mzade
Re: let's do a countdown part 2

26 more days...I am so excited I have already packed twice...is that weird? :teeth_smi
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, March 26th, 2008, 10:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,162
Posted By mzade
Re: Car rental

With trial and much error we have decided Ace is the only way for us to go. Rates were great, car was in like new condition and the staff and service was the best we ever got. I can't wait to rent...
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, February 9th, 2008, 11:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,824
Posted By mzade
Re: Jet Blue Airlines

For years we flew only AA. I can't remember a flight without issue. Everything from hitting the plane with the gate door while trying to back out of the gate (which they fixed while we were on the...
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, January 8th, 2008, 10:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,724
Posted By mzade
Re: My underwater pictures...

What great pictures!!!! I don't snorkel, so thanks for a view of Aruba that I rarely get to see.
Forum: Tourist Tales Saturday, November 24th, 2007, 02:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 14,588
Posted By mzade
Re: Super?Car Rental

That sounds awful!!!! We rented with them a while back. Same problem minus the smell; no air conditioning and no accomodation for the inconvenience. Although I love the Aruban heat, when driving in a...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, October 10th, 2007, 09:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,101
Posted By mzade
Re: Car Rentals

I agree with the rent before you leave for the island idea, if you can that is. It makes the paperwork go a lot quicker when they expect you there and have everything, including a car, waiting for...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, October 10th, 2007, 09:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,666
Posted By mzade
Re: Trip Photos

well you did a great job...!
makes me miss Aruba even more now...
I only have 10 more months to go :cry_smile...



...thanks for the camera info.
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, October 10th, 2007, 09:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,194
Posted By mzade
Re: Ace or American Car Rental?

We always rent a car in Aruba and I have tried several companies (which I won't name) looking for the best deals and service. We always have an issue, dirty cars, banged up cars, or the worst was no...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, October 10th, 2007, 08:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,666
Posted By mzade
Re: Trip Photos

WOW those pictures are really amazing, you have a good eye for a great picture!!!! you got some really cool shots. Nice nature close-ups too. Do you mind if I ask what kind of camera you have? The...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, September 28th, 2007, 09:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,060
Posted By mzade
Re: Banana Bus or Kukoo Kunuku???

I have to vote for the Kukoo. Admittedly I have never been on the banana bus but since we started with that one and we have a blast everytime (think it's been 5 times so far) we saw no reason to...
Forum: Tourist Tales Thursday, September 27th, 2007, 10:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,088
Posted By mzade
Re: Hurricane Dean

Thanks Sherry, we are there every year, and we should definitely try to toast a happy hour together next year!
Forum: Tourist Tales Thursday, September 27th, 2007, 10:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,088
Posted By mzade
Re: Hurricane Dean

Thank you all for the warm welcome. I feel like I am back in Aruba...
I have been reading and enjoyng the posts on this board for quite a while. I have gotten a lot of great advice from all of you...
Forum: Tourist Tales Wednesday, September 26th, 2007, 08:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,088
Posted By mzade
Re: Hurricane Dean

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e380/mzade/th_aruba721.jpg (http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e380/mzade/?action=view&current=aruba721.flv)
Here is a video of some of the effects of Hurricane Dean...
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, September 22nd, 2007, 08:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,714
Posted By mzade
Re: what timeshare?

I agree on all sentiments here. Another vote for the Costa and my husband and I said the same thing about the RIU...although it is a gorgeous and luxurious place it looks like it was transplanted...
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, September 22nd, 2007, 08:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,079
Posted By mzade
Re: 6 more days....few more questions?

"also need cell phone rental for 10 days....any suggestions"

I have used Aruba fast phones several times and I get great service, nice deals and never had anything but a great experience. I sound...
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, September 22nd, 2007, 08:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,066
Posted By mzade
Re: A change of pace...

Thank you all for your suggestions...It looks like February is a major winner here...and that Marriott season (bhoffdhoff) deal looks intriguing. I will have to check this out further. We own at the...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, September 20th, 2007, 10:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,066
Posted By mzade
A change of pace...

Hi

I have a question that is so general I am not sure how to ask it, but here goes. We own a timeshare for week 33 (Mid August). There is usually nothing going on around that time (no tournaments...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, August 27th, 2007, 08:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,595
Posted By mzade
Re: Party Bus -- kukukanuc or somethin' like that

I think you will definitely have a blast, no matter your age. We have seen many age groups enjoy this bus, we go every year. I went last year with a couple in their 50's and I think they had a better...
Forum: Tourist Tales Sunday, August 26th, 2007, 02:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,088
Posted By mzade
Hurricane Dean

Hi

I have been a lurking member here for about a year, but I never really actively posted. I just got back from Aruba yesterday and felt island-homesick already so I decided to come on here and...
Forum: The Sublime Sunday, August 26th, 2007, 02:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 31,227
Posted By mzade
One Happy Island Re: let's get this started!

We just got back yesterday and the thing that makes me smile and instantly relax is that moment that I first come out of the airport's sliding doors and go from the air-conditioned airport to the...
Forum: Costa Linda Resort Sunday, August 26th, 2007, 01:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,364
Posted By mzade
Re: Anything new happening?

Hi

We just got back, yesterday actually, we have week 33. Everything is the same as last year, although because of Hurricane Dean you will notice there is a lot more sand on the beach now. We...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, August 15th, 2007, 09:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,997
Posted By mzade
Re: Credit card for Kukoo bus

I did it last year since we needed to reserve for 4 people and wanted to make sure we got a spot. They took the card info beforehand and when the bus pulled up they had the credit card receipt there...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, August 16th, 2006, 10:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,386
Posted By mzade
Re: a great question that was posed

Hi

I am new to posting on the boards and since I am off to Aruba in just two more days for my seventh return trip (I know rookie status to some of you...:embaresse ) I thought it was a good post...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, August 16th, 2006, 09:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,822
Posted By mzade
Re: Costa Linda Linens

we own a timeshare at the costa linda and never had a problem like that. Always great accomodations...
perhaps someone took a catnap while that particular batch of towels was in the dryer?...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, August 11th, 2006, 08:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,417
Posted By mzade
Re: what would you do?

what is the one thing you have never done that you would want to do?

horseback riding around the island. boyfriend refuses to go and I won't go alone.

what is the one thing you have done...
Forum: Charles' Stories Friday, August 11th, 2006, 07:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,433
Posted By mzade
Re: Turtles And Kids

I loved this story. It reminded me of the year I was blessed enough to see the turtles hatch for myself in Aruba. It was just like those nature shows only a million times better. Thanks for reminding...
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