Willemstad, Curaçao has some of the most colorful buildings in the world, yet due to the tides of history and the blazing Caribbean island sun, this architecture is constantly in flux. During my recent travels through Curaçao, I was particularly enchanted by the half-renovated, half-crumbled neighborhood of Pietermaai District Curaçao. By the time you read this article,… [Read More]
Planning vacation travel to the Caribbean island of Curaçao? This paradise spot has colorful buildings, beautiful beaches, and a fabulously diverse and welcoming culture. It's also outside of the hurricane belt, and you can drink the water. See why else I loved visiting so much...
Warning: The beach photos in this article are ridiculous. You may bonk your head against the screen whilst impulsively attempting to dive into the images. Curaçao is a petite Caribbean island that vacationers are just starting to discover, but it boasts some of the most beautiful beaches I’ve seen in my life. Let’s take a… [Read More]
Prepare to feast your eyes on buildings that look like wedding cakes. As I found out on my recent trip to Curaçao, the Willemstad neighborhood of Scharloo is THE spot for ogling opulent, vibrant architecture. But how did these edifices come to be? Let’s take a trip through history… In the 18th century, Curaçao was… [Read More]
“To get to the beach, you’ll have to take the elevator,” Curaçao travel expert, Eugene, chuckled as he pulled his van up to my Willemstad hotel. A perplexed furrow in my brow, I gazed out at the ocean, just beyond the road, and then up at the Renaissance Curaçao Resort & Casino. “That’s not possible,” I… [Read More]
As the world swirls, I’ve clutched calm by mentally voyaging back to the sweet island of Curaçao: the small Caribbean island I had the joy of visiting this summer. To understand why I’m using the word “Sweet“, let’s explore the Papiamentu word, “Dushi.” “Dushi” is a beloved and frequently-used word in Curaçao. In the island’s… [Read More]
“What’s the best place you traveled to recently?” people often ask. Well, this year, one spot leapt into my heart and smooched it so sweetly that it’s the clear winner: Curaçao. The reason this tiny island in the Caribbean thrilled me boils down to… RAINBOWS. Curaçao is an aria of colors in every sense of… [Read More]