Pristine Beaches in Aruba

Aruba is home to some of the most beautiful and pristine beaches in the Caribbean.  There are stunning resorts all along the main beach, and we were lucky enough to stay in one for our honeymoon for 10 days in 1999.  You had to cross the street to get to the beach every day, but it was an absolutely terrific view!  We generally rented an umbrella shelter to protect from the very powerful rays of the sun, but it was really the time of our lives.

aruba-beachThe first morning we were there we went parasailing early in the morning after breakfast on the beach.  It was a great morning, and from high in the air you could really appreciate the immense beauty of the beach and ocean.  We went up about 500 feet, and although it did not look very high from the beach, once you were up there it was a towering height (and a terrifying height)!

We first learned of Aruba from a good friend of mine who was in the carpet cleaning business.  He owned a company in Florida that specialized in carpet cleaning and took a job in Aruba and for more than a year did a lot of carpet cleaning at local hotels and restaurants.  He finally went home after a few years enjoying the good life in Aruba, and went back to carpet cleaning and upholstery cleaning nd did quite well at that, but just did not enjoy it as much.

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The Beaches of Mexico

mexico-beachesThe beaches of Mexico are among are among the most beautiful beaches in the entire world.  The sand is so soft and pure and white.  The water temperature is usually warm most of the year which makes it a great vacation destination nearly any time.  We traveled to Mexico on vacation two summers ago and stayed right on the beach.  We rented a large home with two other families and it was absolute paradise for a full week.

You can expect the following from the beaches of Mexico:

  • Great shops for food and merchandise
  • Soft, clean sand
  • Lots of tourists (very busy)

We barbecued on the beach in the evenings as we take margaritas and told stories of the adventures of that day.  We played volleyball during the day while the kids went swimming off in the ocean in the pool.  It then became a tradition where we all took afternoon naps on the beach.  It was pure paradise and we did this for 8 straight days!  We enjoyed every single minute, and when the trip was over not a single person wanted to leave and we even considered extending!

There is an old saying not to drink the water in Mexico.  We learned the hard way that this might actually be true.  Sarah, my sister, had a severe stomach bug the last half of the trip which was very unfortunate.  She was in the hotel room pretty much the entire time, and only started feeling better in evenings after 5:00pm each day.  We all thought that was nice timing, as it was just in time for happy hour!  We think she got the bug from drinking water in the mornings after her walks on the beach.  As she would go for long walks and then drink 3 or 4 bottles of water to stay hydrated after watching the sunrise on the beach.

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Ponce Inlet Beaches

ponce-inlet-beachPonce Inlet is a spectacular small beach town on the east coast of Florida. This beautiful white sand that stretches for several miles and on the south end of the beach is a brilliant and fun park. There’s no driving on this beach which is a very good thing because we do not think that beaches and cars go together.

The park at this beach is Lighthouse Park, and it is truly an awesome park. It is near the jetty so it has great surfing, a great and comfortable beach, and also many barbecue pits if you want to grill some burgers or a steak. It also has great fishing along the jetty we have to be careful because there are many rocks and it is easy to lose your fishing rig.

The park recently went through an overhaul as it was getting unkempt and starting to look a little bit rundown. They hired Port Orange Tree Service to come in and perform all of the tree work required at the park and they really did a great job. They did some tree removal in Port Orange, tree pruning, and many other things that gave the park a much better overall look. This company in Port Orange really did a fantastic job in the upgrade to the park was amazing.  Here is a video of some of the work performed:

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The Gold Coast in Australia

gold-coastThe Gold Coast of Australia is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. When you see images of the Gold Coast they are always breathtaking. And the name itself, Gold Coast, is quite a great name that really tells you what you will get when you experience these beaches. They’re so pure, so clean, and so will maintain that they will earn your love and respect as well as your enjoyment each time you visit.

It also has many unique features that make it special for both local visitors and international visitors. Its long, sandy beaches are no doubt beautiful but there are also many other things to enjoy. The Gold Coast even has a number of entertaining theme parks, including Sea World and Wet N Wild. So this is one of the great things about this area on Australia’s east coast, is that there’s a lot to do for all visitors depending on what you enjoy and how much outdoor time you want to have.

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