Under $100: Aruba

by Allie Menzione

Dec 30, 2017

Aruba © Darryl Brooks | Dreamstime

Under $100 / Caribbean

Aruba is a fun-filled Caribbean destination with beautiful beaches, incredible resorts and a lively nightlife. Staying here isn’t cheap, but that doesn’t mean you have to go overboard on your day-to-day expenses. Fill your day with these top activities and you’ll not only have a blast, but stick to your budget as well.

Dushi Bagels

If you’re craving an American breakfast, head over to Dushi Bagels at the Playa Linda Resort for some good old B.E.C. and other breakfast favorites. Plus, it’s fun to say — but don’t worry Dushi only means “sweetheart” in Papiamento.

Jolly Pirates Snorkeling: $45/ person

Aruba has some of the clearest waters and most beautiful snorkeling along its shores. Throw in some fun by going on a Jolly Pirates Snorkeling cruise on an authentic pirate ship. Sail through the waters with an open bar, music and rope swings to have a fun-filled day.


Bugaloe is my all-time favorite casual restaurant on the island. It’s low-key, relaxed Moroccan vibe pairs perfectly with its on top of the water pier setting. Sit on the waters edge in a low, padded chair and enjoy a Caribbean-inspired cocktail and a quick bite.

Riu Hotel Casino

After a day of saving money on your adventures, you might be feeling a little lucky. Try your luck at the Riu Hotel Casino, or one of the many other casinos around the island, to win some earnings for the rest of your trip.

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Reviews / Hotel
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Hotel Zeppelin, San Francisco

I lived in San Francisco during college so coming to visit the city and see all the changes was exciting. The Hotel Zeppelin was built in a once slightly shabby area that has since come alive with new hotels and restaurants for travelers looking for something different. We arrived at noon on a Friday afternoon and were immediately greeted by the hotel staff at the front desk. They were able to accommodate an early check-in, completed in just a few minutes. The lobby is as hip as the hotel name sounds, but it also offered a cozy atmosphere, with a roaring fire and comfy couches and chairs in the lounge area. Unique wall art, statues and lighting remind you of the cool factor.

Products / Other
Feb 21, 2019

Coffee Table Books for the Adult-ish Traveler

There are few things as adult-ish as a well-designed living space. When you stop strewing your Ikea coffee table with old magazines and straw wrappers, and start creating a “lewk” that’s more your style, it’s time to invest in a coffee table book. Sometimes pricey, these are not the tomes you curl up with in your cozy chair. They’re often hefty, artistic and fun and, if chosen correctly, a true representation of your own sense of style and interests.

ATL Skypointe

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Seaweed Skincare from OSEA

Founded in 1996, OSEA is committed to harnessing the power of natural ingredients for use in beauty products.