Curacao’s Chichi® Dolls: A Collaboration of Art, Entrepreneurism, and Community Service

Chichi® Curacao

Not only was my “Chichi®” one of my favorite souvenirs from Curaçao, a Caribbean island off the coast of Venezuela, it’s one of my favorite artifacts from all of my world travels. Read about Curacao's Chichi® dolls in Travel Dreams Magazine, November 21, 2013.   … [Read more...]

Curacao Ostrich Farm: This Place is for the Birds!

Curacao Ostrich Farm

While Curacao is most well-known for the iconic Dutch architecture of its UNESCO World Heritage downtown, turquoise palm-lined beaches, and world-class diving, there are also opportunities for adventures like… feeding birds. What? Bird-feeding doesn’t sound very exciting, you say? Read about … [Read more...]

15 Reasons Why You Should be Curious about Curaçao

Curacao palapa beach

1.  The climate.  Curaçao is one of the Dutch ABC islands, along with its neighboring Aruba and Bonaire. 35 miles north of Venezuela and 12° north of the Equator, Curaçao has a sunny year-round climate in the mid-80’s, with cooling trade winds from the east. 2.  ​The capital, Willemstad, is … [Read more...]

Unplugged and Underwater: Mother and Son Dive in Curacao

diving Curacao

These days, it’s nearly impossible for a mother to finds ways to bond with her teenage son that don’t include X-Box, dirt bikes or soccer. Family vacations are a great time to reconnect, but in planning a family trip to Curacao, I had an epiphany. Why not ask my teenage son to join me on a dive? … [Read more...]