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Curacao Chichi dolls

Curacao Chichi Dolls: Art, Entrepreneurism, and Community Service

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. Each one a hand-painted original, these voluptuous clay sculptures open their arms as if to draw you into a loving embrace.  “Chichi,” in […]

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curacao ostrich farm tour

Curacao Ostrich Farm Tour: This Place is for the Birds!

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 at the Curacao Ostrich Farm Tour. What? Bird-feeding doesn’t sound very exciting, you say? Well, this is no ordinary bird-watching expedition!  The Curacao Ostrich Farm […]

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Curious about Curaçao? Here Are the 15 Best Things to Do In Curacao

  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 rich in culture and […]

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Unplugged and Underwater: Mother and Son Dive 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 […]

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