How’s your 2019 going, friends?
We just got back from the beach (Pensacola) and had another great visit with my mom and nephew.
The forecast was sunny and 70-ish all weekend and the Holiday Inn Resort was advertising a great rate ($102/night), so we thought we’d take advantage of it before Steevenson has to head back to school on Tuesday.
I posted this next photo on Instagram last week and shared a few stories about how, one night last week, Steevenson suddenly pointed at the island in the picture and said “Mama! We need to go there!”
It’s a page from one of his all-time favorite books, Bedtime with Blippi. We’ve read it no less than a hundred times in the past two years, so it was super fun to hear him discover something “new”. He then asked me where that island was and, after a quick Google search, we decided that it sure looked a lot like Aruba.
He’s been on fire to visit Aruba ever since! And although we can’t pick up and jet over there right now, I was curious to know more about it from people who have already been there, so I posted this photo to my Instagram feed…
…and asked folks to share comments about their favorite kid-friendly Caribbean islands. Today, I counted up the answers in the responses and put the info in a poll so we could see which islands received the most votes:
Other Caribbean islands mentioned, that had fewer votes than any on that graphic: Cayman Islands, Anguilla, St. Lucia and St. John. Of course, some folks also mentioned cruises and other vacation destinations not located in the Caribbean, but I didn’t include those in the poll because I really wanted to gather information specifically about staying on islands in the Caribbean.
Anywho, how cool to read through all the comments about Aruba!! Steevenson would be so happy to hear so many people enjoyed their time there too. 😉 And I hadn’t ever really heard/thought much about Turks & Caicos, so it was SUPER fun to see so many comments about that one! Several people mentioned how much they loved the Beaches resort there.
Sure does look an awful lot like that picture in the Blippi book too, huh? 😉
Anywho- I loooooooove researching travel destinations and putting together posts after I gather all kinds of info, so I’ll be back soon with a detailed post about Aruba and then a separate post about Turks & Caicos. And in the meantime, please leave me a comment if you have helpful information about either of those two locations. I’d love to include it in my posts!
PS- As you can see, the Bahamas came in a close 3rd, so I just thought I’d also share that most folks mentioned that they loved staying at Atlantis there!