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Hello everyone,

Its Not Too Late To Still Get a Great Deal!

Just a quick announcement…There are still a few weeks available for this great deal at The Aruban Resort! (There are a limited number still open for Aruba Carnival 2011.)

Not just a hotel room... This is a FULL 1 bedroom apartment with a kitchen and living room area. It has pull out sofa for more sleeping room...Beautiful views and close proximity to the beach! For availability, contact Jack directly through the simple form at Aruba-Sunsets.com.

Where You Married in Aruba? I Need Your Help.

I would like to invite all couples who had a wedding in Aruba or who are planning to be married in Aruba to post a page at Aruba-Sunsets.com.

Many Aruba brides (and grooms) to be have inquired about various venues and wedding professionals and asked for recommendations. I can only give them my opinion and my experience. And while our wedding was perfect for us, I can only offer my experience and not the variety that you can.

So, I need your help. If you have any advice, suggestions, ideas, or anything that might be of interest to others, please take a few minutes and share them. I might even post the best ones in next months newsletter if you would like.

Aruba’s Unusual Weather

For weeks, the weather in Aruba has been uncharacteristic of the island. Aruba is supposed to be all sunshine all the time. The truth is that although Aruba’s climate is mostly dry desert, when it does rain, it rains hard. But unlike most Aruba rain storms that pass quickly, a high pressure system kept the clouds locked in place. So, September turned out to be a very wet month for Aruba.

Also, the ocean currents changed making the north side calm and Palm Beach and Eagle Beach rough with high swells. The typical 20 mile per hour trade winds were almost nonexistent, making the air heavy and humid.

Above photo of the aftermath of the storms on Aruba's Beaches, courtesy of Julia Renfro. Julia was our wedding photographer. She has posted some recent events on her new site. Please take a look, and be sure to mention Aruba-Sunsets.

And Then Tomas Threatens Aruba

On October 28, the weather advisories were tracking “Tomas”, a category 1 Hurricane, that threatened to bombard Aruba with more rain and wind just as it was recovering from floods earlier in the month. But, on November 2, Tomas had been downgraded to a tropical storm and passed 65 miles away.

The storm eventually turned North-North East and passed between Cuba and the Dominican Republic fluctuating between a tropical storm and a category one hurricane. Although there was minimal damage from Tomas on Aruba, it did cause severe damage to Curacao, Haiti and a few other islands.

Beach erosion, and washed up seaweed and debris are the main focus of post storm cleanup. This unusual weather makes for very cranky vacationers who came for the beaches and the sunshine.

Carnival Cruises Return to Aruba

In 2007, Carnival Cruise Line decided to drop its Southern Caribbean itinerary because of the excessive fuel prices. The cruise industry giant is back in Aruba this year with a new ship, The Carnival Miracle, that will be carrying over 2000 passengers to the island every other week, during cruise ship season (October – April).

Congratulations to the SBI eLearning Challenge Winners

The SBI eLearning Challenge ended yesterday and the winners were chosen from 21 submissions. The prize - a free SBI! eLearning course. Two winners were chosen. The first, by SBI Facebook fans, based on the number of "likes" that the submission received. The second winner was chosen by a 5-person SiteSell Jury.

The winner by popular vote is...Michael James Rochester, nominated by Matthew Avalon.

The winner of the Juried Selection is...Barbara Allsopp, nominated by Jill Wright.

For those of you new to my newsletter, SiteSell and Site Build It! (SBI) are the hosting system and web business building tools that I used to build Aruba-Sunsets.com. If you want to know why I highly recommend them to everyone considering starting their own online business, read my story here.

If you haven't visited SBI's SiteSell FaceBook page yet, please head over there now and see what you are missing.

What made this contest so special and different from other contests is that the people participating had no personal gain from the win. It was SBIers looking out for others and sharing what they know. The help and be helped philosophy is what keeps the SBI owners community growing strong year after year.

If you didn't win, its OK. The 3 low monthly payment of $149/mo option is still going on. With the eLearning Course, not only do you get 12 weeks of classes that walk you through getting your new online business up and running smoothly, but, you graduate OWNING a real online business, built on a solid foundation, and the knowledge to expand it into a dependable source of income for a lifetime!

I hope you enjoyed this month's issue of Aruba Lovers E-Zine.

Thanks for subscribing and please feel free to contact me if there is something of interest that you wish to see in our newsletter.

Have a Sunny Day!

SBI Owner

Do you want to know how I started my own profitable online business by writing about our favorite Caribbean island – Aruba? SBI! That's How!

If any of you are interested in starting your own profitable and money making web site, Site Build It is the way to do it. (Its what I used to build Aruba-Sunsets.com.)

SBI! is my web host, and all-in-one e-business builder. To learn how SBI! can get your home-based business, small business, (or even a hobby) the web presence that brings traffic and profits, click here!

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Thank you all for helping Aruba-Sunsets to become one of the most visited Aruba websites around.

I started this site in November, 2008, just three months after we returned from our romantic Aruba beach wedding. Back then, I could never have imagined that it would become what it is today!

Thanks also, to the folks at “SBI!”. It is their software that made it possible for a “regular” person like me to create a business on the internet.

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