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Eat, Drink & Be Merry: Life Lessons from an Aruban Honeymoon

1. Never underestimate the advice of a cab driver.

2. While on vacation, leave behind social media as well. Nothing on Twitter and Facebook are that important. Be in the moment.

3. Do what you want to do on vacation – even if that’s laying on the beach all week and only moving to flip over or for Happy Hour.

4. Make it a habit to ask for one piece of marriage advice from couples who’ve been married longer than you.

5. You will be gouged for food and drink while on vacation. Get over it, and enjoy. (It will be worth it to live on cheese and crackers for a few weeks when you get home)

6. Always, always pack a snack and a blanket for a plane ride – even if you don’t have kids, and especially if you have a husband with a teenager’s metabolism.

7. You can always learn something new about someone else, no matter how long you’ve known them.

8. A book can be a great companion. (Side recommendation: The Girl with the Pearl Earring)

9. If there is a specialty drink popular to your location, live like the natives and drink up.

10. Don’t get too caught up in taking pictures. The best memories are unforgettable.

11. A room that’s always clean is the sign of a wasted life.

12. Go off the beaten path, preferably in jeep wrangler, and you’ll really get to experience beauty.

13. Don’t be that American. Learn about the history of other cultures while visiting them.

14. Eat the irresistible gelato two nights in a row. It won’t kill you, or make you fat.

15. Honeymooners are always recognizable – especially ones with “youthful exuberance.”

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