Just say the word Aruba, and everyone pictures couples sharing quiet moments together beachside. But when I was recently on that island snapping a picture of this sunset that sucked me into its beauty, not only were my hubby and I not on the honeymoon we haven't taken yet, we weren't even alone in the Dutch Caribbean. We were on vacation with his mother, his father, his sister, our brother-in-law and our three nieces, ages 8, 6 and 2. Hardly a mix for one-on-one connecting. It was the annual family vacation with the in-laws - going on four years now, and our relationship is still intact to tell the tale.
By Christine Porretta for TheNest.com
The first time we landed on Aruba's Palm Beach, we felt like the odd pair out - not on our honeymoon, not married, not with kids and we weren't retired. What were we doing there?! It was the perfect scenario to get the "You've been together for more than seven years, and you're still not married?" utter-joy questions from complete strangers.Read More »from Why I Really Choose to Vacation with My In-Laws