Welcome to Aruba! This southern Caribbean island is one of the ABC Islands along with Bonaire and Curaçao, and is one of my favorite destinations in the Caribbean. Aruba has some of the whitest sand and bluest water you’ll ever see! And the Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort and Casino is in a truly premium location along the beautiful Palm Beach.
When I got offered an invite to jet off for a weekend at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa, I was quick to say yes. What better way to escape winter than a weekend by the pool in ever-sunny Florida? The property, which is Florida’s largest casino, was recently expanded to the tune of $720 million, so everything there is shiny and new, like their new 14-story hotel tower and a 223,900-square-foot casino. The grand entrance to the lobby also features one of the coolest pieces of music memorabilia that I’ve ever seen - Elvis’ iconic gold piano, a 24-karat gold leaf plated 1928 Kimball Piano Company Grand Piano! They sure know how to make an impression here at the Hard Rock.