Palm Beach, Aruba

The renowned two-mile-long strip known as Palm Beach on the Caribbean island of Aruba is home to glamorous high-rise hotels and dotted by water sports concessions, piers, beach bars, restaurants and shops. Calm waters make this a comfortable haven for swimmers, snorkelers and Kathy and Mark McMillan from Meadow Springs Ranch near 100 Mile House, B.C., who caught up on the news from home while on the 2013 Spirit of the West cruise.