There's little better than springtime in Europe, but islands where spring lasts most of the year should never be forgotten -- especially for those travelers on a budget!
With springtime airfare a solid third of the cost to Paris or London, Aruba is actually one of my favorite places on Earth. It's hard to beat this combination of cost, an average temperature of 82 degree F, unending secluded white sand beaches dotted with palm cabanas and a colorfully painted and charming town full of lovely little shops.
One of the most buzzed-about resorts on the 21-mile long Caribbean island, The Bucuti Beach Resort, is also likely the gay friendliest option, pairing their romantic, European luxury-standard amenities with the offer of a same-sex commitment ceremony that is fully recognized by the Netherlands, under whose authority the this little paradise falls.
If you do feel tempted, check out our recently updated OutTraveler Guide to Aruba!