I’m really excited to interview Jocelyn Pearson of The Scholarship System about Curaçao. Jocelyn’s tips for the best things to do in Curaçao are awesome because she moved to Curaçao with her husband when he got a job offer there. She works online and they’ve always talked about living someplace internationally. However, they had to Google where Curaçao was before saying yes to the opportunity.
We share a lot of resources and local suggestions in today’s podcast, but you should also check out Curaçao.com, the local visitor’s bureau. They are a wealth of information and can help you plan an itinerary based on your time, budget, and interests.
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Getting around Curaçao
The local airport is Curaçao International Airport (CUR), which is in the middle of the island.
Jocelyn says that you should rent a car when visiting because public transportation is not convenient and taxis can be expensive. A one-way taxi ride can be as much as a car rental for the entire day. For the best offers, visit Avis, Budget, or Hertz. Unfortunately, there are no ridesharing services available on the island.
Places we talked about on the podcast
Here is a map of all of the places we talked about on the podcast episode with Jocelyn Pearson about Curaçao. You can zoom into the map and click on each dot to explore the island.
- Red dots = best places to eat in Curaçao
- Green dots = best things to do in Curaçao
- Yellow dots = best places to stay in Curaçao
Who is Jocelyn Pearson?
Jocelyn Paonita Pearson founded The Scholarship System to share her own experience of securing over $126,000 in scholarships for college and graduating debt-free. Now she helps U.S. families learn how they can do the same by teaching them her 6-step System.
Because of building an online business, she is able to work remotely and now lives on the Caribbean island, Curaçao. In Curaçao, Jocelyn opened Curaçao Coworking, a coworking space for entrepreneurs in Pietermaai, so she can bring together like-minded movers and shakers on the island and help great ideas collide.
Jocelyn is from Charleston, South Carolina, USA and now lives in Curaçao with her husband, Donny, and their baby.
Here are a few articles that she’s written:
- How to pay for college as a transfer student
- The best gifts for high school students this holiday season
- How to make the most of college fairs for high school students
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Stay tuned for our next episode
Listen to the next episode when Ashish Namjoshi of The Points Pundit shares the best things to do in Mumbai, India. In this episode, Ashish and I talk about Bollywood films, seeing the Gateway of India, and watching a cricket match at Wankhede Stadium. We hope you’ll join us when We Travel There.
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