Q: We'd like to visit Aruba but we've found that most rental car companies won't rent to people over 70, an age group to which we belong. Can you find us a rental car company and if not can you recommend a beachfront hotel that's within walking distance of the main attractions?
A: Since Aruba is so compact (19 x 6 miles) and public transportation and taxis are easy and cheap to use, you may not need a rental car at all. Plus, rental cars on Aruba can be expensive, especially when you add the taxes and insurance. Honestly, I'd just choose a centrally located resort, such as the Brickell Bay Beach Club. For more information about Aruba, call 1-800-TOARUBA or visit www.aruba.com.