Category Archives: Dominican Republic

Coming at You from Every Direction

When a pedestrian tries to cross a one-way street, it’s entirely possible to have vehicles coming at you from every direction. And it doesn’t even have to be a 4-way intersection. Routinely, drivers back up the one-way until they reach the... Read More | Share it now!

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National Botanical Gardens Largest in Caribbean

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We toured the National Botanical Gardens largest in Caribbean, on a sunny Saturday afternoon. To my eyes, so used to the beauty of the Temperate Zone flora, the tropical wonders I saw there were both exotic and breathtakingly beautiful. with its vast... Read More | Share it now!

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Music Changes Hearts and Connects the World

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Fine music changes hearts and connects the world. If I could clone myself and a few musical friends a hundred times over and go out to every group of children thirsty for music, I believe it would contribute immeasurably toward the happiness and... Read More | Share it now!

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Pirate and Taino Lore of Los Haitises National Park

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The pirate and Taino lore of Los Haitises National Park form a strong draw for visitors. Exploring the unique habitat is another compelling reason to visit, and the rustic eco-lodge Paraiso Cano Hondo for an overnight stay is like none other I’ve... Read More | Share it now!

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Discover Altos de Chavon and Casa de Campo

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For me, a perfect day begins when I take someone new to discover Altos de Chavon and Casa de Campo, adjacent destinations on the southeast coast of the Dominican Republic. Altos de Chavon is an exquisite replica of a sixteenth century Mediterranean... Read More | Share it now!

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Dominican Tree House Village & Samana Zipline

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I can’t imagine visiting the Samana peninsula and not spending time at the Dominican Tree House Village & Samana Zipline. I once had a calendar with a different tree house around the world pictured for each month, so I came to the DTHV with a... Read More | Share it now!

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Riding Horses to El Salto del Limon

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Riding Horses to El Salto del Limon presents a fun excursion for most visitors and lasts about three hours, depending on how long you want to splash in the waterfall. The horses tend to be rugged little mounts of assorted lineage closer to donkey than... Read More | Share it now!

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Whale Watching Samana Bay January to March

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Whale watching Samana Bay January to March when the humpback whales come to breed and calve is a highlight of a winter visit to the Dominican Republic. I’d seen orca whales breaching and cavorting from a friend’s little boat in Alaska several years... Read More | Share it now!

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27 Waterfalls of Rio Damajagua

A high-adventure type of friend told me about the 27 waterfalls of Rio Damajagua. Whenever he describes climbing Mount Kilimanjaro or spending the night alone in the rainforests of Costa Rica, I think he’s talking about activities limited to a person... Read More | Share it now!

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First Itinerary for Visiting Northeast Dominican Republic

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My first itinerary for visiting northeast Dominican Republic, focuses a whale-watching tour of Samana Bay below the Samana Peninsula. If your travel dates range from mid January through March this itinerary may work for you as it stands. To do the... Read More | Share it now!

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