Tag: dominican republic

How to Actually Enjoy a Caribbean Cruise

If you’re a seasoned traveler and/or enjoy independent travel chances are the thought of taking a cruise is enough to make you grimace. I know that was my first reaction when my family and I all decided to take a vacation together after my grandmother died last spring. I tried to sway them, but my …

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A Weekend in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Santo Domingo, the capital of Dominican Republic, is extremely underrated as a travel destination. Most people who visit the Dominican Republic go for the beaches of Punta Cana, neglecting the capital as a place to visit. Honestly, before I went I would have probably done the same. The only reason I went to Santo Domingo …

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2014- A Year in Travel

2014 was a great travel year for me, racking up travel in 7 new countries and several cities within the US. January: Oslo, Norway Late last year, Norwegian Air started new routes from the US to Europe and the airfare was dirt cheap. Although I only had a few vacation days saved up, my husband …

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Riding a Mototaxi in Dominican Republic

Last weekend, my friend and I were sitting on a park bench near the Caribbean Sea, in a town about 40 minutes outside of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.  We were looking to make our way to the airport when we were approached by a man offering to take us on his motortaxi for $5 less …

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