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Video: Dominican Republic Travel Diary

Happy New Year! It may have taken me a wee bit while to get this video sorted, but alas, it is up! DOMINICAN REPUBLIC CHAPTERS I. Live Happy! II. Postcards from Punta Rucia III. BlueBay Villas Doradas IV. To Cayo Area V. Snorkeling…
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Dune Buggy in Puerto Plata

There's no clean way to post this.... But, on the first full day in Dominican Republic we decided to go for a nice dune buggy ride through Puerto Plata. The local streets/highways. The jungle. The sugarcane fields. It was such a beautiful…
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Canyoning Through Damajaqua Cascades (27 Waterfalls)

Hi, my name is Tineey, and I've never been so adventurous in my life. There are a total of 27 waterfalls to climb, swim, and trek up to, but it's always rainfall contingent. We did 7 out of the 27. I would say, it's for advanced adventurists.…
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Coffee, Rum, Cigars etc… the Dominican Way

Wait... Rum and coke?! Already!!? But... It's only 9..no 9:30..10 AM !! What.. is that a handle of rum? (bleary-eyed) And that my friends, is how our culture tour of the Dominican Republic started. This lovely truck here? Picked us…
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My Best Snorkel Thus Far – Paradise Island (Cayo Arena)

What makes a great snorkel experience? ❤ Clarity of the water ❤ Abundance of fish and sea life ❤ Easy waves ❤ Proximity & vibrancy of the coral reefs ❤ Awesome buddies Bonus: Seeing exotic creatures (sea turtle, nurse…
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Paradise Island (Cayo Arena) via Speedboat

This tiny island in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean was such a treasure. Only a short boat ride away from the shores of Punta Rucia, Isla Paraiso or Cayo Arena, as the locals called it, was a dream excursion and the most beautiful…
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BlueBay Villas Doradas

My best friend and I had the most wonderful stay at BlueBay Villas Doradas in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. This will be my first adults-only all-inclusive resort! Yes, that means buffets, bars, restaurants and non-motorized activities are…
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Postcards from Punta Rucia

Off the beaten path, Punta Rucia is a hidden gem on the North Coast (aka the Amber / Silver Coast) of the Dominican Republic. In my last post, I've hinted at what I've been up to on this island. What started out as a beach and relaxation…