Teaching English in the Dominican Republic

“My name is Doris. Thank you!” I am so proud to hear these simple words flow confidently out of this Dominican woman’s mouth. Her eyes shine bright and her smile lights up the entire screen on my smart phone as I record a short video of Doris practicing her English. I play the YouTube video […]

July 29th, 2016|Cruise, Dominican Republic|

Dominican Women Create Art from Scraps

Her nimble fingers slide the coffee beans, one at a time, onto the necklace faster than an excited teen sending a text message to a friend. Maria del Carmen Almanzar has been making crafts in the Dominican Republic since she was 8 years old. Working at Re-Papel, a cooperative in the village of El Javillar, […]

July 22nd, 2016|Cruise, Dominican Republic|

Cuba & Dominican Republic Cruise Ship Review

I’ve had the good fortune to sail on small ships, large ships, mega ships and river cruise longships. I enjoy the floating hotel aspect of cruising, as I like seeing new places and only having to unpack my suitcase once. When I had the opportunity to join Fathom on a cruise to Puerto Plata in […]

June 17th, 2016|Cruise, Dominican Republic|