Dominican Republic

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|

Puerto Plata: Things to See and Do

Are you visiting Puerto Plata for the first time? Below is a list of “Insider Tips” for things to see and do in Puerto Plata and near Amber Cove in the Dominican Republic.

When I have a visitor from out of town, the first place they want to see is downtown Puerto Plata, but I also […]

June 29th, 2016|Dominican Republic, Food|