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|

Giving Your Time, Not Things on Vacation

As I left the comfort of my air-conditioned bus, I followed a cobblestone street deep into the heart of El Javillar. A trio of young Dominican children laughed and played under the stream of a garden hose, finding relief from the hot carribean sun. Skinny dogs roamed the village looking for scraps of food. I […]

June 22nd, 2016|Dominican Republic|