Category Archives: CARIBBEAN

Devastating Floods hit Puerto Plata and North Coast of Dominican Republic: Here’s How You Can Help

 There are sad news out of Puerto Plata province and neighboring provinces of the north coast of the Dominican Republic. Many of you know that the north is one of my favorite parts of the country. It’s where I wrote my first edition of Moon Dominican Republic, from my apartment in Puerto Plata city, where I was based at least five months. I spent my Christmas in the hills of the province last year, and poured the most soul and passion into the Puerto Plata and North Coast Chapter, with all of its beauty and wonderful community tourism experiences across various provinces.

Floods in Puerto Plata

Puerto Plata – Image by El Nuevo Diario

Unfortunately for the past three weeks, and particularly the last, the northern coast and the northeast have experienced continuous, heavy rainfall, and devastating floods. It’s really bad. President Danilo Medina declared a state of emergency in a total of six provinces.

According to the country’s Emergency Operations Center (Centro de Operaciones de Emergencias or COE), as of today 30,040 people are displaced, while 4,622 homes were destroyed, and Continue reading »

The New Moon Dominican Republic Guidebook is Available

Moon Dominican RepublicIt has been many weeks, folks – and you can blame it on the death of my MacPro (insert sad face)! It happened during a boat transfer, in a nutshell, while in Belize traveling countrywide for  Moon Belize 2017 updates. It was impossible to interrupt my update schedule to return to the USA for a new machine, so I ploughed on computerless for three weeks. I had my iPhone, thank goodness, and my camera. But those notes will now have to be rewritten and it’s going to be a very long December month ahead, as I face TWO book deadlines by mid January and early February. Fun times!

In exciting news, however, I am super pleased to share that my first edition of Moon Dominican Republic is finally released and available for purchase! It’s in stock on Amazon and in USA bookstores. This is actually a first edition: written from scratch by me, and also filled with my best Dominican Republic photography.

I received this first feedback in my inbox this week:

“Great job on your book on the Dominican Republic. Got my copy last week. I have been to the Dominican Republic 7 times in the past 5 years and there are so many things I have not seen that you brought to life. You have amazing detail in your guide and so many vibrant pictures. Outstanding job.” – Z. G.

I will be heading stateside soon to gather my author copies and bring them back to the Dominican Republic next month. Want an autographed copy? Inbox me.

In the meantime, stay happy and don’t let the US elections get you down. Book that trip to the Caribbean, and come explore with me!