Category Archives: CULTURE

Postcard of the Week: Happy Easter from the Dominican Republic

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Above: An ice cream vendor cycling down Santo Domingo’s famed Malecon or seafront George Washington Avenue.

Happy belated Easter to all who celebrated! It’s been a few weeks since my last blog update. I’ve been one busy bee, traveling from Belize all the way to the Dominican Republic, where I will be based for my next project: authoring a first edition of Moon Dominican Republic for Moon Travel Guides, scheduled for release in bookstores in Fall 2016.

This is going to be my third guidebook, and when I say first edition, I mean just that: I am writing all of the content from scratch from the beginning, rather than rewriting and modifying the majority of a previous manuscript. I have a lot of work ahead of me, but it’s an exciting opportunity and challenge.

I’ve started working on the book already, with a return to Santo Domingo. After that, I’ll be making my way all across the

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A Raggamuffin Birthday in Belize

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I have a good excuse for staying offline, folks! Last Wednesday was my birthday.

It gets more challenging each year to come up with a fun, memorable way to celebrate, this being my fourth birthday in Belize. My friend Stacy, however, who loves to explore as much as I do, suggested that we hop on Raggamuffin Tours’ popular three day overnight sailing trip from Caye Caulker all the way south to Placencia.

Three days drifting along Belize’s Caribbean Sea? It was a no brainer.

She signed us up early on but unfortunately, got tied up with work and wasn’t able to make it. So off I went for three days at sea, ready to unplug.

Knowing most of the islands and areas on the itinerary, I was eager to immerse in the natural beauty of the south coast and reef yet again. But I wondered what it might be like to sail on a catamaran for three days and Continue reading »