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PHOTOS: The Samaná Peninsula of the Dominican Republic

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I’ve been dying to share more photos of the gorgeous Samaná Peninsula, where I spent the month of June.

From Samaná town to Las Galeras and Las Terrenas, this northeastern tip of the DR is one of the most stunning corners of the island, if not the entire Caribbean region. So stunning that many American and European reality TV shows and movies were filmed here. Think rugged cliffs and mountains hugging the turquoise Atlantic Ocean and diamond-white beaches–some on the world’s best lists, like Playa Rincon–bluffs blanketed in coconut palm trees,  jade rivers and waterfalls, offshore islands and national

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Postcard of the Week: Fishermen on the Samana Peninsula

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This month, I’m making my rounds across the Samana Peninsula for my first edition of Moon Dominican Republic. This is one of the most gorgeous parts of the country–in the top three, I’d say. Ask any Dominican who travels about Samana, and the gushing begins… especially when it comes to the beaches. Long, golden stretches sitting at the foot of towering green hills densely packed with coconut trees. And to boot, a slow and more traditional pace of life.

I spotted the above scene as soon as I stepped out of the car and onto the beach, on the far opposite end from this family of fishermen. It was blazing hot, but I ran what felt like at least a mile down the stretch to reach them and take closer shots. I loved that they were all working together, young and old, some stopping to take a breath, others continuously pulling the heavy net. All against Samana’s stunning background of blues and greens.

I’ll share a postcard of the week on the blog going forward, from my journey around the DR.

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