Media Updates: Travel to the Dominican Republic on Amateur Traveler

A couple of weeks ago, I had the honor of being a guest on the award-winning Amateur Traveler Podcast. It was great fun talking to host Chris Christensen about travel to the Dominican Republic, from sample itineraries to cultural tidbits.

Amateur Traveler Episode 495 – Travel to the Dominican Republic

Listen to the interview by pressing play below or by visiting Amateur Traveler’s website, where he also lists relevant websites mentioned in the podcast. I hope you enjoy the conversation and that it helps you plan your first trip to the DR, until my first edition of Moon Dominican Republic is published next Fall 2016. Feel free to leave comments below or on Facebook!

For those who reached my page through Amateur Traveler–welcome!–you can read more on the DR in my articles below, or when you join me on social media.



Viator Travel: Dominican Republic Things to Do

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In other media news, I’m thrilled to share my latest print article on the Dominican Republic, in the December 2015 issue of Sunday Times Travel Magazine.

My piece gives a brief overview for DR first-timers, helping them quickly orient their planning, from all inclusive escapes to independent travel in some of the most interesting parts of the country.

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Lebawit Lily Girma

Lebawit Lily Girma is an award-winning writer, photographer, guidebook author, and blogger specializing in the Caribbean region. Her work has been published in major travel publications, including CNN, AFAR, Delta Sky, Lonely Planet, Shermans Travel, and BBC, among others. A self-professed "culture-holic," Lily left her native Ethiopia at age one, fast developing a passion for the expat life. In 2008, she ditched her US corporate law career for the road and created Sunshine and Stilettos— a travel photography blog showcasing authentic ways to experience the Caribbean, through culture and nature. Lily has since partnered with multiple travel brands and Caribbean tourism boards, and also authors major print guidebooks on three Caribbean destinations, including Belize, the Dominican Republic, and Jamaica. She is the 2016 recipient of the Marcia Vickery Wallace Award for Excellence in Travel Journalism from the Caribbean Tourism Organization and Jamaica Tourist Board.

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