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Wallpaper Wednesday – June 19th – Flamboyant Canopy

Now officially moved to Wednesdays welcome back to our Photo of the Week! This shot was snapped on our latest trip to the capital Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. We woke up with the sunrise and walked down a nice park which was lined with Flamboyant trees.

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Take a Closer Look – Photo Essay

Come on a teeny-tiny journey with us through the world of the miniature!

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Traditional Chocolate de Agua

Try this super quick, easy, and delicious traditional Dominican non-dairy hot chocolate to liven up your day. Did you know chocolate is actually good for you? Well, sort of. Read on :)

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A Trip Back in Time – Fortaleza Ozama

A blast to the 1500’s when Fortaleza Ozama was first built. A historic site found in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

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Wallpaper Wednesday – June 10th – Veins

A day late again =X, but here is our weekly free wallpaper and photo of the week. This is a picture of a Papaya leaf from below. We went for a nice walk down, El Parque Mirador Sur, which is a park in the capital where the street is closed off for pedestrian use during the weekend. We got a bunch of great photos and found a good place for a walk in the city.

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Just Keep Swimming – National Aquarium Review

We’ve made another trip to Santo Domingo to check on the progress of my Chilean passport. That only took a couple of hours so we needed some other things to do to keep us entertained. We ended up at the National Aquarium.

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Nooooo – I’m Loosing All of my Muscles!

Keeping in shape already requires a lot of work; when traveling t’s an entirely different story. Follow us for tips and tricks to keep you on the right track.

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Protecting Your Skin from the Cancer… in Your Sunscreen

That trademark coconut smell is summer in a jar in my books; it could be the middle of winter but if I smell that smell I’m immediately transported to summer. But it’s suggested some ingredients in sunscreen actually promote cancer. We’ll help you make sure you’re staying safe.

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Wallpaper Wednesday – June 3rd – Surface Tension

The ocean truly is beautiful. If you’ve ever stared and watched the waves you know what I’m talking about. For this weeks Photo of the Week we have some surface tension caught in action. Look closely and you will see a couple of bubbles that the splash has formed.

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Los Tres Ojos – Stunning Caves in Santo Domingo

Cities don’t tend to offer too much along the lines of nature but Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic is different. There are a number of beautiful places to visit. One of them being the “Tres Ojos Caves”. Crystal clear water, beautiful rock formations and free massage from by the fishies.

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Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Getting Travel Insurance

Travel insurance, to get or not to get, that is the question. Here are some questions you should ask yourself about the way you will be traveling that should help you in making your decision.

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Wallpaper Wednesday – May 27th – Little Red

It’s Monday again and that means another Photo of the Week. On one of our recent visits to the local organic garden I decided to bring my camera. They don’t use any pesticides so bugs roam freely and happily. I saw a little lady bug on one of the plants and got down to his level. It’s amazing how different the perspective is of something so small.

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How I Managed to Get Kicked Out of China

Some countries are very strict when it comes to Visas. Make sure everything is in order or you might end up in a room with four police officers discussing what to do with you in Chinese and end up with a choice to make that doesn’t end well either way.

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Photo of the Week — May 20th

This photo of the week was taken the day before we took our day trip to the permaculture farm. We stopped by a local hotel, which also has a mini permaculture farm going on, where I stumbled upon a pile of recently trimmed banana leaves on the floor. It had been raining all night so there where some nice water droplets to complete the picture.

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Packing for Fun in the Sun — Part 1: For Ladies

So you’ve made up your mind, you’ve booked your time off, you’ve reserved a flight, you might as well be on that plane already!!!
Or do you?
There are things you might have forgotten, and things you probably don’t want to take; let us run you through our perfect Caribbean packing list, with a special Cabarete twist.

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Decisions Decisions – Choosing the Right Camera

Choosing new gear can be nerve-wracking, especially when it’s costly, and needs to last through all the conditions your traveling lifestyle will be exposing it to. So how do you go about choosing the perfect camera set up for your traveling needs? Don’t worry, we’ve done some research that should get you started in the right direction.

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A Real Wild Child

You look at that picture and your first reaction is “EWWW! gross, what is that child doing and where are her parents and why is that photographer not ripping that ugly thing away from her FAAAACE!!”

It’s way better than that though.

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Peace, Quiet, and Horse Manure

Here in the tropics, it’s easy to get your hands dirty, but that’s only fair when it’s so easy to relax. We got down and dirty replanting banana suckers to help out the Taino Organic Permaculture Farm and got to enjoy a refreshing dip in the river, deliciously fresh food, and an unbeatably quiet night in return. Read all about how to plant a banana circle, and why we love our life!

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