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In most cases, independent travelers are adept at making their own way through the world.  Battle tested through the discomforts of self-guided travel, they are accustomed to organizing their own accommodations and transport, and they often take the initiative to read up on the history of where they are visiting to get the backstory of … keep reading



How many of us have watched the popular travel reality TV show ‘The Amazing Race‘ and muttered to ourselves ‘I could do that’.  You are intrigued about the idea of a travel competition, but you don’t like the show’s onerous tryout process, the risk of early round elimination and having to put up with other … keep reading



Of all the problems a traveler will tackle in their lifetime, there is perhaps no art more mysterious than booking a plane ticket at the right time to save the maximum amount of cash.  These days, the quoted prices of airfares bounce all over the place, from week to week, day to day, and even … keep reading


El Beaterio Hotel in Santo Domingo

If you’ve read my blog a bit, you’ll know I’m pretty into history and architecture, especially in regards to the Spanish colonial era. Be it my current home base of Miami where nothing is more than 80 or 90 years old, or just the thought of centuries old structures still being utilized, I like to … keep reading


27 charcos waterfall tour in Dominican Republic

So I just spent a few days up in the Puerto Plata region of the Dominican Republic which is located on the central northern coast. I didn’t really know much about it accept there were supposed to be lots of cool things to do, decent nightlife, and bit less touristy than Punta Cana. Believe it … keep reading