What to Do In: Las Terrenas

Playa Bonita

This past weekend I went to Las Terrenas in Samana with a few friends. Las Terrenas is a town in the Samana Peninsula in the north-east part of the island. A relatively new toll road brings travelers from Santo Domingo to Las Terrenas in about two hours. Here's our trip in a nutshell with a … Continue reading What to Do In: Las Terrenas

What to Do In: Santiago de los Caballeros

Nestled in the Cibao Valley is Santiago de los Caballeros, the second largest city in the Dominican Republic. It has a population of about 550,000 people. Located only two hours north-west of Santo Domingo, a day trip or weekend trip to Santiago is worthwhile. Smaller and more manageable than Santo Domingo, Santiago offers an array … Continue reading What to Do In: Santiago de los Caballeros

American Expat Living in Dominican Republic: Interview on Expats Blog

I was listed on ExpatsBlog the other week and they have posted an interview about my life in the Dominican Republic. Read and feel free to leave a question in the comments! Sarah is not your typical MBA graduate - after completing her Master's, she went on to work in nonprofit development in New York … Continue reading American Expat Living in Dominican Republic: Interview on Expats Blog

You know you’re an Expat in the Dominican Republic when…

Any move to a new country can be challenging. Moving from the United States to the Dominican Republic has its own unique challenges that any foreigner must overcome and understand in order to succeed and feel comfortable. Last week I wrote a post of What Not to Do in the Dominican Republic where I shared a little … Continue reading You know you’re an Expat in the Dominican Republic when…

Throwback Thursday: Carnaval in La Vega

Think back to the month of February. In the United States, it is usually a snow-filled time, punctuated by chocolate candies and red hearts for Valentines Day (and the discounted candies on February 15!) However, in the Dominican Republic, February means celebration! Carnaval rules and each weekend, different cities have their own Carnaval celebration, leading … Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Carnaval in La Vega