Beach Bum Guide to the Dominican Republic

Now that I’m back in New York, I’m already starting to plan my “winter getaway wishlist.” One of the perks of being on the east coast (and one that I really missed when I was in SF), is easy access to the Caribbean including one of my favorite beach bum destinations, the DR. Of course,

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Photo Essay: Locals at Play

It’s been awhile since I did a photo essay so I decided to do a little round-up of some of my favorite photos of the past year. The theme is: Locals at Play and the ones I picked are of locals who game me a glimpse into their local culture. Rising Star in Punta Cana,

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Going Local in the Real DR

Less than 48 hours into my luxurious stay at Barcelo Punta Cana, it was time to swap our swim suits for comfortable clothes and durable sneakers. From about 9am until 6pm, our group spent hours delving into the local culture surrounding Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Hopping on board what resembled a mix of a safari vehicle

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Lapping in Luxury in Punta Cana

Sometimes we all need a break, even us travel writers, who to most people appear to be on one never-ending vacation. And while my four days in Punta Cana was technically work, it felt far less action-packed than my normal press trips. For one thing, we stayed in the same resort room for the entire duration,

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Dominican Republic Artist Marlene Jorge

Marlene Jorge is our featured artist this week and a personal favorite of mine. I was introduced to Marlene about a year ago through a mutual friend who knows the painter from their days growing up in the Dominican Republic. After attending a small gallery reception for the now New Yorker, I fell in love

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