Tuesday, October 09, 2018

New DR Hotel Offerings

Headed  to the north coast and don't want to be overrun with screaming children during your romantic get away or friends weekend? The new adults-only TRS Cap Cana opens November 1st on the waterfront. It will have well over 100 suites, 39 with swim-up rooms, 2 pools, spa and personal butlers. Did we mention it's all-inclusive?

Also opening in the DR in the near future is the new Moxy brand by Marriott International. They obviously target millennials with smaller, lower priced rooms and shared public spaces. They will even have grab and go food and beverage stations. Find out more about this new hotel brand HERE.  

Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Costa Rican Connection

Costa Rica is a surprising reprise for the gay traveler. There are gay and gay-friendly accommodations, gay bars and clubs and a host of tourist activities that will keep you occupied during your stay in this beautiful Central American destination on the Caribbean sea. Check out the list of things HERE you will find when you visit gay Costa Rica.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Simply Samana

USA Today has published a feature encouraging readers to include Samaná in their travel plans. The reporter acknowledges it is easy to get to Punta Cana, but says the extra travel to get to Samaná is well worth it. "Because on arrival, visitors will find a region that has its own remarkable history, superb eco-attractions, and non-cookie-cutter hotels and restaurants. All of this is set down in a jungle-lush natural setting of rainforests and coconut plantations. During my visit, my guide noted that Samaná Peninsula had 110,000 residents and 6 million palm trees,” says the reporter.

The reporter enjoyed the visit to las Terrenas, describing "its many funky eco- and budget-friendly hotels” that are side by side with luxury hotels. The writer highlights: "Samaná's main appeal is its natural attractions. These range from "stunning white-sand beaches like Rincon and Coson, as well as what could be described as Samaná's iconic site, the trio of waterfalls that make up El Limon Falls. A favorite activity is riding on horseback to reach the falls. Those timing their visit between January and March can indulge in whale watching via boat excursions on Samaná Bay. During these winter months, approximately 2,500 humpback whales migrate to the bay. Another eco excursion is hiking, caving and birdwatching in Los Haitises National Park, an expansive protected area covering an impressive 319 square miles.”


Friday, September 14, 2018

London Times Gives a Nod

egrets on Lake Enriquillo

dr1: Chaotic traffic keeps people away from Santo Domingo, the capital city of Santo Domingo. But now, there just may be too many reasons to brave the congestion to discover what the city has to offer, beyond the beaches, hotels and restaurants of sand and sun resort areas. A feature in The Times on Sunday, 9 September 2018, encourages tourists to come to visit the capital city and more of the Dominican Republic.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Worth Noting

With hotels and other accommodations re-opening, expanding flight offerings and general excitement on the island, Tortola in the British Virgin Islands is a great choice for your next adventure!

This small island, like many others in the Caribbean, has had to rebound after last years storm season. And rebound they have!

Even the culinary scene has new offerings that appear to be set to become mainstays on this charming island. There is a new rooftop restaurant operated by the renowned chef, 
Regis Bourdon.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Dance Group Needs Votes!

Da´Republik dance group from the Dominican Republic received the vote of the jurors to hang in the quarterfinals of the competition for the 13th season of America's Got Talent reality show that aired on NBC on Tuesday, 21 August 2018. The hiphop dance group performed danced to "WTF (Where They From)" by Missy Elliot and "Hit The Floor" by Twista featuring Pitbull.

Another Dominican, Amanda Mena, is also competing in the quarter finals.

The performers, need the general public's vote to move ahead.
Da' Republic has shared how to vote:
In the United States and Puerto Rico:
1. By telephone (toll free line only on the evening of the show)
2. America's Got Talent app
3. XFinity remote control.
4. Online on the web site www.nbc.com/agtvote
From the Dominican Republic and the rest of the world:
1. Go to Google Play or Apple Store
2. Download and install "VPN Master”
4. Open the app, start and insert the optimal location
5. Choose "free” and United States
6. Go to the vote link
The vote for Da Republik is open through Wednesday, 22 August at 7pm.


Thursday, August 02, 2018

Antigua Is Booming!

Looking for something new and exciting? Antigua is fast becoming the next big thing with new culinary offerings and added non-stop flights from the US. Read more about this great Caribbean destination HERE.

Friday, July 27, 2018

Favorite Old School Pornstar

Anybody else remember Kiko from back in the day? He was the greatest versatile actor. Now, who can tell me which studio he worked for? Ready, set, go!

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Car Rental in DR

Enterprise Rent-A-Car is opening in the Dominican Republic, with new locations opening in the country's largest airports. As part of its ongoing expansion in Latin America and the Caribbean, the company has opened four new locations at Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ), Las Américas International Airport (SDQ) in Santo Domingo, Cibao International Airport (STI) in Santiago, and Gregorio Luperón International Airport (POP) in Puerto Plata.

Although sister brand National Car Rental has been operating in the country since 1974, this move marks the establishment of the first locations for Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Both brands are part of the Enterprise corporation.


Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Dominica Tourism on Upswing

The tourism sector on the island of Dominica, long called the Caribbean's "nature island," is looking bright following efforts to restore much of the damage caused by hurricane Maria. Check the full story HERE.