Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Much Ado About...

...New Year in Santo Domingo!
If you're in the Dominican Republic for the holiday you may want to take advantage of this information from dr1:

The DR's equivalent of New York's Times Square New Year celebration is the Brugal-sponsored live bash at Avenida del Puerto. Starting at 10pm, leading Dominican bands will perform, including Hector Acosta (El Torito), Jose Alberto (El Canario), Tono Rosario, Rubby Perez, Jose Pena Suazo, Frank Reyes and El Chaval de la Bachata. Other parties are planned for Hotel Jaragua's Salon La Fiesta, where Fernando Villalona, Hector Acosta, Omega, Elvis Martinez and Pochy Familia will take the stage as of 10pm. Hotel Melia Santo Domingo has its Fiesta del 31 for RD$1,000 and RD$1,500 on the Malecon. The Malecon Center on Avenida George Washington is advertising an electronic music party with French DJ Bob Sinclar, accompanied by leading local DJs. For more events, see http://www.dr1.com/calendar

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Shipwreck Identified

Associated Press reports:
Marine archaeologists have found the remains of a slave ship wrecked off the Turks and Caicos Islands, an accident that set free the ancestors of many current residents of those islands.
Some 192 Africans survived the sinking of the Spanish ship Trouvadore off the British-ruled islands, where the slave trade was banned.
The ship had been forgotten, so when the discovery connected the ship to current residents the first response "was a kind of shock," said researcher Don Keith.
"The people of the Turks and Caicos have a direct line to this dramatic, historic event- it's how so many of them ended up being here," he said.
The team was able to determine that authorities on the islands apprenticed the Africans to trades for a year and then allowed them to settle on the islands, many on Grand Turk. The ships Spanish crew was arrested and turned over to authorities in Cuba, then a Spanish colony.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008


Going to be with family this Christmas. Looks to be an exciting weekend. Hope you all have a great holiday!

Friday, December 19, 2008


I have never understood the desire to get on cam and expose yourself to the world, but it sure is fun to watch!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

New Port Inaugurated

dr1 reports:
Santo Domingo's Sans Souci Tourist Port is ready for its January 2009 inauguration. The first phase, the Don Diego port has been remodeled and a new terminal was built on the eastern side. The port project also includes the dredging of the Ozama River in order to accommodate the large cruise ships that call at Santo Domingo. Sans Souci Port Executive Director Luis Molina told Listin Diario that when the Don Diego port operation began in 2006, they received 40,000 cruise ship passengers in that first year. The 2007-2008 season has ended with more than twice that number, 82,000. He forecast that the 2008-2009 season would bring 125,000 passengers. Work on the port continues and the plans are for capacity to receive 9,000 cruise ship passengers per day. The next phase involves the relocation of the Navy Base in order to prepare the way for high rises, a project that will change the Santo Domingo skyline, with 2,500 units planned. The master plan consists of mixed residential and commercial use, starting by mid-2010. "We want to develop Sans Souci as an entertainment venue within Santo Domingo," he said. A large open commercial plaza will host restaurants, and a 1,000-seat amphitheater is also planned. "The idea is to create a walkable part of the city. Avenida Espana will border the project, becoming a well-lit boulevard with kiosks.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Long-Term Fantasy

If you choose well, this is what your mate looks like in 30-40 years.

Friday, December 05, 2008

Flights and Friends

JetBlue Airways have announced plans to fly non-stop from Santo Domingo to Fort Lauderdale in May 2009, subject to receiving the go-ahead from the government operating authority. JetBlue plans to operate its Santo Domingo service with 150-seat Airbus A320 aircraft. JetBlue inaugurated its Santo Domingo-San Juan, Puerto Rico connection on 3 December, flying an E1980. The route has had such great demand that on 18 December an additional flight will be added, to be operated by the Airbus A320.

While in Santo Domingo why not make friends with these guys. Mauricio is 23 years old (12-26-08, just did video for Papicock.com), Black Baby is 18 years old and wants to date men.


Today we celebrate the 100th Friday Fantasy post. This one expresses the excitement of the milestone and blows my mind whenever I see it. Hooray for 100 and hooray for Hollywood!

Monday, December 01, 2008

Holiday Gift Giving

Just in time for the holidays, Cavenaugh Photography publishes two coffee table books for your enjoyment or to give as gifts.

“Poetry and Photography only for the grown and sexy”
My new books, the Men of Color series coffetable books are hot off the press for purchase at Blurb! The majority of models appearing in the series have never modeled before which adds a sense of reality and spontaneity.

The link allows you to see a vivid 15 page preview for each book as well as read other information about the books and additional projects. Each volume is being offered in hard cover or soft cover options, making them a great gift for any day.
As a bonus in MOCV2, introducing prolific self photographer, Gabriel (NewVision) who delivers a glimpse of his profound talent both in front and behind the lens. Always check back at our website http://www.cavenaughphotography.biz/ for updates on book signings,new products, announcements, and model updates, etc.

Final note, as part of the purchase process, you are going to be asked for your email to create an account, only used with purchases in its bookstore. The purpose behind the request is to allow you to receive order confirmations, order status, shipping status, tracking, and order updates by Blurb! if necessary. Your email is not sold or used for any other purpose other than your purchases.

Click here for the link to preview the books!

Friday, November 28, 2008


One of my favorite YouTube personalties is Preston Lopez. A hot Dominican-American with a comedic twist.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Vacation Planning 101

Be sure to visit the Travel Info Page for helpful tips when planning your vacation to the Dominican Republic. Click on the ads for great deals!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Favorite Sprinter

One of my favorite sprinters is Usain Bolt of Jamaica. During the 2008 Olympic Games he proved himself as one of the best athletes of all time and is now the worlds fastest man. There is no doubt that many fans would love to be struck by this Bolt of lightning!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Bahama Getaway

Here's a CheapCaribbean deal that will have you enjoying blue Bahamian skies at the beachfront Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach for 3 all-inclusive nights for just $269 per person. What's more, air is included! You save more than 50%.
Here's everything that's included:
Roundtrip air on a major airline (see below for details)
3 all-inclusive nights at Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach on Grand Bahama Island
All your meals, drinks (including alcohol) and nonmotorized water sports
All tips and gratuities

Travel select dates from Jan. 4-29 from the following cities:

+$0 from Ft. Lauderdale and Miami

+$70 from Boston and Orlando

+$80 from Washington D.C.

+$100 from New York City

+$110 & up from More than 40 additional departure cities; see Web site below for details
IMPORTANT: In order to obtain this deal, you must use booking code VIVA100 (both online as well as by phone) and download the cash back rebate form on CheapCaribbean's Web site. Pricing above already reflects both the booking code and the cash rebate (prices on CheapCaribbean.com's page will not yet be discounted.)
Book by Nov. 26: Click here for more information and to book online through CheapCaribbean.com. Or call CheapCaribbean.com at 1-800-915-2322 and mention you saw this offer on Travelzoo.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Shrinking Beaches

So you like the beach? Here's a call to action.

Associated Press reports that sand along some of the caribbeans beaches is disappearing at alarming rates as theives feed a local construction boom. The sand is favored in creating smooth surfaces for plastering and finishing and is being hauled off by the truckload late at night.

Some towns and areas are now exposed to tidal surges and rough seas. Among the hardest hit is Grenada, where officials are building a US $1.2 million dollar seawall to protect the 131 suare-mile island.

One of the regions largest sand thefts targeted Jamaica, where nearly 100 truckloads were swiped from private property in the northwest, exposing protected mangroves and a limestone forest to wind and waves. Police have refused to comment.

Joseph Gilbert, minister of works and environment in Grenada, says "If we continue to mine the beaches the way we've been doing, we will have no sand to boast about. Just sea and sun."

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Vacation Planning 101

Be sure to visit the Travel Info Page for helpful tips when planning your vacation to the Dominican Republic. Click on the ads for great deals!

Friday, November 07, 2008


Iran and I were in the park having lunch while deciding what to do for our second anniversary. Just as we were about to return to the office a gentlemen approached and handed Iran his card. He was a talent scout for a popular gay magazine here in Brazil. He had originally seen us together last year, but was unable to approach us at the time.

After making a telephone call he offered to fly Iran and I to Rio for a week to do a photoshoot. There was no need to think it over because the dates would coincide with our anniversary. How awesome that is! I looked at Iran to see if he had any doubts, since he was to be the "new discovery." He was cool and confident and gave me an I can't wait look. (He seems to have exhibitionist tendencies anyway.)

We had a great time in Rio and everyone at the studio said this is sure to be one of the hottest issues.

Thursday, October 30, 2008


"Change has come to America" was the theme of his acceptance speech. As Barack Obama prepares to take office as the next president of the United States people around the world are sharing in the hope that he expresses for our country. Many continue to view the US as the land of opportunity but began to question whether we could ever extend opportunities to all people. The resounding answer, as evident by this election, is YES WE CAN.

Nightmarish Fantasy

One must be careful with a fantasy of this kind.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Amigo 17

Erickson is a handsome 21 year old. He is a track athlete and likes to dance. He wants to make new friends.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Anniversary Fantasy

A night at the theatre turned into a different type of celebration... Happy third anniversary Tropical Desires!

Friday, October 10, 2008


If you have not seen these hot guys by now then you must be living under a rock. The City Gym Boyz are made up of sexy, young, fit men of various ethnic groups. Yada, yada, yada and they are GORGEOUS! Please buy a calendar or support one of their events so they can continue to supply us with eye candy and fantasies!

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Out Inside Jamaica

Here is an inside perspective on what it is like to be gay in Jamaica. A young Jamaican cop tells his story. This video was found on GBMNews. They have news, reviews and commentary for gay people of color. There are many categories to browse, including one on Jamaica. They advocate boycotting the island; travel, music and goods. Is that a bit extreme?