About Dominican Abroad

Dominican Abroad is a digital media platform and provider of cultural heritage trips and wellness retreats abroad.

On the digital side, that’s blog posts/articles, videos, and photography, related to travelculture, and lifestyle. The articles include how-to travel guides, cultural insights, and sustainable/wellness lifestyle tips through the lens of a multicultural New Yorker.

Our trips and experiences take place in New York City, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic, including the popular Heritage Tour to the Dominican Republic which has been featured in the New York Times and Oprah Magazine.

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Mission

Digital Content & Travel Services

Gerry Isabelle is a Dominican-American published travel writer and photographer based in NYC with degrees in Global Political Economics and International Business.

In 2017, after working in law/finance, she went full time with her passion projects in travel, culture, community, and lifestyle by creating this digital platform to :

  1. Encourage diversity in travel
  2. Inspire culturally immersive travel
  3. Support cultural heritage preservation 
  4. Empower others to embrace a more holistic lifestyle 

Today, Gerry also runs social good/community initiatives, wellness retreats and cultural heritage tours in collaboration with local small businesses and community leaders. Gerry also curates educational trips to Cuba (in support of the Cuban people).

Publications and features include: The New York Times, Oprah Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine, Forbes Magazine, Havana Times, Bustle, Hip Latina, Huffington Post and much more

HOW THE BLOG BEGAN

Del Bronx Pal’ Mundo

Perhaps it was growing up in the 90’s Bronx that drove me to want to uninhibitedly explore the world. Or maybe it was because I was born and raised in a unique Dominican diaspora community within an especially diverse American city that cultivated a special appreciation for global culture and world travel.

While studying in Spain as a teenager, I realized how multicultural travelers, often tend to have a more nuanced and multi-layered way of processing cross-cultural interactions and adapting to diverse environments.

Further realizing this unique contrast as well as the lack of diverse representation in travel, as I went on to travel to over 45 different countries, I decided to share my multicultural perspective on unique places and experiences around the world through my writing and photography while highlighting my beloved Dominican heritage as an American traveler.

Today, I am base in beautiful Brooklyn, New York.

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