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Healing Dominicanidad: Intergenerational Trauma + DR Locals to Follow for BLM / Decolonizing Efforts

An overwhelming feeling of IMPOTENCIA engulfed me as I watched neo-nazi groups stop not one but two Black Lives Matter peaceful protests that were supposed to take place in Santo Domingo this week in solidarity with the current protests/marches in the USA and around the world. My heart broke, as I felt a sense of…

5 Reasons to Visit Laguna de Oviedo in Jaragua National Park + Tours (Dominican Republic)

Located in the Southwest Dominican Republic, 5 hours from Santo Domingo by car, is the uniquely hypersaline lake: Laguna de Oviedo in the Jaragua National Park. Laguna de Oveido is part of a protected UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and listed as an important area for bird conservation and biodiversity (for land, plants, and animals– many of…

Homemade DIY Hair Mask For Curly Hair [Hydrating Recipe]

Using all-natural ingredients from your kitchen, give your hair a nourishing spa day with this easy-to-make hydrating mask. After spending a month mourning and healing from the initial shock of our current shift in daily living with Covid-19, the lives that have been tragically lost, and the loss of livelihoods for so many… Slowly, as…

This Traditional Dominican Onion Tea is Cherished for its Immune-Boosting & Cold-Busting Effects

tea with onion in it

You’re probably thinking “Onion tea? Yuck!” Well, at least that’s what I thought when I first heard of this cold-busting/immune-boosting tea that’s so praised in the Dominican Republic. I asked my Dominican friends and family about it in disbelief, and not only did most of them already know all about it, they sternly agreed it’s…

A Love Letter to the Dominican Heritage Tour by Katherine Carol

The Barahona viewpoint mountains and blue waters

The Dominican Heritage Tour is a cultural heritage project delving into the cross-cultural influences and deep history of the Caribbean – in the hopes of better understanding and preserving our rich heritage while embracing the country’s natural wonders. This project is of particular importance in today’s increasingly transnational world and for us first-generation hyphenated Americans – who grew up between worlds, yearning to better understand our roots and multicultural values/identities. This project is in collaboration with local entrepreneurs, community leaders, and researchers in the efforts to not connect with but support each other. Below is a reflection of the trip experience by fellow traveler: Katherine Carol.

7 Things to Know Before Visiting Bahia de las Aguilas, Dominican Republic’s Finest Beach

bahia de las aguilas beach

As a Dominican world traveler who’s visited 55+ countries, I can confidently tell you that Bahia de las Aguilas is one of the best beaches in the world! It is 100% worth the drive to visit. Bahia de las Aguilas is exactly what I picture a natural paradisiacal beach, with its white sand and bright…

15 Fun Things to Do in Panjim: A Travel Guide to Goa’s Capital & City Center

panjim, goa things to do

Goa has been dazzling travelers for decades with its cultural richness and abundant natural wonders. However, many visitors often skip over its city center in pursuit of North Goa’s nightlife and/or South Goa’s beaches. But did you know that Goa also offers a world of things to do in Panjim, its bustling city center? Panjim, also known as…

An Amazing 3 Days in Lisbon Itinerary | Portugal Travel

3 days in lisbon

So you only have 3 days in Lisbon to grasp the city’s grand magnificence? No worries. We’ve got you covered here with the top cool and unique things for a Lisbon 3 day itinerary.  After the devastating earthquake of 1755, much of Lisbon was rebuilt with a more contemporary structure and facade. Today, you’ll see…