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A Love Letter to the Dominican Heritage Tour by Katherine Carol

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.

13 Unique Ways to Connect with Local Culture Abroad via Ethical & Sustainable Cultural Tourism

In light of successfully completing another heritage tour through the Dominican Republic, I wanted to share the unique ways travelers can connect with local culture via immersive travel…and a few mistakes they should avoid.

A Travel Guide to Visiting Bahia de las Aguilas – Dominican Republic’s Finest Beach

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When you picture a natural paradisiacal scene, what comes to mind? To many, it’s a white sand beach with crystal clear water like the ones used as desktop photos. Often, we travel far and wide looking for that transparent blue beach only to realize that it’s crowded with tourists, polluted, and/or nothing like the pictures….

23 Iconic Dominican Foods to Try From Around the Island & Their Cultural Influences

If you really want to get to know the Dominican Republic, start with its food. Dominicans are very proud of their cuisine – and for good reason. The variety of local dishes available is not just impressive but also a representation of our unique history and cross-cultural influences of African, Spanish, and Taino traditions. These…

For a Lovely Wellness Vacation Head to Naples, Marco Island, & the Everglades in Florida

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Naples, Marco Island and the Everglades – Florida’s Paradise Coast. All opinions are 100% mine. The state of Florida offers an array of relaxing and fun activities for a wonderful wellness travel vacation with friends, family, or yourself! But where to in Florida? Consider…

Planning the Perfect Turkey Trip Itinerary for 10 Days

Planning a trip to Turkey but not sure of where to begin with creating your Turkey itinerary? Wondering if you should stay for 5 days or 10 days in Turkey? After spending an entire month traveling to Turkey and visiting different pockets of this majestic country, I can confidently say that Turkey is well worth…

27 Beautiful Things to Do in the Dominican Republic

THINGS TO DO DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

The Dominican Republic is the most visited travel destination in the Caribbean. Every year, over five million travelers from around the world arrive at this beautiful tropical island nation–and for good reason since there are many incredible Dominican Republic things to do! The Dominican Republic is considered a “micro-continent” because it offers a little bit…

13 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,…

Cola Beach, Goa: Exploring the Best Beach in South Goa, India

cola beach goa

Goa is a relatively tiny but not-so-tiny state located along the southwestern Indian coast offering a world of things to do and places to see. Formerly a Portuguese colony, Goa is not only vibrant in cultural diversity and heritage but in the natural beauty that extends along its coastline and into its verdant rural landscapes….

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…