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How many of you have ever heard of Simon Sinek? For those who haven’t here’s a brief biography. Simon O. Sinek (born October 9, 1973) is a British-American author, motivational speaker and marketing consultant. He is the author of four books including the 2009 best seller Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action (2009).”Obviously Simon is a popular talented individual appealing to a wide audience and I’ve linked what I feel to date is one of his best presentations. [click to continue…]

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Come along as we share some pictures of one of our holiday gatherings of local and expat friends in celebration of 2017 and in anticipation of a another great year as expats in 2018. Nothing better than a pig roast accompanied by all the local flavor favorites. And of course a little rum to wash it all down.

When you get here we are certain that you will find the people just as friendly as we have. It just goes to prove that if you treat people with respect and as friends, you can usually expect the same back.

From all of us at DRescapes we hope you have a great holiday season and a happy and prosperous new year.

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There is a lot to consider when you start to think about dropping out of the rat race up north and heading for the tropics.  Every now and then we see an especially informative video by other travel bloggers that can be helpful to our subscribers as they research their own move to the tropics.

Today we thought we would share a clip out of a very recent video by Mr. T of the Educated Traveler.  This segment is especially pertinent to the pros and cons of a move down to the Dominican Republic.  As you will see in this video clip, one of the interviewees mentions how life and your experience can vary greatly depending on the size of the city and the stability of the local community.   That is exactly why we settled in on the village of Cabrera and this area on the North Coast of the Dominican Republic.

Now lets see what Mr. T has to say…..

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New Homes Going Up At Mantana y Mar In Cabrera Dominican RepublicAs the cold approaches up north, Cabrera is blessed with year round warm weather making home construction a year-round activity down here.  That is definitely what we are experiencing in the Montana y Mar ocean view residential project.  Everywhere we look we are seeing our expat owners starting construction on their ocean view home.  And despite a week of rainy weather, the construction activities continue and we hear that a number of our latest expats will be starting construction of their homes in the near future.  It is exciting to see all this activity and to see our cliffside development maturing so nicely.

Take a look at this little video for just a glimpse of the activity at Montana y Mar.  Combine the good deals that these expats got on these lots with million dollar views with….

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When the side effects exceed the symptom it’s time you’d better start asking some serious questions.

Continuing on from where I previously left off let’s take a look at how this opioid addiction crisis may have initially grown its roots. First point I’d like to disclose is the fact that it’s taken decades for this to unfold. What we are currently witnessing involved a series of major sequences each having its numbing effects leading towards an ultimate goal. My analysis will expose what I now feel was the initial spark.

But first come’s an exceptional analogy supporting the direction this post will be heading towards. In your mind I want you to picture a large iceberg. Close your eyes and imagine this huge floating mountain if ice. Now stop contemplating and reopen your eyes. What did you vision? I’d be willing to bet nearly 100% of readers were solely focused on the section located above the waterline. If being honest you know you were and so would most of the others.  We habitually think in that way in other words we only see part of the whole.

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Cabrera Dominican Republic Expat Rental HomeAs you know if you have visited us on one of our free North Coast Discovery Tours, Cabrera is not your typical tourist trap beach town.  Many of the homes built in the hills overlooking Cabrera are held for personal use and quality rentals are not the easiest thing to find.  Well that was becoming a bit of a problem for our many new expat families looking to build their own oceanview home or wishing to spend an extended period in Cabrera to really check it out.  So Johnny and I went to work searching for the best rentals we could find and over the next weeks and months we will give you virtual tours of some of the rentals we have located.

In this little video we take a quick pass through a larger home with a separate 2 bedroom apartment in the lower level and a larger living quarters upstairs.  This is just to give you an idea of what we are out searching for to meet the needs of our newest expats and extended visitors.

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The Negative Effects of Reactive Behavior Pt1

Understanding how potentially dangerous reactive behavior can be and why it’s little more than a Pandora’s Box waiting to detonate I decided to continue with a second post. The fact that reactive behavior is such a serious threat I felt that a second post was in order. In this follow up I’ll be touching on […]

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US Clamps Down On Expat Transfers Of Assets

The US Government and the banksters are clamping down on bank transfers from US banks to foreign countries.  We have been suggesting this was the trend, but now it seems that they are hell-bent on making it increasingly difficult to get your own money transferred to foreign countries.  And not just to the Dominican Republic.  […]

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Don’t Be Scarred Be Prepared

For over half a decade I’ve been cautioning folks that they need to be prepared. Not scared but prepared. As a species we humans tend to be highly reactive it’s in our nature. Who knows perhaps one day science will isolate this characteristic as part of our DNA makeup.  But there’s no disputing the fact […]

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Search For Ocean View Properties In Cabrera Dominican Republic – One Of The Best Caribbean Properties

When we are not out on our free North Coast Discovery Tours we are scouring the hillsides around Cabrera looking for the best deals we can find on ocean view properties that would be a good deal for our subscribers.  Many of the properties we stumble on we find through relationships with local families and […]

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