Headed From Punta Rucia To The Basin On The Path Toward Jarabacoa

Now that we have finished the clean up from Hurricane Irma, we can get back on finishing our videos of our road trip through the NW region of the island.  One thing that is evident as we head out of Punta Rucia toward Sabaneta, the roads are in great shape and there is obvious evidence […]

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The Rat Race Part 2

Now that Hurricane Irma has passed and most of our cleanup is completed I’m able to continue with part 2 of the Rat Race. Moving forward it’s the second aspect the “why we can’t just now” group that’s a bit more complex. It’s this second group that has several more variances accompanying it. More obstacles […]

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Cabrera Digs Out After Brush With Hurricane Irma

We were fortunate in Cabrera Dominican Republic because we only received a glancing blow from Hurricane Irma as it passed along the North Coast of the Dominican Republic. Actually we may have taken a little heavier blow in our house with about 5 trees down, including a major limb off of a huge bread fruit […]

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Hurricane Irma Preparations – Different Attitudes – Different Experience

Luckily Cabrera Dominican Republic ultimately did not get hit with the full force of Hurricane Irma, but who knew for sure in advance. These giant storms are serious matters and I suppose you can never be over prepared. It is interesting though to note how differently people in different countries cope with the experience. In […]

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5 Ways Cabrera Expats Are Prepared For Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma is a whopper Category 5 hurricane ravaging it’s way through the Caribbean, potentially aiming for Florida and the East Coast of the US. Even though it looks like Cabrera may be very close to the main path of this hurricane, in many ways the expats living on the North Coast of the Dominican […]

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IRMA’s On Her Way

With a 90% chance of at least receiving a strong tropical storm it amazes me how people just seem to take these things for granted. Having weathered many Cyclones and Hurricanes I know! I know what they are capable of doing. Roof tin becomes flying razor blades in anything above a cat 3 rating. I’ve […]

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The Rat Race Part 1

In my previous post I noted that I’d be following up with some light hearted examples of what it looks like from our side of the counter. You know those of us viewing the box from the outside in. To get things rolling I’d thought for my first attempt I’d select the subject of “The […]

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We’re All Heading In The Same Direction

Before commencing with the subject matter of this post I’d like to mention a few topics that I hope will promote clarity for what follows. I first want to share what over the past six years have become new found realities. Why six years? Because that’s how long I’ve been meeting people through DR Escapes. […]

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Leaving America – It Ain’t Coming Back

Have you noticed the apparent slow but sure disintegration of life as you knew it.  Many of your traditions and beliefs are under siege by a growing number of militants and extremists while violence and crime pits large portions of the citizenry against each other.  Black verses white.  Rich verses poor.  Left verses right.  Haves […]

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Punta Rucia Beach – Stepping Back In Time 30 Years

Punta Rucia Beach is almost as I remember it from 7 years ago, and I bet it has not changed much in the last 20 years.  I bet Punta Rucia is very similar to what Las Terenas looked like 30 or 40 years ago.  Before Las Terenas caught on with the European travel community and […]

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