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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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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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Fear The Primary Weapon

It’s been said there are only two primary emotions love and fear and every other emotion we experience is just an offshoot of these two primary emotions. It’s also been said that whatever is love cannot be fear and the same holds true for the opposite. Keep this in mind when continuing further into this […]

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Retire Overseas – 7 Reasons An American Should Consider An Offshore Retirement

Why in the world would any American choose to leave the relative comfort and prosperity of the United States to retire to what many would consider to be a third world country. I mean, after all, America is the land of the free… the hope for prosperity. Immigrants from across the globe have gone to […]

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Forbes Article Blasts The DR – Funny How Different Perspectives Can Be

I just saw a posting on one of our DR Escapes youtube videos that I felt was worthy of a little more analysis.  The writer obviously has done some research to form his perspectives and opinions, however I would challenge our readers to form their own opinions after thinking about it.  The point of this […]

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Videos – SW Dominican Republic Road Trip – Day Two

On day two of our road trip through the southwest region of the Dominican Republic we head for the southern-most towns and explore some of the more interesting sights.  Along the way we stumbled on a quaint little 8 room hotel and Italian restaurant.  WOW! this was a great authentic experience.  We probably had the […]

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More About Residency Programs In The DR

I am learning what works best from personal experience and from the experience of the many expat families that are going through the residency process in the Dominican Republic.  It makes a big difference in comfort and convenience when our American and Canadian expats can work directly with a native English speaking attorney.   As […]

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Expats Investing In Rental Properties In Cabrera Dominican Republic

Many expats need or want a way to supplement their monthly income.  One popular way to do that is to own rental homes or perhaps a small bed and breakfast.  In this video interview we tour several small construction projects where expats have either built new or rehabbed in-town properties for rentals and part time […]

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Interview With SurvivalBlog’s James Wesley Rawles

I want to share my latest phone interview of James Wesley Rawles.  I am sure you recognize the name.  Jim is the best selling author of a number of the hottest survival novels and non-fiction survival books and the founder and senior editor of the wildly popular SurvivalBlog.com.  Last time I checked, SurvivalBlog has logged […]

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Destination Weddings Are Hot In Cabrera – Expat Owned Villas Keep Planners Busy

In this video we will meet Felicita Garcia, the wedding and event planner for one of the largest villas in the area. Felicita lived and worked in the United States for years before returning to her hometown of Cabrera to start her wedding and event planning business. Many expats opt for villa and bed and […]

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