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Wake Up Call Rings Loud For Two Subscribers

Before coming to see Barry in the DR, I remember introducing myself as a realist that was not swayed by the events reported on the evening news. I explained that we were not ‘doomsday preppers’ and that we were only looking for a nice location to consider for vacation/retirement property. Our goals were simple, 1) […]

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Making Room In The SDR Basket

It hasn’t even been a week since releasing my previous post regarding how SDR’s will be the future reserve. While the US Dollar will certainly play an active roll by being one of the largest eggs in the basket, it no longer will it be only egg in the basket. Eventually it will perish its […]

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With Power Comes Responsibility

Over the past couple of days two major undertakings occurred. First was the Catalan Referendum and second the mass shootings in Vegas. Sticking to my rule of always letting the dust settle before commenting this post will adhere. I won’t be making wild accusations only to have completely missed the mark a few days later.  […]

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A Nation Of Psychopaths

If Trump’s recent speech at the UN doesn’t make it crystal clear that all pre-election promises are null and void honestly you’re operating with the brain power comparable to that of a barnacle at low tide. Your brain is starving for nourishment; you’re not firing on all cylinders. All the attributes, the pieces fitting his […]

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Lately There Seems To Be a Sense That All’s Fine

I was welcoming some recent relocates to Cabrera when an interesting question was fielded in my direction. I’m assuming it’s because of the amount of foreigners I encounter they felt they’d receive a well-rounded viewpoint for an answer. At some point during our dialog one of them raised the question “Have you noticed there seems […]

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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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DR S.W. Regional Tour Los Patos, Paraíso Heading Toward Pedernales Part 3

In part two of this series I mentioned that we were both flying by sight with no real flight plan. We’d just be flowing in sort of a general direction if you will and stopping where ever we decided to. With dusk fast approaching we decided to find a place to stay for the night. […]

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Raising Young Kids In Cabrera – Tennessee Expats Speak Out

We’re back with Shawn and Kelly, the young Tennessee expat family on a mission in Cabrera Dominican Republic.  Many Americans and Canadians are understandably concerned about packing their family and young kids up and moving to a foreign country.  Are the schools ok?  What about learning a new language?  Will the kids adapt and feel like […]

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TOUR TIME: Rio San Juan to Abreu (The Back Roads)

  Hi Guys its Barry in DR. Welcome to the second edition of Tour Time. In efforts to answer our readers’ requests of wanting to see more of the back country and farm regions I decided this might make for a good second article of Tour Time. While everyone’s eyes were glued to the soon […]

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