leaving america

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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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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Touring The Dominican Republic On A Harley

There are so many different ways to experience all that the Dominican Republic has to offer, especially on the North Coast and up in the mountains of Constanza and Jarabacoa.  While you see thousands of smaller motor bikes and scooters in every town, you do not see nearly as many larger bikes, like Harleys or […]

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Pittsburg PA Resident Sets His Sites On A Better Life In Cabrera Dominican Republic

As I have mentioned in earlier posts, Cabrera Dominican Republic has been solidly on the radar for future retirees for several years.  Not only is it a beautiful little beachside village, it also offers the opportunity for year-round perfect weather and a lower cost of living for retirees on a fixed budget. But lately, we […]

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What Extremes Governments Will Go To In Order To Grab Tax Dollars – Over 50 Deaths In India And Counting

All over the globe governments are taking rather draconian measures to assure they squeeze every last dime possible in taxes out of their citizens. While we all realize that it does take money for these governments to operate, sometimes it seems that the people be damned in politicians’ quest to maintain iron-fisted control over its […]

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Cabrera Central Park Gets A Big Face Lift – Great For The Village

The central park of many Latin towns and villages is the life blood of the community. That is certainly true here in the village of Cabrera on the North Coast of the Dominican Republic. For those of you who have ventured to Cabrera in the past, you will notice all the improvements in landscaping and […]

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Cabrera To Puerto Plata Airport To Pick Up Our Latest Expats

We have met hundreds of families over the last few years of our free Discovery Tours of the North Coast of the Dominican Republic.  I have to say that it has been a real joy.  But one of the most satisfying experiences is to make that trip to the airport to pick up the latest […]

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Post-Election Expatriation Phenomena – Bush, Obama, Trump – Just Another Cycle

It is interesting to watch how US Presidential elections trigger cycles in expatriation interest. We started noticing this repeating cycle with the election of the first Bush and it seems to be growing with the election of every new president. The level of post-election immigration interest has grown exponentially since Bush-juniors reelection. I assume people […]

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