road trip

Mountain Biking Around Cabrera 2017

In a recent post I did a little video about all the renovations the city has made to the little central park in Cabrera.  While I was shooting I noticed that there were a group of mountain bicycle riders starting to gather for their annual Mountian Bike trek around Cabrera.  I thought I would share […]

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Los Gringos Beach East Of Nagua – Yet Another Uncrowded Beach On The North Coast

Los Gringos Beach in Nagua is one of those fairly well developed beaches that can be quite crowded on holidays and the occasional weekend.  However on most weekdays you can have the whole beach to your self.  Nagua is a busy town of about 80,000 people so you can imagine how festive this beach can […]

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Jarabacoa Dominican Republic – Perfect Mountain Retreat To Sit Out A Storm

Jarabacoa is one of those places that we put high on our list of favorite places in the Dominican Republic.  Jarabacoa sits at about 1750 feet above sea level in a valley tucked between the highest mountain peaks in the Dominican Republic.  It is a popular gathering spot for both locals and for tourists that […]

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DBL Cigars – Dominican Big Leaguer Cigars – The Whole Process

DBL Cigars are top notch hand-rolled cigars made right here in the Dominican Republic, just outside of Santiago where the best tobacco is grown.  We are one our marathon tours of the tobacco country and will be checking out as many cigar factories as they will let us visit.  We started with a hot new […]

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DBL Dominican Big League Cigar Factory Tour – Road Trip

DBL Dominican Big League cigars are the new kid on the block, but they are quickly being recognized as some of the best hand-rolled Dominican cigars. The DR Escapes team is out on another road trip, this time touring the tobacco growing region around Santiago. Along the way we are checking out some of the […]

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4 Wheeling Wrapup – Through The Rivers We Go To Get To Cabrera

Let’s wrap up our Sunday afternoon 4 wheel adventure in the third and final video in our 3 part series.  On this leg of the trip we continue to explore a rarely used cutroad in the outback near the North Coast… just for the fun of it.  No such thing as bridges on  backroads like […]

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Let’s Go 4 Wheeling On The Backroads Of The DR

As you know from watching this blog for a while, we selected the North Coast of the Dominican Republic as our Plan B because it offered a number of advantages for us.  We appreciate a less meddling and intrusive government, lower real estate prices, almost negligible carrying costs, cheap but good healthcare options, year-round temperate […]

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Road Trip To The Cocao Region – Gaspar Hernandez to Tenares

Another opportunity to explore yet another backroad on the North Coast of the Dominican republic.  This time we will take a lazy Sunday afternoon road trip from Gaspar Hernandez to Tenares, just to check out the scenery.  As you will see in the videos, the roads are in pretty good shape and once we get […]

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Exploring Pirate Beach Near Cabrera

Some days you just need a little time off-the-beaten-path to clear the cobwebs out of your brain and to just relax.  Thankfully there is no shortage of out of the way spots up here on the North Coast of the Dominican Republic.  Whether you prefer the sounds of waves lapping on the beach or the […]

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Road Trip To Constanza – Part Two

Continuing along on our road trip to Constanza Dominican Republic, I suspect you have to admit that this is a little different than almost any other Caribbean island you may have visited.  In the first place, there are very few other islands where you can drive 5 hours anywhere.  The Dominican Republic is relatively huge […]

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