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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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Crime In The Dominican Republic – Is It Really Worse Than Back Home

We routinely hear “I want to take the free DR Escapes North Coast Discovery Tour and I want to find out if I should retire or move my family offshore.  But FIRST, is the Dominican Republic safe?” I can’t tell you how often we get asked this question by people that are considering a visit […]

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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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Firefighter And EMT Describe Their Search For A Retirement Haven – Part 3

Retire Early and Retire Offshore… In this third part of our three part video interview, Doug and Sherry explain the steps they took over the last several years to search for an expat retirement haven that is most ideal for their family.  They discuss a variety of topics and drive home the point that research […]

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Fireman and EMT Expats Discuss Reactions Of Family And Friends – Part 2

As you start to explore the possibility of moving offshore for retirement, you will likely face two very different reactions from family and friends.  A few will admire your wanderlust and secretly (or maybe even outwardly) express their desire to be right along with you.  But if your experience is typical, a larger number of […]

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Fireman and EMT Spouse Describe Their Expat Journey

I had the pleasure to interview an American fireman and his EMT spouse that have been on the path to discover an offshore early retirement haven for several years.  After researching Mexico, Belize, Ecuador, Panama and Costa Rica it looks like they have finally settled on Cabrera on the North Coast of the Dominican Republic for […]

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Chillin Out On A Deserted Beach In Cabrera Dominican Republic

It is common to find long stretches of unspoiled and uncrowded beaches on the North Coast of the Dominican Republic near Cabrera.  After days of writing articles DR Escapes it is time to play Robinson Crusoe  on this deserted beach for an afternoon.  Even though I have the beach almost to myself, there is still a […]

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Joys Of Expat Lifestyle In Cabrera Dominican Republic

Getting together with friends, both expats and locals alike, is one of the great joys of living offshore on a Caribbean island.  Of course we have enjoyed similar experiences with family and friends throughout the years in our home countries, but there is something especially rewarding when you are the guest in a foreign land. We find […]

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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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Expat Friends Party On The Beach Near Cabrera Dominican Republic

We joined our Canadian / European friends and other expats on the beach to bid a fond farewell to one of our European Expat families as they head out on another of life’s adventures to explore Spain. We will miss them, but we know they will be back several times a year for extended stays which […]

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