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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 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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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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Monte Cristi – Finally Made It To The Top – WOW

If you have been following our little trip through Monte Cristi Dominican Republic you know that we had to scratch the itch to somehow get to the top of that little mountain just outside Monte Christi to see what we could see.  We finally made it.  As you watch this video, keep your eye on […]

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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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