Tag Archives: Life in the Dominican Republic

Burning Out Under The Burning Sun

“Burnout in Punta Cana?!? Impossible!”

That’s probably what most people think. After all, living in a slice of tropical paradise with white sand beaches and crystal clear waters sounds about as relaxing as can be. Continue reading Burning Out Under The Burning Sun

Peter Krupa: Local Real Estate Agent and Developer

When Peter Krupa, a local Real Estate Agent and developer first visited Punta Cana, he didn’t expect that it would be a trip that changed his life. Originally from Poland, he gained a wealth of experience in the Real Estate industry, before his first visit to the Dominican Republic. Continue reading Peter Krupa: Local Real Estate Agent and Developer

U.S. Passport Changes Are Coming!

Passport changes are coming, and if you plan on traveling in the future — especially if you’re among the 49 million Americans whose passports will expire in the next few years — you need to know what passport changes are in store. Continue reading U.S. Passport Changes Are Coming!

Cathedral of Santa María la Menor in the Colonial Zone of Santo Domingo

I spent the weekend at the V Symposium Caribbean Genealogy and History (V Simposio Caribeño Genealogia e Historia) , held this year in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Continue reading Cathedral of Santa María la Menor in the Colonial Zone of Santo Domingo

Why Do Punta Cana Expats Complain So Much?

I find it curious that so many people here seem to make a habit of bashing Dominican culture and even Dominican people in general, expressing negative views about almost all aspect of Dominican society and life in the island. Continue reading Why Do Punta Cana Expats Complain So Much?

7 Definitive Reasons Why You Should NOT Move to Punta Cana

Living on an island in the Caribbean surrounded by beautiful golf courses and picture-perfect beaches sounds like a dream. Wake up, enjoy a cup of Dominican coffee, freshly picked fruit, walk along the beach and maybe go for a swim to cool off. This is paradise. This is a dream come true. Continue reading 7 Definitive Reasons Why You Should NOT Move to Punta Cana

5 Key Facts Expats Should know about Living in Punta Cana

If you’ve made the move to Punta Cana or you’re still looking for more information on what living in Punta Cana is like, here are some key facts that will help make your stay much more fun. Continue reading 5 Key Facts Expats Should know about Living in Punta Cana

5 Things I did Right in Punta Cana

I must have done something right in my ten years here, right? I must have made some good decisions. Well, I wouldn’t have fallen so in love with living in the Caribbean if I hadn’t had some good times. And there have been LOTS of good times.

So these are the things I’m proud of. Continue reading 5 Things I did Right in Punta Cana

7 Tips for Staying Sane In Punta Cana

Last night I was asked on Facebook by fellow expat for my tips on keeping a positive attitude in Punta Cana. What a great question and one I’ve got a lot of answers to that I’ll be writing about more in detail here in the future. But in the meantime, I’ve come up with a summarized version of my top seven tips to keep a “glass half full” mentality when you find yourself in a slump. Of course, living abroad involves being proactive. Continue reading 7 Tips for Staying Sane In Punta Cana

Scandals in Paradise

Gossip. I had no idea this was the most popular form of entertainment among the local resident expats here in Punta Cana before I made the move, although I suppose I should have had an idea since I am fully aware of how small-town gossip works. I didn’t realize it immediately, most likely because I was too busy trying to get my business up and running. Once the business took off, the floodgates crashed open and we were quickly thrown into the scandalous gossip headlines, updated and re-told daily. Continue reading Scandals in Paradise

One Amazing Day On Saona Island

The Dominican Republic boasts some of the most stunning beaches I have ever seen.

A few months ago, I had the opportunity to visit Saona Island with my very good friend Larysa Fedorchenko. Larysa really knows her way around most of this island! Continue reading One Amazing Day On Saona Island

My Episode of House Hunter’s International in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

House Hunters International follows me with a newly engaged couple find their new Punta Cana home!

Cory St. Clair from Indiana and his fiancé Karen-Ann Peterson a native and former Miss Aruba, embark on a journey to find their new home in Punta Cana. The show begins with the couple at The Gold Coast Residence in Aruba, visiting some of their favorite places such as The Screaming Eagle Restaurant, Paseo de Herencia shopping mall and photo shoot with one of Aruba’s well-known photographer Ms. Julia Renfro on Eagle Beach. Continue reading My Episode of House Hunter’s International in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park and Reserve

When you think of Punta Cana, you probably picture Caribbean sand and surf. However, you should also consider a visit to the awe-inspiring Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park and Reserve, a privately protected area of lowland subtropical forest in the heart of Punta Cana. Continue reading Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park and Reserve

Donations for the Kids at Villa Caoba

Glen & Dee have been coming to Punta Cana for a few years now. This time they have brought in some pretty nice clothing donations for the kids, I brought in some dolls donated by a client of mine- and we had a pretty cool party! Continue reading Donations for the Kids at Villa Caoba