Lights…Camera…Dominican Republic!

September 28, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Mariordo Thanks to both its appealingly tropical Caribbean and Spanish colonial vibes, the Dominican Republic has had a long history on the silver screen, both playing itself but more often playing other places both real and imagined. First the rea...Leer más

13 Tips for Planning the Perfect Beach Wedding

July 31, 2017 - 1 comentario

adamkontor/pixabay I know you want this day to be special. How about making it extra special? Most people when they think about the perfect beach wedding, they imagine a beautiful sunset setting, the light, balmy breeze, and the sound of the waves. ...Leer más

Street Dogs of Havana: A Photo Essay

June 26, 2017 - Sin comentarios

photos: José Balido When I first started visiting Cuba nearly 20 years ago, most dogs mosdef did not have it good at all. Yes, on Old Havana's main street, Calle Obispo, there was already a dog grooming salon for an extremely élite few pampered ...Leer más

New Puerto Rico Modern-Art Fair Showcases Cool Caribbean

June 1, 2017 - Sin comentarios

MECA If you’ve ever visited San Juan, you’ve undoubtedly walked past or perhaps even browsed many of the Old San Juan art galleries, with offerings ranging from tourist kitsch to cutting-edge, avant-garde works. And in fact in recent years the s...Leer más

Spanish History Lesson: The Real Pirates of the Caribbean

May 30, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Howard Pyle/Buccaneers and Marooners of the Spanish Main", Harper's Magazine In the fifth film of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, Dead Men Tell No Tales (aka Salazar’s Revenge), the eponymous evil and undead Spanish navy captain Armando...Leer más

Notes From Underground: Caves of the Dominican Republic

May 24, 2017 - Sin comentarios

The Dominican Republic is of course well known as a destination for marvelous beaches, cool adventure sports, and the historic corners of its capital Santo Domingo. Much more "under cover," if you will, is what's underground: thousands upon thous...Leer más

Paradise Found: Manatees and More in Manatí, Puerto Rico

March 22, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Visiting Puerto Rico, you’ll pretty much always have good weather, a wealth of fun activities to choose from, and if you’re a nature lover, the added bonus of some unique eco-opportunities. And for an island grouping of its modest size, it ha...Leer más

Street Art of Havana: A Photo Essay

March 14, 2017 - Sin comentarios

In the past few years, art has truly been one of the bright spots in Cuba's cities, and especially in capital Havana. In addition to a quite fine Museum of Cuban Fine Arts (Calle Trocadero between Zulueta & Monserrate), with works spanning t...Leer más

Classic Cars of Havana – A Photo Essay

January 17, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Thanks to the country's long isolation from most international trade, the United States' economic embargo since 1960, and a ban on Cubans buying new cars, one of the things most striking about Cuba has been that many if not most of the automobil...Leer más

Samaná, a Warm Winter Dominican Dream

December 6, 2016 - Sin comentarios

If you're in a northern clime and thinking about the months of chilly temperatures coming up, close your eyes and imagine yourself in a swimsuit amid tropical Caribbean breezes; warm, crystalline waters; and 25-degree (77 degrees Fahrenheit) temperat...Leer más

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