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An Island Score That Ended Up Costing More

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Vacation Days VS Island Life Realities

Friends in the states picture us tanned as roasted almonds, spending our days sunning on the beach, our afternoons napping in hammocks, our twilights sipping rum punches in our beachside gazebo, our dinnertimes grilling fresh fish, and our nighttimes dancing under the...

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Island Living Debunked: D.R. Edition

When we embarked on our move to the Dominican Republic, it seemed like almost everyone we knew had an array of concerns on our behalf. "It's too dangerous! It's a third world country! You are going to get mugged!" Varying degrees of panic were being spouted from all...

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How to Fit in as an Island Newbie

When I first stepped foot onto the tarmac of the Henry Rohlsen Airport and walked out to catch my ride (a 1990-something, $800 Honda Civic with no AC and a broken passenger window), I shied away from the locals, didn't give them a warm greeting in return, and simply...

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