The Dominican Republic Has It All – Part 4

Puerto Plata used to be the tourist center of the Dominican Republic, however, it has lost ground to what are know more popular destinations, mainly Punta Cana and Bavaro Beach, which offer better options of hotel accommodations and pristine beaches. Samana, mostly La Terrenas, is also gaining popularity due to a quaint town center, whale…

The Dominican Republic Has It All-Part 3

We continued our Dominican Republic trip with a short stay in the capital city, Santo Domingo. The city is buzzing and a bit chaotic at times depending on the neighborhood. We stayed at Hostal Nicolas de Ovando located in the heart of the colonial city, where things are a bit more tranquil.   Set in a…

The Dominican Republic Has It All-Part 2

My adventures in the Dominican Republic continued, I decided to visit on of my favorite places due to it uniqueness: El Morro de Monte Cristi.   Located in the north coast near the border of Haiti, this spot is easily accessible as it is at the very end of RD 1, one of the main roads…

The Dominican Republic Has It All-Part 1

I just spent seven days in the Dominican Republic and over the next few days will be sharing a series of post highlighting my experience and the places visited.  A bit of disclosure by saying that I was born and lived in the Dominican Republic until age 9 before arriving in New York and I…

There Still Are Reasons To Visit Atlantic City, NJ

While the downfall of the casino industry in Atlantic City, NJ has created a visible impact with numerous ghostly towering buildings, including the  47 story Revel, constructed at a cost of 2.4 billion dollars, there are still a few reasons to go visit. The Water Club at Borgata, is definitely  one of those reasons. The…