Category Archives: Travel

Near Miss

Yesterday we were very lucky. Storm Dorian took a turn to the North and missed the Dominican Republic.  According to the National Hurricane Centre (NHC), the eye of the storm is now 150 – 200 miles off the coast and … Continue reading

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Waiting for the Storm

Being British, we always choose to travel to the Caribbean during the hurricane season, mainly because it’s convenient for us, and more importantly, cheaper.  Now we’re about to find out why. Having spent the last few days, monitoring the National … Continue reading

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Tourism: A Force for Good?

Having been a regular consumer of international tourism services for over 25 years, I’ve never really stopped to think about the impact that “the tourist” has, in rocking up at a new destination. I’m lucky enough to be writing this … Continue reading

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Green and Weird

… but beautiful. The Dominican Republic shows off it’s exuberant plant life.

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Revisiting the Dominican Republic

As the end of August approaches, life tends to get more frantic, as the date of the annual holiday approaches and each family member tries to complete allotted tasks in the ever shortening time before the scheduled departure date.  For … Continue reading

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Wanted: Scorpion Expert

Whilst its always good to interact with birds, animals and people whilst on vacation, some interactions are better than others.  This little fellow was having a doze in a shirt that had been left outside on our patio.  Unfortunately, he … Continue reading

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The Holiday Diary of a Brit Abroad

In 1892, George and Weedon Grossmith picked up pen and paper and crafted a masterpiece: the fictitious diary of Charles Pooter, a City clerk.  The journal is packed with hilarious anecdotes, vignettes and goings on (or should that be ‘gowing’s … Continue reading

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Dominican Republic

This week sees the Family Unit basking in the hot, hot sunshine of the Dominican Republic (DR).  With a flight time of 8-9 hours from the UK, the DR’s so called “Coconut Coast” is fairly accessible. As far as I … Continue reading

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There … And Back Again

Well, Team DG are back in the UK. Much to the relief of the hotel which we’ve just left behind in fun, fab Mexico. Everyday we presented a new challenge … … Could the Concierge please find our 6ft, yellow, … Continue reading

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View From The Balcony

Having had a crazy few weeks, full of ups (cantering across fields with the Offspring) and downs (family bereavement, crazy work position), Team DG have decamped to Mexico, to try and pull ourselves back together. We’ve been here nearly a … Continue reading

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