There were about a dozen of us in an open-air boat, sitting in pairs, bobbing in silence on Samaná Bay with our eyes fixated on the horizon. I was craning my neck and holding my breath in anticipation to check off another experience from my bucket list, whale watching.
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There’s something to be said about walking a mile in someone else’s shoes but what about riding a few miles atop another man’s horse? Continuing on my journey in the beautiful ecotourism haven of Samaná, located in northeastern Dominican Republic, I found myself riding another man’s horse to the splendor of El Limón Waterfall.
Meet Ramón, a cigar roller at La Leyenda del Cigarro, a Cigar Shop and Factory in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. He rolls about 200 cigars a day!
Wind kissed my cheeks and whipped my hair as the motorboat raced across teal-colored water of Samaná Bay. As we neared some of the 58 keys of Los Haitises National Park, the boat slowed down and I soaked up a beauty I never knew possible.
Let’s face it, November through March can be pretty dreary in most parts of the U.S. and since I’m a problem-solving gal, I’m suggesting an easy solution to chase winter blahs away with an affordable Caribbean vacation . Sun, sand and some bragging rights without breaking the bank is my kind of vacation.
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You have no idea how a much it means to me when someone tells me I’ve inspired them. Solo Travel Girl is meant to inspire others to travel alone, not lonely and Friday night, I had the pleasure of meeting up with one of my blog readers who has become a friend. Sherri from Canada […]
“It’s really, really hard,” I said in response to a friend telling me she didn’t know how I balance life as a single woman. Yeah, I don’t know how I do it either but I do. I’ve come accustom to it.
Ah, beautiful Samaná. An ecotourism paradise with gorgeous, uncrowded beaches, turquoises-blue water, hypnotizing waterfalls, sweet fruit, and warm, welcoming smiles. Enjoy my February 2014 journey through my Instagram images tagged with #EcoSamana.
I’m not quite sure if I’ve ever written a post updating you on what’s been happening in my life but I feel to do so. Since the beginning of the year, it’s been a wild and wooly ride but with June in sight, I’m beginning to breathe.