What’s great about a beach vacation is that laying down, reading a book, drinking a piña colada can be the most active part of your day🍍 One of my first big trips was a very spur the moment decision. Out of a list of places, I chose the Dominican Republic. I lived in the Dominican Republic for four months, traveling and teaching English. If anyone is interested in traveling to the DR, here are some tips: 1. Decide ahead of time what type of experience you are looking for. The DR has a lot to offer. If an all inclusive, relaxing resort sounds nice they have many. Or, if experiencing the culture and day to day life of the people is what you are looking for I can lead you in the right direction. 2. Most surf lessons are recommended in Sosua. I did a three week program and loved the company we found:) 3. Puerto Plata is the perfect area to explore and experience the day to day life of the locals. This is where I lived for the entire four months teaching English. If anyone is interest in more info on the Dominican Republic feel free to message us! Wishing everyone blue skies and safe travels✈️
🚨Dominican Heritage Tour 2020 is here! Join us in re-connecting & learning more about our culture and history while discovering different corners of our beautiful island in collaboration with local Dominican researchers, activists, community leaders, and local small businesses. 6 Days & 5 Nights ⭐️Santo Domingo - History walking tour + Taino workshop + modern culture outings ⭐️Villa Mella - Fiesta de palo or congo dance ceremony/afro-heritage ⭐️Monte Plata - Unique cooking lessons in our family campos + farm tour + Salto de Socoa ⭐️Barahona & Pedernales: Laguna de Oviedo, Arroyo Salado, Los Patos, Bahia de las Aguilas & Pozos de Romeo Dates 🗓: February 15 to 20, 2020 NEW Add on option⛰: 4-day WELLNESS RETREAT in Jarabacoa (the Dominican Alps)- February 20 to 23, 2020. Drop your email below for the full PDF tour booklet and a special early bird discount. 😊👇🏽
Behold, probably the hardest hike of all hikes I’ve ever done. This is a full day, two part hike in beautiful Barahona: La Plaza & Cueva de la Virgen. Both VERY WELL WORTH IT with several gems along the way. Gorgeous and extremely underrated— nothing you’ll see in the Lonely Planet or Trip Advisor. But when I say it wasn’t easy... I mean people were literally holding my hand on the way back because I wanted to give up and get a piggy back ride 😂😂😂 back home. It was four women and four men. Most were in top shape... a few of us, cough me, not the most athletic... but all of us had an open mind and good spirits for curiosity + adventure. Every single one of us at one point slipped and fell. And yes that includes big brolic dudes falling flat to the ground 😂 and even my super cautious self... I was in shock as I barely caught myself with one hand on the way down to lessen the impact on my bum and realized... Toto, this is not a land for hiking sticks... and set them aside. While it’s not a LONG 2 week hike, it’s not continuously steep, it’s not snowing, and there’s no high altitude... it’s that it’s almost completely unpaved and you must improvise the way: over rocks, jumping down, leaping over, swimming, sliding, crawling and climbing up natural “second floors” without stairs. It was like the ultimate obstacle course + hike. A full body work out. So that’s what I mean when I say it was the hardest... even after climbing the tallest mountain in the Caribbean... this one still gets the prize for the most adventurous, limit pushing, full body work out hike. Today... months later, I look back happily at the experience... feeling like I was baptized by nature. But the next few days? 😂I couldn’t walk.
#throwbackthursday—bradley's 4th of July visit to @blackberryfarm | Appalachian ingredients from around the region and farm products harvested just a few feet from the front door matched with unbeatable service and stunning interiors made for an unforgettable experience at the culinary barn at Blackberry Farm.〰️What's the last unforgettable dining experience you had?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #drtravel#dining#travel#exquisite#blackberryfarm#tennessee#interiors