Monthly Archives: January 2012

100 Shades of Blue: Los Patos, Barahona, Dominican Republic (a photo essay)

Los Patos, Dominican Republic

There’s a small town in the Dominican Republic’s southwest called Los Patos, where water from a river in the nearby Bahoruco Mountain Range flows in and forms a freshwater lagoon–and a lovely swimming hole–before meeting up with and joining forces with the Caribbean Sea. Los Patos: Where the River Meets the Sea It’s a magical…

Trippy Travel Photo #14: Banana Tree Spiral, Boquete, Panama

TTP 14

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Panamanian Butterfly Nibbling on Nectar (Photo of the Week)

Panamanian Butterfly

Where: Las Lajas, Panama During a recent trip to Panama, I spent a few days in a small town called Las Lajas. It was really small–as in, it had just a store or two, a handful of restaurants (mostly closed due to it being rainy season), a couple farms, a cemetery and a lovely beach…

The Dominican Papaya Milkshake Scam—and How to Avoid It

I haven’t been feeling well lately, and it’s not just because I’m back in New Jersey’s crappy cold weather after enjoying wonderful 80-degree weather in the Dominican Republic. There’s something far more serious going on with me. See, while I was away, I became addicted to the DR’s truly perfect papaya milkshakes, known as “batida…

Mangú, Merengue and Mao: A Day in a Dominican Village

Getting off the beaten path in the DR

It’s mid-morning and the merengue, coming from different corners of the village, reaches the porch where I’m sitting and makes me smile. One is fast and in my face. Another is slow and suave. Almost romantic. And the third one is medium tempo and just right. Across the street–the dirt road, that is–local men are…

(This guest post/photo essay is by Kate Trenerry, who has traveled extensively throughout Europe and[more]

10 Tips for Saving Money (Up to $100) Before Your Next Trip #travel

Before I take any trip, I visit the dollar store. Why? Quite simply, I can save a lot of money there[more]

Rare Sumatran Tiger in Bukkitingi, Indonesia (Photo of the Day)

Today’s photo is of a rare Sumatran tiger, also known as Panthera tigris sumatrae, a tiger sub[more]

‘Nandi’—Shiva’s Holy Cow and Vehicle—at Prambanan Temple, Indonesia (Photo of the Day)

Today’s photo is of ‘Nandi,’ Lord Shiva’s/Siva’s holy cow and vehicle,[more]

Trippy Travel Game #21: Ecuador OR Panama? You tell me!

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