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  • How to Make Travel with a Family on a Low Budget Possible

    Ok, I'll admit, when I left the USA with my five month old baby and my adventurous traveler husband I didn't know if it was possible to do what we were setting out to do: continuously travel the world on a tight budget, $25 to $30 a day for the both of us AND a [...]

  • Clothing in Grenada

    Grenada is a spice island in the Caribbean. When considering what kind of clothing to pack, I always recommend that travelers pack clothing that their comfortable in and they think looks good on them. My first few trips I would pack clothes that I thought I should bring (like long skirts) but would never wear because, [...]

  • Air Travel to the Dominican Republic

    The Dominican Republic is a great air hub to the Caribbean region, being serviced by budget and major airlines alike. Flights are cheap from New York, Miami, and Ft. Lauderdale. Santiago and Santo Domingo are the most popular entry and exit points in the country. If you have any tips, advice, or suggestions for flying [...]

  • Breastfeeding in Public while Traveling

    Breastfeeding in Public while Traveling I exclusively breastfed Petra for five months before we went to the Dominican Republic, so I was pretty comfortable feeding her in public. I am not super modest, but I'm also not used to showing the world my breast either. It takes a little practice to be able to discreetly [...]

  • Differences in Dominican and American Child Raising

    With my new found Dominican friend and her little baby, it wasn't long before we started commenting on the things we did differently. Mothers love to compare and give advice, people from different countries also love to do the same. There are always new fads and new fears in child raising. Here are some of [...]

  • Traveling With a Baby Makes Me Friends

    Traveling with a 5 month old infant in the Dominican Republic, I find that a baby opens a lot of cultural doors. After flying in from Maine, we arrived in Santiago, tired but happy and immediately took a bus to Sosua where we rented out a studio room for a month. We are now looking [...]

  • Air Travel with a Baby

    Air Travel from Maine to the Dominican Republic We said goodbye to my family in snowy Maine and boarded a southbound plane.  Petra and I took her first plane trip when she was two months old , and now at five months she was already a traveling pro -- having logged more in the air [...]

  • Time to go abroad

    Really the decision was already made before Petra was born. I believe it was promised the minute we found out we were pregnant: Yes, we can keep traveling with a baby. After roadtripping for a couple months around the US, we felt we had gotten our feet sufficiently wet, and Petra was sufficiently sturdy at [...]

  • Belize Island Hermits

    Hermits on the islands of Belize BELIZE ISLAND, Belize- "We are on a deserted island!" a young American tourist whooped upon landing on the white sands of a Belizean cayo. "That is a real stupid thing to say!" boomed an unexpected voice from the interior, "this island is not deserted, I'm here!" ------------------ It is [...]

  • Travel to Belize Islands

    Travel to Belize Cayos Cays Keys Islands BELIZE CAYOS, Belize -- On my third incident of travel through the tapering isthmus of Central America, I have finally set foot on Belizean soil. I helped lead a tour out from the Finca Tatin in Guatemala to the southern cayos of Belize. A two hour speed boat [...]