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Cabarete - A Runner's Dream

Running in Cabarete is magical. The trick is to wake up before the heat sets in - which is not that early, only 6:15 or so. I don’t think there exists a more ideal temperature to run in. Warm enough that you don’t have to start with a long…
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First Things First: Building a Foundation in the Yoga Loft

What is that saying...first things first? Well of course they are - it seems silly and redundant. But in a new place it can be surprisingly easy to get jumbled up and not put the right things first. I have a few weeks of adjusting to internship…
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How We Handle Mosquitos in Cabarete

Extreme Hotel Cabarete, on the north coast of the Dominican Republic, caters to an eco friendly environment. One of the realities of living next to El Choco National Park is that there are mosquitoes during the rainy season. Dealing with…
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Moto Taxis: a complete user guide!

Planning a trip to Cabarete? Not sure how to get around? Read on! We do things a little differently around here. If you want to truly embrace the Dominican culture, you will love getting to know the moto taxi mode of transportation. At…
Trapeze Swinger flying trapeze high at Kaicetous Circus at the eXtreme Hotel on Kite Beach.
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8 Things I Miss About Life in the Dominican Republic

This past week I have found myself reflecting a lot on life in the Dominican Republic and how it compares to life in my hometown. Aside from being the obvious antidote to the homesickness we all experience whilst traveling abroad, my favorite…
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5 Reasons You Should Quit Your Job and Move to the Caribbean.

  Six months ago, I embarked on a plane to the Dominican Republic with a backpack, a one-way ticket and a help exchange position at Taino Organic Farm. During my time here I have become an adventure tourism/health/community blogger,…