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Stopping Traffic in a Hot Air Balloon Over Punta Cana

Taking off in a hot air balloon over Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

For over an hour, we floated over the eastern part of the Dominican Republic. We gazed at the white buildings of Higuey and hovered over the ponds. We passed trees that looked like broccoli from our vantage point in the sky, sometimes hanging low over fields that seemed almost within reach.

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Changing Lives with Chocolate in the Dominican Republic

Chocolate bars at Chocal in the Dominican Republic

We had barely stepped through the door when we were handed the hairnets. A crucial part of any food-related activity, the white, synthetic caps would ensure we were making quite a fashion statement for our morning at the chocolate factory.

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Make an Impact on a Fathom Cruise

Shredding paper is the first step to recycling it. This impact activity is just one of many available on a Fathom cruise to the Dominican Republic.

A Fathom cruise is not a typical cruise. Sure, there’s a pool, great food, and plenty of fun. But the real reason to take a Fathom cruise goes much deeper.

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Zika Travel Information: What You Need to Know

Zika Travel Information Guide.

Every day, you open the news and see more stories about the strange disease called Zika. But what should travelers do to protect themselves? Here’s a Zika travel information resource with everything that’s known and how you can protect yourself from Zika.

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An Epic Long Weekend in Puerto Rico


Puerto Rico. There is so much that is misunderstood about this island. Yes, it’s a territory of the United States, but is far more than the “American Caribbean.” Here is our must do Puerto Rico itinerary for a long weekend.

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The Grenada Underwater Sculpture Park

The Vicissitudes at the Grenada Underwater Sculpture Park.

On the sandy bottom of the sea floor in Molinere Bay lies a mystery. During our Grenada scuba diving adventure, we headed out to see what lurks beneath the surface. To our delight, we discovered the playful and whimsical Grenada underwater sculpture park.

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Disappointed in Dominica

Roseau, Dominica from the Morne Bruce Viewpoint.

We’d heard a lot about the vast natural beauty of Dominica and were really looking forward to visiting this Caribbean island. We’d heard great things about Titou Gorge, snorkeling on the Champagne Reef and Trafalgar Falls. But, as we discovered on our Dominica tour, the island has a long way to go. We were definitely

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Finding Nemo at Buck Island in St. Croix

Snorkeling at Buck Island St. Croix with Big Beards.

Buck Island is a national treasure and a great way to spend a day snorkeling while in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The island is the nesting home for green sea turtles and endangered Leatherback turtles. But the real treasure at Buck Island is the 4,500 acre underwater reef lying just off shore. It is one

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