Travel Inspiration: Stunning Photo Essay of Dominican Republic


This past June, before moving to South Korea, I spent almost a full month beneath the Caribbean sun in Dominican Republic. It was a blissful summer spent laying by the pool, floating in the ocean, scuba diving with starfish, and eating every type of seafood I could get my hands on. The DR is one of the most beautiful countries I’ve ever visited. Despite being half Dominican and the rare family vacation spent at island resorts when I was young, it wasn’t until recent years that I finally got to know my mothers home land.

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They say that once you’ve visited one Caribbean island, you’ve visited them all, and that’s simply not true! Each island has it’s own somethin’ special to offer. I’m not talking about the excursions you take from the hotel, or the all inclusive cant-believe-it’s-so-affordable prices you get during the off season. These islands are homes to talented people, exporters of goods like fruits and coffee, and major zones in need of climate control. Dominican Republic is a year round summer paradise, but it’s also much more than that.

Instead of going on and on about how beautiful, unique, and diverse Dominican Republic is, let me show you:

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Culture

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Beaches

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People

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Sunsets

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8 Comments

  1. January 14, 2015
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    Wow! I only know people who have been in Dominican Republic in al-inclusive. Personally, I really don’t like these kind of resorts, and your photo essay just gave me more reason to want to explore this country on my own. Thumbs up! Beautiful pictures!

    • January 17, 2015
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      Hi Annie! Although I do like a good vacation, and sometimes resorts are the best way to get my relaaaaxaaation on, I agree! There’s so much more out there to see. You should def go!

  2. January 17, 2015
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    Sign me up! Especially love the mangrove pic. Brings back memories of when I used to work in the Everglades.

    • January 18, 2015
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      Thanks Jeri! The Everglades are beautiful, too. Definitely a unique piece of the world.

  3. Ah-mazing photos, Neysha! You’re a wonderful photographer!

    • January 21, 2015
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      Thanks Miriam! 🙂 You’re not so bad yourself (which obviously means I LOVE your pictures! hehe). A lot of these are my fathers, though. He’s the true talent.

  4. January 21, 2015
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    All of these pictures make me wish I could pull a Mary Poppins and walk into them. I’m not sure whether I’d choose a beach, one of the churches, or that outdoor barbecue!

    • January 21, 2015
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      Hahaha thanks Heather! And tell me about it… What I wouldn’t give to jump into one of those beach scenes right now. It’s so cold in Korea!

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