Map of Malaria in DR - USA CDC indicates there is malaria in Dominican Republic and Haiti, the shared island countries. Paludisme is French for malaria.

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Let me explain what happens if you are caught with illegal drugs in Dominican Republic.

No Tubi on Hair Allowed Sign in a Sosua hotel. The boys do not like boom-boom girls wearing tubis in Sosua, Dominican Republic.

Rules may be broken, but first know them. This is a checklist of 10 travel rules for tour guides that savvy world traveler observe.

Rules may be broken, but first know them. This is a checklist of 10 travel rules for money in cash that savvy world traveler observe.

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This is a checklist of 10 travel rules for business hotel rooms that savvy world travelers observe.

Ceratopogonidae is the technical word for "no see ems," a type of insect that attacks our ankles, is an unacceptable hotel guest, that needs evicted

This is a checklist of rules for avoiding street attacks that savvy world travelers observe.

This is a checklist of 10 travel rules for medicine that savvy world travelers observe.

The beach in Sosua, Dominican Republic, is great: shady with a natural bay and calm waters, good for swimming, safe for children or non-swimmers.

I, Andy Graham, witnessed dreadful, shameful behavior by a foreigner screaming, not once but four times, at the top of his voice at a 1-2-year-old boy.

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There are four main airports in the Dominican Republic. Puerta Plata (POP) airport is closest to Sosua at about 7 miles away.

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It took me 15 year of travel to realize the truth about toothpaste. If I keep traveling the planet, other truths will be revealed. LOL (Laugh Out Loud)

Seth Goding wrote something special today in his daily blog post about people who stand above others, the sophisticates.

My friend showed me the brand name MyCharge portable battery recharger for iPad and Blackberry smartphones. It was good for three battery refills.

Travel theft, stolen luggage, police corruption and many travel problems are minimized with situation awareness that stops target fixation.