Very few people know that you can call the US and Canada for free (from anywhere in the world) from within the gmail application on PC and Mac. Take out your laptop go to your free gmail.com account (you may require the voice and video chat plugin for gmail) then click on “Make a Call” […]

Call to US and Canadian phones using gmail for free   Recently updated !



We spent many years in the tropics. A friend gave me this tip early on and I ignored it for a long time 🙁 You are going to get dehydrated in the tropics. A large percentage of people will experience leg cramps. A good quality magnesium supplement and moderate hydration will cure leg cramps for […]

Leg cramps in the tropics and magnesium   Recently updated !



Mosquitoes are particularly serious in the tropics. If you manage them you will be fine if you do not manage them in the tropics you can expose yourself to …..Chikungunya, Dengue fever , Malaria, West Nile virus and Zika virus . Trust me you really dont want any of those and they can be avoided. Manage mosquitoes please. […]

Insiders Guide to Mosquitoes in tropical areas.   Recently updated !



Renting in Las Terrenas Dominican Republic 4
This does not not necessarily apply to renting short term. Short term is generally defined as less than 3-6 months. Long term is generally defined as more than 3-6 months with most people agreeing 6 months or more is long term. If you are renting short term it is good to use an international vacation […]

Renting long term in the tropical Dominican Republic don’t get ...   Recently updated !



Our schedule of Overstay Fines, Fees, Penalites is 100% accurate for 2019 and verified every week by travelers flying out of the Dominican Republic. If you are a tourist visiting the Dominican Republic and you over stay your allotted time these are the Penalties or Fees. This applies to the Dominican Republic’s Tourist Card and is […]

Dominican Republic Tourist Overstay Penalties or Fines or Fees   Recently updated !


These are high priority items for us coming from North America to the tropics. If you would like to see something added to the list let us know in the comments or through our contact form. Before we get started a word about safety. Petty crime is common here but they target specific things. Dont bring […]

Tropical Travel Tips an overview   Recently updated !


On Saturday 30 January Susan Miller led an effort called Basura para Comida. The children of a local neighborhood were paid pesos for plastic bottles and given food in exchange for bags of garbage collected. Everyone (especially the children) had a great time and we cleaned up some of our town. Susan plans to continue […]

Basura para Comida



Coconut Coffee French Tost
Ingredients: 1 Shot Espresso — 5oz Coconut Cream — 1 Baguette — 4 Eggs — Cooking Oil Optional Ingredients: Dash of Salt — 1/2 Tsp. Vanilla Topping Ideas: Sugar & Cinnamon, Powdered Sugar, Jam, Jelly, Syrup, Fresh Fruit, Whipped Cream (Use your imagination. Have fun!) This recipe is great with only the main ingredients. We […]

Coffee Coconut French Toast Caribbean Fusion