All posts by Lily Girma

Curacao's West Coast by Lily Girma

An ideal destination for independent explorers and culture lovers, Curaçao’s Dutch-Caribbean bend and fewer tourists make it a pricier destination than most in the region. Here, meals and tours can add up quickly. But there are ways to make the most of your travel dollar or florin, while enjoying... Read More

Mercado Modelo
Mercado Modelo by Lily Girma

Like its neighborhoods and its mix of people, Santo Domingo’s gastronomy scene is diverse, and presents a wide variety of dining scenarios and a unique range of flavors. Whether you’re up for a hearty meal of rice and beans, simple sandwiches, or a New York-style brunch, good food is... Read More

Maison Gautreaux
Maison Gautreaux

On the rise as a stand-alone destination for culture, history, and music lovers, Santo Domingo, capital of the Dominican Republic, offers a plethora of accommodation options. From charming boutique hotels in the recently renovated Colonial City–on the UNESCO World Heritage List as the first urban settlement in the... Read More

 The Peninsula House/Lily Girma
The Peninsula House/Lily Girma

The Dominican Republic offers an incredible variety of settings — from miles of white sand beaches along the Atlantic and Caribbean, to the highest peaks in the region, and a bustling Colonial City. Exploring it all will require a solid home base, and these three options put you well on... Read More