Where To Go: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Punta Cana: Honeymoon and Play by Habeeb Salloum Thinking of the sun and palm trees, one snowy and stormy weekend in Toronto, I decided to take my daughter Muna, along with my grandson Mazin, and his wife Margarita, as a belated honeymoon gift, to the Dominican Republic.  Now as we explored the huge Bahia Principe […]

Vacation Like a Kardashian at Casa de Campo Resort

While millions of reality TV-loving romantics took a virtual vacation as they watched the Kardashian clan in the Dominican Republic during two episodes of the popular E! series, one lucky couple can turn the reverie of keeping up with the Kardashians’ lavish lifestyle  a reality– at least for a week– with a getaway to the […]

Iberostar Offers “Free Wedding” Package

Thrifty-minded couples will love this deal! Have that Caribbean destination wedding of your dreams while enjoying the pampering elegance of Iberostar Hotel and Resort’s Grand Collection of five-star properties in Jamaica, Mexico and the Dominican Republic. An Iberostar Grand wedding combines exquisite service and cuisine, gorgeous natural settings and endless pampering. The Grand Collection presents […]

Casa Colonial Beach & Spa Offers Ultimate Getaway Package

Celebrate Cupid’s Day Caribbean-style at Casa Colonial Beach & Spa in the Dominican Republic, which is currently offering an Ultimate Long Weekend Getaway Package. Available February 10 – 14, 2011, the package includes 4 nights in an ocean-front Junior Suite. Also included in the package: Guests can begin their vacation celebration upon arrival at Puerto […]

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Opens in Punta Cana

Punta Cana’s Hard Rock Hotel & Casino opened on November 1, 2010, and news of celebratory discounts is music to the ears of rock ‘n’ roll romantics. Through December 15, 2010, the new Dominican Republic retreat is offering patrons $350 airfare credit per person, based on the adult rate with a maximum of two people, […]

Casa de Campo Resort Stars in Golf Channel’s Big Break

When the 14th season of the Golf Channel series Big Break tees off on September 29th, two of the most challenging courses in the Caribbean will be fairways to fame as two teams battle for supremacy during a sporting showdown of the sexes. Filmed in June on the green at the Teeth of the Dog […]

Taking Suppllies for Haiti on Your DR Vacation

Are you planning a trip to the Dominican Republic soon? The DR, which shares the island of Hispaniola with Haiti, is an important staging place for many aid groups in this difficult time. Just this morning, we received news from AM Resorts (Zoetry, Secrets, and Dreams), which has romantic resorts in the Dominican Republic, that […]

Statement from the Dominican Republic on Haiti’s Earthquake

We’ve been closely following terrible news out of Haiti since yesterday evening, following along not only on the television but also on Twitter. NPR has created a special Twitter group we’ve been following for the news from on the island. Haiti shares the island of Hispaniola with the Dominican Republic, a very popular destination for […]

01209: Long Weekend Getaway Ideas from Florida

My boyfriend will be home on leave in May and I’d like to plan a three-day getaway for us. I live in Miami. We’re very active and enjoy outdoor sports. Do you have any ideas for us? Thanks! Thanks for your email; how romantic that you’re planning a getaway for the two of you on […]

Altos de Chavon, Dominican Republic

Dear Love Tripper,We really want to get married in St Stanislaus Church in Altos de Chavon (we visited 5 years ago). How do I contact the church? Please help – any advice would be appreciated. We love that little church! We visited while staying at Iberostar Hacienda Dominicus (809-688-3600, St Stanislaus Church is a […]