travel

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The clock ticks ever closer to my escape to the beaches of the Dominican Republic. This year will mark the third meeting of The Los Gringos Refugee Club and the first reunion of the victorious forces from The Siege at Los Gringos, as not only will Ginger and The Earl be there but Rock and […]

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Booking a trip that requires deciding on accommodations is never as easy as they make it look on television. Just click and go is make-believe. As a traveller you need to make decisions on where to go, how long to stay, and how to get there. It’s never just push a button and you’re there, […]

Wendy employees a restaurant staff of three that usually rotate in one person shifts. The first starts promptly at 7. It’s is usually Nero or Bonnie. They serve breakfast and clean the restaurant from the previous night, which basically means removing the mountain of sand that was tracked in. I have met both women on […]

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The other day I started to write about the current state of affairs at the Playa Paraiso en Magante. Since there have been no detailed records kept by any of the previous tenants there is no way for me to be certain that things are moving in the direction that I have envisioned possible. Record […]

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Been There... Done That.

     As is the case for the last few years the first thing on this year’s agenda is preparing to travel. Packing my bags and getting as far away from the tundra as possible. Adios snow, Hola sand!!      The first post I ever wrote to my original site was about preparing to […]

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I Don't Have To Be There To Be There

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I only go to the Playa Paraiso en Magante once a year. I think about the place year round but I only put my toes in the sand for 14 days annually. I plan for this to change but that is in the future and if there is one thing I’ve learned about life, I […]

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Irma

Well now that I have ventured into the realm of fantasy it is obviously time to get my head out of the clouds… Mother Nature says so.   I have never been to the island of Barbuda, truth is I didn’t even know there was an island of Barbuda, and now Mother Nature has made […]

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There's a Chart For That

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I have just ended a string of twelve straight days working (hence last week’s feeble attempt at poetry) and since it is summer and the busiest time of year for me, I’m exhausted! Working non-stop is not new to me but as I get older it gets harder. I have one more stint to do […]

A Small-Business Triad

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A few weeks ago www.paraisoenmagantedr.com was activated and became part of the public domain, announcing that the Playa Paraiso en Magante was open for business. Formerly known as Los Gringos before it was hijacked by the theme park crazed Captain Ahole, the restaurant and cabana rental business is now in the hands of what might […]

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Creating A Brand

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My story continues…   The good Captain Ahole has set sail and taken every faux Captain Jack Sparrow with him. The ship has been dismantled and the wooden cannon and the half boat kids play structure, with the sign that read “play at your own risk”, are gone. What is left behind? Well as luck […]