travel

“The people want to go out,” that is what Wendy has told me. This was in response to a comment I made about the amount of bookings I have taken for The Playa for the month of July. The government of the Dominican Republic entered Phase 3 which allowed restaurants and hotels to re-open on […]

Phased Out

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I think I’m having a reaction to Phase 3. I might just be having a reaction to what appears to be happening in Phase 2 and therefore I am applying it to Phase 3 but I’m definitely having some kind of a reaction. Our area, relative to the rest of the world, has seen little […]

The Final Delay

Part 4- Out of the Dish Row 30. I hadn’t paid any attention to my seat assignment when it was issued in the Dominican Republic. This was truly a mistake, one that I will never make again. The only thing further back than me on this plane, are two toilets, the galley and the rear […]

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More Delays

To start at the beginning go back one post 😉 Part 2- Crossing the Dish Whoever penned the phrase “Misery loves company”, has never sat on an airplane. Absolutely no one is enjoying each others company. Miserable? Yes. Happy to be with others who are miserable? Not a chance! I know I wouldn’t want to […]

Delays

Travel this year is different. Unless your head has been stuck in the sand, this statement is self-explanatory. The coronavirus, aka Covid-19, has turned what for me, is usually a miserable experience, into a potentially deadly miserable experience. The plane crashing is the least of my worries! Travelling right now is like diving into a […]

Every morning I sit on my cabana deck at The Playa and watch as the staff arrive for work. Coffee is first as they chat and putter about the kitchen. Once the sun rises, one of the young men will grab a rake and start to groom the compound, picking up leaves and any debris […]

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Dissatisfied

Travel day is not something I ever look forward to, coming or going. If it were possible to beam myself to my destination, I would be fine with it, but so far that mode of transportation seems to be only available on television. For now, I must be at airports 90 minutes prior to departure, […]

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The Holiday season is always stressful. I think it is for everyone, even those that don’t work in the retail sector. There is stuff you have to do, and a time limit in which to get it done. The holidays are the same for almost everyone around here. We’re all working the same schedule. We […]

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Rule Of Signs

My flight to The Playa is booked for February. Three weeks on the sand, just me and the insects. I can already feel the itch. Even though I am not physically there, my constant communication with Wendy, allows me to stay in the loop with The Playa, at least in a business sense. This is […]

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No Hay Problema

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Things in the world of booking agent have been hectic over the summer. Who knew having a hotel on a deserted stretch of beach on a Caribbean island could be so appealing… in summer! But why not? In the heat of summer everyone wants to head to the water. Crowded beaches suck just as much […]

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