Luxury on a dime: Dominican Republic vacation

It was the middle of winter when Brian and I decided to go to an Island. We joke that we booked this trip in the middle of night with a credit card, and didn’t even realize what we were doing – and that’s not entirely far from the truth! I had been to the Dominican Republic before with my mom, but it was Brian and I’s first trip abroad together, and we wanted it to be perfect. So after what seemed like countless hours of research, I finally found a resort along the southern coast of the island that blew me away. More on that in a bit! We booked our entire trip without a travel agent – we went through Expedia. I am not convinced that this is the answer for every trip, because you’re pretty much on your own, but for this one it worked. Our resort stay and airfare was bundled into one price and deeply discounted because of this. We both ended up paying less than $1,000 each for an entire week at an all-inclusive resort, including airfare and taxes. My tip for finding the best prices is to be flexible with dates, go during the off-season, and book as far in advance as you can. We arrived in the middle of the week, and flew into the capital city, Santo Domingo. Getting to the country was easy enough, but navigating to our hotel was a little crazy. We got picked up in a pre-arranged taxi […]

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