How to Find Cheap Flights in 2019

As a couple who has lived abroad for the last 2 years and has traveled internationally for 7, we’ve learned several cost saving tips and tricks to snag great and budget friendly flight deals. We are by no means rich, and although travel is important to us, so is budgeting, quality of life, and liquidating debt. If you’re budget travelers, budget-minded, or haven’t yet built up enough treasured flight miles to score a deeply discounted or free flight…read on my friend. Read more

10 Rules For Traveling The World

We have used squatty potties in bathrooms where you can barely inhale. We have stayed in hotel rooms that made us want to cry but there is nothing … Nothing(!); not a damn thing that makes my skin crawl more than hearing or seeing one of my countymen misrepresenting. Lets just be honest on this page, you are representing your country when you travel. Right, Wrong or Indifferent – people will judge other Americans that they meet after you, based on your interactions with them. While you are traveling the world you are representing America, yo momma, your family, and your friends whether you like it or not. Deal with it. So, for the sake of travel etiquette here are some of Nomadic Wander’s Rules for Traveling The World: Read more

10 Ways to Enjoy: The Longest Flight

We have been abroad for almost 18 months (infant talk :-)). We are just babies in this game but we have matured as travelers…….A LOT! We learned some good and some expensive lessons about living on the road. Lessons like, wtf is onward travel, how to find and use secure ATMs, “budget” Airbnb traps ….and we will share all of them with you through our blogs.

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5 Overlooked Tips For Long Term Travel

There are plenty of blogs with a wealth of information about long term travel. This is not one of them. This is an Oops Blog. The 5 Things we wish we would have done before we hit the road. We have transitioned from novice travelers to a full time travelers and now we are transitioning to professional travelers.  So retrospectively speaking we have about 5 things we would do differently so we flipped those 5 short sights into 5 tips for the future you.

Our 5 Missed Steps

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FAQs for Travel to the Dominican Republic

Frequently Asked Questions about traveling to the Dominican Republic

Most questions and answers were pulled from hispanola.com; follow the link for additional Q&As.

  1. Do I need a passport to go to the Dominican Republic?
    • Yes
  2. Are there any fees I need to pay on arrival/departure?
    • There is a US $10 Tourist Card fee you will have to pay on entry and a US $20 Departure Tax that must be paid before leaving the Dominican Republic. Please see our Entry/Exit Requirements section for more detailed information on this. The $10 tourist fee was a surprise to us but we did not have to pay a departure tax. Whenever traveling though, it’s best to have cash and change on hand. We recommend you travel with at least $50 on hand.
  3. What is the weather like?
    • The Dominican Republic is in the Caribbean, so temperatures are generally quite warm throughout the country all year round. Some have even called the weather here ‘the endless summer’.
  4. What type of currency should I bring?
    • US dollars are the most easily exchangeable foreign currency into the local Dominican Republic currency, Pesos, or RD. You can exchange currency in the airport but local banks and ATMs (cajero automatico) usually have the best rates. We know of 2 ATMs within 3miles of where we’re staying.
  5. Do I need any vaccinations before visiting?
    • At the present time no special vaccinations are required before visiting the Dominican Republic.
  6. Is if safe to drink water in the D.R.?
    • Drinking purified bottled water is definitely recommended and is available everywhere in the Dominican Republic. Hotels and restaurants use purified water to clean and cook their food, and purified water is used to make all ice. It is not recommended that you drink tap water. For those with a sensitive stomach, it is not recommended to even use tap water to brush your teeth.
  7. To flush or not to flush [the toilet paper]?
    • Do not flush the toilet paper. Plumbing isn’t efficient enough to flush paper without blockage – so don’t do it. Instead, use the bin provided to dispose of whatever paper you use. You get use to it…just wrap that paper up with more toilet paper and place it into the bin next to the toilet.