Where to Eat and Kite Surf in Cabarete

On the north shore of the Dominican Republic, is one of the best kitsurfing beaches in the world, Cabarete. Recently I enjoyed staying there with a friend who kitesurfs. We both enjoy eating… Continue reading

How to Journey to Jarabacoa – Dominican Mountains, Part I

Visiting the Caribbean can typically mean staying on warm, sunny beaches, but wait! Many travelers today are venturing inland to enjoy the mountains of tropical islands such as the exotic Dominican Republic. This… Continue reading

The Legacy of Women

Originally posted on AmaliaVida:
Me with (L to R) Marisol, my mom, and Ivelisse You can be around people and not even realize how much power they hold…all the stories of their lives,…

The Road to Surfing in Dominican Republic

We headed out from the capital city of Santo Domingo and only had to drive just over an hour to get to our destination for the day, Playa Pato (Pato Beach). I really… Continue reading

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    Get a load of Eric's shell wreaths! He makes them from the sea shells we've collected here along the Mediterranean shores of Spain. From Xeraco to Denia, we have buckets of them and he keeps collecting and keeps creating these awesome, travel-inspired works of art. We live pretty light, so it's charming when living on the sea means having abundant access to the treasures of the Mediterranean. We love, appreciate and treasure her for it! Eric recently cooked up 'zucchini' as a pasta substitute to his amazing beef and vegetable ragout. It was so delicious! Do you have any creative ways you like to enjoy zucchini, or as our good Scottish friends call it, courgette? Finally! An amazing cocktail here in Denia - gotta admit, a good cocktail is in our opinion something rare here in our beloved Mediterranean town. Until this weekend, that is. Angelo of Chiringuito Mojito (our neighbor / beach bar), whipped up a fantastic beach version of a 'Greyhound'. He literally used a fresh, pink grapefruit, peeling it and blending chunks of it with a little bit of ice, just enough to chill it and create a juice. Then he stirred it in with vodka, and garnished with a large slice of melon, two strawberries, and the incredible monkey on a palm toothpick. Thank you Angelo! We loved it, loved it loved it! Ever created with sea glass? Eric loves creating art with his hands from what the Med surprises us with. Here's a close-up of the rainbow-colors of our growing stash of sea glass that we've collected from one of the gorgeous rocky beaches along Las Rotas, near where we live. Isn't it mesmerizing? Can you guess what Amalia made yesterday? She rarely cooks (and we mean never!), but her creative twist on this yummy Spanish summer fave turned out successful 😋. Some more pics of the amazing animals we met at the Valencia Bioparc. Click link in bio for the short video, Mondays in Valencia Be Like, and for the upcoming story and more photos of these incredible creatures.
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