Traveling To Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: Top Things To Do
There are not many places that blend old and new perfectly, but Casas del XVI is one of them. During my trip to Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, I was happy to call this place “mi casa.” Technically, it’s a five-star collection of five lovingly restored 16th-century casas. Each casa boasts its own courtyard space and a private butler available at the push of a button on the cell phone you’re given at check-in. So, are you traveling with a group or looking for complete privacy? Do you have an affinity for vintage maps? Or perhaps you’d like to enjoy plunging in a pool surrounded by tropical plants? Keep watching to find out which casa is for you.
My passion for travel was unlocked when I spent some years living across Europe and South America. I've never been one to shy away from a new adventure, be it swimming with pigs in the Bahamas, bird watching in the Galapagos or Heli-Hiking in British Columbia. And while I used to mostly travel solo, I now like to hit the road with my 4-year-old son, 1-year-old-daughter and husband in tow. The best part of travel to me now is getting to see the world through their eyes. Whether they are petting goats during an Oregon farm stay or making their very own pizza in Idaho, their enthusiasm and joy never fails to remind me of why I love travel.