Depart: Dominican Dreams

School is out in Loudoun County, Virginia and it is time to think about a summer getaway!  What better way to kick off summer than planning a trip to the Caribbean…the Dominican Republic to be exact. 

According to Travelzoo: 
For the next 96 hours or for the first 99 bookings — whichever comes first — is slashing the cost of an all-inclusive Dominican Republic beach vacation from Washington, D.C.,  to $759 per person, including taxes.

The offer includes:

·         Roundtrip flights to the Dominican Republic from D.C.

·         Six nights at the Lifestyle Tropical Beach Resort & Spa

·         All meals and drinks, including alcohol

·         Exclusive access to the private VIP beach — featuring premium drinks, wait service and a sushi restaurant — as well as twice-weekly private parties

·         Trip insurance in case of bad weather (a $45 value)


The mac-daddy deal is available for departures on most dates Sept. 1 – Nov. 10, however summer travel is discounted as well.  Book your trip now as this sale ends Friday, June 15. Bon voyage:)

Read: Washington Post article goes hand in hand with one of my favorite books…The Geography of Bliss by Eric Weiner


Not sure I am thrilled with the federal government spending money we don’t have on measuring how happy and content the citizens are, but this article did remind me of one of my favorite and most interesting books.  The Geography of Bliss by Eric Weiner!  It is a compelling and thought provoking look at places around the world that claim to be the happiest on the planet.  Eric Weiner’s portrayal of the people he encounters, food he eats, beverages he samples and the all around nature of these different cities is an absolutely hysterical page turner.  Perfect Spring Break or summer vacay read.  Who knows, maybe you will be reading it in one of the blissful locales featured in Eric’s book.