Emily’s Birthday Trip to the Dominican Republic: Part 11 – Conclusion and Blog Giveaway

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Emily:  I loved our trip to the Dominican Republic and visiting Santo Domingo, Bayahibe, and Bavaro.  The friendly people, delicious food, historic sites, and beautiful beaches make it a top destination for me!

Kristen:  The Dominican Republic was a refreshing change of pace and place.  The timelessness of each destination, the demeanor of the people, and the good times had will remain with me for a while to come.

Conclusion and Blog Giveaway

This Could Be Yours!

Emily’s Birthday Trip to the Dominican Republic Index:

  1. Trip to the Dominican Republic – Introduction and Planning
  2. Santo Domingo Hotel – Sofitel Nicolas de Ovando
  3. Activities in Santo Domingo – Zona Colonial and Latin Dancing
  4. Activities in Santo Domingo – Casa de Orientacion y  Desarrollo Real (CODR)
  5. Eating in Santo Domingo
  6. Bayahibe – Isla Saona and Hotel Bayahibe
  7. Bavaro Hotel – Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe
  8. Activities in and Around Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe
  9. Eating in and Around Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe
  10. Return Delta Flight from Punta Cana
  11. Conclusion and Blog Giveaway

Conclusion and Blog Giveaway

Thanks for patiently reading through the 11 part trip report!  Here are some fun souvenirs from the Dominican Republic:

  • One Dominican Republic beach bag, one kids puzzle, and one leather bracelet
  • One ladies scarf, a Latin music CD, and a wooden turtle
  • One Dominican Republic shoulder bag, a bottle of coconut oil, a baseball, and a wooden bowl

How To Enter:

1.  Leave a Comment

You can enter by leaving ONE comment on what Caribbean island you’d most like to visit.  I’ll pick 2 commenters who will win 2 of the 3 prizes after the drawing closes at 8:59 pm Central Time on Saturday, October 26, 2013 (today).

2.  Tweet

Follow Million Mile Secrets on twitter, and tweet once to @MilMileSecrets telling me which Caribbean island you’d most like to visit.  Don’t forget to include the hashtag “#MMSDRGiveaway”

I’ll pick 1 tweeter who wins 1 of the 3 prizes after the drawing closes at 8:59 pm Central Time on Saturday, October 26, 2013 (today).

Good luck!

Fine Print:  You have to comment by 8:59 pm Central Time on October 26, 2013 (today).  I make all the decisions regarding the giveaway and there is no appeal.

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91 responses to “Emily’s Birthday Trip to the Dominican Republic: Part 11 – Conclusion and Blog Giveaway

  1. Would love to visit the US Virgin Islands 🙂

  2. Always wanted to go to Jamaica!!

  3. Of course, Dominican Republic!

  4. Jamaica for me mon!

  5. I always wanted to visit Jamaica!

  6. I am wanting to head down to St Lucia

  7. I’m heading to Turks & Caicos (Grace Bay Beach) in June as my post-deployment reunion with my wife, kids, brother & family, and mom!

  8. I”ve always wanted to go to the Bahamas!! I’ve actually never been out of the U.S. but want to someday!

    Thanks for the chance to win!! Great souvenirs!

  9. Dominican Republic!

  10. Uri Hadelsberg

    Dominican Republic for sure!

  11. I would like to make a hiking trip on Dominica.

  12. Like to visit St Marteen! Best beaches

  13. corinne thompson

    Dominican,now that Emily has sold us on it!!

  14. Cayman Islands is my choice

  15. I want to take my daughter to the Dominican Republic now that I’ve read about your experience!

  16. The Bahamas was awesome, I’d visit Virgin Islands next.

  17. Michael H.(oldfox)

    I would love to visit Jamaica.

  18. I have always wanted to go to Grenada!

  19. I would like to go to Aruba. I was actually in the Dominican the end of Sept & I loved it as much as Emily. I would love to win some souvenirs since I didn’t buy any!!!!

  20. I’d like to visit the Dominican Republic as I’ve been to many other Caribbean Islands.

  21. US Virgin Islands

  22. Turks ANC caicos

  23. Linda Kiebish

    Dominican Republic definitely – I’m a HUGE baseball fan!

  24. Linda Kiebish

    Definitely the Dominican Republic – HUGE baseball fan here!

  25. Would really like to take my family to Turks and Caicos islands.

  26. Grenada! Only saw part of the island as a female in the military during the invasion. What I did see was beautiful.

  27. I lived in the Dominican Republic (in Santo Domingo and to the east of it) in 1997-1999, but I haven’t been back … Yet. I’m hoping miles and points take me there soon. 🙂

  28. Haven’t been to the US Virgin Islands, would love to go.

  29. Turks and Caicos of course! It’s so beautiful there!

  30. The Bahamas pf course.

  31. I would love to visit Bonaire and go drift snorkeling off of Kleine Bonaire!

  32. DR looks great!

  33. Dominican Republic

  34. I’ve heard raves about Aruba.

  35. I love Puerto Rico and the DR is on my bucket list, place looks wonderful!

  36. For me, a tie between US Virgin Islands and St. Croix.

  37. A month ago my answer would’ve been different, but now after reading the trip report I’m hoping to make it to DR in 2015!

  38. St. Marteen – beaches and plane spotting

  39. Dominican Republic for sure! Sounds like a wonderful trip, Love Your Blog!

  40. St. Lucia – for Diamond Fall. The waters are intertwined with minerals and the stream mixed with volcanism, causing it to change colors. That’s something I’d like to see.

  41. Janet Simonitsch

    I want to visit Aruba to see the DiviDivi trees.

  42. Janet Haskett

    I want to visit Curaçao to see the pastel colored houses.

  43. I would love to win this!

  44. Definitely, Jamaica. It’s the best of all and has been on my “to visit” list for quite some time.

  45. Catherine Edwards

    Dominican Republic I would like the turtle please 🙂

  46. St. Thomas – it was our second choice for our honeymoon!

  47. Dominica where much of the filming was done for the Pirates of the Caribbean movie.

  48. St. Maarten for me!

  49. i’d love to visit st. lucia!

  50. The island I would most like to visit is Cuba.

  51. The island I would most like to visit is the DR.

  52. I would love to go to the Cayman Islands.

  53. I loved St.Thomas and want to get back!

  54. Always wanted to see St. Lucia.

  55. Bonaire

  56. Aruba!

  57. i want to go to aruba!

  58. I would love to go to St. Lucia!

  59. I would love a trip to Bermuda for the great British ambiance and beautiful beaches. I can see myself laying on the sand as we speak……………………………Ahh……………..

  60. I would love to visit St. Thomas!

  61. I’d like to visit Puerto Rico.

  62. I would visit Nassau and stay at the Atlantis. That place looks so cool.

  63. Would love to go back to Jamaica! The Dominican Republic sounds very nice as well though!

  64. Always wanted to go to Barbados.

  65. Cuba & Turks

  66. St. Thomas would be awesome!

  67. How bout Jamaica….!!!

  68. Aruba …for some Scuba!

  69. D. Republic ….please

  70. Jamaca, my fiends son lives there and I haven’t seen him in years

  71. St. Martin!

  72. Antigua, definitely Antigua. BTW – Keep up the fine work – love the blog.

  73. I would like to visit Turks and Caicos.

  74. St. Lucia! Thanks

  75. Emily has taken such a wonderful trip to the Dominican Republic We just can’t wait till we can do the same. We are very excited to plan our great Island getaway for our 43rd anniversary next month!

  76. I would like to go to the Dominican Republic. Sounds like fun!

  77. Jamaica would be perfect!

  78. Cayman Islands !

  79. Turks and Caicos Islands. The most beautiful beaches in the world only 9k Avios away!

  80. Montserrat. Been to the mountain in Spain but not its namesake in the Caribbean.

  81. Dominican Republic!

  82. Beautiful Bahamas – with my bride of 36 years. Paradise !!!

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