In the summer of 2008 when my daughter was just 6, we took a family vacation to visit my aunt and uncle in Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic. After a week in the city with family, I spontaneously booked a trip to the Viva Wyndham Dominicus Palace, an all-inclusive resort several miles to the east of the capital in the city of La Romana. I wanted to relax and do nothing.
We enjoyed the never-ending food, drinks, and outdoor activities that the resort had to offer without a worry in the world. This was my first time at an all-inclusive resort and I was getting quite used to it! It was here that I first discovered archery. Aside from all the activities, there’s the beach itself where one can simply take a swim, go snorkeling, scuba-diving, paddle boarding or just read a good book in the sun. We opted to lie on one of the many beachside beds available and enjoy the views.
I like traveling and playing the tourist, visiting museums, learning about new places and exploring what a location has to offer. But on this particular trip, it was great to put down the camera (most of the time) and enjoy a true vacation completely carefree with no worries of my life back home.