North America · 8 Days · 21 Moments · June 2017

Young Women's Leadership Institute


19 June 2017

Old town Santo Domingo is very pretty! Interesting mixture of architecture.

18 June 2017

Sightseeing in Santo Domingo

17 June 2017

I made a necklace! (Baniris helped with finishing touches) 😄💯
Making new friends at the Anaisas School in the Batey Palmarejo

16 June 2017

Samaná is so pretty!
Spent the morning with students from Los Tocones Middle School.
Marco from the Batey gave me this fresh mango a few days ago. Last night someone at the ecolodge had a good dinner! (Had to have been an insect or VERY small animal. 😳)

15 June 2017

Home for the night!
Samaná ecolodge
Kim Beddall's farm, outside of Samaná. Emma would love it here! (Not pictured: 30 rescue dogs)
Such natural beauty!

14 June 2017

Batey Pancho Mateo (previously a sugar cane worker community)

13 June 2017

S'mores on the beach!
Boat ride down the Catalina and Yasika rivers to dinner on the beach, and inspirational pre-dinner presentation by Christal Earle, of Brave Soles. I want to be her when I grow up. "Think about what you want the freedom TO DO, not the freedom FROM something."
Jurnee was the "chica empoderada del día," the "empowered girl of the day"!
DREAM Project
Good morning from Sosúa!

12 June 2017

Sosúa by the Sea Zzzzzz
Waiting... waiting...
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And, we're off!