This is not going to be a preachy type blog post.  This is more to tell you that there are 2 sides to every story and then there is the truth.

Bavaro Beach, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

YES, 7 Americans have recently died at various resorts in the Dominican Republic in 2019.  Does it mean that this Caribbean island is unsafe and you should cancel your vacation plans to go there?  NO

These unfortunate deaths have been made very public recently but there is a lot more to these stories than is publicized on the media.

According to the State Department, last year 13 U.S. citizens died while traveling to the Dominican Republic. The number was 17 in 2017. More than 2.7 million U.S. tourists visited the island in 2017, making the island the fourth most popular travel destination for Americans.

But for those millions of travelers with trips booked, police and resort officials are asking the public to wait for conclusions from investigations before making assumptions — and denying there is anything nefarious at play.

Are we still sending clients to Punta Cana?  Yes.  We have clients there now.  Our friends and colleagues were just in Punta Cana last week.

We need to remind all of our clients to not leave common sense at home when they are on vacation.  Many of us eat and drink different when we are on vacation than we do at home.  Many of us will forget that we can’t drink in excess and not feel the effects of it.

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Again, My Vacation Lady will never tell you where you should vacation.  If you don’t feel that a destination is safe, we will not send you there.  Before making changes to your vacation or knocking out a destination due to media blasts, get the best information that you can and make an informed decision.