For two weeks, you're living in a centuries-old farmhouse in an olive grove. You can walk to town for fresh meat and produce and cook them at home, or you can hop in your car and drive through rugged, wildflower-covered hillsides to larger towns in a matter of hours.
The island paradise in the Caribbean that shares a border with Haiti on the island of Hispanola has built a steady tourism industry known for package deals and all-inclusive resorts. Add a discount airliner with inexpensive fares and you have a sizzling new destination hot spot.
From J.Librot: "Does anyone know where we could find something like consumer reports but for tour operators? We are going to China in the fall, and are considering Pacific Delight, General Tours and China Plus. Anyone have information about these tours, positive or negative?"
From UR_SpringrBreaker: "Hey, Some friends and I want to take a spring break roadtrip starting in upstate NY (near Buffalo) and heading down eventually to the outer banks. We have 9 days and want to have as much fun as possible on the way. Do you have any suggestions of places to stop that are fun or interesting?"