Oh August, the international vacation month. I’ve never really participated in this yearly ritual, that is, until now. During the beginning of July, I thought to myself, “I’ve been working hard, attending classes, and working since January with no break.” So I said “Self, it’s time for some real R&R.” And the planning began. My family reunion was already scheduled for the first weekend in August in Atlanta, Georgia, so I let that be my launching pad. A friend of mine working in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic emailed to say “Mi casa es su casa”, so that became destination numero 2! And finally, my friend and his fiancée had twins the last week in July, so making a trip to Boston to see the little munchkins seemed to be the perfect end to my three week jaunt. Stay tuned as I’ll be posting about all of my adventures in Atlanta, Georgia, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and Boston, Massachusetts. I’m off to the wonderful sunny skies and white sand beaches of the Caribbean…….up, up, and away!!!