Take Your Toddler To Carnaval

Take your toddler. Take your infant. There are few extraordinarily unique cultural experiences quite like Carnaval. Traveling as a family can be difficult and frustrating at times, but experiencing new things with our kids makes it all worth it. Even experiencing mundane things again for the first time through their eyes, like going to the …

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Quick Trip Review: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Santo Domingo is the largest, oldest, and liveliest city in the Caribbean. The traffic, sprawled out across 12 lanes on the main expressway, drones on from sunup to sundown. Yet despite the traffic jams and overloaded infrastructure, SD has some real charm and is a vibrant, beautiful city that is steeped in history. The most …

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How to Become a USAID Foreign Service Officer

As all government employees are aware, unless one is fortunate enough to fall under a "special hiring authority", the Federal hiring process is often long, opaque, and sometimes painful. I was hired for my Federal position as a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (RPCV) and was fortunate enough to be hired under the special authority that …

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