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Santo Domingo’s Hotel Frances to Get New Life

 The Hotel Frances in Santo Domingo’s Colonial Zone is getting a major facelift. The historic property, which is currently closed, will be refurbished into a 20-room hotel thanks to an effort to rebuild the area by the Dominican Republic’s Ministry …

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The Best Caribbean Islands for Family Vacations

 You can take a great family vacation anywhere in the Caribbean. But some islands have a certain innate family-friendliness, an added level of comfort and ease that make a trip particularly well suited for a family traveling together, whether due …

The Caribbean’s Hidden City

 Above: Santo Domingo’s Colonial Zone (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell SANTO DOMINGO — Everything here is hidden. Inside these venerable old structures are great little hotels and restaurants. But you don’t notice them. You walk right by them. …