Discover Monte Cristi Dominican Republic in Photos

by Sandra Foyt on July 16, 2011

in Travel Ideas

I could write a book on our travels through the undiscovered treasure that is Monte Cristi, a province in northwestern Dominican Republic that is located on the frontier border of Haiti.


My children and I came to volunteer in a sustainable development project that originated as a crazy notion on LATISM, a Twitter gathering of Latinos In Social Media. It’s an idea that is still forming, gathering steam, resources and volunteers. But – wow! To see this wild concept beginning to take shape is an experience I’ll never forget.

The basic concept was to test whether social media could effect a social good. Could bloggers connect with a community in need to create real change?

And, after just one week of a three week project that will continue long after as an ongoing mentorship, I can say the answer is a resounding YES!

The chapters of this book will be written in weeks to come; I can’t tackle it now as I head off on another family adventure across America. But, in the meantime, I wanted to share our photos of family travel in Monte Cristi. The photos can’t begin to do full justice to the stunning beauty of this rugged coastal town, but it will give you a taste of its splendor.


Find the full set our our photos of Monte Cristi on Flickr, here.

| Sandra Foyt is a storyteller, photographer, and road trip junkie. A veteran of six cross-country road trips, she drove Route 66, the Lincoln Highway, the fossil freeway, the extraterrestrial highway, and even “the loneliest road in America.” Find her on, an award-winning destination guide to extraordinary travel in and from Northeast USA, on her portfolio site at, and in freelance gigs on Family Travel 411, Minitime, Huffington Post, and Matador Network. Email:, Twitter @SandraFoyt.

Uttoran Sen October 9, 2011 at 12:18 am

Great to know that the bloggers and the social media enthusiasts are trying to do some good in the world. Hope you guys get a lot of success in the project.

Also, i see that you have got some very good images in your flickr collection. Why not release those images with the creative commons license so that others can use your work with attribution.
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Sandra Foyt October 9, 2011 at 7:19 am

Hi Uttoran Sen,

Actually, most of my images are under the Creative Commons license. But there are some, like the photos of the Dominican Republic, where I’ve retained all rights since I’m not sure yet how we may want to use the photos. I’m hoping to publish a number of articles,and need to keep those rights for now.

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