We try to do something interesting on our birthdays (in October) usually another country. This year we had planned to go to Aruba but at the last minute I noticed I couldn’t find my passport. What a bummer. So, we rescheduled for the Dominican Republic for New Year’s, hoping that my passport would be processed by then and we still can have some time outside the country. We know the traveling during covid has extra challenges. We get tested often before and after any trips and as a matter fact when we landed in Dominican Republic we were given a rapid test. While we were there, we still maintained all the covid safety measures, staying 6 feet apart, wearing a mask, washing hands often and spending most of our time outdoors. Majestic Elegant Resort where we stayed was an all-inclusive which included a couple restaurants that were outdoors which we took advantage as much as we could. Most of the time we enjoyed our time on beach, reading, enjoying a cigar and of course some cocktails. After our New Year’s meal, we enjoyed the resorts firework display. All in all it turned out to be a pretty good New Year’s for us.