WOW! Is all can say about our trip to The Paradisus Punta Cana.  OK, I just told a lie. I have a whole lot to say about our FAB-U-LOUS trip.  What I mean is that it deserves a WOW!

Wednesday, August 14th we headed off to Punta Cana, DR for our All Inclusive, All Suite experience at the Paradisus Punta Cana to celebrate my 50th Birthday and The Traveling Eye’s 6th Anniversary.  Fifty of our friends, family and listeners joined us from all around the U.S.

Our entire team was in tow, yours truly (Ja’Vonne, Birthday Girl & Show Host), my partner in crime (Bonnie, Show Host), our eyes, pun intended (Howard, Executive Video Producer) and our Tenzing Norgay (Gene, Executive Producer).

The Theme……Do what ever you want as long as you have FUN!

On our very first night we had our welcome reception on Gabbi Beach at Paradisus Punta Cana.  It was the first time everyone came together and met each other and I was amazed how quickly everyone bonded. I think it was love at first sight or maybe it was the cocktails.  Some folks had already started enjoying the All Inclusive benefits!  From this point on we were one big happy family!

And….The 50th Birthday Dinner & Party.  We started with a very delicious seafood dinner at the Gabbi Beach Restaurant at Paradisus Punta Cana.  Lobster Tails, Shrimp, Sushi, Fish, Mussels, Ceviche, you name it they had it.  We were all dressed up and civilized and anticipating our “Wiggin Out Party”.

From dinner we headed to the Red Lounge (the nightclub at Paradisus Punta Cana. I have to say I was impressed).  Several people made an appearance. Rick James was there, a relative of Bob Marley, Pretty Ricky, A motown back up singer, some I didn’t get names from and the guest of honor…..Ruby!  And, Yes, we did the Wobble! No party is complete without a line dance.  We actually did a bit of everything from salsa to hip hop.  I’ll let the photos speak. I had on 4 inch heels with a 1 inch platform and I danced all night!  And, several of us closed the nightclub down.  You know when they turn the lights on in a smoke filled room and by this time no one’s looking pretty.

 A phenomenal spa treatment at Yhi Spa.

Swimming with nurse sharks and sting rays

To everyone who came and celebrated with us…..We can’t thank you enough!  You are our family and it would not have been the same without any of you.  There’s a saying in Zulu….Ubuntu, which is a shortened version of a Zulu proverb, “Umuntu ngumuntu ngamantu,” which means: “I am a person through other people, I am because of you. So, muchas gracias and Ubuntu!

Howard, Ja’Vonne, Bonnie, Gene
The Traveling Eye Team

The Traveling Eye…Live from Paradisus Punta Cana!  In case you missed it here it is.

Broadcast Part 1
Eduardo Perera, General Manager at Paradisus Punta Cana
Charles Kiusters, Food and Beverage Assistant Director at Paradisus Punta Cana