Heaven on Earth

Connie Helena
8 min readJan 28, 2022

As I’m sitting down to write, I’m not sure what this is really going to be about. Is it a solo international travel story taking place in the age of covid? Is it a sparkling reflection of my experience in the Dominican Republic? Is it insight into the fantasy that is all inclusive resorts in tropical destinations?

It may be about my desire to travel the world by myself, which is something I have done since I was 12 years old (I…