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Santo Domingo’s architectural landmarks reminiscent of colonial past

The private Aura Beach property outside of Santo Domingo is nothing like what you imagine a coast to look like in the Dominican Republic. There are no rows of lawn-chairs and no race for a good spot.

Danish tourists revisit colonial past in U.S. Virgin Islands

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands - The Danish owned these tropical islands for centuries but about the only people speaking their language here these days are tourists.History buffs and sun-seekers are flocking here from Denmark, coming in greater numbers than their colonial forebears ever did as the tiny Scandinavian country revives cultural ties with its old Caribbean possession.