OK--planning a vacation. On the plus side of the Dominican Republic
is the cheap cost, interesting culture, and the great windsurfing.
Downside is risk for malaria, dengue fever, typhoid and Montezuma's
revenge. Oh and Hep A +B.
Kauai-upside is incredibly diverse ecosystem which includes rainforest,
great snorkeling and surfing, etc. Downside is that it is more expensive
and less exotic, more turistas and gringos.