I recently returned from a week's vacation in the beautiful Dominican Republic. I was there when the horrific quake struck Haiti. However, we didn't feel a thing at our lovely resort, and I was glad we could send an email right away to reassure family and friends that we were all safe.
The weather was great when we arrived (first picture), not so great by the time we left (video below). But hey, anywhere you can wear t-shirts in January and walk on a beach is fine by me!
(I have no idea why the sand is bright pink in this video. It wasn't in real life.)