While the plan might be a little far fetched... it's not out of the ball park. Yes.. You'd be a tourist... so what???? If by some twist of fate you should find a willing family.. Toss in some greenbacks to bring a little extra cheer to the holiday and go for it!!! I have welcomed people from other countries to my Thanksgiving Dinner in the past.. and we've all gained from the experience. I find the Dominican people to be outgoing and friendly. NO.. I'm NOT naive.. there is usually a monetary connection... but who cares? It's no skin off my back to contribute something.. and I'm not trying to buy friends... I'm trying to gain an experience. Who knows... you might just get lucky enough to learn something about a foreign culture. good luck... but BE CAREFUL.