Posted on 19 August 2010
"The lodge was a dream that had been gestating since we met in college in 1991. We both wanted to pursue a largely self-sufficient lifestyle and escape the trappings of the work and consumer driven 'global north'. After reading a newspaper piece entitled 'Panama, The Oddest Country in Central America', we decided we needed to visit."
Posted on 12 August 2010
Kuna Yala, also known as San Blas, these 365 plus islands offer crystal clear blue-green waters, tiny, palm tree lined white sand islands and a traditional, strong willed people, the Kuna, who fiercely cling to their traditions and customs.
Posted on 14 July 2010
Most of us take our morning cup of coffee for granted, not realizing the amount of processing and preparation that goes on between seed and hot cup of coffee. During my trip to Boquete this past May, I was invited on a private tour of Kotowa Coffee Farm by Hans van der Vooren, who owns and runs Coffee Adventures along with his wife Terry.
Posted on 13 July 2010
During my time in Bocas del Toro a couple months ago, I met Alexandra Dennis, the Bocas Sustainable Tourism Alliance coordinator, and we spoke a bit about the BSTA’s misson and the slow but steady movement toward low impact tourism in Central Americ
Posted on 18 June 2010
So work approved your two week vacation, you just purchased a ridiculously low-priced ticket to Panama City…now what? The thought of visiting an entire country in a two week period may seem overwhelming, but when that country’s the size of South Carolina, it makes everything a bit more manageable.
Posted on 16 June 2010
It's every traveler's worst nightmare: You're happily sightseeing in your Hawaiian shirt and bright green crocs when you reach down into your fanny pack to grab your wallet and pay for your I Love _______ t-shirt when you realize your cash is missing. And so are you credit cards and...your passport, naturally?
Posted on 11 June 2010
I’ve never understood the birding craze. It is as foreign to me as the whole ”trekkie” or Star Wars obsession thing, but birding is growing quickly in Panama and it looks like it’s here to stay. So while I can’t exactly get excited about seeing a bird 100 feet up in a tree somewhere, I [...]
Posted on 07 June 2010
With its verdant mountains topped with fluffy white clouds that seem close enough to touch and year-round spring-like climate, Boquete is one of the most interesting and magical places in all of Panama.
Posted on 03 June 2010
This past May, I had the opportunity to stay at the Bristol Buenaventura on Panama’s Pacific Coast, about 2.5 hours outside of Panama City. As the Frommer’s Panama Guide writer, I’m always on the lookout for unique, new hotels and was very excited about the much anticipated opening of the Buenaventura. The Buenaventura is located [...]
Posted on 14 May 2010
El Valle de Anton is my favorite place in ll of Panama. At just two hours outside Panama City, it makes a great weekend getaway: Forget skyscrapers and sweltering temperatures; here, it’s all year-round spring-like weather, breathtaking natural beauty and quaint B&Bs, making el Valle one of Panama’s most relaxing and picturesque destinations.