Oranges, Chickens And The Reason I Signed Up For Spanish Classes

Saturday, January 6, 2018

On our last day in Pedasi, a Pananamian fishing town 200 miles from Panama City, 4 people from the multi-generational family who lived next door stood in my kitchen. There was the lady of the house, her 11-year-old daughter, a man I had never seen before and a visiting, out-of-town aunt. I showed them the […]

Pan-American Transmissions Part 4: Panama City Booming

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Pan-American Transmissions Part 4: Panama “Pan-American Transmissions” is a travel series from Special Contributor Diego Cupolo as he travels south from Nicaragua to Argentina. He has few plans, a $10-a-day budget and one flute-playing gypsy companion. Check back as new dispatches are posted from the road. Ania and I decided to live in Panama City […]

The San Blas Islands: Where Leo Would Have Gone If The Beach Took Place In The Caribbean

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Has it always been this hard to find an island that hasn’t been overdeveloped? If isolation is your thing, look no further than Panama. The San Blas Archipelago off the country’s Caribbean coast is a handful of islands (378 to be exact) where travelers can expect to find some of the most isolated islands in the […]

Time Lapse Video Of Traveling Through The Panama Canal [Video]

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

On one recent trip through the Panama Canal, an intrepid cruisegoer (an oxymoron, right?) perched out on top of his ship for the 10-hour trip through the 51 miles it takes to travel from one ocean to the other. If you’re wondering why it takes so long, keep in mind that Gatun Lake, near the […]

2010 New York Times Travesl Show Blog (Day 2: Special Frommer Watch Edition)

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Day two of the Travel Show kicked off Saturday morning with none other than the emperor of excursion, the maharajah of movement, the tycoon of travel himself, Arthur Frommer, and his spawn of sightseeing, Pauline Frommer, who presented their top budget destinations for 2010. Arthur’s number one destination this year is Las Vegas where, he […]

The Boca You Should Be Visiting This Winter

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Something you hear alot of this time of year (especially in New York) is: “I’m heading down to Boca for the weekend.” Chances are they’re probably not referring to Bocas del Toro, the Panamanian archipelago located in the Caribbean near the Costa Rica border. Besides having a rich history (literally — guess where the Spanish […]

Lonely Planet’s Top 10 Countries For 2010: And The Winner Is . . .

Friday, November 6, 2009

Lonely Planet’s doling out accolades to these ten countries as being very topping, with El Salvador being the toppingist of them all. Okay, they don’t really elaborate as to what this list mean, other than being the “hottest countries for next year,” but I assume they mean destinations that are, or have been, under the […]

Panama’s Caribbean Paradise That You’ve Never Heard Of

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Kuna Yala, the coastal area of Panama along some of the most picturesque parts of the Caribbean that you’ll ever see, is home 72,000 Kuna, the native people that call this piece of paradise home. In actuality, most of the Kuna live on one of the 365 islands off shore, a chain of coral atolls […]

Blogging Panama, Loving Panama

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Brendan over at Jaunted has posted his first blog entry from his journey through Panama, beginning with his stay in Kuna Yala Islands, the 400-island archipelago off of Panama’s southern tip. Brendan wistfully describes the islands as an “obvious stop for a beach bum, drop-out-of-life vacation,” which is kind of the goal of most people’s […]

Prices Plummet On Flights To Hot Panama

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Has anyone else noticed how cheap it’s become to fly to Panama? (I found rates as low as $336 from New York City). My friend’s heading down there for New Year’s this year and I suspect there will be plenty more travelers discovering this nation of 3 million so long as prices stay so low. […]

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