Dear Luke and Leia, You guys are going to love what I did to surprise Nana for her birthday — a weekend in St. Maarten! Actually, I secretly planned the weekend, bought the plane tickets and made all the arrangements for a beautiful, relaxing hotel stay and some new and interesting excursions, all without Nana …
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True confession: Traveling as a couple can be a challenge when you both have different goals. For example: I detest crowds of people as much as Dan loves to photograph iconic sites. Since iconic sites are tourist attractions, I will tolerate them so he can get a few “tourist shots” and then we will find alternate views …
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Dear Luke and Leia, Do you know the way to Santa Fe, Panama? We do! This weekend we took a break and found the way into the cooler, beautiful mountains that are the country’s backbone, running down the center of Panama. Santa Fe is located about an hour north of the turnoff at Santiago, which …
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It’s pretty obvious that the quickest way to get anywhere in the world is by plane. It’s also a well documented fact that airports can induce a great amount of unnecessary anxiety, and yet we still choose to travel by air. But not all of us have the time to board the train, boat or …
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Dear Luke and Leia, We flew off to Curacao for a visa run this weekend, planning to do some sight-seeing, snorkeling and food sampling and then fly back to Panama for another few months. But boy, were we in for a surprise as to what the weekend had in store for the two of us.
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Don’t let its inhospitable name fool you: If you’re visiting Croatia, you need to spend at least one day in Split. It may not be as well-known as Dubrovnik, its neighbor to the south, but Split is actually Croatia’s second-largest city and second-most popular destination.
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Dear Luke and Leia, With your uncle Andrew visiting us here in Panama City we decided to take a day trip to Isla Grande. Isla Grande is a Caribbean island about an hour’s drive away.
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Dear Luke and Leia, Today we went on our own Indiana Jones adventure to learn about Inca gold and the Royal Road, which is called the Camino Real here in Panama. We went with the guidance of a scientist named Christian Strassnig, who mapped the entire trail.
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