Homestay in Boquete Panama

While studying Spanish at Habla Ya in Boquete, I opted for an immersive homestay experience for my accommodation. I had been counseled by Habla Ya that a homestay is the best accommodation choice for quickly… View Post

Rio Canyon Hike to Boquete Panama’s Oasis

The Caldera Canyon hike in Boquete, Panama was tough but totally worth it for the oasis at the end!

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Beaches in Boquete Panama? Chiriqui Gulf Adventures

In Boquete, you can have your mountains and beach it, too!

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Boquete Coffee: Made by MacGyver and Washing Machines

I drink a LOT of coffee. In my overly-hungover-yet-still-functioning college days and my working-2-jobs-while-maniacally-working-out days, coffee was the fuel that kept me moving and also suppressed my appetite, saving time. I thought coffee was pretty magical,… View Post

Quarter Life Guide to Bocas Del Toro : Isla Colon

Isla Colon is just one of the many islands of the Bocas del Toro archipelago, and perhaps the best home base in the chain. Find out where to stay, what to eat, and the activities you shouldn’t miss!

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Studying Spanish in Bocas Del Toro

After a week studying Spanish intensively in Bocas del Toro, I’d made friends, improved my Spanish comprehension, vocabulary, and most importantly – my confidence!

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Bluff Beach Bike Ride in Bocas del Toro: Easier Said Than Done

The bike ride to Bluff Beach was tougher than I’d thought… and it left me huffing and puffing and hitching a ride from a cop! (total disclosure: I’m not in the best shape of my life)

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I Learned the Truth About Fair Trade Chocolate in Panama

Though chocolate is sweet, the reality of life for cacao farmers is anything but.

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Postcard Perfection on Isla Bastimentos in Bocas Del Toro

I’ve become a bit of a beach snob, but even I have to admit that Isla Bastimentos in Bocas del Toro is something special.

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Getting from Jaco to Montezuma (and Mal Pais)

Skip the headache, save time, and take the speedboat shuttle from Jaco to Montezuma (or Mal Pais)

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