Panama travel Archive

Checking Into the American Trade Hotel in Panama City

As the “crossroads of the Americas” and the “Miami of Central America,” bustling Panama City has plenty of great hotels these days. There weren’t any full-service luxury hotels outside the business district, however, until American Trade Hotel opened in Casco Viejo. Casco Viejo is the oldest surviving section of this city that served as the [&hellip

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8 Latin AmericanTravel Destinations Where It’s Always Warm

As I write this there are ice storms blanketing the midwest USA and some parts of the Rockies have gotten a meter of snow. An NFL football championship game this past weekend had to be moved back to allow times to clear the roads. If you’re feeling down from the cold and gray and dreaming [&hellip

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Plenty of Progress in Panama

Panama is often touted as an undiscovered gem on the tourism side of things, but now the travelers’ interest in the country may finally be catching up to the business and expat interest. Once again, the country experienced a record year for tourism, with a year-over-year increase of 10.7 percent for 2015. This made Panama [&hellip

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Is Panama the Best Country for Retirement?

International Living just put out its annual global retirement index and, as usual, Panama was #1 as the best place to retire. Their opinion is not the last word, of course, and there are plenty of factors behind the scene that could influence their judgment, but most of the ranking factors are objective ones such [&hellip

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The Grandfather Rum of Panama: Ron Abuelo

In Central America, there’s a pecking order of rums and I’ve yet to meet anyone who puts Ron Abuelo from Panama at the top. It’s certainly not bad, it just has some really tough competition and doesn’t quite rise to the level of the league’s top players. If you happen to be traveling in Panama, [&hellip

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Why Copa Airlines is the Top Choice for Latin America

As you would imagine, I and our various correspondents spend a lot of time on planes getting to where we’re going in Latin America. It’s becoming clearer each year that the airline of choice for this region is Copa Airlines. They are based in Panama City, which happens to be right smack in the middle [&hellip

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