Panama travel Archive

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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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Panama City Airport in Style at the Copa Club Lounge

What’s the definition of “luxury” when you’ve been traveling for 8, 12, 16 hours already and you’re facing a long layover at an airport? Your hierarchy of needs probably has a whole different list of items than it will when you’ve finally gotten to where you’re going. For me, I’d been on the move since [&hellip

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Small Ship Cruising Tips From AdventureSmith

When it comes to traveling from one interesting place to another on a small ship (as in not a giant cruise ship), there’s one company that’s at the top of the list: AdventureSmith Explorations. The company is active on several continents. In Latin America, however, it is best known for its trips around the Galapagos […]

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Footprint Panama: a Small Guidebook Packed With Gold

Gold info that is. While it’s tempting for many to declare the death of guidebooks and pretend you can get everything you need from a travel app or your social media contacts, savvy travelers know better. There are few purchases in the world that can give you a quicker, surer return on investment than a […]

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