A Panamanian Woman with Third World Problems and First World Happiness

I met the most amazing woman a few days ago in Bocas Town, Panama. It'd been a long few days staring at my computer screen and not interacting with anyone.  I was feeling antisocial- I get like that sometimes.  When I finally emerged from my dark hole of silence, I was hit by blazing sunlight … Continue reading A Panamanian Woman with Third World Problems and First World Happiness

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Where I stayed this week: Cahuita, Costa Rica

My first five days in Costa Rica were spent at the Magellan Boutique Hotel in Cahuita, and I could not have picked a better spot to start my tour of this country.  Cahuita is a quiet little beach "town," near Puerto Viejo, where you're forced to slow down, look around and just enjoy nature.  There's one restaurant that's … Continue reading Where I stayed this week: Cahuita, Costa Rica

Where I stayed this week: Bocas del Toro, Panama

One of the oldest hotels in Bocas and full of charm, Gran Hotel Bahia is a must-stay when visiting Bocas Town, in Bocas del Toro, Panama.  I stayed for 8 nights and felt relaxed and completely at home. The hotel sits facing the waterfront docks full of bars, restaurants and shops so when you  walk … Continue reading Where I stayed this week: Bocas del Toro, Panama

My Favorite Places to Eat, Sleep and Beach in Bocas Del Toro, Panama

I am just a Hippie Island girl at heart, and nothing has ever made that more apparent than my stay in Bocas del Toro, Panama this month.  My heart felt so full as we first arrived on the Caribbean side of the mainland in Almirante.  It was the first time I'd seen the Caribbean!  We … Continue reading My Favorite Places to Eat, Sleep and Beach in Bocas Del Toro, Panama

Red Frog Beach Resort | Bocas del Toro, Panama

Want to see all this on video?  Check out my YouTube episode! I found a slice of heaven on an island called Bastimentos in Panama. Nestled on the quiet side of Bastimentos Island, Red Frog Beach Resort is quite literally paradise on Earth. When my contact at the resort, Dan, said I'd be set up … Continue reading Red Frog Beach Resort | Bocas del Toro, Panama

Review: Hotel Caribbean View | Bocas del Toro, Panama

My first week in Bocas del Toro was calm, pleasant and surrounded by water. In other words, it was heaven, for me. For the first six nights I stayed at Hotel Caribbean View on the island of Bastimentos, home to the always nearly empty (and stunning) Wizard and Red Frog Beaches. This island is less … Continue reading Review: Hotel Caribbean View | Bocas del Toro, Panama