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Perception Busting Through Photos: Panama

If you ask people what they think of Panama, the ones who have never been will generally stumble, shrug, or bring up some negative like the rude taxi drivers in the capital or (generally) boring food. It’s not a country the
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Is Panama a Cheap Place to Live? It Depends…

Panama can be one of the world’s greatest places to live on a lower budget than you could in a developed country, especially if you’re a retiree. It’s also a place favored by thousands of very wealthy Latin Americans and business
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Why Is That Place a “Hot Destination”?

What does it mean when a place is #1 on a list of destinations you should visit this year? Why is this a “hot destination” on the cover of a major magazine on your local newsstand? Does that really mean anything
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16 Places I Went This Year (and a New Home in Mexico)

A lot of travel bloggers really don’t need to ever do a year-end summary because they’ve already told you about everything they ate for lunch in each destination and every monument they snapped a photo of. I try to be more
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Champagne-popping and New Articles

A reader I met by chance a few weeks ago asked me, “What else do you do besides that Cheapest Destinations book and blog?” It was a reminder that I could probably stand to post my writing life outside this blog