Living in Panaa
April 8, 2017
Chiriqui Feline Rescue
“A safe haven for endangered wild cats” Linda Weldon has a passion for saving endangered wild cats, especially ocelots.  I spoke with her about her feline sanctuary in Chiriqui,...
March 1, 2017
Fruit Trees in Panama – Marañón de Curacao
As I walked underneath a large tree in my back yard yesterday, a bright fuchsia colored fluff caught my eye. I looked up to see dozens of these beautiful...
February 15, 2017
Top 10 Beaches in Panama
Which beach is Panama’s best beach? With the coast running along two sides of the country, the Caribbean and the Pacific, there are no shortages of amazing beaches in...
U.S. Dollar
April 9, 2015
Living in a “Dollar” Economy
A question that comes up often during the tours is if I’m concerned about living in Panama since it uses the U.S. dollar.  The “official” currency of Panama is...
September 23, 2013
Panama Relocation Tours – Day 2
By Richard Detrich, Author of Escape to Paradise After breakfast at Sheraton Bijao overlooking the pools and ocean, the group boarded our bus to get on the Pan American...
March 17, 2013
Cocoa and the Kuna Indians
My daughter went to Whole Foods in Dallas Texas today.   They were offering samples of Panama Cocoa and had a brochure describing how it was from the Kuna Indians...
July 24, 2012
July Panama Tour Recap
Today was the last “official” day of the July Retire in Panama Tour.  With our help, some attendees opened an offshore bank account.  Everyone attended the Tuesday Market.  The...
June 2, 2012
Life In Paradise
A few weeks ago I moved to a village in Central America. It’s completely surrounded by beautiful mountains. The air is clean and crisp, the temperatures are 70-75 degrees...
May 27, 2012
Cost of Living in Panama — Food Costs
One of the attractions of living in Panama is the low cost of living. Many retirees on a fixed income seek a place where they can live comfortably within...