Traveling around Costa Rica and Panama for 30 days was an incredible experience and each one of us has our favorite places, memories and experiences of the journey. Some of our favorites are the same, some are different, but in the end we each have that particular “moment” we’ll never forget. For Ben, that “moment”Keep Reading!

Since Bocas Del Toro is a collection of 9 unique islands, there are many beaches to visit.One of these popular “must see” beaches is nicknamed Starfish beach. Walking around Bocas Town, there are a lot of water taxi drivers vying for your business and eager to take you anywhere you want to go. Starfish BeachKeep Reading!

Bocas Del Toro is centered around the water and therefore water activities are abundant. On our third day in Bocas, we decided to take a catamaran trip with Bocas Sailing and see some of the other islands of Bocas Del Toro. The trip included two stops with opportunities to swim and snorkel. One of theKeep Reading!

By the time we woke up on our second full day in Bocas del Toro, the kids had not surfed in over a week and they were really excited to surf again, so we decided to scratch that itch for them and take them surfing in Bocas. Bocas Town itself does not have any surfingKeep Reading!

When we arrived in Panama I grabbed a Panamanian paper called “The Visitor” and read a great little article written by a guy named Jack. The article was called, “Tourists or travelers,” by Jack. While I’m not going to post or repeat the article here, he made some interesting and worthy distinctions between the two,Keep Reading!

On our first full day in Bocas del Toro, we had no plans, in fact we had no plans for our entire week in Bocas, so we stopped by a few different places to get advice. The surf shop, the dive shop, a few restaurants and a tourist / real estate office told us thatKeep Reading!

While living in Costa Rica, we have to renew our visas every 90 days (sometimes shorter depending on the Customs Agent we get). Last year we ventured north to Nicaragua for a few days and this year we decided to head south and visit Panama. The islands on the northwest side of Panama called Bocas DelKeep Reading!

4:30 a.m. is never an easy wake up, but our destination in Panama was well worth it. We had a great couple of days in San Jose, but were happy to return to the beach and ocean breezes – this time on the Caribbean side of Panama. Our flight from San Jose was 50 minutes,Keep Reading!