SE Asia – Hello Vietnam!

17 hours of flying time…a day ahead…14 hours of time change…we have arrived. The next adventure lies ahead in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam after many hours of flying, flight delays and the normal gamut of travel trials and tribulations.  Asiana Airlines was very accommodating for the late departure, providing free beverages and snacks in […]

El Valle de Antón

Yesterday we arrived at the Hotel Restaurante Valle Verde in an area which was formed from a crater of a volcano.  It’s a lush green cloud forest environment here where the temperatures hover between 60 and 70 degrees on average.   It’s much cooler than the Pacific beach where we just came from, but I […]

Yandup Island  Morning Adventure

  We were up well before dawn today to leave Panama City for the San Blas Islands.  We flew on a small plane into Playon Chico…on the Caribbean side of Panama.  The airport is one room and one short airstrip.  It takes off over the water just before the small community that is just over […]

The Beauty of Santa Catalina…a hidden gem!

Santa Catalina…Panama What a great town!  There’s not a lot going on in this beach community other than surfing and diving.  If you don’t do either of those, you can snorkel or walk around town…or do what we did today and kick back and relax.  After all, that is why you go on vacation, right?  […]