Life’s a Beach in Panama—From $800 a Month

Life’s a Beach in Panama—From $800 a Month

It’s late afternoon, and the surfers are making their way on to the shore. I’ve been working and enjoying the view from under a restaurant’s thatched roof. The light turns to gold and the sand a burnished bronze. Time to put the laptop away. Moments later I’m sipping a cold ale and downing today’s catch—tuna, served raw over a sesame salad.

The “Zero-Stress” Way to a Happy Life Overseas

The “Zero-Stress” Way to a Happy Life Overseas

"Are you serious? Grrr!” This was my typical response when first faced with the mañana culture of Latin America. Technically, mañana means tomorrow. But you’re better off translating it as “not today.” For example, when a plumber tells you he can’t make it today, but he’ll be there mañana…he’s just as likely to show up the day after tomorrow.

From Fiesta to Full-Time Living in Panama’s Beachside Paradise

From Fiesta to Full-Time Living in Panama’s Beachside Paradise

In 2012, Connie and Mikkel Moller planned a trip from their hometown of Auburn, California, to Panama without checking the local calendar. They flew into the busy hub of Panama City, and hopped on a bus to the fishing village of Pedasí. Little did they know it was Carnival season…one big, nationwide party, with the biggest concentrations of revelers just minutes from the town center.