Is It Safe to Travel in Mexico?

If you were to listen to the mainstream news, visiting Mexico doesn’t sound like a great idea. Previously it has had a bad reputation for crime—frequent headlines of narco-violence and regular travel warnings. But don’t let sensationalist news stories deter you from travelling to this vibrant Latin American destination. Aside from dangerous areas along the Read more...

Boquete, Panama: The Town of Perpetual Spring

In the western highlands of Panama, in the Chiriquí Province, is a little mountain town that has many smitten—Boquete. There’s a lot to like and many benefits that have made it a favoured destination of retirees and other expats. Perhaps it’s the small-town vibe that first draws you in. It’s the type of place where you can stroll down the main avenue and see a half-dozen...

Golf Tournaments, Carnivals and Low-Cost Living

The original plan was to try out retirement abroad—a short test-drive. But after just a few months on Panama’s Pacific coast, Rex, 77, and Colleen Swanson, 68, were ready to stay for at least two years. So, they signed another lease on their rental home in a small, well-landscaped, waterfront community about 20 minutes’ drive from Pedasí, a small fishing and farming community popular with expats.

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