As a consultant to large corporations, I work with clients who ask for and use my expert advice to make important decisions. My wife, Abbe, also is a consultant to people who use her help to move.
My wife, Abbe, and I moved to Pedasí, Panama, full time in the Fall of 2016. We had been coming to the village for three years and purchased a small house in mid-2015. We love our new home and here are some fundamental reasons why.
In many ways, Pedasí, Panama reminds me of small-town America 50 years ago. It's a friendly village of 2,000 people, downtown is picturesque with a quaint church and colorfully painted town square, and large cattle ranches and corn and hay fields on rolling countryside surround it.
I rise at 6 a.m. just as morning light breaks. I don't need an alarm clock as the singing of birds in the trees outside have replaced that annoying sound. My first task is to make a full pot of freshly ground coffee and then open the curtains, sliding doors, and front door to let in the fresh air.
My wife, Abbe, and I were living the American Dream in Naples, Florida. We had moved there in 2003 from the chilly Northeast for the warmer and sunnier climate. We had a beautiful condo directly on the Gulf of Mexico from where we could watch dolphins swim by.