While Panama has an awesome reputation for tropical weather and beautiful beaches (and the canal, of course!), you should definitely look beyond the face value, as the country is so much more than a pretty place. Its notoriety as a vacation destination is without a doubt well-deserved, but it is also one of the best places in the whole world to not only add to your tan, but to your skill set – in particular, learning Spanish. If you’re considering learning Spanish abroad, Panama should be on the top of your list!
Is your idea of the perfect vacation less “lounging on the beach” and more “doing extreme sports in unfamiliar places”? Are you yearning to have an unforgettable adventure that’s sure to get your blood pumping? Look no further than these 20 places when planning your next trip.
Many people from abroad don’t know much about the holiday, if at all, and finding a fellow American friend to celebrate with isn’t always easy. Thanksgiving, however, can be hard to pull together abroad, as it is a very geographically narrow, North American tradition.
Packing for a backpacking trip is a challenge, to say the least. You have to consider all the items you need to keep you warm, dry, safe, and entertained throughout your trip and fit them all in a tiny space light enough to carry on your back for hours at a time. As a seasoned backpacking pro, I’m here to help you sort it out.
Costa Rica is a shining example of a nation “doing it right” in terms of ecotourism and sustainable travel. The small country has an estimated 26% of its land dedicated to wildlife reserves, nature preserves, and protected areas. Many of the tourists that arrive to the Central American nation come just for that, to participate in eco-friendly adventure activities.
I made the decision to move to Mexico City without ever having visited. The huge, chaotic city has unexpectedly become one of my favorite places in the world, but it was a definite adjustment. Aside from the typical culture shock, there were a few elements of Mexico’s biggest city that I definitely hadn’t anticipated, or imagined.