Capture the Color Photography Contest

I’m really not one for entering contests. Primarily because like most people, I think my chances of winning are so small, why waste my time? But this contest buzzing about the interwebs, Travel Supermarket’s Capture the Color, got me to change my mind. Plus, I was nominated by the awesome Christine Gilbert of Almost Fearless, so really,…

Panama, Day 7- Canopy Tower

July 16   Panama City to Canopy Tower   We wake to more rain and low clouds and we’re really hoping the weather gives us a break later in the day. Breakfast was in the club lounge and included a large selection of items from omelettes made to order, to fruit and cereals, to french toast….

Panama Day 6-How To Make the Best Of A Bad Situation

July 15   Isla Contadora to Panama City   Today our plan was to leave Isla Contadora on the 9:30 plane, pick up a rental car at Albrook airport, and drive to the Canopy Tower to be there in time for lunch and the afternoon bird watching walk. Tomorrow we’d check out at 9am, drive to…

Isla Contadora- Panama Day 5-Diving, Snorkeling and Rain

July 14, 2010   Isla Contadora   After yesterday’s boat adventure, David really wanted to go diving and had made plans to go out very early with Guillermo on a 2 dive trip. I had considered going along for the ride, but decided against it when when we woke to cloudy skies. Even though I’m certified…

Isla Contadora, Panama Day 4-Survivor, Snorkeling and the Whales

July 13, 2010   Isla Contadora   Today we woke to cloudy skies and the hopes of doing a snorkel/whale watching trip with Coral Dreams. Breakfast was nice, down on the Inn’s patio, cooked to order by Elizabeth each morning with choice of omelettes or eggs, toast, fruit and coffee. The open air kitchen also…

Isla Contadora, Panama Day 3

July 12, 2010   Panama City to Isla Contadora When researching where to go outside of Panama City, I found myself overwhelmed with choice. We knew we wanted some beach time and the Bocas del Toro islands, San Blas Islands, Pacific Coast beaches, and the Pearl Islands all looked interesting. Ultimately it came down to cost, weather,…

Panama City-The Canal Locks, Casco Viejo, World Cup Madness

July 11, 2010 Panama City, Panama We woke to cloudy skies and a desire to get out for the day, but first, breakfast. The Toscana Inn hotel includes breakfast with the rate in a room off the lobby and unfortunately this is probably the hotel’s weakest point. It’s not for lack of choice either, it’s just that none…