by Dave McBride Beer snobs scorn Budweiser and Miller, but it’s a fact the best selling beers in the USA are Bud Light, Coors Light and Miller Lite. And so it is in Panama, where most everybody beats the heat of the tropics with light yellow beers ferociously chilled. Panama is the second biggest beer-consuming country in Latin America. The first...
by Dave McBride The cheapest toll ever paid to the Panama Canal was charged to adventurer and travel writer Richard Halliburton, who swam the length of the canal in 1926. Based upon his displacement tonnage, he paid 36 cents. The most expensive toll ever paid was just coughed up by the first giant container ship to fit through the new...
by Dave McBride Did you know that the national bird of Panama would consider the national bird of the United States to be a light lunch? The harpy eagle, perched high atop Panama’s food chain (some would take the jaguar in a cage fight), is one of the world’s biggest and most powerful raptors. From its hooked ripping beak to the...
by Dave McBride CNN reported Panama among the 2016 Top Ten Ethical Travel Destinations as ranked by the Ethical Traveler Organization. It ranks countries on the basis of unspoiled natural beauty, memory-making outdoor activities and opportunities to interact with local people in a mutually enriching way. Ethical Traveler ranked Panama second in environmental protection, because of major reforestation projects and...
By Dave McBride Standing at the new Cocoli Pacific Locks of the Panama Canal today in the company of heads-of-state and assorted Pooh-Bahs and Potentates, we watched as Panama opened a bigger door to world commerce. By this time, most everybody knows the basic way that a lock system provides the steps for ships to climb and descend between sea level...
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Travel With Kids is a family travel guide show produced by parents for families to get inspired and learn about destinations around the world! Broadcast internationally, and winner of many awards, Travel With Kids explores the fun, excitement, learning and family bonding that comes with adventure travel experiences in exotic and familiar destinations. With educational fun facts and parent...
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Travel With Kids is a family travel guide show produced by parents for families to get inspired and learn about destinations around the world! Broadcast internationally, and winner of many awards, Travel With Kids explores the fun, excitement, learning and family bonding that comes with adventure travel experiences in exotic and familiar destinations. With educational fun facts and parent...
by Dave McBride Did you know that when you are in Puerto Morelos you can get a beer at the beach bar in exchange for a picture of Mr. Morelos, for whom the town is named? Our Apple Vacation to the Now Jade Riviera Cancun afforded us abundant opportunities to discover new definitions of “putting one’s time to good use.” The...
by Dave McBride Since everything a kid does is life-shaping, there is plenty of shaping going on in an Apple Vacation to the Riviera Maya. It was Bilbo Baggins who said, “It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept...

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