How Panama Relocation Tours Saved Me $45,000

During a Panama Relocation Tours, you’ll learn a lot of ways to save money when you relocate to Panama. ♦  You’ll meet an affordable and reliable immigration attorney to help with your residency Visa. ♦  You’ll learn the most affordable way to get your pets and household goods in to the country. ♦  You will […] The post How Panama Relocation Tours Saved Me $45,000 appeared first on Panama Relocation Tours. Read More Read More »

Do You Need to Learn Spanish To Live in Panama?

The official language in Panama is Spanish.   Some areas of Panama, like Coronado and Boquete, have a high concentration of expats so it is possible to get by there without learning very much Spanish. But even in those areas, there will be many times when you really need to be able to understand some Spanish […] The post Do You Need to Learn Spanish To Live in Panama? appeared first on Panama Relocation Tours. Read More Read More »

Where Will You Live in Panama?

During a Panama Relocation Tours I go to a variety of beach and mountain communities that have a variety of different price points. I do this so you can see the huge variety of what’s available in Panama. Some areas are more expensive than others. Some areas are more “high end” than others. Some areas […] The post Where Will You Live in Panama? appeared first on Panama Relocation Tours. Read More Read More »

REPLAY: Living in Panama Conference Call

Thank you to everyone who joined me for the Living in Panama Q & A Conference call. What was supposed to be a one hour call turned in to more than two hours.  Because this is my 9th year of living in Panama and offering monthly Panama Relocation Tours, I know the answers to all […] The post REPLAY: Living in Panama Conference Call appeared first on Panama Relocation Tours. Read More Read More »

Medical Emergencies During a Panama Relocation Tour

This is our 9th year of offering Panama Relocation Tours.  In all that time, we’ve only had very few minor medical situations until the February 2019 tour when we had two major medical emergencies which required visits to a hospital emergency room.  I’m sharing details about these two emergencies so you can see the costs […] The post Medical Emergencies During a Panama Relocation Tour appeared first on Panama Relocation Tours. Read More Read More »

Funky Beach Communities in Panama

About half the people who come on a Panama Relocation Tour want to live near a beach. The other half prefer the cooler mountain weather which we visit also. During a Panama Relocation Tour, we visit several beach communities which offer a variety of different prices. We focus on the beach communities which offer the […] The post Funky Beach Communities in Panama appeared first on Panama Relocation Tours. Read More Read More »

Singles Guide to Living In Panama

(NOTE:  A lot of the information in this article applies to couples too!) What do you do when you’re single and you realize that if you stay where you are living now, you may never be able to afford to retire? Or, what do you do when just want more excitement and adventure in your […] The post Singles Guide to Living In Panama appeared first on Panama Relocation Tours. Read More Read More »

The Comfortable Way to Check Out Panama

When you take a Panama Relocation Tour, you’ll be riding in a super comfortable bus throughout Panama.    It even has reclining seats, a place for luggage storage under the bus and HUGE panoramic windows so you can take in the amazing views in Panama.  The bus has a built in refrigerator which we keep […] The post The Comfortable Way to Check Out Panama appeared first on Panama Relocation Tours. Read More Read More »

Q & A Healthcare & Health Insurance in Panama

On Saturday, November 17th, I had some technical difficulties with a Facebook Live so I quickly switched to a Live Conference Call instead.  This is the replay of the conference call to discuss the quality and availability of health care in Panama.  I also discussed the various options for affordable health insurance in Panama.   Some […] The post Q & A Healthcare & Health Insurance in Panama appeared first on Panama Relocation Tours. Read More Read More »

Who’s Your Pilot?

Would you get on a flight to Panama if you knew the pilot had never flown a plane before? Certainly not! Would you hire a doctor who has never done a surgery to do an open-heart surgery on you? Absolutely not! Would you hire a 30-something eco-tour guide who’s only experience was working at a […] The post Who’s Your Pilot? appeared first on Panama Relocation Tours. Read More Read More »

Why Retire in Panama?

Panama offers a lower cost of living than North America or Europe.  The lower cost means your pension will go much further in Panama and you will not need to dip in to your savings during retirement.  My average monthly expenses are only about $1000 a month, including international health insurance.   After living in Panama […] The post Why Retire in Panama? appeared first on Panama Relocation Tours. Read More Read More »

How to Get Confidence to Move to Panama

There are so many unknowns about moving to Panama.  The unknowns are what holds you back. Panama Relocation Tours will clear up the mysteries about moving to (or even visiting) Panama and take our fears away so you can make your dreams come true.  These are just some of the things you’ll learn: ♥ Why […] The post How to Get Confidence to Move to Panama appeared first on Panama Relocation Tours. Read More Read More »

Driving In Panama

Driving in Panama City is absolutely CRAZY so it is really better to NOT try to drive in Panama City. Hire an Uber or a taxi to get around in Panama City. The public transportation system is easy to use too. But driving in the rest of Panama is easy… if you follow the rules […] The post Driving In Panama appeared first on Panama Relocation Tours. Read More Read More »

Smoking in Panama

If you’re a smoker and planning a trip to Panama, you need to know that there is no smoking allowed in most public places in Panama.  This includes no smoking when you are walking down the street.  There are very few designated smoking areas where you will be allowed to smoke.   Most hotels will have […] The post Smoking in Panama appeared first on Panama Relocation Tours. Read More Read More »

Botanical oils have a magic all their own!

When I started this business, I knew very little about the whys of botanical oils. I only knew that they appeared in all different scrub products I purchased, so they had to be good, right? Well, when I became “Goldilocks” and started making my own “just right” batch of scrub, I did research. Copious amounts […] The post Botanical oils have a magic all their own! appeared first on ScrubzBody™ Skin Care Products. Read More Read More »

At 55 I am in better health and fitness than at 35. Here’s why!

As a natural skin care expert for almost 12 years, I research health and wellness all the time. What I discovered is that the best ways to maintain healthy skin is by maintaining a healthy lifestyle. I have written about the balance of healthy eating, drinking and lifestyle before, but here is a super easy tips […] The post At 55 I am in better health and fitness than at 35. Here’s why! appeared first on ScrubzBody™ Skin Care Products. Read ... Read More »

Slowly, she stroked his face. “Sorry for the stubble”, he said.

The sound of his voicemail made her weak in the knees. He was running late and would meet her at the restaurant. They were dating for 2 years already and still, just the thought of him brought her to another place. Tonight was date night. They were meeting early at the local Italian place so they could take […] The post Slowly, she stroked his face. “Sorry for the stubble”, he said. appeared first on ScrubzBody™ Skin Care Products. Read More Read More »

Bitcoin for Vanuatu Citizenship – Passport to Paradise

Bitcoin for Vanuatu Citizenship – Passport to Paradise

Bitcoin for Citizenship – the Latest Escape to a Tax-Friendly South Pacific Paradise The Republic of Vanuatu has been buoyant due to the increased financial and donor assistance from the likes of China, with its massive infrastructure investment in the South Pacific island country that is part of the Chinese new Maritime Silk Road. Vanuatu has been embraced by China and, with limited resources mainly dependent on inbound tourism and agricultural forestry exports, is now starting to leapfrog and surpass ... Read More »

Meditation is Good for Your Mind and Your Skin!

Meditation can help your skin. When you are stressed, your blood vessels constrict, which can give your skin a pasty, pale complexion. Your face looks extra tired, even if you spent the whole day in bed. Meditation and deep breathing help calm the body, which brings in more oxygen, which in turn gives you increased […] The post Meditation is Good for Your Mind and Your Skin! appeared first on ScrubzBody™ Skin Care Products. Read More Read More »

ScrubzBody™ and Why I Love Being an Entrepreneur.

Entrepreneur? I barely knew the meaning of the word, let alone thought of myself as one. Back in 2006, I felt I had no time for myself. I was trying to manage 2 freelance careers and 3 school aged kids, let alone the hubby, who is lovingly referred to as the 4th child, on occasion. […] The post ScrubzBody™ and Why I Love Being an Entrepreneur. appeared first on ScrubzBody™ Skin Care Products. Read More Read More »

Eczema – What causes it and how can you help get rid of it

  Eczema makes your skin dry, red, itchy and sometimes, even discolored. The reason it happens is that the skin has certain cells that react when they come in contact with anything that irritates them. If you have eczema, you have more of these cells than other people do.  The skin actually thinks it’s “doing the right thing” by fighting the […] The post Eczema – What causes it and how can you help get rid of it appeared first on ScrubzBody™ Skin Care Products. Read ... Read More »

I started juicing on a dare. It changed my life and it can change yours!

You want me to drink juice instead of eating my food? When anyone brought juicing up, I had standard answers and stuck to them for years. I loved to eat and use my teeth. It would not fill me up. It was too much work. And on and on. And then my brother mentioned the […] The post I started juicing on a dare. It changed my life and it can change yours! appeared first on ScrubzBody™ Skin Care Products. ... Read More »

My Love of Emu Oil Started on Martha’s Vineyard

Emu Oil. What? Why? How? It was a beautiful Summer afternoon and we were enjoying the last full day on Martha’s Vineyard before we had to take the ferry home. My husband and I were shopping at an outdoor craft market, and the vendors were so varied. There were artisans and indie makers and food trucks […] The post My Love of Emu Oil Started on Martha’s Vineyard appeared first on ScrubzBody™ Skin Care Products. Read More Read More »

Don’t forget to scrub the tips of your ears and other fun places…

It always amazes me how the conversation about our ScrubzBody™ Sugar Scrub goes from one person to another, even when they just met! When I see the conversation go on like it did, I realize that we have created quite a solid community. That makes me really happy. It all began on Monday, when a […] The post Don’t forget to scrub the tips of your ears and other fun places… appeared first on ScrubzBody™ Skin Care Products. Read More Read More »

Positivity – It’s a choice!

Paper or plastic. Elevator or stairs. Wheat or Rye. Negativity or positivity? It’s all about choices! Positivity. This is how I like to live my life. Some days it is more elusive and I feel a weight deep within my core, but most days it is an actual choice between positive and negative thinking and […] The post Positivity – It’s a choice! appeared first on ScrubzBody™ Skin Care Products. Read More Read More »

Vanuatu Real Estate & Vanuatu Residency

Vanuatu Real Estate & Vanuatu Residency This article about buying Vanuatu real estate was written by Richard Butler, current special economic commerce envoy and former trade commissioner from 2012 to 2015 and reappointed in April 2017 for a further 2-year term. Mr Butler has been a real estate developer since 1980 and has developed since 2008 with an office in both Sydney Australia and Port Vila Efate Island in the Republic of Vanuatu, a tax friendly nation. This article goes ... Read More »

Fast-track immigration to Vanuatu in under a month

Fast-track immigration to Vanuatu in under a month

Post by Richard Butler | 12 October 2016 | A fast-track immigration scheme provides citizenship in the Pacific islands nation of Vanuatu in as little as under a month. The government Capital Investment Immigration Plan costs $260,000 per applicant, inclusive of spouse and two children under 18, plus other fees, and a decision is usually reached in just four to six weeks. Former Vanuatu trade official, Richard Butler, has recently become a Tier 1 migration authorised agent for Vanuatu passports, ... Read More »

Plans to Upgrade Airport to Welcome Tourists in Bigger jets

Post by Richard Butler | 1 Aug 2016 | With the Airport Services now resumed at Vanuatu’s Bauerfield Airport in Port Vila, plans are now proceeding increase it’s accessibility by improving the present services.  With the new services the Port Vila’s Bauerfield Airport will be able to accommodate Boeing 787 Dreamliners. The upgrade of the airport was estimated to cost nearly $30 million by the World bank but airport experts reportedly told the government that the present 2600-metre long runway ... Read More »

Port Vila Wharf Capacity increased to two Cruise Ships

Post by Richard Butler | 9 August 2016 | The Director of the South Seas Shipping, Mr John Tonner today revealed that the Cruise Tourism Committee has successfully completed its Traffic Management Plan for the wharf area and it plans to make it available from the next year. Also it paved another way for the growth of Tourism and Trade in Vanuatu. The wharf facility can hold ships with upto 5000 tourists and also two vessels at a time. Along ... Read More »

Vanuatu Tourism Awards for Excellence gears up Tourism Industry

Post by Richard Butler | 6 August 2016 | The Vanuatu Tourism Office has been making fast progress towards the development of major places of attraction and gives tourists a taste of a new flavour of enjoyment. Also the success of the Vanuatu Tourism Awards for Excellence ceremony with over 100 guests, including 58 awards entrants across 5 provinces along with 37 finalists including Government officials and international judges adds up to a real plus for Vanuatu Tourism. An Australian marketing ... Read More »

Tourism Market Recovery Stands at Vt180 million

Tourism Market Recovery Stands at Vt180 million

Post By Richard Butler | June 20th 2016 The importance of tourism is undisputed these days not only for Vanuatu also for the whole world.  The tourism market contributes to the World’s 11% GDP and for Vanuatu it is as high as 40%. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Joe Natuman said on the Chantilly’s project launching event of the latest Tourism campaign that ‘Tourism is the fastest growing industry in the World today’. Since Independence the cost of ... Read More »

Masters in Paradise

Post By Richard Butler | 6th June 2016 | “Masters in Paradise” is the title of the annual regatta held on Port Vial’s Second Lagoon. If you are expecting state of the art rowing sculls, you will certainly see them – but not surprisingly for Vanuatu, alongside will be outrigger canoes. International rowers from Australia and New Zealand will be competing with local rowers in races for singles, doubles and quads, for this event incorporates the Corporate Rowing Regatta. Not ... Read More »

Virgin Resumes their service to Vanuatu’s Bauerfield International Airport

Post by Richard Butler | 26 May 2016 | Rejoicing was heard on the ground and in the air, as after four months’ suspension of service from Virgin Australia, the Airport once again is receiving regular visits from the Australian carrier.  The Government’s contractor has successfully renovated the tarmac with more advanced technology and the second phase of work is in progress. Virgin Airlines first Boeing 737 departed from Brisbane in the morning at 10:30am AEST and landed at 2:17pm Vanuatu time ... Read More »

Asia-Pacific Luxury Travel Market surges past Europe

Post by Richard Butler | 21 May 2016 | European observers have been surprised to see the great leap in the travel market in the Asia-Pacific region within the last few years.  They will see a much greater increase in its growth in the coming years too, as revealed in reports from the magazine Amedeus featuring tourism economics. In spite of making up only 18% of the world’s population, North America and Western Europe have been  leading the world with 64% of ... Read More »

Land Diving, Pentecost Island, Vanuatu

Land Diving, Pentecost Island, Vanuatu

The Straits Times | March 27, 2016 Every year, the Sa tribe on Pentecost Island in Vanuatu spend five weeks building a 30m-tall tower out of vines and jungle wood. Then, every Saturday between April and June, the men of the tribe jump off the top – one by one – in a show of masculinity and virility, with nothing but vines tied to their ankles to keep them from falling to their deaths. New Zealander A.J. Hackett first saw ... Read More »

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