Travel News: Week of December 4, 2013


Top Travel News U.S. Travel Welcomes Panama to Global Entry Program Hawaiian Airlines to allow use of portable electronic devices on flights Second dog death prompts concerns about safety of pets on planes Tourists urged to holiday in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan The incredible $10billion, 1.6km-long floating city with its own airport! Some passengers […]

Highlights from Panama

Group photo

Unfortunately, a day after arriving in Panama the virus that I caught on a preview cruise out of Miami hit me ,and it was doozy too — 103 degree temp. for three days and an upper respiratory infection. Obviously, I wasn’t able to do all the exploring that I was planning on doing. But I […]

14 Reasons to Visit Panama

Beach in Panama

1. Money. The U.S. dollar is the standard currency. No need to exchange for the local currency or do exchange rate math at shops or restaurants. You may get the odd local coin, but just be sure to spend them before your flight home. Vendors will accept all your bills, although counterfeiting is a common crime […]