Liz Larroquette
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Is Ecuador All You Really Need?

I knew exactly when the Ecuadorean Ministry of Tourism’s global campaign hit the North American market, because my phone started ringing. I could almost hear their catchy rendition of the Beatles’

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And, From The Mailbag…

Once again, I've decided to open up the mail bag and share some of the questions I receive from people wondering what living in Panama is like!Getting around Panama for the mobility challengedMy wife has

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Does It Just Seem As Though We Are Standing Still?

There are some days when I think I’ll never be able to put the phone down. It’s always fun having inquiries from all over the world, but the time differences sometimes make it difficult to put the

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Sports As a Way Of Reflection

It’s always impossible for me to pick a favorite place in Panama because you can find just about anything within a days’ drive. Some of the world’s best surfing, crystal blue water lapping on a white-sand

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What Panama Is Doing Right

“It’s not that I don’t believe you,” the man sitting across the table from me said, “it’s just that I don’t understand why you think Panama is so much better than say Costa Rica or Uruguay.

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Is Panama Really A Low Cost Lifestyle?

The other day I ran across an article in The Street, which is an American financial news service founded by the over-the-top television personality, Jim Cramer. It listed Panama as the best place for expats

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Liz Larroquette

Remodel or Move?

Baby Boomers are now between 52 and 70 years of age. Still pretty healthy and active for the most part, but every day it seems I get inquiries from people considering remodeling their current home or buying

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Should You Be Working Just For Health Insurance?

“I never expected to leave the work force in my early 60s” the woman told me. “I had been with the same company for about 30 years but when my employer merged with another company there was a lot

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When Do You Start Saving For Retirement?

Much of my television—not that I watch that much—comes from the States and there is one commercial I particularly like which deals with saving for retirement. A Harvard psychologist asks people about

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Changing The World With the Canal Expansion

When the LPG tanker, the Lycaste Peace, slid into a new set of locks June 27th, becoming the first paying ship to traverse the expanded portion of the Panama Canal, it signaled a shift in international

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The Zika Virus And Panama

I took a few days off recently and just kicked back with several of my friends. Water, great conversation, good food and maybe a cold beverage! It was a much needed and long overdue break. We were mostly

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