By: Patricia On: August 05, 2014 In: Acapulco, Mexico, Travels Comments: 0

It often happens that when you travel for work, you forget about the place you are actually visiting — the location is a grey backdrop to days of work and nights of exhaustion. Then you add the sailing component, and you have an entire population that shuns going anywhere...

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Last you saw me, I was driving on the left side of the road, wipers going full blast while trying to make a right. The radio in our rental car is blasting Born in the USA and other such American tunes thanks to a Kiwi station’s Fourth of July...

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By: Patricia On: August 07, 2013 In: Christchurch, Featured, New Zealand, Travels Comments: 0

One of the perks of living in Los Angeles is the relative ease of travel to far away destinations. Higher availability of routes and destinations results in good deals for international fares, while direct flights equate to less travel time. That’s huge for us silly Americans with little to...

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By: Patricia On: January 24, 2013 In: Featured, Panama, San Blas, Travels Comments: 5

Growing up in Panama City, it was uncommon for locals to venture to the San Blas Islands, an archipelago of approximately 368 islands owned by the indigenous Kuna Yala. [...More]

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By: Patricia On: June 20, 2012 In: Panama, Photography, Travels Comments: 0

The house of my childhood has this view from its back terrace. Growing up, only two or three buildings dotted the landscape. When my grandmother first moved into the house, the back terrace faced unspoiled rainforest. It’s as if she has had front row seats to the passing of...

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By: Patricia On: June 18, 2012 In: Panama, Photography, Travels Comments: 0

On my last Monday in Panama, I wanted to get out of the city. Originally, I had planned to go to the San Blas Archipielago, but this plan didn’t developed outside of my mind till the last minute, so I called a few tour operators to see if anything...

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By: Patricia On: June 18, 2012 In: Panama, Travels Comments: 0
By: Patricia On: June 15, 2012 In: Panama, Travels Comments: 0

For years I neglected my people because when vacation time would roll around, trekking all the way to Panama from either North Carolina or Phoenix, required stops in random places. Those stops ate away at my precious days off. Also, if I was going to drop big bucks on...

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By: Patricia On: October 13, 2011 In: Amazing!, California, Photography, Sailing, Santa Barbara, Travels Comments: 0

Every once in a while, you come across these perfect weekends spent not only surrounded by incredible scenery and weather, but by amazing people. In my last trip up to Santa Barbara, I met Doug, who sails with Sleeper — a Lindenberg 26. He arranged for me to come...

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By: Patricia On: August 31, 2011 In: California, Photography, Travels Comments: 1

Out of my own volition, it would have never occurred to me visiting Santa Barbara. I had heard of it, but I had no idea what people do there, or why one would go there. Thankfully, I have friends who not only know of great places, but invite me...

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