Category Archives: Tips From Our Local Experts

crossing the andes

Ecuador – My Accidental Day Crossing the Andes

Michael Cobb Several years ago my daughter Emily and I had an accidental day at the bottom of the world when we arrived a day early in Ushia to pick…

teak investment

Teak Investment is Easy, Inexpensive and Could Protect You

If you are like the savvy folks I meet at most offshore conferences, you understand the challenges facing the United States today. New Federal laws added at a one-a-week pace…

Panama tax haven

Panama as a Tax Haven, an Unwanted Title

Colombian and Panamanian finance ministers met on Wednesday to resolve a lingering tax dispute between the two nations. On Tuesday, the Colombian government included Panama in its “gray list” after…

China vs the US

China vs the US = Strategy vs Tragedy

Kelly Diamond, Publisher While the United States is fixated on some new tribe of rebels in Iraq and Syria, China just swooped by and surpassed the United States twenty-seven ways…

central america secret

Central America’s Best Kept Secret Is….

Emily Owen One of the least visited countries in Central America, many expats still find their way to Nicaragua for the solace it offers. Nestled between Honduras to its north…

president of panama

My Visit with the President of Panama

Recently our partners in Panama, Lief Simon and Kathie Peddicord at Los Islotes co-branded by ECI Development as Gran Islotes had the opportunity to meet the new President of Panama…

Flamingo Towers Costa Rica

Real Estate in Costa Rica: Flamingo Towers

Rachel Jensen Tourism and real estate in Costa Rica are just two of the areas there that are growing exponentially, especially on the Northwest coast. Here little rain falls, the…

Gold Coast Costa Rica

Casado on the Gold Coast of Costa Rica

Paul E German   “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.”                                                            Virginia Woolf And a truer statement cannot be found in this…

Expats in Belize

Expats in Belize: Ambergris Caye

Emily Owen Rebecca, author of the blog ‘the San Pedro Scoop’, traded bonds on Wall Street before she became an expat in Belize. On her first summer trip to the…

Tourism in Belize

Tourism in Belize Ranked No. 7 in Central America

Kelly German According to Bloom Consulting Country Brand Ranking © 2014 Tourism Edition, this year tourism in Belize has remained in the 7th position in the region of Central America…