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Lessons Learned From 5 Months as a Nomad-- His takeaways after selling everything at 58 and hitting the road

Chuck Bolotin with 3 dogs at beach in Baja California Sur, Mexico(We thank the wonderful people and our good friends at, where this article was originally published December 6, 2016)
As boomers, quite a few of us had the fantasy when we were in high school or college of getting in a VW van with our friends and hitting the road for parts unknown or taking a year off to travel. What adventures we would have!

Some of us even did it, and have stories to tell. Most of us, however, didn’t....

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Easy Love'n the People of Panama

Downtown Panama City, Panama – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingOur first day in Panama City we walked and enjoyed meeting people. From the staff at the Hilton Garden Inn to people in cafes and stores, we were pleasantly treated and had no problems.
We arrived in December 9, 2012 and we rented a car on December 11th to drive to our planned destination, Boquete in Chiriqui Provence.
This picture is the Concierge giving Arne instructions on how to get out of the city.

Why Panama?

Beach in Panama – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingI have met and spoken with many North American ex-pats while in Panama. I'm a curious guy, and one of the questions I often asked was why they were there. The answers weren't all that surprising to me.
A guy waiting to get at his safety deposit box, in my Panamanian bank, told me he retired to Panama at age 58 because he could. He could never, he said, do that in the United States. Was he happy with his decision? Yes.
There are a lot...

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