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Karen Walter

Karen Walter

Name of Your Company or Organization
Local Travel Excursions
About Me
I am a native New Yorker who loves the East coast and found myself in AZ for 10 years. Spending much of my life traveling with my family instilled a love of different cultures, travel and anything Caribbean. I am the owner and operator of Local Travel Excursions. We offer relocation tours and conferences and group travel experiences in Central America and the US. We can also arrange a group event in the Caribbean and beyond. Our focus is providing a truly local excursion beyond the typical tourist traps.

Our focus on relocation services has been most rewarding. We share the realities of living abroad and allow folks to experience the realities for themselves. We strive to help our clients make sound decisions that are best for them and not what other "guides" share from their personal experiences.

My relocation to Panama with my mother and three dogs is the beginning of my new adventure.
Where I’m From
New York
Where I Live Now
Countries Doing Business In
Costa Rica
United States
All services your organization provides
Relocation services
Touring and vacation packages
Public speaker

Community Q & A Questions Answered

Determining what to take with you to a new country is a very personal decision.  Many will say bring very little.  Others will advise you to bring everything.  The key is to investigate both options as best as you can.  "What are the costs... Read More
Safety was a primary reason for my relocation choice to Panama.  I have enjoyed travel in some other Central American countries, but when my mother decided to move with me, Panama was the only choice.  I personally walk alone around all parts of Panama C... Read More
I am often asked the question about what it's like to move to Panama, and I usually hesitate to respond.  As we all know, each experience is different.   I'll take the easy route and describe three experiences from three... Read More
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Expat Stories Posted

Living in the western end of Panama has its charm as well as its challenges.  We often hear that folks miss certain products from home and many make routine treks to Panama City to take advantage of greater product availability.  The truth is, there is grea... Read More
Since my arrival in Panama I have made many business connections, some of whom are in Costa Rica.  It was finally time to make a trip across the border to meet some folks and tackle the dreaded border crossing that many expats experience frequently for different... Read More
Organizing walking/bus tours in David has been interesting, in a good way.  One question that keeps coming up from those new to the area is “What advice do you have for navigating these streets?”  When I thought about it, I agreed it was somewhat scary ... Read More

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