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Shipping your Car from Panama to Colombia

Shipping your Car from Panama to Colombia

If you need a play-by-play of a pretty complicated process, here's our experience. As is the case with any border crossing or multi-day paperwork fiasco, stay positive and be patient. Read more to learn the costs and time commitments associated with shipping a car or rig across the Darian Gap. 

Booking Your Sailboat to the San Blas Islands

Booking Your Sailboat to the San Blas Islands

There are so many companies you can use to book the sailboat. Don't stress, just pick one. They all deal with the same boats and the same captains and they all seem to cost between $500-550 for the whole trip.

5 Things to Prepare for before Sailing San Blas

5 Things to Prepare for before Sailing San Blas

I guess at sea, you have to be ready for anything. We don't want to be negative, we just want you to be prepared. Life isn't all rainbows and unicorns, and life at sea is definitely no different. These are things you should know before locking yourself into 5 days at sea.

Border Crossing #7: Costa Rica to Panama via Paso Canoas

Border Crossing #7: Costa Rica to Panama via Paso Canoas

Hand your temporary vehicle permit to the guy standing around waiting with a clipboard. If he’s holding a burrito, comment on how yummy it looks and he’ll smirk and sign your permit without even checking your car ;) I think this is the ONLY time “lunch time” at the border has worked in our favor.