In 2013, Panama was *the* it destination of the year, having been written up in tons of magazines and guides, including Travel and Leisure. But that ranking was based off of all-inclusive resorts, not for people like me who like to walk around aimlessly and eat street food. If you're like me, you'll be just as disappointed. The streets weren't safe or pretty and you have to pay top dollar for a good meal. And if you don't have a paid activity planned, there's nowhere to just hang out.

Rosie Bell, @thebeachbell writes: "I absolutely adore Panama and it’s one of the places I can never stop returning to. My first trip was love at first sight and I’m still captivated by the postcard beaches, the music, the seafood, and all the sounds. As a travel writer, being in an environment that lights my flames benefits my writing, too. In my heart, it simply feels like home."

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