Author Archives: Brandon Pearce



Brandon Pearce

Brandon is a location independent entrepreneur, musician, traveler, worldschooling father, and the principal author of this blog. He's all about reaching his potential and enjoying life to the fullest in every moment while inspiring others to do the same.

Emily doing a Panamanian dance in our living room
in Volcán

Making friends in Volcan

Today we met and had lunch with a nice family we met on some Panama forums before we left. Bernie helps people protect assets and minimize taxes through foreign trusts and foundations, and we had some long talks about that. Marisol and Jen talked a bit about health and home schooling, both of which we’re interested in. They also have a 2 year daughter named...

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25 Feb 2009
Emily with miniature pony
in Volcán

Horses and Haircuts

Monday morning I woke up early and got a fresh start on the day with some tai chi before anyone else was up. I also got some work done in the morning, and it felt good to get caught up a bit more. That afternoon we went to Finca Guardia (Guardia farm) to ride and see some miniature ponies they have there. When we found...

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24 Feb 2009
in Volcán

Sunday in Volcan

On Sunday, we went to the Volcan LDS branch – what great and kind people! We even got invited to dinner this week by a sweet retired couple who maintain this website of pictures of Volcan. We may be seeing other members this week as well. Emily went to primary without a problem today, but Marie was too shy to go. During Relief Society, Jen...

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23 Feb 2009
We're in Volcán!
in Volcán

We're in Volcán!

Yesterday, we made the 1.5 hour drive from Boquete to Volcán, Panama. While Boquete is beautiful, and many people choose it as a retirement destination, it didn’t hold a whole lot of luster for us as a place to stay more than a few days. We found the town to be a bit too crowded and cramped for our tastes. As soon as we made...

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22 Feb 2009
Emily petting a macaw
in Boquete

Boquete Wildlife Rescue Center

Yesterday we had breakfast and lunch at home (cereal and peanut butter and jam), then went to the Paradise Gardens Wildlife Rescue Center just outside of Boquete. What an awesome experience! Where else can you not only see, but hold, pet, and interact with a variety of unusual animals? We got to pet a blue hyacinth macaw, hold a baby two-toed sloth, pet a baby...

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21 Feb 2009
Garden in Boquete
in Boquete

Garden in Boquete

On our first morning in Boquete, we received quite a shock about the place where we’re staying (Cabanas Sabrin). When we stepped into the shower, we discovered there was no hot water! All the faucets, including the shower, have only an option for cold water. So we both took cold showers, which really woke us up! And Boquete is colder than where we came from...

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21 Feb 2009
A view on the drive from El Valle to Boquete
in Boquete

Drive to Boquete

On Wednesday, we left El Valle and headed out for our next stop – Boquete – a five hour drive on the Pan-American highway. We left our rental house about 9:00 a.m. and drove straight to Penonome (1.5 hours) for gas and snacks – with a couple stops along the way for Emily to recover from car sickness. She threw up once on the way...

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19 Feb 2009
At Casa de Lourdes
in El Valle de Antón

At Casa de Lourdes

I’m going to keep this one short and just summarize our days’ activities, as more of a log. We tried the Serpentarium again – still closed. Spent more time at the library. Ate lunch at Casa de Lourdes. Beautiful restaurant. Food was okay. The price is probably more for the atmosphere than the food, in my opinion. Came home, had cookies, and watched cartoons together....

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19 Feb 2009
in Productivity

I lived a 4-Hour work week

As many of you know, I keep track of all my time at the computer. I use a free on-line tool called Slim Timer, that lets me track what I’m doing every second, and run reports to see where I’m spending most of my time. I looked at my reports today, and realized that for the past few weeks, I have been living the four...

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17 Feb 2009
Orchids, Painted Rock, and Rincon Valley
in El Valle de Antón

Orchids, Painted Rock, and Rincon Valley

On Monday, we got a late start in the morning, which has been typical for us, lately. When went to the Serpentarium, which we’d heard was a lot of fun, and they let you hold a a boa constrictor, we realized they were closed. We’re not sure for how long, so we might try to go back. It was during the noon hour, so it...

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17 Feb 2009
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