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.

What are we taking with us?
in Panama

What are we taking with us?

How do you pack for a six-week trip to a foreign country? Well, you have some choices. We have chosen to pack as light as possible, and will not be checking any luggage. Each of us will have our own roller carry-on bag, and I’ll be taking a laptop bag and a backpack. How can we possibly fit everything we need for six weeks in...

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22 Jan 2009
in Panama

How can you take that much time off work?

Those of you who know me well, know that I am fortunate enough not to have a “job”, but have created a business that generates residual income. So I am to a large degree, in control of my own schedule, but I’m still required to work a few hours a day to keep things running smoothly. This doesn’t mean I’m filthy rich, or have loads...

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20 Jan 2009
What are we going to do in Panama?
in Panama

What are we going to do in Panama?

Our thoughts about what we might do on this trip have changed and will most likely continue to do so throughout our time in Panama. Our main purpose is simply to experience a new place and culture, and enjoy time together as a family. The ways to accomplish this are endless. We have entertained several of the following ideas for activities, in no particular order:...

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18 Jan 2009
Learning Spanish
in Education, Panama

Learning Spanish

One of the biggest challenges with traveling to a foreign country, for many people, is the language barrier. And since I don’t know very much Spanish, I’m expecting to have less than perfect communication with the Panamanians. Fortunately, I can rely on Jennifer a lot for getting us around, since she does speak Spanish, which she learned on her mission to the Canary Islands. In...

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17 Jan 2009
What about Our House?
in Panama

What about Our House?

One of the other questions we’re frequently asked about our trip is, “What are you going to do with your house while you’re gone?” For a while, we entertained the idea of renting it out as a vacation home for someone who wanted to come and ski during those weeks, etc. We thought about using services like vrbo.com or sublet.com to list our home. But...

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15 Jan 2009
Amador Causeway
in Panama

Reserved Hotels so Far

Wow, it’s a lot of work getting ready for a six-week vacation! I guess it doesn’t have to be, but I’m such a planning freak, and like to learn as much information as I can before making a decision (that’s both a strength and a weakness). This week, one of my main focuses has been booking all our accommodations in Panama. But rather than finding...

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13 Jan 2009
Panama Canal
in Panama

Why Panama?

One of the questions we’re most often asked when telling people we’re heading off the Panama for six weeks is, “Why Panama”? With all the places in the world we could go, why Panama, indeed! Before we started thinking about this trip, all we knew about Panama was that it was home to the Panama Canal. But Jen and I enjoy watching travel shows occasionally,...

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12 Jan 2009
Why Are We Going?
in Panama

Why Are We Going?

Why are we going on a six week trip to Panama? This is a question that could take pages to answer. In future posts, I’ll go into more detail about how we came to the decision to leave, and why we chose Panama and the length of the trip that we did. But in this post, I want to cover the benefits we hope to...

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11 Jan 2009
in Panama

Six Weeks in Panama

Hello Everyone! Welcome to my new blog! I’ve created this blog in response to interest from several people who’ve mentioned they want to keep up to date with our family while we’re on our upcoming trip to Panama. When we tell people we’ll be gone for six weeks, we get a range of responses, from excitement or happiness for us, to envy or jealousy, to...

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11 Jan 2009
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