Category Archives: Travel: The Americas

Packing List: Panama City, Panama 

We spent about a week in Panama City, Panama in April. It was hot and humid, but we didn’t venture out of the city, so I didn’t have to worry about hiking boots or mosquitos. I brought several tshirts that wash and dry fairly easily in a hotel room that has a/c and a tidy outfit for a poolside party. 

BONUS: both pairs of shoes I can walk in for miles comfortably!


  • Khaki light pants (Columbia)
  • Columbia Tamiami shirt
  • Patterned orange tank
  • Black light floppy sweater 
  • Black jammies dress (also good for stealth comfort wearing during the poolside party with  a fancy necklace and the floppy sweater)
  • Stripy shirt 
  • White tank top
  • Black shirt
  • Ex Officio underwear
  • swimsuit
  • Keen H2 sandals
  • Rockport sandals (these are older, but here’s the detail page)



Packing for… Uruguay!

    Eagle Creek backpack
    Stripey daypack
    Brown sweater
    Black sweater
    White tank
    Keen tennies
    Rockport sandals
    Black t, pink t
    Butterfly scarf
    Rain jacket

Turns out I didn’t need the rain jacket, but I generally have it in my pack (it’s fairly lightweight) so I didn’t worry about it too much. The rest of the stuff is tried and true traveling gear for me, especially with needing ranges of clothes from an evening reception to slogging around tourist things. I was even comfy on the ungodly flight to the other side of the world 😉

Punta del Este

Took a walk this morning along the beach front near the hotel. I had planned to walk farther but my tolerance for humidity has plummeted after living in the Bay Area for so long.
I did see lots of shells, 2 filthy (but very
happy) puppies playing fetch in the surf and walked out along the pier to look at the boat harbor.
Today’s agenda includes a good chunk of time on a bus out into the countryside.


Uruguay 2015 Gallery

Photos of my trip to Uruguay!

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