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About Janet Dore

A wandering ex-housewife who found myself while wandering the world, divorced, fled the burbs, and committed to hitting my twilight years without regrets and no shortage of fascinating stories. In the process of designing and building the Vista Cañas Nature & Book Retreat in Playa Venao, Panamá.
24 08, 2020

best websites for book lovers

By |2020-08-28T05:26:36+00:00August 24th, 2020|books|

best websites for book lovers From book reviews to online bookstores to reading communities to book recommendations, there are a ton of book-related websites out there. Some are so-so, some are good, and some are awesome—I'm sharing the 24 [...]

18 02, 2020

your panama packing list

By |2020-03-08T01:13:44+00:00February 18th, 2020|panama travel info|

Having the right clothes and gear with you on any vacation is important—it's pretty crucial in Panama. This is my very own Panama packing list, compiled during my first several trips here. It's pretty specific to Panama City and Playa [...]

20 11, 2019

my vision: nature, books & women

By |2020-03-08T01:05:25+00:00November 20th, 2019|the property|

My life has been like one of those dot-to-dots we did as kids that guided me to the vacant lot where my Vista Cañas book and nature retreat will eventually be built. It's hard to pinpoint on which dot my [...]

26 08, 2019

travel guide to playa venao, panama

By |2020-03-08T01:20:40+00:00August 26th, 2019|area guides, panama travel info|

Welcome to Playa Venao, Panamá—where the jungle meets the surf and the crowds are nowhere to be found! This laid back community is home to the Azuero Peninsula's best surfing and offers its visitors LOTS of opportunities to create lifetime memories and rejuvenate their souls in a stunning natural setting.

8 11, 2018

our favorite panama tours operator

By |2021-04-17T00:18:54+00:00November 8th, 2018|panama travel info|

There's a scientific reason I instantly liked Víctor Peretz, owner of 'A Local in PTY' Panama Tours. According to researchers at two major U.S. universities, when it comes to potential friends, we're attracted to those who have very similar personalities [...]

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