“I didn’t know iguanas could swim,” says my 12-year-old
grandson as we perch on a wooden deck at the edge of
a slow-moving river.
I follow his gaze and see the unmistakable head of an iguana
gliding through the water. It’s propelling itself by its tail, the
object of its attention a black-bellied whistling duck seated in
grassy marsh on what appears to be a nest of eggs.
My suspicion that this wildlife drama isn’t going to have
a happy ending are confirmed when I hear squealing, honking
and a flurry of rustling.
“Now we know iguanas also eat eggs,” says my grandson.
There’s nothing quite like a life and death battle to cap off
a week of creating memories through with my kids and
grandkids in Panama.
It’s tough to beat Panama for multigenerational adventure
travel. The narrow isthmus is a hub of biodiversity, a bridge
between ecosystems of two continents and two oceans,
offering plenty to keep all ages of explorers engaged.
Ultimate Family Vacations | SPRING 2018
SPRING 2018 | Ultimate Family Vacations
Pirate tales, jungle hikes and crocodile encounters — intergenerational
travel with tweens is full of adventure and rewards
By Michele Peterson
Our first evening, we watch
a condor swoop past our
terrace, spy a giant walking
stick insect and fall asleep
listening to the surf roll in.
BEAUTIFUL REFLECTION ON LAKE SOBERANIA
RESTORED BUILDINGS IN CASCO VIEJO, PANAMA CITY’S OLDEST QUARTER