The Adventures of the Island Interns
Luke Hansen and Ben Brown, double winners of the first Island Intern Contest, spent the summer of 2011 documenting their adventures in Panama to take you on an up-close-and-personal journey from the Panamanian mainland to their island home on Isla Palenque, a 400-acre jungle paradise in the Gulf of Chiriqui. Over the course of the summer, Ben and Luke experienced everything from Chiricano cowboy culture to a behind-the-scenes look at one of Panama City’s best restaurants, and their life on Isla Palenque immersed them in the wild natural beauty of one of the few unspoiled places left on the planet. Through their documentary series and collection of travel blogs, the Island Interns invite you to share their life-changing travel experiences in Panama.
Browse the videos and posts below to follow the adventures of the Island Interns.
The Island Interns take you to the Bugaba district to see how cigar making is a part of the local culture of Panama....MORE
The Island Interns' first experience with the culture of Panama: dancing with the indigenous Embera people in a rustic village immersed in the Darien jungle....MORE
This week, the Island Intern Video Series finds Ben tapping the trend in voluntourism with a day teaching English to children in Boca Chica, Panama....MORE
Why do we travel? The 2011 Island Interns share their travel reflections from living on Isla Palenque and exploring Panama last summer in their video series....MORE
The Island Interns' travel internship takes them on a rock climbing adventure in Panama with vertical artist Cesar Melendez. Watch their rock climbing video!...MORE
The usually empty beach at Playa Venao teemed with champion surfers and fans at the 2011 Billabong ISA World Surfing Games. In attendance: the Island Interns!...MORE
- Episode 14