As the days start to chill, my mind starts to wander and I dream of warm water escapes. I hear Panama calling… My budget might not allow me to get there, but a girl can dream, right?

Traveling by boat through Panama’s archipelago paradise, Leah Dawson and Mele Saili surf the smooth reef peaks and rinse off with rainwater at the eco resorts.

I want to be there too, to dust off my passport and shove my bag full of bikinis, tropical wax and sunscreen. It’s only May and already I’m tired of my wetsuit.

Produced by: theseea.com.

Filmed and edited by: Dylan Gordon