Travel Advisor

Cara Schuster


  • Wellness Travel,
  • Boutique Hotels,
  • Sustainable Travel,
  • Panama
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Cara Schuster Travel Agent


Rooted as a Midwestern quasi-homesteader, but plotting a permanent vacation to my off-grid home in Panama. Massage therapist who loves beautiful, well-designed spas and hotels.

Home airports

MCI and PTY, PMO is goals.

My travel style

Equal parts nature, wellness, unique lodging and local culture is ideal. I'm not afraid to get dirty, but I want to be comfortable and someplace beautiful at the end of the day. I seek out local apothecaries, farmers markets and pay attention to what plants are growing in the area. While I like certain things curated before I embark, I prefer to have some time to allow the journey to unfold organically. Paying attention to the little things helps me find beauty in every situation.

Favorite hotels

Recently returned from:

  • Touring the ancestral heritage of New Orleans.

  • Swimming in the sea at night under the full moon in Panama.

  • Eating Moroccan food in NYC.

  • Sleeping in a Victorian haunted hotel in the Ozarks.

Dreaming of:

  • Sauna hopping in Sweden.

  • Hiking in Slovenia.

  • Soaking in South American hot springs.

  • Upcoming opening of Wildflower Farm in Hudson Valley, NY.

One thing I can't travel without...

Proper skincare and an open mind.

Two truths, one lie:

  1. I took a train halfway across Czech Republic before I realized I went the wrong way.

  2. My dog was so cool that she got me out of many jams with the Federales while driving my van through Mexico.

  3. I hitchhiked east to west across Japan.

Cara's guides

Cara Schuster Travel Agent

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