“Negative Capability”* The Essence of the Best Travel Planning

*The concept of "Negative Capability" was originally developed by Keats, which is examined in the book Mastery by Robert Greene. "Negative Capability" is the ability to temporarily suspend a person's ego and simply experience what they are seeing, without the need…

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12 + 1 Ways to Enhance Your Travel and Aboriginal Wisdom!

Hello! Here we are in August!  Has the summer gone fast or slow for you? I find planning travel the best way to keep every day exciting. I look forward to the next travel day with anticipation. But then my…

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Travel Recipes #1

As many of your know, I sailed a sailboat around the world for 11 1/2 years. During this time I really enjoyed meeting local people and the sailors that were sailing the same general route we were on on the…

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Not your typical Pamplemousse…uhhh…grapefruit…

Do you like grapefruit, I do but tend to put lots of honey on it before eating! Then I tried the Tahitian pamplemousse, which is the French word for grapefruit. This grapefruit is different. It is yellowish on the outside…

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Puzzles make travel designing easier!

 Puzzles: I love puzzles, and what I find in each new client is that they see their trip from a unique point of view—or, to put it another away their own puzzle. By listening during the initial conversations with clients and…

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Time to book your South Pacific Adventure…

Good Saturday to you! Yes, I know you get lots of e-mails that encourage you that "now" is the time to book your travel into the South Pacific. Well, right now is a great time to book your trip to…

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All Inclusive Polynesia? Here’s the Way

 Paul Gauguin Cruises, operates the highest-rated and longest continually sailing luxury cruise ship in the South Pacific. The 2019 cruise brochure is out and we are anxiously awaiting the 2020 collection of itineraries! The seven-day itinerary offers cruises among the magical Society…

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New Zealand’s Amazing Hideaway!

New Zealand is just beginning its winter season, and spring always comes during our fall. The seasons are reversed to ours in the Northern Hemisphere. Spring is my favorite time to go to New Zealand, as the air is wonderful,…

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Cook Islands, beyond the Beautiful into the Extraordinary!

The Cook Islands are beautiful! Did you know that there are 12 islands of the Cook Islands to explore beyond the well known Rarotonga, this is where your international flight will arrive and depart, and Aitutaki? Each one of these…

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