Untouched Polynesia – Maupiti

Like Bora Bora, this high island is slowly entering its atoll phase, leaving white sandbanks in the middle of the lagoon. Still saved from tourism, you will not find any deluxe resorts here but traditional family pensions. Nor will you find big restaurants,…

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Tikehau’s Ninamu Resort

Ninamu Resort on Tikehau, was originally a surfer's resort. Now a resort for all travelers from 2010, Ninamu is a wonderful eco-lodge nestled on the Motu (islet) formerly called Tavararo. A pristine and picturesque setting, Ninamu Resort's beautiful and charming…

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Ready? Set! “Snoopy Dance!”

My whole focus for each traveler is to help them create an itinerary that results in them doing their "Snoopy Dance" when they arrive into the islands. "Snoopy dance?" I hear you ask, well, okay I am dating myself here,…

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The South Pacific Trade Winds are Coming! Let’s GO!

Ahhhh! South Pacific breezes! One of the first questions most travelers ask me is "When is a good time to travel to the islands?" The answer is from April / May through to the end of October or middle of…

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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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4-Tips for Traveling Well During the Government Shutdown

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2019 Begin with Wonder!

Where will 2019 take you? Wonder...that is my word for 2019! We are in a time of great change. Ideas and inspirations are there for each of us to embrace. That, to me, is the essence of a New Year.…

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Once in a Lifetime Opportunity!

Pitcairn Island / Total Eclipse of the Sun - July 2, 2019  "Back in 1789, British sailors in the Pacific mutinied on the HMS Bounty and settled on Tahiti and Pitcairn Island. While the mutineers on Tahiti were later arrested…

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3 Secrets by the Pros to Make 2019 the Best!

Are you ready?  2019 is fast approaching and it seems like every commercial, article, or Facebook post is about resolutions. So what is a resolution? My definition: a new habit of behavior. That is it! You can read whole articles…

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Kleon Howe – Conde’ Nast Traveler Magazine’s Top Travel Specialist for the South Pacific Islands – 2018

I am honored for the 16th year in a row to be names as Top Travel Specialist for the South Pacific Islands for 2018 in their listing of Top Travel Specialists in their December, online issue.  Here is what Conde'…

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