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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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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Tis’ the Season to Dream!

Here we are just after Thanksgiving! I hope you had a great time. We are in the middle of the season for giving thanks for family, friends, and for what we have. It is also the time of the year…

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Visas – 411 South Pacific Islands, New Zealand and Australia

You have your US passport...Check! You have made plans for your trip into the South Pacific.....Check! Will I be let into the country with only my passport...Help!   For the well known South Pacific Islands like Tahiti, Cook Islands, Fiji, Tonga,…

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Bora Bora 40 Years Ago – 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 restaurants, discos…

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A, B, Cs of Travel During South Pacific School Holidays…or Not!

The school year has begun here in the US and Canada, it is important to note that the school holidays are different in Australia and New Zealand. While we have the semester system where we have school segments with the…

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Paul Gauguin – 2020 and 2019 Itineraries are out now! Including Tonga and Fiji!

Paul Gauguin Cruises, operates the highest-rated and longest continually sailing luxury cruise ship in the South Pacific. Paul Gauguin's 2020 list of voyages was released recently. Of course, there is still some availability for 2018 and more for 2019. Check out…

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Hawaiki Nui Va’a 2018 – The Ultimate Outrigger Canoe Race

Each year runs the world famous Hawaiki Nui Va'a outrigger canoe race in Tahiti and Her Islands. The competitors are youth, women and men. The boats are either single or teams. The race is from Huahine via Raiatea / Taha'a…

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