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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5 – Down Under Tips for a Great Trip to Australia!

Hello or should I say G'day! No, as Grant Charlesworth mentions in his entertaining and informative Blog this week, let the Australian's say G'day, and other things to say and...not...say when in Australia. He adds four other important things of…

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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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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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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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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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