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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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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Over Water Bungalow? 5- Points to Consider!

Over water bungalows whether in the islands of Tahiti, including Bora Bora or Moorea, the Cook Islands, or Fiji, here are some helpful hints on booking your over water bungalow for your family trip, honeymoon, destination wedding, or just getting…

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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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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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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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Tales of the South Pacific…and a gift from the Polynesians

Happy Thanksgiving! I wish for you a lovely day of family, friends, and thankfulness for all that you have. Here is your Thanksgiving Gift from the islands. Story first...you know me by this time about stories! There are still many…

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