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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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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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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Culture of the Islands!

Imagine vacationing near a friendly tropical village in beautiful French Polynesia where you are a welcomed guest. Come and experience Tahitian culture first-hand in Tiki Village on Moorea in French Polynesia or Te Vara Nui Village on Rarotonga, Cook Islands.…

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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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