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'…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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,…

Read More

Summer is Here! Best Sunscreen for you and the Oceans!

I am always looking for ways to protect our environment. Being a travel specialist for the South Pacific Islands, I particularly want to help reduce the chemicals and plastics being introduced into our world's oceans. Did you know that it…

Read More

Aranui 5: Passenger Freighter Back in Time

The Aranui 5 is half-freighter and half-passenger ship plying the waters from Papeete, Tahiti through the Tuamotus Islands and onto the Marquesas Islands, known as the "Land of Men." Once in the Marquesas Islands, you will visit seven of the…

Read More