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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“Negative Capability”* The Essence of the Best Travel Planning

*The concept of "Negative Capability" was originally developed by Keats, which is examined in the book Mastery by Robert Greene. "Negative Capability" is the ability to temporarily suspend a person's ego and simply experience what they are seeing, without the need…

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12 + 1 Ways to Enhance Your Travel and Aboriginal Wisdom!

Hello! Here we are in August!  Has the summer gone fast or slow for you? I find planning travel the best way to keep every day exciting. I look forward to the next travel day with anticipation. But then my…

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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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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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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…

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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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Australia – 5 Things to know before arriving!

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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