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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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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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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