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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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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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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Not your typical Pamplemousse…uhhh…grapefruit…

Do you like grapefruit, I do but tend to put lots of honey on it before eating! Then I tried the Tahitian pamplemousse, which is the French word for grapefruit. This grapefruit is different. It is yellowish on the outside…

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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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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…

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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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