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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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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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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Travel Now, for Taste (Anthony Bourdain), for Music (Aretha Franklin), for Understanding (Senator John McCain)

The past month has seen the death of a number of people who have heavily influenced me in my life. Each of the three I mention here are the reasons why I travel, to get out of my own life…

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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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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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