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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Cook Islands, beyond the Beautiful into the Extraordinary!

The Cook Islands are beautiful! Did you know that there are 12 islands of the Cook Islands to explore beyond the well known Rarotonga, this is where your international flight will arrive and depart, and Aitutaki? Each one of these…

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2019 Begin with Wonder!

Where will 2019 take you? Wonder...that is my word for 2019! We are in a time of great change. Ideas and inspirations are there for each of us to embrace. That, to me, is the essence of a New Year.…

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Once in a Lifetime Opportunity!

Pitcairn Island / Total Eclipse of the Sun - July 2, 2019  "Back in 1789, British sailors in the Pacific mutinied on the HMS Bounty and settled on Tahiti and Pitcairn Island. While the mutineers on Tahiti were later arrested…

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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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