Where can you go in the South Pacific?

We are still here! Been quiet on the Blog and Newsletter scene! I am back now, with the news that there is only one country or island group in the South Pacific that is open to travel: French Polynesia or otherwise known as Tahiti.  Tahiti has been open to tourists...

Updated New Requirements for Traveling to Tahiti

As of July 30, 2020, there have been updates to French Polynesia’s entry requirements.  They have been streamlined…Yay! At this time French Polynesia is the only island nation in the South Pacific, including New Zealand and Australia, open to international...

No Tipping in the South Pacific? Really?

That is correct! There is not a custom with the Polynesian and Melanesian people of the South Pacific? Why? When any person first arrives into say the Cook Islands, you will hear almost immediately “Is this your first time into the islands?” While the...

Winds at 110 Knots Sustained…Will the Anchor Hold?

I want you to know first and foremost that during these crazy times, you are not alone. The virus does not see color, wealth, or even location. It can impact everyone. So we all need to take care of ourselves and our families. Sometimes I feel like i am holding on for...

Lots of water…no wind, for a sailboat that is a problem!

I was thinking the other day about my home confinement, which led me to think about my sailing trip around the world. There are so many situations from my sailing days that give me an understanding of what to do while staying home amid COVID-19. The first one i...

Ia Ora Na! From My Family to Yours

Ia Ora Na! (Welcome!) Tahitian, has such a lovely sound when spoken. In fact, all of the languages of the South Pacific have musical sounds when spoken. I wanted to send you a note that while we are at home, the world still turns and all of its diversity exits, vistas...

A Note For You!

First and foremost, my thoughts are with all of you as we deal with our new reality of COVID-19.  I am monitoring he situation closely to be sure clients with upcoming trips have all the information needed to make their travel decisions. I am here should you have any...

Tahiti – Top 5 Amazing Things to Do!

Tahiti – most people see the island of Tahiti as just a stop over location either on the way to the islands or on the way out as this is the island where the international airport is located. If you have time or a lay over, there are many things to do here!...

Tahiti – Center of the Islands

TAHITI Crowned by a circle of majestic peaks, the Island of Tahiti, the largest island in French Polynesia, towers over the South Pacific ocean like a proud and royal Queen. The mountainous interior of Tahiti Island is adorned with mystical valleys, clear streams, and...