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 to be so very grateful for those same things. For me, it is also a time of...

Tales of the South Pacific…and a gift from the Polynesians

Happy Thanksgiving! I wish for you a lovely day of family, friends, and thankfulness for all that you have. Here is your Thanksgiving Gift from the islands. Story first…you know me by this time about stories! There are still many islands of Polynesia that still...

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...

South Pacific? Three Reasons to Plan with Kleon!

Here we are at the end of October. As the Fall and Winter months set it, we tend to plan for the next year. This includes travel!  One of the main reasons new travelers come to me is to iron out confusion for them on a particular destination. Questions like, when is...

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, and New...

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 or bars...

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 Christmas Holidays and then the long break in the...

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...