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. Watch...

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 and experience new views, cultures, history, and people. Anthony Bourdain...

Hawaiki Nui Va’a 2018 – The Ultimate Outrigger Canoe Race

Each year runs the world famous Hawaiki Nui Va’a outrigger canoe race in Tahiti and Her Islands. The competitors are youth, women and men. The boats are either single or teams. The race is from Huahine via Raiatea / Taha’a and ends in Bora Bora. The race...

Do you know what is lurking under your Over Water Bungalow?

What is your ideal when thinking of an over water bungalow, the view, the romance, or did you even think about what will be under the bungalow? There are certainly the over water, glass coffee tables in the over water bungalow, and you can view below you into the...

“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...

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 day is full of planning travel cuz that is what I do! The...

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 yacht “Rhiannon.”  It was always an event to...

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 with a flat bottom, then you open it up and it...

Puzzles make travel designing easier!

 Puzzles: I love puzzles, and what I find in each new client is that they see their trip from a unique point of view—or, to put it another away their own puzzle. By listening during the initial conversations with clients and asking questions that give me information,...

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 the Southern Ocean, land of the Southern Cross and unique...