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...

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...

3-Secrets to Experiencing the REAL Tahiti (French Polynesia) and Keep to Your Budget!

Virtually everyone that wishes to go to Tahiti, want to experience something “authentic” in the islands. You have heard of Tahiti, Moorea and Bora Bora, but you may feel that these islands may be too “touristy” so you would like to include in...

Australia’s New Lodge in North Queensland!

Mt. Mulligan joins the Luxury Lodges of Australia group of outstanding hotels around Australia. Located in North Queensland. Mt Mulligan Lodge offers modern laid-back luxury in the untamed and rugged outback environment of North Queensland. The generous proportions of...