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...

12 + 1 Ways to Enhance Your Travel in 2020! And Some Aboriginal Wisdom!

Hello! Here we are in December! Planning all the wonderful things we are going to do in 2020! Has 2019 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...

‘Tis the Season to Dream and Imagine!

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...

5 Tips for the Perfect Trip Planning!

I promised simple and I mean it. Psst…this works for any trip and particularly for the South Pacific! It can be overwhelming trying to plan for a South Pacific trip as there are so many options, destinations, islands, and accommodation. How do you create a great trip...

“Let us know when it is all over!” – Tales from the 7-Seas!

From time to time, I send out a tale from my 11 and half year sailing trip around the world. It was an amazing trip particularly with our encounters with the people. In addition, there were many animal encounters miles from land. Here is one of those! We were sailing...

Three More of Rarotonga’s Top Natural Wonders

Here are three additional natural wonders on Rarotonga. Not that these are the only ones, the wonder of Rarotonga and the Cook Islands is the large number of Natural Wonders they have! 5.) Black Rock: A spot that offers something a little bit different is Black Rock....