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...

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...

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...