Once in a Lifetime Opportunity!

Pitcairn Island / Total Eclipse of the Sun – July 2, 2019  “Back in 1789, British sailors in the Pacific mutinied on the HMS Bounty and settled on Tahiti and Pitcairn Island. While the mutineers on Tahiti were later arrested by the British, those on...

Kleon Howe – Conde’ Nast Traveler Magazine’s Top Travel Specialist for the South Pacific Islands – 2018

I am honored for the 16th year in a row to be names as Top Travel Specialist for the South Pacific Islands for 2018 in their listing of Top Travel Specialists in their December, online issue.  Here is what Conde’ Nast Traveler Magazine says of the list. Whether...

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...