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...

Tahiti – Top 5 Amazing Things to Do!

Tahiti – most people see the island of Tahiti as just a stop over location either on the way to the islands or on the way out as this is the island where the international airport is located. If you have time or a lay over, there are many things to do here!...

‘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...