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...

‘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...

Aranui Luxury-Cargo Cruise Ship’s 2021 Sailing Schedule Announced! New Destinations!

The Luxury/Cargo Cruise Ship, the Aranui 5, has just released its 2021 Sailing Schedule!  ♦ ♦ ♦ Make no mistake this is still an adventure cruise as you go to some of the most difficult to get to Islands in the South Pacific…still with every comfort.  1.) The...