Where can you go in the South Pacific?

We are still here! Been quiet on the Blog and Newsletter scene! I am back now, with the news that there is only one country or island group in the South Pacific that is open to travel: French Polynesia or otherwise known as Tahiti.  Tahiti has been open to tourists...

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...