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, Bora Bora, and Beyond!

There is way more to the Islands of Tahiti, than just Tahiti, Moorea, and Bora Bora! Actually, French Polynesia, which includes Tahiti, Moorea, and Bora Bora has five island groups! Society Islands, Tuamotu Islands, Marquesas Islands, Austral Islands, and the Gambier...

‘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-BEST Secrets for Choosing the Best Over Water Bungalow!

Here comes the winter! My favorite time of the year with the holidays, fires, and snow…a little hopefully! And,  interestingly enough, the time of the year many people plan their trips for the next year…2020! Whether a family trip, honeymoon, destination...

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...