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...

Lots of water…no wind, for a sailboat that is a problem!

I was thinking the other day about my home confinement, which led me to think about my sailing trip around the world. There are so many situations from my sailing days that give me an understanding of what to do while staying home amid COVID-19. The first one i...

12 + 1 Ways to Enhance Your Travel in 2020! And Some Aboriginal Wisdom!

Hello! Here we are in December! Planning all the wonderful things we are going to do in 2020! Has 2019 gone fast or slow for you? I find planning travel the best way to keep every day exciting. I look forward to the next travel day with anticipation. But then my day...

‘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...