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...

Updated New Requirements for Traveling to Tahiti

As of July 30, 2020, there have been updates to French Polynesia’s entry requirements.  They have been streamlined…Yay! At this time French Polynesia is the only island nation in the South Pacific, including New Zealand and Australia, open to international...

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...

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...

Ia Ora Na! From My Family to Yours

Ia Ora Na! (Welcome!) Tahitian, has such a lovely sound when spoken. In fact, all of the languages of the South Pacific have musical sounds when spoken. I wanted to send you a note that while we are at home, the world still turns and all of its diversity exits, vistas...

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!...