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...

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...

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!...

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...