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...

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...

3-Secrets to Affordable Tahiti!

How do you make traveling to Tahiti affordable and get what you want? These three steps will help you achieve it!  #1 – Reserve your full itinerary at once not separately  Using a travel specialist is the best way to get the best price. Specialists have access...