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...

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, 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...

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...