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...

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...