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...

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...