“No road, no disco, no air con- no stress. Leave it all behind,” proclaims the Dolphin Bay Divers Retreat‘s website. When choosing our Fiji accommodations, we were looking for a few things: 1) proximity to top dive sites 2) seclusion 3) affordability 4) great reviews. Dolphin Bay Divers met all of our requirements: 1) Packages […]
As we celebrate love this month with Valentine’s Day, I thought I’d share a few of my favorite romantic travel destinations around this beautiful world of ours. I’ve been collating information for this post for a while, and it wasn’t ready for Valentine’s Day- but we can continue to celebrate love and romance, can’t we? […]
In Fiji’s southeastern volcanic archipelago, in the Kadavu group, lies the fourth largest island in the country, Kadavu (pronounced [kanˈdaβu]). The group is famous for its proximity to The Great Astrolabe Reef, one of the largest barrier reefs in the world. Despite it’s size, Kadavu is pretty remote. We took a tiny puddle jumper from Suva to […]
I’ve seen quite a few Christmas travel wish lists out there. Some are practical and realistic with a hint of whimsy, like Lance’s or Stephanie’s. Others are completely outlandish and outright hilarious., like the one over on The Flying Pinto. I’m leaning towards the outrageous, and we’ll see what Santa’s got up his sleeves. Maybe […]
For today’s Movie Monday, here’s a little video clip from our adventures in French Polynesia gem of an island, Maupiti. We discovered that Bora Bora’s little sister is perhaps the better destination for many reasons. Read about it here.
When my husband and I set out on our six-week Pacific honeymoon years ago, I knew that French Polynesia had to be included. The only problem being that Bora Bora, the ultimate honeymoon destination, is also one of the world’s most expensive. Although we did bite the proverbial bullet and stayed on the cash-cow island, […]
What’s the first thing you think of when you hear New Zealand? For many, it is The Lord of the Rings. I was first made aware of this Pacific island nation’s shocking beauty while watching The Fellowship of the Ring all those years ago. Most visitors to Kiwi land make sure to include a stop in […]
Making vacation plans for July 4th? Why not opt for something completely unconventional and clamber up New Zealand’s epic Fox Glacier. Don’t worry, you can include totally American activities like hot-dog eating and beer drinking. (Reading this and thinking, but I’m not American…? Well, I still think it’s a good idea for any nationality to hike […]