Essential Travel Guide to Nauru

It’s hard to find a travel guide to Nauru or even find out how to travel to Nauru. In fact, it’s hard to find people who have even heard of Nauru let alone people who have been to Nauru! Wikipedia is probably the best Nauru travel guide but it’s not great. Lonely Planet doesn’t even […]

Back to Beachcomber Island for the Last Time

Beachcomber Island in Fiji is a very special place for me. It may have the reputation for being the party island of the Pacific and originally that was what brought me there, but it is absolutely gorgeous and has really calmed down in recent years. I just went back to Beachcomber Island after I attended […]

Vanuatu is One of the Best Places in the South Pacific

My last trip to Vanuatu 5-6 years ago sucked. It was pretty awful to be honest. I was super sick and was barely able to leave my room in Port Vila. So I never really got to see or do anything on the main island of Efate or any of the other islands. Since I […]

A Wedding in Fiji

I love Fiji. I have been many times ever since my first multi-week trip way back in 2003! Fiji has served both as the actual destination for me several times like when I spent a week in Fiji doing nothing a few years ago and often times as an overnight or two because if you […]

Tinian: Where the Atomic Age Began

The peaceful island and village of Tinian is pretty unimposing these days on the surface. A small village with a massive $200 million casino along with some abandoned runways are basically what you see flying in. However, it’s what’s beyond the surface that makes Tinian one of the most fascinating places I have ever visited. […]


Chuuk, formerly known as Truk is one of the Federated States of Micronesia. It is the poorest of the four states and certainly the dirtiest compared to Pohnpei, Yap or the Marshall Islands. Chuuk is known as the worlds best place for wreck diving. The US bombed the Japanese Navy during Operation Hailstorm in World […]

2 Days in Pohnpei

Pohnpei is the South Sea Island you imagine. It is easy to feel like James Michener or Robert Louis Stevenson cruising around the islands of Pohnpei State, the largest state and capital of the Federated States of Micronesia. Pohnpei is lush, green, big and beautiful. Pohnpei has varying sights and much to do. If you […]

The Marshall Islands

The Marshall Islands have seen their share of conflict in the past century. Originally settled by the Germans, the Japanese took over when they declared war on Germany in World War I. It stayed that way until the US defeated the Japanese to end World War II. Since the end of the war, the islands […]

How to Spend a Week in Fiji

If you’re like me and travel a lot, then I’m sure you can really appreciate the opportunity to truly relax and pretty much do nothing. I don’t often get a chance to do it but when I do, I jump on it. I recently went to Fiji for my seventh time. I stayed at the […]

Kiritimati: the Other Christmas Island

Kiritimati (pronounced Kee-Rees-Mass in the local Gilbertese language), also known as Christmas Island is the world’s largest coral atoll. It is located in the South Pacific Ocean in the Line Islands and is a part of the country of Kiribati (pronounced Kee-Ree-Bahs). It lies just west of the International Date Line and is the first […]