2 Days in Rangiroa

Rangiroa is a low-lying island in the Tuamotu Island Group in the Islands of Tahiti. It is a 12km long, skinny stretch of land with a massive lagoon said to be the second largest in the world behind one in New Caledonia. Rangiroa is similar in layout to the Pacific Island nation of Tuvalu; which […]

2 Days in Taha’a

French Polynesia is so beautiful. It really is. Everyone has heard of Tahiti, Moorea and Bora Bora but there are so many other beautiful islands with amazing hotels as well. Taha’a is certainly one of those islands. I didn’t know much about Taha’a before this trip. In fact, it doesn’t even have an airport, you […]

Why I loved Rurutu, French Polynesia

To be honest I had never heard of Rurutu until a few weeks ago when I started researching this trip to French Polynesia. I had never been to the Austral island group either. Rurutu excited me because it seemed raw and natural and for me it was brand new. Those two words are pretty much […]

What are the Differences Between Samoa and American Samoa?

Most people have heard of Samoa at this point. Many may not be able to point it out on the map but they know it’s an island in the South Pacific. Few people, even fewer Americans, know there is also a territory of the United States called American Samoa located nearby. They are cut from […]

My Week in Samoa

I was last in Samoa about 8 years ago when I took a massive trip to many islands in the South Pacific. I spent the majority of my time on Samoa in the capital of Apia dealing with the remnants of a disastrous Tokelau expedition. So I didn’t get to do too much around the […]

Overnight Trip to Rota

On my recent trip to Guam as part of the SPG Holiday Challenge, I did a quick overnight trip to Rota. Rota is probably the least known of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) also consisting of Saipan and Tinian; where the atomic age began. But I must say that after 28 hours […]

The SPG Amex Holiday Challenge in Guam USA

Winter is coming! You might have heard that a few times in recent months but winter means holiday travel and a lot of potential headaches. I was given a challenge by the good people at the Starwood Preferred Guest® Card from American Express (SPG Amex). The challenge was to book a peak season holiday stay […]

The Essential Nauru Travel Guide

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 […]

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