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

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 […]

SV Xplore

The sailing vessel (SV) Xplore is a British made, Panamanian registered and Australian owned yacht. It measures 20.47 meters or about 70 feet. It has been battle tested in the rugged Antarctic waters of the Southern Ocean and it is really nice. I was privileged to be on it for a few days going to […]

The Gambier Archipelago

The Gambier Archipelago has all the makings of an exquisite holiday destination. A single reef surrounds a small archipelago with attractive, lush, high, green islets engulfing a gorgeous crystal clear and calm lagoon. The Gambier is also the cradle of Polynesian Catholicism and is home to an impressive cathedral. But today, the main product from […]

Pitcairn Island

For years I’ve speculated and thought about what it would be like to visit Pitcairn Island. I had a somewhat romantic vision of the island through my own conceptions and also what I have read about it throughout their history and from others I’ve known who have visited before me. But I wasn’t prepared for […]

How to Get to Pitcairn Island

Pitcairn Island is one of the most isolated and mysterious places on the planet. The dreams of many of actually visiting are foiled because of the high costs and extremely arduous journeys it can require to get to Pitcairn itself. Most people have no idea how to get to Pitcairn Island. Located some 300 or […]

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