When to travel where

Europe: Price/Seasonality:  High season goes from June to mid September, when trans-Atlantic air is at a premium.  Low season is during the winter.  Mid season is fall and winter. Weather:  Weather is best from mid Spring to mid Fall. Best time to travel:  Mid September to mid-October is best in terms of pricing and weather. Hawaii: Price/Seasonality:  High season is[…]

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Tahiti travel basics

There’s no other place in this world that evokes the imagery and senses like Tahiti. This is the land of Polynesian beauty, immortalized by Gaughan and revised by Hollywood. Air perfumed by vanilla trees and tropical flowers. This is paradise. The island of Tahiti is the largest of 118 islands and atolls of French Polynesia. These islands are divided into[…]

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It’s Tahiti Time!

  Ah, my favorite destination of all…Tahiti.  Officially known as French Polynesia, this broad collection of South Pacific islands is about 2 hours due south of Hawaii.  With pristine, calm lagoons, beautiful views, ideal weather, gentle people, and tropical flowers perfuming the air this destination embodies the perfect beach destination.   If this is your one and only trip to[…]

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Month of Romance: Plan a special vow renewal trip with your spouse

February is Romance Month, with Valentine’s Day sitting prominently in the middle! of the calendar!  This year, consider planning a special vow renewal vacation for you and your spouse.  Make the trip for just the two of you, or extend the love by inviting friends and family. My favorite locations for vow renewals are Bora Bora (Tahiti) at Bora Bora[…]

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Baked Papaya Recipe

Here’s a delightful recipe from the folks at Tahiti Tourisme – baked papaya… Ingredients: 3 Papayas 3 Vanilla Beans 6 Tablespoons sugar 6 Tablespoons Rum 1 Grated Coconut Butter Cut the papayas in half and remove the seeds Place them in an ovenproof dish. In each papaya, pour: 1 pat butter 1/2 Vanilla Bean 1 Tblespoon sugar 1 Tblespoon Rum[…]

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Divers Rejoice: Rangiroa Hotel Kia Ora set to reopen Sep 2011

An atoll island in French Polynesia, Rangiroa is best known for its amazing lagoon and drift diving.  However, the last year Rangiroa has been without any decent accommodations, since the Hotel Kia Ora closed for a complete rennovation. But yay, good news!  The Hotel Kia Ora is scheduled to open on time — September 2011.  Bungalows and public buildings were[…]

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