All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Oceania’

8 Great reasons to visit the SOLOMON ISLANDS

8 Great reasons to visit the SOLOMON ISLANDS

Just three hours north-east of Brisbane by plane, the Solomon Islands is a sparkling collection of 900-odd emerald jewels stretching …

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Vailima, Robert Louis Stevenson’s Home – Apia, Upolu, Western Samoa

Vailima, Robert Louis Stevenson’s Home – Apia, Upolu, Western Samoa

The “Teller of Tales” Finds His Own Treasure Island The 19th-century Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson loved Samoa, and the …

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Safua Hotel – Savai’i, Western Samoa

Safua Hotel – Savai’i, Western Samoa

Total Immersion in Fa’a Samoa Travelers looking for the fa’a Samoa – the Samoan way of life – will find …

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Kayaking the Vava’u Islands – Tonga

Kayaking the Vava’u Islands – Tonga

Paddling through Paradise The Pacific’s best kayaking destination is Tonga’s enchanting Vava’u group, some fifty reef-encircled, bush-clad islands separated by …

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Heilala Festival – Nuku’alofa, Tongapatu, Tonga

Heilala Festival – Nuku’alofa, Tongapatu, Tonga

A Royal Birthday Party With his Thirty-three Nobles of the Realm, King Taufa’ahau Tupou IV rules the last pure Polynesian …

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Ambua Lodge – Tari Valley, Papua New Guinea

Ambua Lodge – Tari Valley, Papua New Guinea

Wigmen, Birds of Paradise, and Luxury in the Wilderness This modest luxury lodge would surprise a discerning traveler anywhere; in …

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Sepik River – Papua New Guinea

Sepik River – Papua New Guinea

Cultural Heartland and River of Art Long a lure for anthropologists, naturalists, and adventure seekers, the mys­terious Sepik River inspires …

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The Highland Sing-Sing Festival – Mount Hagen, Papua New Guinea

The Highland Sing-Sing Festival – Mount Hagen, Papua New Guinea

Man as Art in the Greatest Show on Earth During the incomparable Highland Festival, drums thunder and the earth trembles …

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Yap, the Darling of Micronesia – Micronesia

Yap, the Darling of Micronesia – Micronesia

Grass Skirts, Stone Money, and the Home of Gentle Giants Yap doesn’t even make it onto most maps, but it …

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Palau – Micronesia

Palau – Micronesia

A High-Voltage Water World and First-Class Island Life One of many island constellations in the Pacific galaxy that is Micronesia, …

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