KIWI: Expedition Cruising - A SilverSea Sub-Antarctic Journey
This type of trip is fast becoming a global phenomenon, from New Zealand's sun-Antactic regions, Alaska, Patagonia or around Easter island, adventurous souls now find these specialty trips with fewer cruise passengers a great way to explore remote and sometimes unique, pristine parts of the world.
WESTERN SAMOA: In the Footsteps of Robert Louis Stephenson
It’s hard to imagine what it would have been like to dock in the port of Apia in the Samoan Islands in December 1889, at time when Jack the Ripper was still terrorising women in the impoverished areas around the Whitechapel district of London, a story that might have come from the novelist pen of Robert Louis Stephenson had it not been true.
TONGA: Vava’u Island Group
Vava’u is spread across 115 square kilometers where you’ll find peaceful island villages, remote sandy-fringed uninhabited islands, spectacular deserted stretches of white sandy beaches and a landscape of beauty that a digital camera finds impossible to capture.
FIJI: Cavorting on the Coral Coast
The Coral Coast lies about an hour’s drive southwest of Nadi along the Queen’s Road on the main island of Viti Levu where the coastline is a combination of mangrove forests, rocky outcrops, some huge sand dunes, inland bays and sandy beaches fringed by shallow, well protected lagoons making it an ideal location for snorkeling and diving.
TAHITI: Lazy Hazy Days of Winter - Tahitii and Moorea
Heading up to Tahiti and its dramatic monolithic islands for a few days in the dead of winter can be both rewarding and a great way to take a well-earned break from all our cold weather and it doesn’t have to cost you the earth, especially if you do some homework before you leave.
NORFOLK ISLAND: Isle of Exiles
For me, getting exiled to Norfolk Island in the midst of a cold, wet springtime in New Zealand was worth the price of an air ticket alone. Just a one hour fifty minute flight from Auckland, makes this little sub-tropical speck in the Pacific our closest foreign neighbour, albeit an external territory of Australia.
NEW CALEDONIA: Flavours of New Caledonia
Eating and drinking in New Caledonia is to enjoy life and their unique and some say delicious cuisine, considered to be among the best in the South Pacific. An integral part of dining out and experiencing food in New Caledonia is to embrace the French-like daily routine. Venture out into the narrow streets and savour the kind of lifestyle that’s been around for over 150 years.