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French Polynesia

Saturday’s scene: Paradise in the Moorea lagoon

March 24, 2013
paradise-moorea-lagoon

Alan and I have cruised through the islands of Tahiti on two occasions. Each time, we were mesmerized by the deep blue colors, abundant sea life and soothing tropical water that is the Moorea lagoon. This photo is from our first trip when we were on a cruise excursion to swim with the stingrays. It […]

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Saturday’s scene: Polynesian Morning

January 9, 2010
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On an early morning sail from Raiatea to Tahiti, the sun illuminated this church on Tahaa.

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Cruising to Nuku Hiva

July 17, 2009
Nuku-hiva-marquesas-islands

Have you been to Nuku Hiva? Nuka whatta? Part of the Marquesas Islands group in the South Pacific, this is not your typical island in French Polynesia. Instead of resorts with over-the-water-bungalows and broad beaches, baby boomers will find a rugged landscape with horses roaming free and a definite off-the-beaten-path feel. Most baby boomer travelers […]

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Breaking for Spring

March 31, 2009
Kiawah-Island-South-Carolina

The sun is shining and the birds seem to be twittering, “It’s time for a Spring Break.” College students head to sun-baked beaches while families take time out for a spring adventure at Disney or perhaps one last skiing trip. Baby boomers don’t want to be left out. So where do we travel on spring break? […]

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Dreaming of Raiatea

March 19, 2009
raiatea-4-wheel-drive-excursion

Cruise visitors to French Polynesia usually find their adventure in the aquamarine lagoons of Bora Bora or Moorea. But itineraries that include Raiatea offer baby boomer travelers the chance to explore a lesser known tropical paradise. When Alan and I visited, while on a Regent cruise from Los Angeles to Sydney, we opted  for the […]

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Pearls of the Pacific

November 18, 2008
Na Pali Coast

While I’m in South Africa, here’s a look back at my favorite experiences in the Pacific that I’ve written about at My Itchy Travel Feet. My entry on paddling, hiking and zipping through Kauai received the most posts in the Pacific collection of posts. Do you remember the catamaran excursion we took? Learning to paint […]

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Swimming with the stingrays in French Polynesia

July 25, 2008
Alan swims with a stingray (thanks for the photo, Valerie)

Do you have a favorite travel activity that you repeat whenever there’s an opportunity? Alan and I like to swim with the stingrays. In fact, we enjoy it so much that we’ve been swimming with them once in Bora Bora and twice in Moorea. All three of our experiences were based upon a cruise ship […]

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