Cruising the South Pacific Travel Resources
Planning a trip to a far away destination like the South Pacific can be a bit daunting. Full of exotic landscape and extensive coastlines, active boomer adventures abound in this part of the world. To help you plan your next South Pacific adventure, take a look at a few resources, guide books, and travel ideas we recommend for a great trip!
Online Sailing the South Pacific Travel Resources
Travel and Leisure outline some inspiring itineraries for Australia and the South Pacific Islands.
As always, National Geographic‘s images and descriptions are hugely inspiring and their feature on the South Pacific is no different.
Budget Travel has an entire section of South Pacific travel ideas that won’t break the bank.
Sailing the South Pacific Trip Books, Guides and Videos
Lonely Planet’s South Pacific Guide covers all the basic you may need when planning a trip to this beautiful part of the world.
Landfalls of Paradise is the cruising guide to the Pacific Islands. Although more geared to people with their own boats, this guide will give you the skinny on which exotic islands are best to visit.
Cruising the South Pacific is one couple’s story of their four year adventure sailing around the South Pacific. Whether planning a trip or not, this book is one way to get inspired.
Gear for Sailing the South Pacific
You’ll find this gear in our cruise cabin:
Over the Door Shoe Organizer: If I had to pack one item for my luxury cruise, it would be an over the door shoe organizer to hang on the inside of the bathroom door. While many new ships offer abundant storage, I prefer to have my toiletries conveniently located on the back of the bathroom door. At the end of the cruise, give the shoe organizer to your cabin attendant for his or her use.
Universal 3-Outlet Power Strip and Surge Protector: Cruise cabins never have enough electrical outlets for today’s wired traveler. We like this power strip because of its long cord and versatility—the universal socket accepts plugs from any country and the 100V – 250V is great for worldwide travel.
Ribbon Crusher Travel Hat or Women’s Isla Hat: Hats are a must for sun and wind protection. Both of these hats are packable and they’re great for bad hair days, too. Our recommendation for men? Wear your favorite baseball hat or buy one on the ship as a souvenir.
Eagle Creek Travel Gear Packing Cubes: I’m a new convert to packing cubes. After using them during my 18-day traveling in a carryon challenge, I’ll never travel without packing cubes. They keep me organized and save room in the luggage.
FREE Kindle Reading App: E-books are such a space saver. Alan and I both download books to our Amazon Kindle reading app before leaving home.
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