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adrenaline junkie's guide to bora bora

Beaches in Bora Bora and Adventures to Try

To most, a Bora Bora holiday conjures up images of an exotic palm-fringed, sugar-sand paradise with overwater bungalows somewhere out in the middle of the South Seas, mostly visited by starry-eyed honeymooners who rarely adventure beyond their resort. While Bora Bora is one of the best places for a honeymoon or romantic escape, it can […]

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Things to Do in Moorea: Jeep Safari Adventure

The jeep safari adventure is one of the most fun things to do in Moorea! The open-air “safari” jeep bucked hard on the vertical jungle path on Mo’orea, a small island in French Polynesia. I banged into the side of the 4×4, which was better than being hurled over the enclosure and down the mountain, […]

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Bora Bora Holidays: Bungalows, Beaches, Baguettes and Black Pearls

Declared “the most beautiful island in the world” by author James Mitchener, Bora Bora has long been considered a destination for starry-eyed honeymooners who rarely venture beyond their luxury resort. But that is changing.  As more and more women are choosing to travel alone or with friends, they are discovering that Bora Bora has so […]

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bora bora overwater bungalows

Bora Bora Overwater Bungalows

When it comes to luxury vacations, few destinations can beat the magical island of Bora Bora.  Dubbed “the most beautiful island in the world,” by author James Mitchener and “the pearl of the Pacific” by Captain Cook, this tiny piece of French Polynesian paradise bewitches all who venture to her shores. Just mention to anyone […]

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tahiti holidays

Tahiti Holidays: My VIP Pass to the High Life

International travel is my passion.  If there’s an adventure to be had, I want to go. This year, I spent Easter in Tahiti, the largest island in French Polynesia, known for its swaying coconut-palmed beaches, fragrant tiare blossoms, and towering volcanic peaks. I stayed at the best resort on the island where I lounged on […]

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Homegrown Lipstick Fruit – Organic Cosmetics in Moorea

While visiting the French Polynesian island of Mo’orea recently, I was introduced to the “homegrown lipstick fruit” that grows on the island.  This spiny red fruit has hard red seeds that are can be used as a spice as well as in industrial dyes.  It has also been known to be used for indigenous body […]

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