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adrenaline junkie's guide to bora bora

10 Adventures Beyond the Beaches in Bora Bora

To most, Bora Bora conjures up images of an exotic palm-fringed, sugar-sand paradise somewhere out in the middle of the South Seas, mostly visited by starry-eyed honeymooners who rarely adventure beyond their private overwater bungalow. While it is all that, Bora Bora can be so much more.  Far beyond enchanting, Bora Bora is also exciting.  […]

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Moorea Jeep Safari Adventure

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, only inches from the path.  I use the word “path” loosely; it soon gave way […]

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Bora Bora Things to Do Beyond the Beach

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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VIP pass to the high life

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

Homegrown Lipstick Fruit – Organic Cosmetics in Moorea

While visiting the French Polynesian island of Mo’orea recently, I was introduced to the “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 painting. […]

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