Browsing Category Pacific Islands

‘Why I Love Fiji’ – in “Take 5”!

Friday, April 28, 2017

There is so much to love about Fiji... short flights, friendly locals and drinking freshly-opened coconuts under swaying palm trees. There are many other reasons for stepping on a plane during Winter, and disembarking in paradise. My latest "Take 5” piece is a series called 'My Fave Places' is all about our Pacific Island neighbour and why I think ...

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The Warwick Hotel, Fiji

Friday, July 22, 2016

Hmm, what can I tell you about my recent stay at The Warwick Hotel? Well, we arrived at night to a calm oasis and awoke to a tropical paradise! With the waves just beyond my window splashing onto pure white sand and water so blue it redefined turquoise. This area was where Fijian tourism really began, ...

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Chatham Islands

Monday, October 19, 2015

I headed 800 kilometres east from New Zealand across the Pacific Ocean. I was excited to reach the Chatham Islands, a territory of New Zealand since 1842, a place no-one I know has ever visited. Just two of the isolated group of ten islands are inhabited – Chatham, the largest, and Pitt. The rest are conservation reserves with ...

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Valentine’s Day Top 10 Romantic Locations

Saturday, February 13, 2016

True, romance can be found anywhere, regardless of location, budget, or alcoholic consumption… as long as you’re with the right person. It’s crept up on me in the most random places, but I’ll admit Dear Romantic Reader, that there are some places I’ve travelled to where I’ve uttered the words ‘if you don’t find love ...

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