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Take me to Tahiti!

About the same time every year, Air New Zealand offers cheap return flights from Auckland to Tahiti, and every year I look for new ways to wangle a week’s worth of tropical paradise with my partner.   868 more words



Aranui Cruises’ new ship, the 126 metre long freighter, Aranui 5, has arrived in her new home of Tahiti, receiving a traditional water jet welcome from local tug boats when she cruised into Papeete, with the dramatic peaks of Moorea in the distance. 400 more words

This port is our turn around port. This is generally the port that has the most facilities available on the cruise… which it certainly does. 267 more words

Dripping in Pearls

On a recent trip to Tahiti, I found myself on the hunt for loose Tahitian Pearls.  I came across many vendors, with pearls for days, but none that caught my eye.   202 more words

Its All Guava

Little Boy's Dream 7 - Navigation 1

As soon as Torsten had closed the deal for the delivery of the boat to Honolulu we moved aboard. It took a few days to provision it for the approximately 3-week trip and then we were on our way. 664 more words

Paul J. Stam

Little Boy's Dream 6 - Fortunate Disasters

Now I will admit that when Pilgrim’s cruise around the world was cancelled I was upset, I admit it, I was angrier than Hell. Torsten’s girlfriend, Ana, had flown down from Honolulu and they had rented a room in a small questionable hotel. 755 more words

Paul J. Stam