Scenery so magnificent it inspired a mutiny. “Over there…,” Katu Moturakau, the Te Vaka Lagoon Cruise captain, pointed to a cove across the sapphire waters, “is where the HMS Bounty anchored in 1789. A few days after they set sail from here, the crew rebelled in what has become the world’s most famous mutiny—depicted in […]
There are a handful of destinations that carry a certain mystique, which serves to attract visitors from around the world. Fiji is certainly one of those exotic locations. Just saying “Fiji” out loud can put your mind in vacation mode. The islands of Fiji have capitalized on their mystique and created a wide variety of tourist […]
Balinese greetings are smiles, bows, and frangipani flower necklaces. Balinese air is fragrant, and the land is washed intermittently in warm downpours and sunlight. In Bali, subtle pleasures and indulgences are delivered in myriad ways. Here you feel light and floating on air, like a flower petal.
My wife and I headed to Sydney to transform ourselves—to become people we are not. To wander the streets, climb the bridges, and be impulsive. We were there to become the urban explorers we’ve always talked about being (but could never quite become) back home in Los Angeles.
It all began with a Virgin Australia flight from LAX to Brisbane. Then came another, significantly shorter flight from Brisbane to Hamilton Island. Once there, we boarded a helicopter for a 15-minute ride to our desired destination: One&Only Hayman Island.
It was only when I lowered my camera and took the time to actually look at the magnificent sight before me that I realised how sublime it was. I’d seen plenty of photos of Borobudur Temple, but I had always suspected most of the dramatic sunrise images had been heavily edited in Photoshop. I can’t […]
Fiji’s northern island of Vanua Levu is the home of Koro Sun Resort. By plane, guests can reach Labasa Airport in 45 minutes. Fiji Airways has domestic flights within Fiji called Fiji Link that service 10 different locations. It’s comfortable, inexpensive, and easy to get from island to island if you are not using a private charter.
On Nadi, the mainland of Fiji, a true island experience awaits. Nanuku Resort and Spa is located two hours driving distance from the Nadi airport. Nanuku will arrange for a private car transfer to pick you up and greet you with a flower lei, a cold face towel, and Fiji water for the drive. You can […]
After a sleep-filled overnight flight on Fiji Airways I landed at Nadi International Airport at 5:30 a.m. and collected my luggage in a drowsy haze. I managed to find my way outside, where the balmy South Pacific breeze hit my face and woke me up to palm trees and the smell of sweet tropical air. I […]