PHOTO BLOG: 5 DAYS ON MO'OREA

PHOTO BLOG: 5 DAYS ON MO'OREA

It’s been almost 3 years since I visited the French Polynesian island of Mo’orea and sometimes I still close my eyes and pretend that my ceiling fan is actually a salty tropical breeze laced with hints of frangipani. It usually doesn’t work.

Everyone knows Bora Bora. It’s stunning, no doubt about that. Many people land in Tahiti and then immediately head to Bora Bora. Those who skip Mo’orea are missing out on an incredible jungle paradise.

Here’s what my stay on Mo’orea looked like.

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A TREE-HUGGER'S GUIDE TO THE PACIFIC

A TREE-HUGGER'S GUIDE TO THE PACIFIC

The Pacific is saturated with eco-friendly options. Traveling lightly throughout the Pacific doesn’t have to mean roughin’ it in Castaway-style accommodations or eating only coconut meat. There’s no need to choose between comfort and sustainability.

When it comes to eco-friendly travel, you can have your cake and eat it too (preferably with a compostable fork, ya know?).

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7 REASONS I WON'T BOOK A VACATION RENTAL

7 REASONS I WON'T BOOK A VACATION RENTAL

It’s an innocent request, one that I’ve received a few times as a travel advisor. A client wants to avoid resort-style properties and stay somewhere that feels more like a vacation rental. I totally get it - sometimes a condo or house feels more personable, with its local charm and full kitchen amenities. But there are a handful of reasons I don’t book those for clients.

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