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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PHOTO BLOG: MAUI - MORE THAN BEACHES

PHOTO BLOG: MAUI - MORE THAN BEACHES

Maui isn’t all beaches and coconut trees and swimsuits. If you do it right, you may need to pack a sweater.

If you neglect the misty, cool, lush green slopes of Upcountry, you’ll miss an entirely different world on Maui. And that, my fellow travelers, is a shame.

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GETTING TATTOOED IN MOOREA

GETTING TATTOOED IN MOOREA

I have a handful of tattoos, but none of them were done in the presence of a horse. In an open air bungalow. In the lush tropical setting of Mo’orea. But I suppose there’s a first time for everything?

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PHOTO BLOG: A SPONTANEOUS WEEK IN KAUA'I

PHOTO BLOG: A SPONTANEOUS WEEK IN KAUA'I

“Hi mom. I know it’s super early in the morning, but I was just playing around on Google Flights and found a ridiculous deal for Kaua’i. Next month. You have 5 seconds to decide if you’re in or not, because I’m definitely going to buy a ticket.”

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