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: 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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STOP CHECKING THE WEATHER FORECAST

STOP CHECKING THE WEATHER FORECAST

I see you. I know you’re doing it, because I’ve done it too. It’s a month out, then two weeks, then those final days leading up to your coveted vacation - and you can’t stop checking the weather forecast.

Put the phone down and back away slowly. Would it make you feel better if I told you that it is possible to enjoy a vacation even if it rains the entire time?

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