The Surprise Seduction of the Solomons

We want to be egalitarian travelers who like something about everywhere, but every so often a place stands out as a highlight. The Solomon Islands was one of those places. We divided our Solomon Islands trip into two distinct parts. The first was a visit to Tavenipupu, a private island resort. Tavenipupu was amazing. We slept in the same…

Exploding Volcanos and Cargo Cults on the Islands of Vanuatu

Everything I knew about Vanuatu I learned the week before we arrived. We would fly into the capital, Port Vila, and then visit one another island in the archipelago via an internal flight. There’s lots to do in Vanuatu: perhaps even more so than its Melanesian neighbor Fiji. You can stand at the edge of a live volcano with exploding spitfires and hissing hell-holes….

Photo of the Day: Tipaniers, Moorea

Tipaniers is one of the few beaches on the island of Moorea, which is more notable for its stunning volcanic cliffs. There is a small cafe here, as well as snorkeling and kayak rentals.