Travelling with friends and family – something we are not doing much of during the Covid Pandemic but it will come back. And will always bring you great memories such as my week long cruise onboard the Paul Gauguin with family and friends.
It is impossible to dream of Tahiti and not think of art and those who create it. This part of the world has drawn the creative set for centuries, and this includes the first inhabitants. To this extent, I’d like to shine a spotlight on the artists of the Marquesas Islands. Are the Marquesas part […]
Some say Tahiti is not a place to visit for shoppers – and to some degree they are correct. It is not a Rodeo Drive, Milan Fashion Hub or Hong Kong shopping spree. After all, you are in the middle of the South Pacific and most goods are imported. However, there are some incredible Polynesian […]
Who in the world are more famous for their wine and cheese than the French? What some people don’t realize is French Polynesia is a territory of France and therefore all the amazing French culinary aspects flow right into the islands and blue lagoons. In fact each year the Sofitel resorts put on an […]
Travelers often ask me, “Carl, I’m going to Tahiti. What should I wear?” And my reply is to dress casual and comfortable. And, well, if you would really like to look like you live there – the answer is to wear a Pareo. The classic Pareo Colorful, lightweight, comfortable and hand painted, the “Pareo,” also […]
To many, the word “Tattoo” conjures up images of bikers, sailors, and pop icons. However, in the South Pacific, Tahitian body art opens a window to the soul. Did you know that the word, “tattoo” comes from the Tahitian word “Tatau,” which means, “to mark something?” A Polynesian tradition As the Polynesians sailed eastward, they […]