“Hits And A Lot Of Misses” (New Caledonia – November 23, 2015 to December 2, 2015))

Eventually towards the end of the performance, they brought me up once again. But instead of a seemingly benign short dance routine like before, it seemed like they were doing something else with me..

“Kastom Kings” (Vanuatu – November 20, 2014 to November 30, 2014)

And on the ridge we traversed to get up to the final climb, Frederick pointed out the fresh new rocks that had landed on the very ridge we were walking just this past Monday…

“Three Tickets to Paradise” (Tahiti – December 14, 2012 to December 23, 2012)

After the second failed attempt at 2:30pm (in which there was some severe rocking in the plane resulting from the scary turbulence though Tahia seemed to enjoy the ride as indicated by her laughter…

“To Boldly Go Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before” (Cook Islands – January 11, 2010 to January 17, 2010)

As for the swarming gnats, these little buggers were even after my cocktail drink which was a yellowish reddish color, and I think one or two even managed to swim in my drink…

“A Day at the Blue Lagoon” (Taveuni, Fiji – January 1, 2006)

It had been over an hour since the last Tavoro Waterfall we had seen. The footing was slippery with almost every step we took and we had to endure three rope-assisted stream crossings…

“The Circle Island Tour of Viti Levu” (Viti Levu Island, Fiji – December 28, 2005)

When I walked over to the bridge, it was clear there was a waterfall down there. The problem was that I wasn’t sure how to safely get down there. After a few minutes of looking around for a way…

“High Tide? Or Low Tide?” (Namosi Highlands, Fiji – December 27, 2005)

For some reason, I kept thinking about dirty dishes when I laid my eyes on the liquid before me. But my sense of curiosity was every bit as strong as strong as well. Besides, everyone was looking…

“A Boxing Day Adventure” (Abaca, Fiji – December 26, 2005)

As we started to leave the base of the Savu-i-One Waterfall, Julie started to notice that her left arm was starting to feel numb. We weren’t quite sure what had happened…

“Crossing Tahiti Nui” (Papenoo Valley, Tahiti Nui – September 9, 2002)

As the high clearance monster truck was slowly making its way over some ledges and boulders, the tour guide Noah stopped the 4×4 and got out. Then, he said, “one of the wheels is going flat…”

“On Our Own” (Tahiti Nui – September 4, 2002)

Almost an hour had passed since we arrived by ferry from Moorea. With each “truck” that passed by that wasn’t bound for Taravao, I was beginning to think that maybe this idea…