7 Ways to Really Experience Tahiti

Plenty of people visit French Polynesia to appreciate the postcard-perfect beaches, lush mountains, and crystal clear waters. But to me, the most beautiful thing about Tahiti and her islands isn’t the scenery—it’s the people. I’ve been lucky to see Tahiti in a different way than most people; not as a typical tourist, but as a…

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5 Things to See at the Te Papa Tongarewa Museum

Country 2: New Zealand |This post is part of my 30×30 series. Read more here! In 2005 New Zealand was top of mind for one very small reason—a reason no bigger than a ring. Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy had wrapped just a few years before, and fellows of the ring were flocking…

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Travel Inspiration: Tahiti in Photos, Pt. II

The discovery of Tahiti’s interior beauty was spectacular, but I couldn’t resist my time at the beach, either. The competition for the nicest beach in Tahiti is a tight one, but here are the notes I took while sunbathing: Beaches on Tahiti: Pointe Venus: Black sand beach, home of the historical lighthouse Radisson Public Beach:…

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Cheap Eats: The Roulottes of French Polynesia

Every guidebook writes about them—the roulottes of Tahiti. Tahiti, which is one of the more expensive island getaways, boasts a wide selection of restaurants and eateries. But the places to go if you want an authentic island experience (and want to eat with real Tahitians) are les roulottes, small groups of Tahitian food trucks, clustered in…

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Travel Inspiration: Tahiti in Photos, Pt. I

When I say that I’ve just gotten back from Tahiti, the first thing people ask is “How were the beaches?” That’s a fair question, since the pristine beaches, crystal clear waters, and myriads of swirling fish in brightly-colored coral are the hallmarks of Tahitian tourism (and believe me, I’ll have another whole post dedicated to…

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