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Huahine, French Polynesia – Our New Island Home

A friendly looking man smiled as he spoke to friends in the airport. He held a well-used sign, “My Island Home,” that meant he was our waiting host. We greeted him and chatted until our one checked bag was handed over the small metal counter. Soon, we were out of the small airport and a few minutes later we pulled into the drive...

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Bora Bora, French Polynesia – Cannons and Conversations

It was raining when we arrived at the Vaitape port once again. Some older gentlemen were sitting and chatting while music played on a handheld radio. After a very friendly attempt to call a ride for us and our assurances we didn’t need one, our Airbnb host pulled up with a huge smile. She gave us fragrant orchid leis and we set ...

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How to: Save Money in French Polynesia

French Polynesia is an expensive place. In some ways, it is inescapable. If you spend any amount of time in the groceries, driving around, or down by the port it is easy to see why. Most goods are shipped in over vast distances, from computers to the milk for your coffee.

For us, the natural comparison is Hawaii, but there is...

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Bora Bora, French Polynesia – A Stay at Le Meridien

We were ready to leave the bug infested villa-studio-thing. After five nights of poor sleep, we had asked the hotel to pick us up as early as possible. They offered 0915, as long as we acknowledged check-in wasn’t until 1500, and we happily took it. Most hotels in Bora Bora are located on the surrounding motus (long skinny islet...

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