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Huahine, Life on a Motu

Our necks craned to and fro, taking in the scenery around us as we crossed the bay on the bright purple skiff. At our feet sat our two small bags, a bag of books on loan from our previous Airbnb host, and several sacks full of groceries. It was a gorgeous sunny day and the water sparkled beneath us. Behind us, lay the hills of H...

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Huahine, French Polynesia – A Magnificent Day

Foreword
Traveling and exploring new places is now our normal, but sometimes an experience or day will stand out as extraordinary and excite us as if we are just setting off again. The following post was written in the afterglow of one of those days. Even the little details seemed to be just right as if the universe was falling...

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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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