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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 Matira Beach
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Bora Bora, French Polynesia – Local Living Between Town and the Beach

The van turned right and climbed to the Mediterranean style villa on the Bora Bora hillside. We got out, grabbed our bags, and followed our host to our room. He led us down a hallway to an open-air courtyard. Bright pink flowers surrounded the stone patio, a lily pad pond stood on the opposite side, white pillars lined three sid...

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Moorea
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Moorea, French Polynesia

The gravel crumpled as it shifted beneath our bikes. Turquoise water was directly across the paved road in front of us. We turned onto the pavement and headed towards the beach.

Palms swayed around us. The mountains to our left were bathed in the fading sunlight. The lagoon to our right appeared between houses and offered gli...

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