Category Archives: Pacific Islands

Swim with Whales in Tonga – Plan Your Next Bucket List Adventure

If there’s one wild animal encounter you add to your bucket list, make sure it is to swim with whales in Tonga! Not only was our snorkel with the humpbacks the best wild animal encounter I’ve ever had, but as a quick and easy trip from New Zealand, it was also one of the easiest […]

Samoa Holidays: Upolu and Savai’i – The Islands You Can’t Miss!

To Sua Ocean Trench Samoa Savai'i or Upolu

Sitting squarely in the South Pacific, Samoa is a virtual paradise that maintains a sense of honesty about it.  The people there smile warmly and talk freely, regardless of who you are, whilst the palm tree sway almost as effortlessly.  Without a doubt, it’s a slice of attainable but picture-perfect paradise. Samoa is made up […]

Swimming with Turtles in Savai’i, Samoa – An Honest Review

Samoa has many incredible tourist activities on hand, but is swimming with the turtles on Savai’i one of them?   I had my doubts about how well the turtles were cared for and found a number of reviews online that reiterated my concerns; in a bid to find out for ourselves, we visited the turtle ‘sanctuary’. […]

Exploring Upolu, Samoa

A little over a month ago, Nath and I took some time out of our normal lives and popped over to Samoa for a week. International flights land on Upolu, one of the two main Samoan islands.  From there a 45min shuttle ride took us to Apia, our base for the week.  Our first impressions […]