David Stanley is the author of Moon Handbooks South Pacific, Moon Tahiti, and Moon Fiji, published by Avalon Travel of Berkeley, California.
French Polynesia, Fiji, and Samoa have provided Hollywood with stories and settings for many classic movies, from Mutiny on the Bounty to Return to the Blue Lagoon.
Tourism is the largest industry in many Pacific island countries. Yet mass packaged tourism can be a double-edged sword.
Ask me which Pacific island has the most to offer hikers and I'll probably answer Easter Island. Here on an island 11 km wide and 23 km long you'll find nearly a thousand ancient Polynesian statues st...
The islands of Samoa are emerging as an exciting new South Pacific travel destination.
We've all heard about whalewatching from boats or shore, and a few companies are now offering the possibility of actually swimming and snorkeling with whales in the wild. Is this a good thing?
Nanaimo, British Columbia, is one of the top retirement destinations in Canada.
The Vancouver Island Conference Center in downtown Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada, is an exciting new venue for meetings, seminars, conferences, exhibitions, receptions, and other events. Current...
Magnificent Mount Benson is one of the scenic wonders of Nanaimo, British Columbia, on the west coast of Vancouver Island, Canada. Mount Benson is the city’s backdrop rising 1,019 meters above the ...
"Ouvea is everything you'd expect in a South Pacific island. Twenty kilometers of unbroken white sands border the lagoon on the west side of the island and extend far out from shore to give the water ...
It used to be that backpacking trips to Fiji involved a bus ride from Nadi to Suva, then a ferry to somewhere like Ovalau, Savusavu, Taveuni or Kadavu. No more.
Since the age of explorers Wallis, Bougainville, and Cook, legendary Tahiti has tickled imaginations worldwide.
In 1981, scientists in the United States and France first recognized the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), which was later discovered to be caused by a virus called the Human Immunodeficienc...
Over the years, Tahiti and Polynesia have provided novelists and moviemakers with colorful subject matter. Early travelers told of wanton women on tropical shores, and Fletcher Christian added drama t...
The original author of Lonely Planet Cuba announces the launch of Cuba-Pictures.com, a 23-page collection of 207 travel photos of Cuba.
Avalon Travel ... ... the release of the 8th edition of Moon ... South Pacific by David ... ... travel guide ... and maps Tahiti and French ... ...