David Stanley

David Stanley

David Stanley is the author of Moon Handbooks South Pacific, Moon Tahiti, and Moon Fiji, published by Avalon Travel of Berkeley, California.

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South Pacific Films

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.

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Tourism in the Pacific

Tourism is the largest industry in many Pacific island countries. Yet mass packaged tourism can be a double-edged sword.

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Mount Benson Signature Mountain of Nanaimo

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 Strait of Georgia.

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Vancouver Island Conference Centre Nanaimo 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. Currently nearing completion, the New Nanaimo Centre is scheduled to open in early 2008.

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Mutiny to Tahiti and French Polynesia

Since the age of explorers Wallis, Bougainville, and Cook, legendary Tahiti has tickled imaginations worldwide.

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Go Nanaimo, British Columbia

Nanaimo, British Columbia, is one of the top retirement destinations in Canada.

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Notes on AIDS and HIV

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 Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).

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Dancing With Whales

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?

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Tahiti in Fiction and Film

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 to the plot by leading a mutiny against the tyrannical Captain Bligh.

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Backpackers and Billionaires

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.

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Samoa, Heart of Polynesia

The islands of Samoa are emerging as an exciting new South Pacific travel destination.

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Return to Ouvea, New Caledonia

"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 a turquoise hue. The wide western lagoon, protected by a string of coral islands and a barrier reef, is the only of its kind in the Loyalties. On the ocean side are rocky cliffs, pounded by surf, but fine beaches may be found even here. At one point on this narrow atoll only 450 meters separates the two coasts. Traditional circular houses with pointed thatched roofs are still common in the villages."

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A Hiking Guide to Easter Island

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 strewn along a powerfully beautiful coastline or littering the slopes of an extinct volcano.

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Cuba-Pictures.com Launched by Lonely Planet Author

The original author of Lonely Planet Cuba announces the launch of Cuba-Pictures.com, a 23-page collection of 207 travel photos of Cuba.

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Explore Paradise with Moon Handbooks Fiji

Avalon Travel ... ... the release of the 7th edition of Moon ... Fiji, the original travel guide to the ... Fiji ... Since 1985, Moon ... Fiji has been the lea

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