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Montego Bay and Ocho Rios

Montego Bay Montego Bay was the first destination of my Jamaica Mon trip. The fourth largest city by population, Montego Bay has developed to be the premier tourist destination of the island. Massive resorts and duty-free shops cater for tourists arriving by cruise ships or plane. It is very convenient and inexpensive to fly from … Continue reading Montego Bay and Ocho Rios

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Experience: The George Hotel, Kiribati

When landing at Kiribati’s international airport located on a long beach, one may wonder where they would sleep. Though the entire island seems like an empty stretch of beach, Tarawa actually houses half of the country’s population. This means visitors have the option to stay at modern hotels like The George Hotel. On my Pacifying … Continue reading Experience: The George Hotel, Kiribati

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Experience: Grand Pacific Hotel, Fiji

Suva, the capital of Fiji is a city with a long history and one of the icons of the colonial past is The Grand Pacific Hotel. In 2014, the hotel was fully renovated to exemplify its grandeur and celebrate its one hundredth anniversary. The initial planning for the hotel started in 1908 by a New … Continue reading Experience: Grand Pacific Hotel, Fiji

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Experience: Filamona Hotel, Tuvalu

Tuvalu is one of the smallest countries in the world which is apparent as soon as you land at their airport in Funafuti. This tiny nation receives few tourists mostly due to its isolated location and the high costs of travel. Filamona Hotel is not only the best (and one of the only) places to … Continue reading Experience: Filamona Hotel, Tuvalu

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Flying Air Astana

What is Air Astana? Many have never heard of the flagship airline of Kazakhstan unless planning a trip to Central Asia. They would then discover that the majority of the routes in the area are dominated by this large airline with its hubs in Almaty and Astana. I had the same discovery when planning my … Continue reading Flying Air Astana

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Experience: Heritage Park Hotel, Solomon Islands

Working your way through Honiara, you may think that this chaotic capital city has little to offer in terms of accommodation, but off of a small side street of a central roundabout is an international standard hotel. Heritage Park Hotel is named for its rich roots dating back to the 1950s when British governors resided … Continue reading Experience: Heritage Park Hotel, Solomon Islands

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Experience: Loloata Island Resort, Papua New Guinea

Port Moresby, the bustling capital city of Papua New Guinea, has a secret. A short drive away is a scuba diving island paradise for those in the know. Locals have treasured the possibility of an island escape for decades and for good reason. Loloata Island Resort is a simple yet fantastic getaway with some of … Continue reading Experience: Loloata Island Resort, Papua New Guinea

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Experience: Grand Papua Hotel, Port Moresby

On my recent trip to Papua New Guinea during the Pacifying the Pacific tour, I had the pleasure of being hosted by Coral Sea Hotels. This company operates the largest hotel chain in the country across four cities. Coral Sea took great care of me with hosting and tours. Not only did I stay at … Continue reading Experience: Grand Papua Hotel, Port Moresby

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Experience: The Regent of Rotorua, New Zealand

A review of the Regent of Rotorua in New Zealand from the trip Pacifying the Pacific. Highlights Chic and luxurious design. Pool and mineral bath. Fine-dining restaurants. Personalized service. Central downtown location. Background The Regent of Rotorua is located in the heart of Rotorua, a popular tourist city that is widely known for its geothermal … Continue reading Experience: The Regent of Rotorua, New Zealand

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Experience: Gables Lakefront Motel, Taupo, New Zealand

A review of the Gables Lakefront Motel in Taupo, New Zealand from the trip Pacifying the Pacific. Highlights Family owned and operated by friendly world travelers. Great lakeside location. Spectacular sunset views. Natural hot spring hot tubs. Background The Gables Lakefront Motel is located in the small shore town of Taupo in the North Island … Continue reading Experience: Gables Lakefront Motel, Taupo, New Zealand