Pacific Islands Nutz and Bolts Travel Articles

 
Introduction to the South Pacific: 30 Days in the South Pacific – Pacific Islands
The South Pacific has laid claim to many hearts and souls, and Sean O'Reilly explains why.
Samoa, Heart of Polynesia – Samoa
Samoa, Heart of Polynesia – Samoa David Stanley outlines the need-to-know info on up-and-coming Samoa.
Palau Travel Facts
The Basics Country: Palau Where is it?: Oceania, group of islands in the North Pacific Ocean, southeast of the Philippines Why do people go here?: One of the most beautiful Pacific islands, both above and below the water. Palau is home to 1500 different types of fish and numerous tropical forests. About 70 islands have […]
Marshall Islands Travel Facts
The Basics Country: Marshall Islands Where is it?: Oceania, group of atolls and reefs in the North Pacific Ocean, about one-half of the way from Hawaii to Australia Why do people go here?: Home to Bikini Atoll, radiation damage from test nuclear bombs, large craft canoes, friendly people and numerous islands, the Marshall Islands attract […]
Niue Travel Facts
The Basics Country: Niue Where is it?: Oceania, island in the South Pacific Ocean, east of Tonga Why do people go here?: Self-promoted the smallest self-governing state in the world with only 1800 people to call it home, the ‘Rock of Polynesia’ is so remote most people living in the pacific haven’t even heard of […]
Kiribati Travel Facts
The Basics Country: Kiribati Where is it?: Oceania, group of 33 coral atolls in the Pacific Ocean, straddling the equator; the capital Tarawa is about one-half of the way from Hawaii to Australia Why do people go here?: Coral atolls and the infamously named Christmas Island provide Kiribati with its claims to fame. There are […]
Wallis and Futuna Travel Facts
The Basics Country: Wallis and Futuna Where is it?: Oceania, islands in the South Pacific Ocean, about two-thirds of the way from Hawaii to New Zealand Why do people go here?: You like things French, especially French pacific. Wallis and Futuna are relatively secluded islands where you can spend a lot of time doing nothing. […]
Northern Mariana Islands Travel Facts
The Basics Country: Northern Mariana Islands Where is it?: Oceania, islands in the North Pacific Ocean, about three-quarters of the way from Hawaii to the Philippines Why do people go here?: A commonwealth in association with the United States (next time you see a “Made in America” sticker on a shirt, see if it says […]
Vanuatu Travel Facts
The Basics Country: Vanuatu Where is it?: Oceania, group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean, about three-quarters of the way from Hawaii to Australia Why do people go here?: Vanuatu has a bit of it all. For those a little tired with the lazy beach scene but still into the outdoors, this is the […]
New Caledonia Travel Facts
The Basics Country: New Caledonia Where is it?: Oceania, islands in the South Pacific Ocean, east of Australia Why do people go here?: Ooooh lala, it’s France, pacific style, although the natives may not always want to admit it. Fighting in the 1980s has left its marks, but people are eager to point to the […]