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.
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 […]
Tuvalu Travel Facts
The Basics Country: Tuvalu Where is it?: Oceania, island group consisting of nine coral atolls in the South Pacific Ocean, about one-half of the way from Hawaii to Australia. Why do people go here?: Have your own private beach for days at a time, and bring a few good books. Tuvalu is not on most […]
Guam Travel Facts
The Basics Country: Guam Where is it?: Oceania, island in the North Pacific Ocean, about three-quarters of the way from Hawaii to the Philippines Why do people go here?: To visit someone who is stationed there. In reality, Guam is not the on the top of the list for those looking for a beautiful vacation […]
Tonga Travel Facts
The Basics Country: Tonga Where is it?: Oceania, archipelago in the South Pacific Ocean, about two-thirds of the way from Hawaii to New Zealand Why do people go here?: Tonga is one of the more active pacific islands, and people know it. Spend your days hiking, diving, partying, relaxing, just about anything. What are the […]
French Polynesia Travel Facts
The Basics Country: French Polynesia Where is it?: Oceania, archipelago in the South Pacific Ocean, about one-half of the way from South America to Australia Why do people go here?: Francophiles meet the Pacific. It’s hot, it’s happening, it’s trendy, and has been for years. Tahiti is the epitome of a swanky pacific island, although […]