Over in the southwestern Pacific in the Oceania region, Papua New Guinea is one of those underrated destinations off a family’s radar for a vacation destination. However, families seeking cultural experiences and incredible beaches should be more acquainted with this island country.
Mana is the life force Tahitians believe connects all things. Feel the mana for yourself on a visit to the islands of Tahiti, and sample some of these activities as you connect with the breathtaking nature of the South Pacific. Fly Air France from the United States to Tahiti in the most convenient and comfortable way and let your holiday start on board.
I’m an unabashed Francophile, a former French teacher and a frequent traveler to France. After seven trips to Burgundy, traveling by car and on barge and riverboat cruises with my late husband or with friends, I returned alone, last September, to experience the vendange (grape harvest). I was in the vineyards and wine cellars at Olivier Leflaive and Chateau de Pommard, and met winemakers, innkeepers, sommeliers, a masseuse and a mustard-maker at Fallot, in Beaune. And, after many years on my bucket list, I finally had the opportunity to stay at a famous gastronomic destination, Relais Bernard Loiseau. It also happens to be a warmly welcoming, family-friendly, family-operated inn with two indoor swimming pools, located in the naturally scenic region of the Morvan forest, with its granite mountains, lakes and outdoor adventures.
Whale soup. No, it’s not a trendy replacement for bone broth or a prized elixir to fight the signs of aging. It’s actually the nickname for the waters around Maui, where opportunities for spotting humpback whale are unbelievably frequent and plentiful.
By Hainan Airlines