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Alcatraz to Pitcairn: An Island Odyssey — 3

Alcatraz to Pitcairn: An Island Odyssey — 3

Part 3: TAHITI Paradise Lost – and Found At San Francisco Airport I enjoy a filling lunch at the comfy United Club lounge. Relaxed, I then board a United Airlines nonstop direct flight for my 15th visit to Tahiti since the 1970s. I luckily have an entire aisle to...

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Alcatraz to Pitcairn: An Island Odyssey — 2

Alcatraz to Pitcairn: An Island Odyssey — 2

Part 2: THE ROCK The Big Lockup After Ranger Benny’s presentation about Alcatraz’s political prisoners, I climb uphill (trams are available) past cannons, barb wire and beneath a water tower to the main facility where audio equipment for “Doing Time: The Alcatraz...

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Alcatraz to Pitcairn: An Island Odyssey — 1

Alcatraz to Pitcairn: An Island Odyssey — 1

Part 1: THE ROCK Islands as Refuges, Prisons Separated by water from continents, islands have always represented freedom to me. When I graduated from Hunter College as a film major in the 1970s, I realized the Age of Aquarius was experiencing technical difficulties in...

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Weaving Magic Across the Generations in Matangi, Fiji

Weaving Magic Across the Generations in Matangi, Fiji

Hot news flash from the Coconut Wireless is that I have found a Garden of Eden private resort in Northern Fiji! Matangi is a luxury, adults-only resort and a perfect romantic escape in the South Pacific. Arrival in Matangi My arrival onto Matangi's private resort with...

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Kiribati: A Ring in the Pacific

Kiribati: A Ring in the Pacific

"Tying up to a pier and disembarking through the passenger gangway isn't an option," our Captain said. Never did I imagine I would one day work onboard a cruise ship for almost seven months. Let alone sail away to an atoll that for me and for any other well-traveled...

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A Full-Time Traveler Visits Tonga

A Full-Time Traveler Visits Tonga

Many people in the US have never even heard of Tonga, but I got the privilege of spending three months in Tonga between 2016 and 2017. This small country, a collection of islands two thousand kilometers north of Auckland, is one of the highlights of my five years as a...

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A Step Back in Time at Zealandia

A Step Back in Time at Zealandia

I have always wanted to explore New Zealand the same way Captain Cook did all those years ago. In a land that was completely and utterly green, surrounded by dense bush that is alive with the many different notes of bird song. To actually see a Tuatara, New...

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Christchurch, New Zealand: Beyond the rubble

Christchurch, New Zealand: Beyond the rubble

"Everyone knows someone who died," Julie says. "Nobody came out of it unscathed." In truth, it doesn't sound like the sort of place that would appeal to even the most intrepid traveller. Christchurch is hardly the prettiest -- half the city centre is a building site....

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All the Birds on Guam Were Eaten by All the Snakes!

All the Birds on Guam Were Eaten by All the Snakes!

"There are no birds on Guam; they've been eaten by all of the snakes." A Legend of Guam With my head full of dire sailor stories, I imagined many things before making the 20 hour, three-legged flight out from California to Guam to meet my husband's...

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Driving Up Gibb River Road – Western Australia

Driving Up Gibb River Road – Western Australia

Gibb River Road Standing on the side of the road, I heard the welcome sound of a roar of an engine. Soon after, a vehicle came careering around the corner, and halted to a stop after I flagged it down. "I don't suppose you have a working jack, do you?"...

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Hiking the Gorges of Karijini National Park

Hiking the Gorges of Karijini National Park

Winter runoff has come to Karijini National Park Winter has come to Karijini National Park. A chilling wind whips across my face as I check into Dales Campground, my home for the next week. The once lovely campsite is a shadow of its former self after a recent bush...

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